|Shahab Hosseini Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10¾ in|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 1974|
Shahab Hosseini is an Iranian actor, film director, speaker, singer, producer, and writer who is known for his distinguished work in several films and shows such as A Candle in the Wind, The Fifth Reaction, Salvation at 8:20, After the Rain, Zero Degree Turn, Young Police, Mahya, Tanhayi, Niloofar, Heartbroken, About Elly, Superstar, A Separation, Parse Dar Meh, Hush! Girls Don’t Scream, The Delight of the Flight, The Painting Pool, Flags of Kaveh’s Castle, Dream Interpretation, Time to Love, The Salesman, Shahrzad, Gholam, Barf Rooye Shirvani Dagh, and My brother Khosrow. His brilliant performances in a number of films and shows have also been recognized as he has won House of Cinema Award, Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival, Hafez Prize, Silver Bear Award, and many other notable awards. Moreover, Shahab Hosseini has also branched out as a director, producer, and writer and has worked on a couple of projects as well.
Seyed Shahabedin Hosseini Tonekaboni
Shahab Hosseini studied Biology in high school and got his diploma. Later, he got enrolled at the University of Tehran, which is the oldest modern university located in Tehran, Iran, and studied Psychology. However, he later dropped out of the university.
Actor, Film Director, Speaker, Singer, Producer, Writer
- Father – Fakhreddin Hosseini
- Siblings – Shahab Hosseini has a younger brother and 2 younger sisters.
Shahab Hosseini is represented by Speaker Booking Agency.
5 ft 10¾ in or 180 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shahab Hosseini has dated –
- Parichehr Ghanbari (1996-Present) – Shahab Hosseini got married to Parichehr Ghanbari in 1996. The duo has since been together and was blessed with their first child, a son named Mohammad Amin, on February 3, 2004. A few years later, they welcomed their 2nd son named Amir Ali, who was born on August 11, 2011.
Race / Ethnicity
- Deep-set eyes
- Often sports a mustache
Best Known For
- Playing the role of Emad in the drama film, The Salesman, in which he starred alongside actress Taraneh Alidoosti and won the Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival. The movie also won an Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film” at the 89th Academy Awards.
- Having been cast as Ahmad in the drama film, About Elly, in which he starred alongside the likes of Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Merila Zarei, Peyman Moaadi, Ahmad Mehranfar, Rana Azadivar, and Saber Abar. For his performance, Shahab Hosseini won several accolades such as Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for “Best Supporting Actor”, House of Cinema Award in the “Best Actor” category, Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer, and Hafez Prize in the “Best Actor” category.
- Starring as Hojjat in the drama film, A Separation, alongside actors Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Babak Karimi, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, and Merila Zarei. The film won several awards such as Academy Award in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category at the 84th Academy Awards and Golden Globe Award in the “Best International Film” category while Hosseini won Silver Bear Award in the “Best Actor” category, Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for “Best Supporting Actor”, Statues for Best Supporting Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer, and House of Cinema Award in the “Best Supporting Actor” category.
- Playing the role of Reza in the drama film, The Painting Pool, as he was a member of the film’s lead cast along with Negar Javaherian, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee, Sepehrad Farzami, Siamak Ehsaei, and Elham Korda. For his brilliant performance in the film, Hosseini won Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer, Merit Statue House of Cinema for “Best Actor”, as well as Special Award for Best Actor Lisbon International Film Festival.
As a Singer
Shahab Hosseini has been a member of a band named Haft (Seven) along with his younger brother and some of their friends and the band has released a couple of songs and albums.
Shahab Hosseini made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Mahan Farzam in the drama film, Rokhsareh, in 2002. He was included in the lead cast alongside the likes of Mitra Hajjar, Areyan Khalaj, Mahsa Mahjour, and Mohamad Ali Sepanlou.
First TV Show
Shahab Hosseini made his first TV show appearance by playing the role of Mohammad Amin in an episode of the drama series, Popular Family, in 1999.
He stays fit by leading an active life.
Shahab Hosseini Facts
- He planned to emigrate to Canada after he dropped out of the University of Tehran. However, he later started working as a radio host in his home country.
- In 2007, Shahab Hosseini shared writing credits for the historical romantic drama TV series, Zero Degree Turn, in which he also starred alongside the likes of Nathalie Matti, Mostafa Abdollahi, Iraj Rad, Laya Zanganeh, Roya Teymourian, Masoud Rayegan, Pierre Dagher, Ateneh Faghih Nasiri, Payam Dehkordi, Rahim Noroozi, and Farrokh Nemati.
- In the year 2011, he decided to take a short break from acting only to return back to work after a short while.
- As a director, Shahab Hosseini has worked on a couple of projects such as Living Middle Class and Come With Me.
- He served as a producer for the film, Khorshid Nime Shab, in 2016 in which he was also included in the lead cast alongside actors Sonbol Azami, Arman Darvish, Azadeh Mehdizade, and Reza Yazdani.
- Over the years, he has played a wide range of characters in shows such as Ali Ahmadi in After the Rain, Habib Parsa in Zero Degree Turn, Dr. Vahid Molaei in Dance Fly, Abbas Babaei in The Delight of the Flight, Yunes Behgar in Young Police, and Ghobad Divansalar in Shahrzad.
- Shahab Hosseini has been cast in a number of films by Asghar Farhadi, a film director, and screenwriter, which include About Elly, The Salesman, and A Separation.
- He isn’t active on social media.
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