Kianian, Reza (born June 19, 1952, Tehran)
Reza Kianian was born in Tehran but raised in Mashhad.
He holds a degree in Theater from Tehran University.
He began acting in plays in 1966 appearing in works such as ‘Antigone’, and ‘The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi’.
In 1989, he appeared in his first film Hamid Samandarian’s 'All the Temptations of the Earth'.
At the 13th Fajr International Film Festival he was nominated for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Kimiya' (1994).
He has also appeared in memorable works such as 'Cinema is Cinema' (1996) and 'Red Ribbon' (1998).
Kianian has won Crystal Simorgh for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Glass Agency' (1997) and Best Male Actor for 'House on Water' (2001).
He was also nominated to receive the Crystal Simorgh of Fajr International Film Festival in 2015 for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for Kiumars Pourahmad’s ‘Where Are My Shoes?’ (2015).
Some of Kianian’s other films and series are 'Patal and Small Wishes' (1989), 'The British Briefcase' (1999), 'Killing Dogs' (2000), 'Time of Rebellion' (2001), 'Qadamgah' (2003), 'A Piece of Bread' (2004), 'Zagros' (2005), 'There's Always a Woman Involved' (2007), 'Maritime Silk Road' (2010), 'The Rise of Mokhtar' (2009), 'A Cube of Sugar' (2010), 'The Long Path' (2012) and 'The Pahlavi Hat' (2012).