Riahi, Shahla (born September 8, 1926, Tehran)
Born Qodrat Zaman Vafadoust, Shahla Riahi began stage acting at the age of 17 and soon became popular.
She made her cinematic debut with 'Golden Dreams' in 1951.
Riahi has appeared in movies such as 'Mother's Kiss' (1956), 'Charlatan' (1966), 'Tuberose' (1987), 'Little Bird of Happiness' (1987), 'In the Storm's Path' (1988), 'Two Films with One Ticket' (1990), 'The Devoted' (1991), 'I Want to Stay Alive' (1994), 'A Gift From India' (1994), and 'The Eagle's Eye' (1998).
She has also taken part in several series, including 'Italy Italy' (1977), 'Neighbors' (1993), 'The Spouses' (1994), 'The Store' (1996), and 'A Guest' (2000).
Directing 'Marjan' (1956), she is the first female director in Iran's cinema history.
Shahla Riahi is spouse of Iranian director Esmaeil Riahi.