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Fajr festival to honor actor Mehdi Hashemi with lifetime achievement award
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Mehdi Hashemi in an undated photo
Mehdi Hashemi in an undated photo
TEHRAN – The 32nd edition of the Fajr International Film Festival will honor the celebrated Iranian actor Mehdi Hashemi with a Golden Simorgh for his lifetime achievements, the organizers announced on Tuesday.
 
Hashemi graduated in the performing arts from the University of Tehran in 1973. He began his theater/cinema career with director/actor Dariush Farhang in 1969.
 
He shot to fame in 1984 when he and his actress wife Golab Adineh appeared in “The Sultan and the Shepherd”, a TV series directed by Farhang.
 
He starred in several movies including “Mr. Yusef” by Ali Rafiei, “Alzheimer” by Ahmadreza Motamedi and “Nothing” by Abdorreza Kahani. 
 
He also played memorable roles in “Gharib’s Story”, a popular TV series directed by Kianush Ayyari in 2007.
 
The 32nd edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran in February.
 
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