Asghar Farhadi

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Birthday
7, 1972
Birthplace
Iran
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1972 (age 46)
Birthplace
Iran

About

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.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He co-wrote the 2002 film Low Heights, then made his directorial debut with 2003's Dancing in the Dust.

Family Life

He married fellow director Parisa Bakhtavar and he has two children named Sarina and Saaghar.

Associated With

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.