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Stars who shot to fame with first roles

Get to know Iranian actors who shot to fame with their first roles.

ifilm introduces now-famous Iranian actors whose careers were launched with their first roles.   

The leading roles of the TV and cinema flicks used to be offered to more seasoned actors; and the young actors have traditionally been given less important or supportive roles. As this tradition has been gradually changing in Iranian filmmaking industry, we have witnessed fresh performers to enter the industry. Some of these new arrivals have proven to be the best picks as they succeeded to find their way to people’s hearts and rise to fame.  

Here we get to know who these young stars are.

Mostafa Zamani in ‘Prophet Joseph

The most prominent name that surely goes on top of the list is Mostafa Zamani whose portrayal of Prophet Joseph made it impossible for his name to fade away.

In a recent interview with the media, Zamani defines his first acting experience as, ‘Even after I am dead, people will remember me with my role in ‘Prophet Joseph’’.


Reyhaneh Parsa in ‘Father

Some 250 acting enthusiasts auditioned for the character of Leila in popular series ‘Father’; but it was Reyhaneh who left everyone disappointed and was cast to portray the part which placed her next to top stars such as Mehdi Soltani-Sarvestani and Laya Zanganeh.


Shiva Taheri in ‘Passing through the Hardships

Playing the character named Donya in ifilm series ‘Passing through the Hardships’ directed by Fereydoun Hassanpour made her a national sensation.


Ziba Karamali in ‘Lottery’

On our list there are some names that are less known to ifilm fans; yet they are sought-after young stars such as Ziba Karamali in ‘Lottery’.

In the flick directed by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, Ziba played the role of a young woman in love whose wishes of earning wealth surpasses her marital dreams and takes on an adventure that has no good results.


Maryam Momen in ‘Lady of the Mansion’

Maryam is one such young actress who gained nation-wide fame with her first role ever which was in the series ‘Lady of the Mansion’ directed by Azizollah Hamidnejad.