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Iranian street named after late actor

An Iranian street has officially been named after Jamshid Mashayekhi.

A street in the Iranian capital city of Tehran has been officially named after late Iranian actor Jamshid Mashayekhi.

The new street sign carrying Mashayekhi’s name was officially set in place today in the presence of the late actor’s family, members of the Iranian film industry, and city officials.

During the ceremony, Tehran mayor Pirouz Hanachi and two other city officials unveiled the street sign.

The late actor’s son Nader Mashayekhi, ‘Jalal Edin’ star Ali Dehkordi, and Iran’s Cinema House director Manouchehr Shahsavari were among the attendants at the ceremony.

A bust inspired by a photo of Mashayekhi was also unveiled near the late actor’s house.

Born in 1934, Mashayekhi who left his theater studies unfinished officially began his acting career in 1970.

Mashayekhi's debut movie 'Brick and Mirror' in 1965 did not keep him away from being involved in theater as he kept playing roles on stage for years and remained faithful to the fine art.

He has been honored with the First Grade Order of Art and Culture.

His roles in historical TV series such as 'Kamal-ol-Molk' and 'Hezar Dastan' exhibit his acting ability.

He appeared in numerous movies, including 'The Cow', 'Retribution', 'The Fateful Day', 'A House on the Water', 'Thirteen 59 (1980)' and 'Cheque'.

Mashayekhi also took part in several TV series such as 'Autumn in the Desert', 'Imam Ali', 'The Lost Paradise', 'Mother', 'Tabriz in Fog' and 'It's All There'.

He died on April 2, 2019 at the age of 85 after a long battle with illness.