Golshifteh Farahani

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Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani is a well-known Iranian actress. Golshifteh Farahani has been involved in the entertainment sector since 1997. She is a well-known international actress who has given some of the top performances in the film industry.

This actress began her acting career when she was 14 years old. In 2012, she was lauded for her role in the military drama film ‘The Patience Stone.’

Despite being one of the best actors, she is not permitted to work or dwell in Iran.

Furthermore, her films such as ‘Haft Parde,’ ‘Deux fereshte,’ and others are outlawed by the Iranian government.

Similarly, she has not only acted in films but has also appeared in different music videos and theatre productions.

Early life and Childhood

Golshifteh Farahani was born in Tehran, Iran on July 10, 1983.

Rahavard Farahani was born to her father, Behzad Farahani, an actor and director, and her mother, Fahimeh Rahimnia Nia.

She also has a sister, Shaghayegh Farahani, and a brother, Azarakhsh Farahani, who are both performers.

She currently resides in Paris, France. She is also 37 years old and born under the sign of Cancer.

Education Details

Golshifteh Farahani has always had a penchant for performing.

When she was five years old, she also enrolled in a music class and began studying the piano.

This motivated her to enroll in a music school in Tehran. She later enrolled at Islamic Azad University.

She landed a role in the film ‘The Pear Tree’ when she was 14 years old.

This performance earned her the Crystal Roc for Best Actress in the International Section of Tehran’s 16th Fajr International Film Festival.

Professional Career

In1997, Farahani made her film debut in the Iranian drama film ‘Derakht e Golabie,’ also known as ‘The Pear Tree.’

She later acted in many films, including ‘Seven Acts’ in 2000, ‘Times’ in 2001, ‘Somewhere Else’ in 2002, and ‘Two Angels,’ ‘Boutique’ in 2003.

Similarly, she participated in ‘The Tear of the Cold’ in 2004, for which she got the Best Actress Award at the Kazan International Film Festival.

She has also acted in films such as ‘The Fish Fall in Love’ in 2005, ‘Half Moon’ in 2006, ‘M for Mother,’ ‘The Music Man’ in 2007, and ‘Shirin’ in 2008.

In 2008, she played Aisha in ‘Body of Lies.’

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Furthermore, her role in this picture proved quite problematic.

In 2019, she made her voice-acting debut in the anime series ‘Gen: Lock,’ replacing Yasamin “Yaz” Madrani.

She has performed in theatre productions such as ‘Maryam and Mardavij’ in 2003, ‘A Private Dream’ in 2013, and ‘Anna Karenina’ in 2016.

She has also starred in two music videos with separate singers, titled ‘Pola’ in 2014 and ‘Paradis’ in 2018.

Net worth and Salary

Farahani makes a solid income as an actor. Golshifteh Farahani’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

More Facts of Golshifteh Farahani

Real Name Rahavard Farahani
Nick Name Golshifteh
Famous As Actress
Age 37-years old
Birthday 10 July 1983
Birthplace Tehran, Iran
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Ethnicity Iranian
Nationality Iranian
Religion Muslim
Height 5 ft 6.5 inches
Weight 58 Kg
Body Measurements N/A
Bra Cup Size 34 B
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 8
Boyfriend/Dating Single
Spouse Divorced
Net Worth $1 million
Brands N/A
Hobbies Acting, Modeling

Relationship Status 

Golshifteh Farahani was formerly involved with Louis Garrel. After that, she married Amin Mahdavi in 2003.

Their marriage collapsed in 2013.

Similarly, she began dating Matthew Silver in 2015, however, their romance did not last long.

She later married Christos Dorje Walker in 2015, however, the couple split in 2017.

Some of her movies are prohibited in Iran. She loves Iranian food.

She loves to shoot pictures.

Body Measurements 

She is of Iranian nationality and of White Iranian heritage, according to her ethnicity.

She also measures 5 feet and 6.5 inches (169cm/ 1.69m) tall and weighs roughly 58 kg (128lbs).


Golshifteh Farahani
Golshifteh Farahani walking in a red carpet. Source: UPI

She has a slim physique and wavy hair. Furthermore, she has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Social Media

She keeps active on social media channels with a considerable following.

Her Instagram account (@golfarahani) has 10.1 million followers, and she has 256.4 thousand followers on Twitter (@Golshifteh).

Her Facebook page, meanwhile, has over 2.1 million likes and 2.2 million followers.

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  • Golshifteh is a well-known Iranian actress who has been active in the entertainment industry since 1997.
  • ‘Despite being one of the best actresses, Golshifteh is not permitted to work or reside in Iran.
  • She maintains active social media accounts with a sizable following.
  • In 2008, she played Aisha in ‘Body of Lies.’
  • In 2019, She made her voice-acting debut in the animated series ‘Gen: Lock,’ replacing Yasamin “Yaz” Madrani.