Actor who has starred in many highly-regarded Iranian films, including Barefoot in Paradise (2007), The Buffalo (2015) and Motherhood (2017). He is also the writer and director of such films as Thirteen (2014) and Sheeple (2018).
He studied graphic design before taking classes at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society of Rasht.
He won several awards at the Fajr Film Festival for his film Sheeple, including Best Screenplay and the Audience Award for Best Film.
He was previously married to actress Azadeh Samadi.
He co-starred with Reza Attaran in the film Confiscation (2018).