The Iranian theater/TV and cinema actor has been in a number of ifilm series and movies. Therefore, the viewers are already familiar with his acting talent, but this article will bring to light things less known to audience about his artistic career path.
Actor in ‘The Chef’ has so far won four Crystal Simorghs for the Best Actor in a leading role at Fajr Film Festival which makes him the forerunner at this category. He received one of the mentioned awards for his brilliant portrayal of a visually challenged man in Saturday movie ‘Willow Tree’.
Parastouee was born to a farmer father and spent his toddler years at Chalou, the village he was born in. After moving to Tehran, he showed interest in sports, the passion which later shifted into stage acting.
Parastouee received his first awards from Youth Palace for his performance in 'Kiosk' and 'The Submitters' plays.
He earned a degree in Dramatic Arts, the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
His film debut was in 1983 in 'Land of Lovers' which earned him the Diploma of Honor for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Fajr International Film Festival.
Besides being a prolific actor, Parastouee is a singer. He has recorded three albums so far, including the latest one entitled 'Daddy’.
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