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Golshifteh Farahani Wiki Biography

Golshifteh Farahani is an actress, singer and musician born on 10th July 1983 in Tehran, Iran. She has starred in numerous film productions, many of which have received international fame – some of her most notable roles include those in “Boutique”(2003), “Body of Lies”(2008), “About Elly”(2009) and “Just Like a Woman”(2012) among many others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Golshifteh Farahani is? According to sources it has been estimated that Farahani’s overall net worth is $1 million, as of June 2017, acquired thanks to her talent in acting which brought her numerous important roles. So far, Golshifteh has 20 years of experience in the world of the entertainment industry, so her popularity continues to grow along with her net worth. Since she is still very active in the world of acting, her net worth also continues to increase.

Golshifteh Farahani Net Worth $1 Million

Golshifteh was the daughter of theater actor and director, Behzad Farahani; this influenced her to a large degree, and she started studying music and playing the piano when she was just five years old. A year later she also started a theater career, then enrolled at a music school and continued developing her love for acting through music. She was cast as the lead in “The Pear Tree”(1998) film by Dariush Mehrjui when she was still a teenager, and this role earned her the Crystal Roc for Best Actress at the 16th Fajr International Film Festival. Apart from acknowledgement, this brought her considerable popularity, and made her into one of the Iranian cinema’s stars. Her popularity soon spread worldwide, as she was often given roles in internationally awarded movies. Some of her most popular films are Bahman Ghobadi’s “Half Moon” (2006) which won the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastian film festival, the controversial film “The Music Man” by Dariush Mehrjui which is still banned in Iran, and “M for Mother” by the late Rasool Mollagholi Poor which represented Iran at the 2008 Academy Awards, all boosting her net worth.

Thanks to her previous success and proven talent, Farahani was the first Iranian actress to start a Hollywood career, by starring in Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies” (2008). However, due to the controversy of the film, it was reported that Golshifteh was banned from leaving Iran which was later proved wrong. The 2009 film “About Elly” earned her the best Narrative Feature at Tribeca and a Silver Bear in Berlin the same year.

Farahani has cooperated with numerous famous directors including Roland Joffe, Marjane Satrapi and Hiner Saleem, and was one of the members of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival. Apart from her acting career and interest in movies and theatre, Golshifteh is very musical, and sings and plays several instruments including the piano. While still in Iran, she was a part of an underground rock band “Kooch Neshin”. which won the 1st prize at the 2nd Tehran Avenue underground rock competition. After leaving Iran, she teamed up with another Iranian musician, Mohsen Namjoo, and the two released the album “Ov” in October 2009. When it comes to her most recent activity, Farahani appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017) next to Johnny Depp and has two up-coming movies: “Rumi’s Kimia” and “Untouchable”, set for release in 2018.

Privately, Farahani has faced some problems after posing nude in the French “Madame Figaro”, and appearing topless in a film by Jean-Baptiste Mondino “Bodies and Souls”, as it was reported that the Iranian government officials stated she wouldn’t be welcome in her homeland again. Golshifteh was married to Amin Mahdavi for ten years until 2013. Two years later she married Christos Dorje Walker. She has a sister, Shaghayegh Farahani, who is also an actress.

Full Name Golshifteh Farahani
Net Worth $1 Million
Date Of Birth July 10, 1983
Place Of Birth Tehran, Iran
Height 5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Profession Actress, Camera Department
Education Islamic Azad University
Nationality French, Iranian
Spouse Christos Dorje Walker (m. 2015), Amin Mahdavi (m. 2003–2013)
Parents Behzad Farahani, Fahimeh Rahimnia
Siblings Behzad Farahani, Shaghayegh Farahani
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GolshiftehFarahani
Twitter https://twitter.com/golshifteh
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/golfarahani/
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0267042/
Nominations César Award for Most Promising Actress, Asian Film Award for Best Actress
Movies The Patience Stone, Paterson, Two Friends, Body of Lies, Finding Altamira, About Elly, Just Like a Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Exodus: Gods and Kings, M for Mother, The Fish Fall in Love, Santouri, My Sweet Pepper Land, In the Name of the Father, Boutique, Chicken with P…
1 She lives in Paris, France. [2009]
2 Member of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival in 2010.
3 In the movie Santuri (2007), Golshifteh plays the piano herself.
4 After playing in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies (2008), Golshifteh was banned from leaving her home country Iran in February 2008 on her way to London to make a screen test for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010). The role she was set to audition for eventually went to English actress Gemma Arterton. This was only reported 6 months later when she actually could leave the country. She now lives in Paris, France.
5 First Iranian star after the 1979 revolution to play in a major Hollywood production: Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies (2008) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
6 The name “Golshifteh” was not accepted by the authorities as a proper name, so the name “Rahavard” was chosen as an “official” first name for her.
7 Fluent in English, French and Persian. Some knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish.
8 Her mother is an artist named Fahimeh Rahimnia.
9 First lead role at 14.
10 Her underground rock band “Kooch” got the first prize at the 2nd Tehran Avenue Underground Rock Festival in 2003. Rock music and women singing are banned in Iran.
11 Daughter of actor/theater director Behzad Farahani and sister of actress Shaghayegh Farahani.


Title Year Status Character
The Song of Scorpions 2017 post-production Nooran
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 post-production Haifaa Meni
La nuit a dévoré le monde 2017 pre-production Sarah
Refuge 2016/VI post-production Mona
Paterson 2016 Laura
Finding Altamira 2016 Conchita
Les malheurs de Sophie 2016 Madame de Réan
Go Home 2015 Nada
Les deux amis 2015 Mona Dessaint
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014 Nefertari
Eden 2014/II Yasmin
Rosewater 2014 Maryam
My Sweet Pepper Land 2013 Govend
Just Like a Woman 2012 Mona
Syngué sabour, pierre de patience 2012 The woman
Poulet aux prunes 2011 Irâne
La règle de trois 2011 Short Marie
There Be Dragons 2011 Leila
Si tu meurs, je te tue 2011 Siba
Darbareye Elly 2009 Sepideh
Body of Lies 2008 Aisha
Shirin 2008 Woman in audience
Hamisheh paye yek zan dar mian ast 2008 Mariam
Divar 2008 Setareh
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s’éteint et que le film commence 2007
Santuri 2007 Hanieh
Mim mesle madar 2006 Sepideh
Half Moon 2006 Niwemang
Be name pedar 2006 Habibeh
Mahiha ashegh mishavand 2006 Touka
Gis Borideh 2006 Mariam
Bab’Aziz 2005 Nour
Ashk-e sarma 2004 Ronak
Jayi digar 2003
Boutique 2003 Eti
Deux fereshté 2003 Azar
Zamaneh 2001 Zamaneh
Haft parde 2000 The Angel
Derakhte Golabi 1998 M

Camera Department

Title Year Status Character
Caravan of Light 2009 Short still photographer


Title Year Status Character
Les malheurs de Sophie 2016 “Dors mon enfant”


Title Year Status Character
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Días de cine 2016 TV Series Herself
La nuit des Césars 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Cinémas 2011 TV Series Herself
Cinéma Iranien, la dernière vague 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2014 Special Festival Award Stony Brook Film Festival Outstanding Performance My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
2012 New Horizons Competition Abu Dhabi Film Festival Best Actress Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2012 Best Actress Gijón International Film Festival Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2004 Best Actress Nantes Three Continents Festival Boutique (2003)
1998 Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival International Competition – Best Actress Derakhte Golabi (1998)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 Lumiere Award Lumiere Awards, France Most Promising New Actress (Meilleur Espoir Féminin) Les deux amis (2015)
2014 César César Awards, France Most Promising Actress (Meilleur espoir féminin) Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
2013 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Actress Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2013 People’s Choice Award Asian Film Awards Favorite Actress Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2009 Asia Pacific Screen Award Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress Darbareye Elly (2009)

Source: XYZ

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