Birth Name: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Birth Place: Tehran, IR
Aghdashloo was born Pari Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952, and raised in a wealthy family in Tehran, Iran. She began her career with numerous stage roles from the time she was 20. In her screen debut, "Gozaresh" ("The Report," 1977), from acclaimed director Abbass Kiarostami, Aghdashloo played the suicidal wife of a dishonest tax collector. The film won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival, though it was ultimately banned in her native country. Aghdashloo's next film, "Shatranje Bad" (loosely translated as "Chess With the Wind," 1977), was screened at several international festivals across the globe, but also became a victim of Iran's strict censorship laws. Undeterred, Aghdashloo manag...
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