Dariush Mehrjui

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Birthday
8, 1939
Birthplace
Iran
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1939 (age 78)
Birthplace
Iran

About

Founding member of the Iranian New Wave movement of the 1970s and director of 1969's Gaav and 1978's The Cycle.

Before Fame

He painted miniatures and learned instruments like the santoor and piano as a child.

Trivia

His most acclaimed film, The Cycle, was banned for three years because of opposition from the Iranian medical establishment.

Family Life

He had one child with former spouse Faryar Javaherian.

Associated With

His 1995 film Pari was an adaptation of the J.D. Salinger novel Franny and Zooey.