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Shahab Hosseini to host TV show

Popular Iranian megastar Shahab Hosseini is slated to return to hosting.

Popular Iranian megastar Shahab Hosseini is slated to return to hosting.

The award-winning star has decided to return to hosting by making a new TV show.

Over 12 years has passed since Hosseini appeared on television as a host.

‘Companion’ is the name of the new program which enjoys a crew consisting of professional cinema and television figures.

 More details of the show are yet to be released.

Born in 1974, Seyyed Shahab al-Din Hosseini hosted the TV show 'Oxygen' and then appeared in TV series such as 'After the Rain' (2000).

His cinematic debut was in 'Rokhsareh' (2001). His acting career took off with his performance in movies such as 'Fifth Reaction' (2002) for which he was nominated for a Golden Statue from the Iran Cinema Celebration.

His outstanding performance in 'Candle in the Wind' (2003) saw him nominated for the Golden Statue for best actor in a supporting role from the Iran Cinema Celebration and a Fajr International Film Festival's Crystal Simorgh.

In 2009, his outstanding performance in 'Superstar' (2008) won him a Crystal Simorgh from the Fajr International Film Festival.

In 2011, he was a nominee for the Iran Cinema Celebration Golden Statue for his roles in 'About Elly' (2008) and 'Wandering in the Mist' (2009). At the Same time, he won the prestigious Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for his memorable role in 'A Separation' (2010). This role also earned him a nomination for the Chlotrudis Award at the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film.

Shahab Hosseini has won the best actor award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for his role in Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ (2016).

Hosseini has appeared in movies such as 'This Woman Won't Talk' (2002), 'Poisonous Honey' (2002), 'Ziggurat Goddess' (2003), 'Redemption on twenty past Eight' (2004), 'Whirlpool' (2004), 'Murder Online' (2005), 'The Proposal for 50 Million' (2005), 'The Plum Garden' (2005), 'Unexpected' (2006), Eternal Kids (2006), 'Mahya' (2007), 'Heartbroken' (2007), 'Loneliness' (2007), 'Anahita' (2009), 'The Final Whistle' (2012), 'The Five-Star' (2013), 'The Resident of the Middle Floor' (2013), 'Time to Love' (2014), 'Parallel Shadows' (2014), 'Come with Me' (2015), and 'The Salesman' (2016), 'My Brother Khosrow' (2017), 'Labyrinth' (2018), 'Nabat' (2018), 'The Night' (2018) and 'Intoxicated by Love' (2020).

He has also acted in several series such as 'Fellow Traveler' (2001), 'The Young Officer' (2001), 'Cold Fever' (2003), 'Zero Degree Turn' (2006), 'Dance in the Sky' (2006), 'The Delight of the Flight' (2009), 'Ancient Land' (2010), and 'Shahrzad' (2014).