Actor Jamshid Mashayekhi celebrates 84th birthday at Iranian Artists Forum  

November 28, 2018

TEHRAN – Jamshid Mashayekhi, star of acclaimed TV series such as “Hezar Dastan” and movies like “Qeisar”, celebrated his 84th birthday at the Iranian Artists Forum on Tuesday evening.

His colleagues, including Reza Kianian, Reza Ruygari, and Alireza Shojanuri, and a number of officials like Farabi Cinema Foundation director Alireza Tabesh, attended the ceremony.

Speaking at the ceremony, Kianian called Mashayekhi one of the five actors who made good progress in Iran’s New Wave cinema during the 1960s.

Film critic Reza Dorostakar said that Mashayekhi has had a very impressive acting career. “However, he has sometimes accepted to collaborate with young filmmakers to help them improve their works.”

Critic Parviz Jahed also said that actors such as Mashayekhi were allowed to continue working in Iran’s post-revolution cinema due to their impressive acting careers in the New Wave cinema.

“For his brilliant acting, he will live in the memory of Iranian cinema history forever,” he stated.

The celebration came to an end with a brief speech by Mashayekhi, in which he recited verses from the Divan of Hafez and expressed his thanks to the organizers of the party.     

Photo: Actor Jamshid Mashayekhi (C) poses with his colleagues, including Reza Kianian (L), during his 84th birthday celebration at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on November 27, 2018. (Mehr/Masud Saki)

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