Qasemi, Sorayya (born December 19, 1940, Tehran)
Sorayya Qasemi is the daughter of late actress Hamideh Kheirabadi.
In the early 1960s, she began her career as a radio host, and then turned to stage acting. She also became involved in dubbing films and series.
She made her cinematic debut by taking on one of the leading roles in 'Calmness in the Presence of Others' (1970).
After that, she has acted in movies such as 'Long Live' (1979), 'The Cloudy House' (1986), 'The Courtship' (1989), 'Rival of the Heart' (1996), 'Grey' (2000), 'The Pastry Girl' (2001), 'Filmaholic' (2001), 'The Wedding Arrangements' (2003), 'The Equation' (2003), 'Proud' (2006), 'Melody' (2007), 'Let's Talk About the Past' (2008), and 'Invitation' (2008).
Series such as 'Under Your Protection' (1995) and 'The 10th Night' (2001) became Qasemi's massive hits.
She has also appeared in other series, including 'Bittersweet' (1954), 'The Wolves' (1986-1987), 'The Mirror' (1985-1987), 'The Smile of Life' (1993), 'The Hidden Half of the Moon' (1994), 'All My Children' (1997), 'In My Heart' (1998), 'After The Rain' (1999), 'It Was an Angel' (2005), 'The Spiritualists' (2006), 'Injury' (2010), 'Ancient Land' (2010), 'No Pain, No Gain' (2011), 'The Pahlavi Hat' (2012-2013), 'The Sound of Rain' (2013), 'The Star of Life' (2013), and 'The Mystery of the Shah' (2015).
The veteran actress won a Fajr International Film Festival Crystal Simorgh for 'Maral' (2000).
Despite having a short role in 'The Last Supper' (2001), her performance won her an Iran Cinema Celebration Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.