Golshifteh Farahani Wiki Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth & Career


Golshifteh Farahani

About Golshifteh Farahani

Rahavard Farahani who is professionally famous with the name Golshifteh Farahani is an Iranian Actress.She has evolved much in recent years where she had prominent characters in the movies by the well-known Iranian and International Directors. She has worked with famous directors including Baham Ghobadi, Rasoul Mollagholipour, Joachim Rønning, Asghar Farhadi, Espen Sandberg, Jim Jarmusch, and Ridley Scott. Golshifteh was nominated for the Most Promising Actress Award for the drama titled “The Patience Stone” at the César Awards 2014 that was held in France. Farahani had also won the Best Actress Award for the drama “Boutique” at 26th Nantes Three Continents Festival (France).


Full Name Rahavard Farahani
Known Name Golshifteh Farahani
Nick Name Golshifteh
Date Of Birth 10th July 1983 [1]wikipedia
Birth Place Tehran, Iran
Religion Islam
Ethnicity Persian
Horoscope Cancer
Nationality French/Iranian
Career Start 1996
Profession Iranian Actress, Singer,
Musician, and Social Activist

Physical  Stats

Age 38 years old
Height In Feet & Inches:- 5’6’’
In Centimetres:- 169 cm
Body Type Slim
Weight 56 Kgs
In Pounds:- 123.4
Body Measurements 34-28-34
Clothing Size Not Known
Shoe Size Not Known
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black


Father Name Behzad Farahani
Mother Name Fahimeh Rahim Nia
Sibling/s Azarakhsh Farahani (brother)
Shaghayegh Farahani (sister)

Personal Life




Relationship & more

Marital Status Divorced
Partner Amin Mahdavi (2003-2011)
Louis Garrel (2012-2014)
Christos Dorje Walker (2015-2017)
Married On 2003
Kids N/A

Favorite Things

Hobbies Listening to Music and Watching Movies
Food Not Known
Favorite Color Pink and Orange
Favorite Place Not Known
Favorite Drink Not Known
Favorite Instrument Piano
Allergies Not Known
Brands Not Known
Sports Not Known
Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Films Not Known
Favorite Workout Not Known

Money Factor

Net Worth $1 Million approx
Income Source Musician, Singer, Actress, and Social Activist
Salary Under Review
Cars Not Known
Houses Not Known


  • She has done more than 30 movies and the movies have received much international recognition too.
  • Her debut movie was “Derakht e Golabie/The Pear Tree” which came out in the year 1998.
  • She had portrayed the love interest of Leonardo DiCaprio in Ridley Scott’s movie “Body of Lies” in the year 2008 and also stars Russell Crowe and even features Oscar Isaac.
  • Then Golshifteh was starred in the drama titled “About Elly”, which won the Best Picture at the Tribeca Film Festival 2009 and also a Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival.
  • According to the Iranian Authorities, Golshifteh violated their Islamic Law by not wearing the hijab during her appearances in the Hollywood Film ” Body of Lies” in 2008. Because of this, she even was banned and was not allowed to work in Iran since 2009. Since the ban, Golshifteh shifted to France and currently residing there.
  • Also, she was later banned from entering her homeland when she posed topless for a French Magazine ‘Madame Le Figaro’ in 2012.
  • She even received lots of criticism for appearing full nude in the movie “The Patience Stone”.
  • Golshifteh got lots of attention from the audience when she portrayed the character of Sasha in “The Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 2017.
  • She was also seen playing the role of Nik Khan in the Netflix movie “Extraction” in 2020.
  • She is a theatre actor too and was seen in many theatres plays including “Maryam and Mardavij” in 2003, “The Black Narcissus” in 2004, “A Private Dream” in 2013, and “Anna Karenina” in 2016.
  • She has also done music videos like “Pola” in 2014 and “Paradis” in 2018.
  • Golshifteh has been on the cover page of many known magazines to date.
  • She even joined Kooch Neshim (Normads), the band that had won the 2nd Tehran Avenue underground rock competition when she was in Iran.
  • She once teamed up with Mohsen Namjoo who is an exiled Iranian Musician and they together came up with an album released with the name ‘Oywas’ in October 2009.
  • Golshifteh was also appointed as a member of the International Jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival in 2010.
  • She came 6th in the 2014 Annual Independent Critics Beauty List. [2]IMDB

Some unknown facts about

  • Golshifteh Farahani is not her real name but just a professional name with which she is quite famous amongst her fan following. Her real name is Rahavard Farahani.
  • She had attended Islamic Azad University, Tehran for her college degree.
  • She was a music lover since childhood and started playing piano and studying music at the age of 5 years old. Then later she entered a music school in Tehran.
  • Golshifteh was just 14 years old when she was cast as the lead in Dariush Mehruji’s “The Pear Tree”, the role for which she had won the Best Actress for Crystal Roc from their International Section of the 16th Fajr International Film Festival that held in Tehran.
  • She was banished by the Iranian Government in the year 2008, for working in a western-style movie.
  • She is very active when it comes to environmental services and offers her help by strongly advocating for the eradication of tuberculosis in Iran.

Social Media

Website Not Known


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