Iranian director whose films A Separation and The Salesman both won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Feature. His other well received films include Dancing in the Dust, The Beautiful City, and About Elly.
He received a Bachelor's degree in dramatic arts from the University of Tehran and a Master's in stage direction from Tarbiat Modares University.
He co-wrote the 2002 film Low Heights, then made his directorial debut with 2003's Dancing in the Dust.
He married fellow director Parisa Bakhtavar and he has two children named Sarina and Saaghar.
Argentine actress Berenice Bejo stars in his 2013 feature The Past, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.