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IRIB director visits Iran veteran actor in hospital

Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Abdulali Ali-Asgari visits Iran actor Jamid Mashayekhi in hospital

Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Abdulali Ali-Asgari has visited Iran ailing actor Jamid Mashayekhi in hospital.

The IRIB director went to hospital Tuesday to see the hospitalized artist who is one of Iran’s greatest actors and among the few thespians inducted into the Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Fame.

Describing the artist as a valuable asset in art and on Television particularly, Ali-Asgari told media that he wishes the actor a speedy recover so he will make a comeback on the small and big screen.

Mashayekhi, 88, is being treated due to kidney complication and will be discharged from hospital soon.

Jamshid Mashayekhi who left his studies in Theater unfinished is a veteran Iranian actor.

In 1963, he played a role in the short movie 'Snake Cover', directed by Hajir Daryoush.

He officially began his acting career in 1970.

Mashayekhi's debut movie ' Brick and Mirror' (1965) did not kept him away from being involved in theatre as he kept playing roles on stage for years and remained faithful to this 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' (1984) and 'Hezar Dastan' (1987) exhibit his acting ability.
He has appeared in numerous movies, including ' The Cow' (1969), Retribution' (1987), ' The Fateful Day' (1994), ' A House on the Water' (2001), ' Thirteen 59 (1980)' (2010) and ' Cheque' (2011).

Mashayekhi has also taken parts in several TV series such as: ' Autumn in the Desert' (1985), ' Imam Ali' (1991), ' The Lost Paradise' (1996), ' Mother' (1999), ' Tabriz in Fog' (2010) and ' It's All There' (2014).