Asghar Farhadi

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Birth Name: Asghar Farhadi
Born: 05/07/1972
Birth Place: Khomeynishahr, Esfahan, IR

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won the praise of critics and audiences around the world for his intimate and challenging stories of family conflict, including "Dancing in the Dust" (2003), "About Elly" (2009) and the Oscar-winning "A Separation" (2011). Born May 7, 1972 in the province of Isfahan, Iran, Farhadi developed an interest in moviemaking during his teenage years and made his first films - 8mm and 16mm projects - in 1986 as a member of the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan. In 1998, Farhadi earned his bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Tehran before gaining his MA in stage direction from Tarbiat Modares University. From there, he wrote and directed television prog... Continue Bio >>

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