Kosari, Baran (born October 17, 1985, Tehran)
Baran Kosari was born in an artistic family. Her father is film producer Jahangir Kosari and her mother is director Rakhshan Bani-E'temad.
Kosari graduated in stage acting from Sooreh High School of Art.
Her debut was ‘The World's Best Dad’ (1991) by Daryoush Farhang.
She has appeared in the dramas ‘Let the Sun Rise’ (1998) and ‘The Spiritualists’ (2009). She has also played roles in the movies ‘Blue Scarf’ (1994), ‘Dancing in the Dust’ (2002), ‘The Third Day’ (2006), ‘Nothing’ (2009) and ‘Forced Blessing’ (2009). She has taken part in a number of her mother’s films.
Kosari has served at the jury panels of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France and the 7th International Children Film Festival in Iran.
She has won a Fajr International Film Festival Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress for her role in the movie ‘Binam Alley’ (2014).
She was also nominated for the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in ‘Bewilderment’ (2007).
Meanwhile, she was nominated for an award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Festival (Australia) for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in ‘Mainline’ (2006).
Her role in the same movie earned her a diploma of honor from the Fajr International Film Festival and an award from House of Cinema celebration.
Kosari was twice nominated for a Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the competitive section of Iranian films for her performances in ‘Mainline’ (2006) and ‘The Third Day’ (2006). She won the award for her role in ‘Mainline’.
Her other activities also include screenwriting, scenic design and fashion design.