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Shahab Hosseini Biography, Movies and TV Shows

Date:2021-11-16 Category: biography

Shahab Hosseini Biography, Movies and TV Shows

Seyyed Shahab Hosseini (شهاب حسینی) is a well-known Iranian superstar.

He was born on February 3rd, 1974, in Tehran, but his family is initially from Ramsar, a city in the north of Iran.

Shahab Hosseini

Age February 3rd, 1974 (47)
Spouse Parichehr Ghanbari (m. 1996)
Height 180.34 cm
Net Worth
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Shahab Hosseini Education

Shahab Hosseini

He has a high school diploma in humanities. He later enrolled in university in a psychology field, but he dropped out and did not complete his studies.

He dropped out of university to join his uncle in Canada, where he wished to move, but still, he lives in Iran and didn’t migrate to Canada.


Shahab Family

Shahab Hosseini

His family is initially from Ramsar in Mazandaran province, and he has one brother named Mahdi, a musician, and two sisters who we don’t know their names.

Also, he was the first child and the playful kid of his family. His father, Seyyed Fakhreddin Hosseini, was a teacher interested in translating and writing books, and he published several translated novels. Shahab Hosseini’s father died in February 2015.

His mother was a social worker, and because of her job, they had to move to Khorram Abad in Lorestan province for some years during his childhood.


Marriage and Wife

Shahab Hosseini

Shahab married Parichehr Ghanbari (پریچهر قنبری), who was his colleague in theatre. These two married in 1995 when Shahab was only 22 years old.

They have two sons named Mohammad Amin, born in 2003, and Amir Ali, born in 2011. This couple is still happily together.


When Did Shahab Hosseini Start Acting?

Shahab Hosseini began acting at the age of 19 in 1992 by attending Samandarian master courses. Within a year, he had managed to learn varieties of acting skills.

In 2000, he had his television debut in the series “After the Rain” In 2002. Also, he acted in his first movie in Amir Ghavidel’s film, “Rokhsareh.”


“After the Rain”

پس از باران

After the Rain

The first television series Shahab played a role in was “After the Rain,” which became popular among Iranians.

His role was Ali, and he played with well-known actresses like Soraya Ghasemi and Katayoun Riahi. “After the Rain” is one of those shows that Iranians still recall as a powerful piece of work.


“Police Javan”

پلیس جوان

Police Javan

The second television series that Shahab Hosseini acted in was “Police Javan”(Young Police) in 2001.

Shahab played the leading role named Yunes, who became the police and searched for the murderer of his father.

After playing in this television show, he became more popular among Iranians.





His first performance in the movie started with “Rokhsareh” in 2002, and he played with other famous Iranian actresses like Mitra Hajjar and Mahsa Mahjoor.

These first movies paved the way for his successful career.


Shahab Hosseini’s Successful Works

Most of the movies or series he acted in became a success, and in this section, we will introduce some successful works of Shahab Hosseini.

  1. Flying Passion (شوق پرواز)

Flying Passion

This television series was released in 2011. The story is about Abbas Babaei, one of the most distinguished iranian pilots during the war with Iraq. This Tv show was a success and also got popular among people.

  1. A Candle in the Wind (شمعی در باد)

A Candle in the Wind

In his first years of acting, he played in this movie, and he was nominated for a Crystal Simorgh Award for Best Supporting Actor at the Fajr Festival for his role as Babak.

  1. Salvation at 8:20 (رستگاری در 28 دقیقه)

Salvation at 820

In 2005, he acted as Foad in this movie and was nominated as the Best Supporting Actor at Fajr Festival.

  1. Mahya  (محیا)


This movie was a great success because of Shahab’s professional acting. He played the role of Javid in 2007. Javid was a medical student who fell in love with his classmate. The story continues with him proving his love.

He won the Best Actor Award at Fajr Film Festival for acting in this movie.

  1. Heartbroken (دلشکسته)


This movie, released in 2009, is one of those films that no Iranian can say they haven’t watched.

The story is about a girl and boy who have different thinking and lifestyles but fall in love anyway. The movie has such a sweet outline that we recommend you watch it.

“Heartbroken” was a big step for Shahab Hosseini to more success and fame.

  1. About Elly (درباره الی)

About Elly

A movie full of superstars was released in 2009 and got several awards.

Shahab played in this movie with other superstars like Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Peyman Moaadi, and some others.

Shahab and the movie itself received numerous local and international awards.

  1. Superstar (سوپراستار)


At the Fajr Festival, Hosseini won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor for acting in this movie.

“Superstar” was released in 2009 and received a lot of attention in a short period of time.

  1. Separation of Nader And Simin (جدایی نادر از سیمین)

Separation of Nader And Simin

Here is the most memorable movie from Shahab Hosseini. “Separation of Nader And Simin” was the movie in which Shahab got his first international award.

He, along with other male actors of this movie, won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011. Also, he received several other local awards.

“Separation of Nader And Simin” got famous worldwide, and you can easily download it with English subtitles.

  1. The Painting Pool (حوض نقاشی)

The Painting Pool

In 2013, Tehran saw the release of this Iranian drama. It’s about a child and his mentally sick parents.

Shahab Hosseini act a a father. Playing in “The Painting Pool” proved that Shahab can play in any genre and still be the best.

Also, he got the Special Award for Best Actor at the Lisbon Film Festival.

  1. The Salesman (فروشنده)


“The Salesman” was released in 2016 and directed by Asghar Farhadi.

In 2016, he had a tremendous year, winning Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in The Salesman.

The Iranian people were delighted to get this award, which was the first in Iranian cinema’s history.

He got the Best Actor Award at the American Action Film Festival for his role in “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream” in the same year.


Shahab as a Director

In 2014, Shahab Hosseini made his directorial debut with “Resident of the Middle Floor,” a film about a man who moves into a new building and encounters unexpected experiences.

With Alireza Nesai and Sina Azin, he directed the short film “Come with me” in 2016. “The Residents of Nowhere” is his most recent film as a director in 2018.

In the next section, we prepared most of the movies and Tv series he played.


Shahab Hosseini’s movies

Movie Director Year
Rokhsareh Amir Ghavidel 2002
Adamakha Ali Ghavitan 2002
This wwomanomen doesn’t talk Ahmad Amini 2002
Zahr-e Asal Ebrahim Sheibani 2003
A Candle in the Wind Pouran Derakhshandeh 2003
The Fifth Reaction Tahmineh Milani 2003
Elahe-ye Zigorat Rahman Rezaei 2003
Gheseye Eshgh Bijan Birang 2003
Gardab Hassan Hedayat 2004
Salvation at 8:20 Sirus Alvand 2005
Homicide Online Masoud Abparvar 2005
Pishnahad Panjah Milioni Mehdi Sabbaghzadeh 2005
Baghe Aloche Behrouz Shoeibi 2005
Gheyre Montazereh Mohammad Hadi Karimi 2006
Bachehaye Abadi Pouran Derakhshandeh 2006
Tangna Alireza Bazrafshan 2006
Istgahe Behesht Nader Moghaddas 2006
Mahya Akbar Khajouei 2007
Flags of Kaveh’s Castle Mohammad Nourizad 2008
Niloofar Sabine El Gemayel 2008
Heartbroken Ali Rooyintan 2009
About Elly Asghar Farhadi 2009
Superstar Tahmineh Milani 2009
Parse Dar Meh Bahram Tavakoli 2010
Africa Houman Seyyedi 2013
Final Whistle Niki Karimi 2011
A Separation Asghar Farhadi 2011
Lovely Trash Mohsen Amiryoussefi 2012
Hush! Girls Don’t Scream Pouran Derakhshandeh 2013
Five Stars Mahshid Afsharzadeh 2014
Final Exam Adel Yaraghi 2015
Gholam Mitra Tabrizian 2016
The Salesman Asghar Farhadi 2016
My Brother Khosrow Ehsan Biglari 2016
The Night Babak Naderi 2020
Any Day Now Hamy Ramezan 2020
Drunk on Love Hassan Fathi 2020


In the following table, you can see most of the television series he played.

Movie Director Year
After the Rain Saeed Soltani 2000
Young Police Siroos Moghaddam 2001
Tabe Sard Alireza Afkhami 2003
Zero Degree Turn Hassan Fathi 2007
Flying Passion Yadollah Samadi 2011
Sarzamine Kohan Kamal Tabrizi 2014



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