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Jafar Panahi – world famous and awarded Iranian director

Jafar Panahi (Persian: جعفر پناهی‎; born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film debut, The White Balloon (1995). … Continue reading

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Rita, Iranian-born Israeli pop singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_%28Israeli_singer%29 “Rita Yahan-Farouz (English: Jahanforuz; Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎; ,Known Simply as Rita, b. March 24, 1962) is an Iranian-born Israeli pop singer and actress, notable for being one of Israel’s most famous female singers…In 2011, she also became popular in … Continue reading

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Freema Agyeman, English actress of Iranian descent

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freema_Agyeman “Freema Agyeman (/ˈfriːmə ˈɑːɡjəmən/; born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979) is an English television and film actress who is best known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series … Continue reading

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Bahar Soomekh, Hollywood actress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahar_Soomekh “Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.”

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Hana Makhmalbaf – Iran’s world famous female filmmaker

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Hana Makhmalbaf Hana Makhmalbaf (Persian: حنا مخملباف ‎) (born September 3, 1988 (age 25) in Tehran) is an Iranian filmmaker. She is the younger sister of filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and daughter of filmmakers Mohsen…

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Maz Jobrani, Iranian-American comedian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maz_Jobrani “Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani (Persian: مازیار جبرانی‎; born February 26, 1972) is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the “Axis of Evil” comedy group.” See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwHOBJoASsM http://www.mazjobrani.com/

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Nazanin Boniadi starring in “How I met your mother” and “Homeland”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Boniadi “Nazanin Boniadi (English /ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈboʊnjɑːˌdiː/,[1] Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, IPA: [nɒːzæˈniːn bonjɒːˈdiː]; born 22 May 1982) is an Iranian–British actress currently living and working in the United States. Boniadi’s first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading

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