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Iran’s artists community celebrates Ali Nasiriyan birthday

Iranian artists celebrate veteran actor Ali Nasiriyan’s 85th birthday.

Iranian artists have held a ceremony in celebration of veteran actor Ali Nasiriyan’s 85th birthday in Tehran on Saturday evening.

Born in 1935, Nasiriyan began his acting career with theater in 1952.

He made his cinematic debut with ‘The Cow’ (1969), setting foot on the path to becoming one of the most renowned and popular Iranian actors.

He has appeared in numerous movies and series. Among his most notable performances are in the movies ‘Kamal-ol-Molk’ (1983), ‘Mirza Nowruz's Shoes’ (1985), ‘Captain Khorshid’ (1986), ‘Scent of Joseph’s Shirt’ (1995), ‘The Silent King’ (2003), 'Saturday Hunter' (2011), and 'Iran Burger' (2014).

He also played roles in the series 'Heads on Gallows’ (1984), ‘Hezar Dastan’ (1979-1987), 'The Wolves' (1986-1987), 'The Lost Paradise' (1996), 'Neighbors' (2000), 'Lighter than Darkness' (1999-2002), 'Floating in a Bubble' (2006), ‘The Forbidden Fruit’ (2007), 'Sheikh Baha'ee' (2003-2008), 'Mankind's Land' (2009), and 'Sparrow's Dream' (2012).

He won a prize for writing the play ‘Nightingale in Love’ in 1957.

In 2002, Nasiriyan was honored as an 'Iranian National Treasure' in Theater and Film.