Bahram Radan

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Bahram Radan
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Radan at the 34th Fajr Film Festival, February 2016
Born (1979-04-28) April 28, 1979 (age 39)
Education Islamic Azad University - Business Administration
Musical career
Years active1999–present
LabelsAli Oji Studio
Website Official website

Bahram Radan (Persian : بهرام رادان, born 28 April 1979) is an Iranian actor.

Persian language Western Iranian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.


While studying Business Management in college, Radan signed up for acting classes where he was discovered as an emerging talent. He got his first break when he was given an opportunity for his first role starring in the movie The Passion of Love. The movie achieved great success at the Iranian box office and was one of the top-grossing movies of 2000. Radan has since starred in many movies and has become a popular household name in the Middle East, [1] often referred to as one of the top five superstars of Iranian cinema. His extreme popularity caused Iranian authorities to ban his images from billboards in 2008. In 2010, he was chosen by United Nations as the first Iranian UN Ambassador Against Hunger.

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He has recently ventured into music and released his first album, The Other Side, in 2012. Music videos were created for three of the songs from the album: "Jeegh" (Scream), "To Rafti" (You Left) and "Zamouneh" (Era).

In June 2015, Radan tweeted support (in Persian) for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage, and was compelled to delete the Tweet and forced to apologize after criticism from government-affiliated hardline media. [1] Although The Guardian could not independently verify the claim, Iranian media reported that Radan had been summoned for questioning before the country's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, which vets films and cultural materials before their release. [1]

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In 2008, Radan acted in Tardid which is based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

<i>Tardid</i> 2009 film by Varuzh Karim-Masihi

Tardid lit. Doubt is a 2009 Iranian Crystal Simorgh-winning film directed by Varuzh Karim Masihi. It is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Made after 17 years, Tardid is Karim Masihi's second feature film after Parde-ye Akhar.

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<i>Hamlet</i> tragedy by William Shakespeare

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yearOriginal titleEnglish meaningrolenote
1999Shoor-e EshghThe Passion of LoveKian
2000SaghiBartenderReza Tehrani
2000Avaz-e GhooThe Song of the SwanPeyman FadayiFamily Films Festival Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role) for “Swan’s Cry”, 2001
Nominated in “Cinema Home” Yearly Awards (Best Actor in a Leading Role) for “Swan’s Cry”, 2001
Nominated for Hafiz Statuette Award (Best Actor) for “Swan’s Cry”
2002Roz-e ZardYellow RoseDavood
2003Gav khuniThe River's EndKhashayarHafiz Statuette Award (Best Actor) for “The River’s End”, 7th Picture World Festival 2004
2003Shami Dar BadCandle in the WindFarzinThe Crystal Simorgh of The International Fajr Film Festival in 2004 for the best actor in a leading role
Nominated in “Cinema Home” Yearly Awards (Best Actor in a Leading Role) for “Candle in the Wind”
2003Sarbaz-haye Jom'eFriday's SoldiersAsef
2004Rastgari dar 8:20Salvation at 8:20Taha Rahmani
2004Tah-e DonyaThe End of the World Narrator
2004Ezdevaj-e SooratiPink MarriageArian
2005Hokm Verdict Sahand
2006Taghato CrossroadsPedram
2006Khoon baziBlood-playArash
2006 Santouri The Music ManAli BolourchiThe Crystal Simorgh of The International Fajr Film Festival in 2007 for the best actor in a leading role
2007Chahar AngoshtiFour FingerFoad
2008Bi PooliPennilessnessIraj
2008 Tardid DoubtSiavash
2009Tehran 1500Tehran 2121Javad
2009Karnavale MargDeath Carnival
2010Yeki Az Ma Do NafarOne of the Two of UsBabak Saman
2010AdamkoshThe KillerMaziarBest Actor, Ladakh International Film Festival, India (LIFF) 2012
2011Rahe Abiye Abrisham Maritime Silk Road Shazan
2012Pole Choubi Wooden Bridge Amir
2013Naghsh-o Negar
2013Tragedy Drama
2014Atash Bas 2Ceasefire 2Khosro
2014Asre Yakhbandan Ice Age
2015Hekayate AsheghiA Tale of LoveAli
2016 Polaris (film) Poorya
2016Barcode Barcode Hamed

Awards and honors

Bahram Radan at the 35th Fajr Film Festival Bahram Radan.jpg
Bahram Radan at the 35th Fajr Film Festival

The Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) is an international film festival that is held annually in the Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Inaugurated in 2012, it is the first international film festival to be held in Ladakh. It is held in the Himalayan town of Leh, the largest town in Ladakh, at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, making it the highest-altitude film festival in the world. A major theme of the festival is wildlife conservation. In partnership with the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust, the festival offers the Snow Leopard Trophy for the most educational or inspiring film about an endangered species.

Cannes Film Festival annual film festival held in Cannes, France

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  1. 1 2 3 Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (July 2, 2015). "Iranian actor apologises after tweeting support for US gay marriage ruling". The Guardian. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
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