Who is Golshifteh Farahani (golfarahani)?
Golshifteh Farahani (گلشیفته فراهانی) is a famous Iranian actress, born on July 10, 1983, in Tehran, Iran.
Golshifteh Farahani has starred in many highly praised films and has been rewarded by the world film community for her talent.
It’s been some time since Golshifteh last appeared in an Iranian film, but we’ll get into why she left Iran in this article.
Follow us through this article to know more about this talented and controversial Persian actress.
|Name||Rahavard (Golshifteh) Farahani رهاورد (گلشیفته) فراهانی|
|husband||Christos Dorje Walker (m. 2015–2017), Amin Mahdavi (m. 2003–2013)|
|hair color||dark brown|
|age||July 10, 1983 (age 38 years) Tehran, Iran|
|Relatives||Shaghayegh Farahani (sister)|
Golshifteh First Name
Her real name is Rahavard, meaning “gift,” but all know her as Golshifteh.
Golshifteh Farahani holds a music diploma from the University of Applied Science and Technology and a graphic design diploma from the Visual Arts Academy from Iran. She also knows how to sing and play piano in addition to acting.
She learned to play the piano when she was five years old.
Golshifteh and Her Family
Both her parents, Behzad Farahani and Fahimeh Rahimnia, are famous actors in Iran. She has one older brother and sister, and Golshifteh is the youngest.
Her brother Azarakhsh is a painter and singer, and her sister Shaghayegh is a well-known actress.
Behzad Farahani emigrated to France years before Golshifteh was born. He emigrated to France because of his political views. Then he returned to Iran after the Islamic revolution.
In the first years of returning to Iran, they were in a bad financial situation. Her father had to ride a taxi or translate to provide for his family.
Beginning of Golshifteh Farahani’s Career
When she was a child, her father encouraged her to perform in theatre.
When she was only 14 years old, she began acting in “Derakht e Golabi” (The Pear Tree), directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
She received the best female actor in the Fajr Film Festival for her brilliant performance in her first movie.
How many actors or actresses do you know that received rewards for their first performance!
A Road To More Success
Winning the award at Fajr Festival was the beginning of her significant success in acting.
In 2004, she performed in the movie Ashk-e Sarma (The Tear of the Cold), for which she received the best actress reward from the House of Cinema Festival; this was her 7th acting experience.
In the movie “About Elly” “(Darbareye Elly) in 2009, she became significantly famous among Iranians.
In “About Elly,” she co-starred with other superstars such as Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Aliddosti, and others, and also this movie won several local and international awards.
Golshifteh’s First Marriage
While Golfishteh Farahani was 20 years old and acting in the movie “Bab’Aziz,” she met Amin Mohammad Mahdavi. Then, they married within a few months. These two got divorced in 2012.
When Did Golshifteh Leave Iran?
In 2008, she acted in an American film called “Body of Lies” without anyone knowing.
Before she appeared in “About Elly,” she appeared in “Body of Lies.”
She played without Hijab in that American movie. Photos of her without a hijab coincided at the screening of “About Elly.” This issue led to her arrest.
Finally, she left Iran to participate on the red carpet for this Hollywood film, but she couldn’t return and now lives in France.
Her Controversial Nude Photos
After her migration, her nude photos became controversial.
First, she appeared half-naked in front of the camera of Jean Mondino, a well-known French photographer who worked for Madame Figaro magazine.
This half-naked appearance was for a short video in which she and 15 other young actresses were naked. She was nominated for the Caesar Award’s “Best Talented Actor,”
Golshifteh Farahani’s naked pictures and the broadcast of this film prompted a wide variety of reactions on social media, news websites, and Persian-language blogs, some in favor and others in opposition to her behavior.
Golshifteh’s Completely Nude Photos in French Journals
Because of their Islamic culture, Iranian people reacted and opposed Golshifteh Farahani’s activities angrily, but she, as a strong woman, continued taking these nude photographs.
The French art journal Egoist released entirely naked photographs of Golshifteh Farahani in its seventeenth issue.
It was Paolo Raversi’s job to take these naked pictures of Golshifteh Farahani for this collection. Fashion photographer, Paolo Reversi, is from Italy and is well recognized for his work.
Golshifteh Farahani’s Interview With Persian Bbc
Most Persian news covered this nakedness issue of Golshifteh. In the Bbc interview, the Iranian actor remarked that:
“I had no special motivation for taking the nude shot, and I didn’t intend to be the flag bearer and leader of a certain subject.The beauty of this story was that my movement’s opponents and followers reacted to each other, and the story was over.”
“certain issue” in Golshifteh’s remarks referred to that Iranian women have to wear Hijab. And now she is banned from coming to Iran because of this issue.
Golshifteh Farahani’s Film Review Out of Iran
Golshifteh proved her talents out of Iran, too. She acted in famous movies such as Paterson (2016), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Extraction (2020), and some other famous ones we will provide in this article.
The Patience Stone (2012)
The Patience Stone is a French-Afghan war drama film directed by Atiq Rahimi, based on his 2008 novel of the same title. Written by Jean-Claude Carrière and the director, the film stars Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Massi Mrowat, and Hassina Burgan.
This movie was released in 2016, and Adam Driver plays Paterson, a bus driver and poet. Golshifteh Farahani acts as his wife, who aspires to be a country music superstar and run a cupcake shop.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales(2017)
Pirates of the Caribbean is the film that most people have seen or heard about. Golshifteh always knew Johnny Depp as the best actor ever; finally, she acted with him.
Golshifteh acted Sansha as a sea witch in this movie.
It’s an action movie; The film follows Australian black operations mercenary on a mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to rescue an Indian drug lord’s kidnapped son.
In this movie, Golshifteh plays Nik Khan, Tyler’s partner.
Apple TV Series , Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity’s existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them. Stars
Golshifteh Farahani , Shamier Anderson , Shioli Kutsuna.
Golshifteh is on Instagram, and you can follow her at @golfarahani.
She has more than eleven million followers, and you can see her latest movies trailers or her photos.
Golshifteh’s Second Marriage
Two years later, after her divorce, Golshifteh married an Australian psychologist Christos Dorje Walker.
Three years later, after her second marriage, she got divorced because of her working conditions and numerous trips for her job.
She is not married currently.
Golshifteh Can Speak Five Languages
Golshifteh is also skilled in learning different languages, and she is fluent in Farsi, English, and French; she also knows some about Kurdish and Arabic.
Below, we’ve gathered a list of films she acted in.
|Derakht e Golabi (The Pear Tree)||Dariush Mehrjui||1997|
|Deux fereshté (Two Angels)||Mohammad Haghighat||2003|
|Ashk-e Sarma||Azizollah Hamidnezhad||2004|
|Be Nam-e Pedar (In the Name of the Father)||Ebrahim Hatamikia||2005|
|Gis Borideh||Jamshid Heydari||2006|
|Mim Mesle Madar (M for Mother)||Rasoul Mollagholipour||2007|
|Santouri (The Music Man)||Dariush Mehrjui||2007|
|Body of Lies||Ridley Scott||2008|
|About Elly (Darbareye Elly)||Asghar Farhadi||2009|
|The Patience Stone||Atiq Rahimi||2012|
|My Sweet Pepper Land||Huner Saleem||2013|
|Exodus: Gods and Kings||Ridley Scott||2014|
|Two Friends||Louis Garrel||2015|
|Go Home||Jihane Chouaib||2015|
|Sophie’s Misfortunes||Christophe Honoré||2016|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg||2017|
|The Song of Scorpions||Anup Singh||2017|
|The Upside||Neil Burger||2017|
|Santa & Cie||Alain Chabat||2017|
|Girls of the Sun||Eva Husson||2018|
|The Night Eats the World||Dominique Rocher||2018|
|Arab Blues||Manele Labidi||2019|
|Blind Spot (L’Angle mort)||Patrick-Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic||2019|
Currently, Golshifeh Farahani is acting on an American Tv series called “Invasion.” It’s American science fiction, and Golshifteh plays as Aneesha Malik.