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Anahita Dargahi
آناهیتا درگاهی
Shahr-e Qesseh Cinema movie press conference 2020-02-10 06.jpg
Dargahi at the 2020 Fajr Film Festival
Born (1987-01-27) January 27, 1987 (age 37)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation Actress
Years active 2015–present
Spouse(s) Ashkan Khatibi

Anahita Dargahi (Persian: آناهیتا درگاهی; born (1987-01-27)January 27, 1987) is an Iranian actress and painter.

Early life

Anahita Dargahi was born in 1987 in Tehran. She began painting at seven under the instruction of the renowned painter Abbas Katouzian. Having gained accomplishments in her painting career, Dargahi has held several individual exhibitions while actively participating in several group ones in Iran and abroad. She has also designed numerous posters. While a painter and an actor, she was the producer of the music video Parde-ye Ākhar (The Last Act) by Reza Kianian as well as one of Arian Keshishi's concerts.

Dargahi is a stage and movie actress. She learned her first lessons in acting from Farzad Motamen, who gave her a part in his movie Ākharin bār key Sahar rā didi? (When Did You Meet Sahar Last?) in 2015.

Dargahi continued with her academic education in art and did a B.A. in graphics and an M.A. in painting from Tehran University of Art.

She married the actor, singer, and director Ashkan Khatibi in 2016. She is the aunt of footballer Dennis Eckert.

Career

Painting

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Anahita Dargahi and her husband Ashkan Khatibi at Milad Tower, Tehran, 2018

Dargahi has held three individual exhibitions of her works at the Niavaran Palace Complex and Seyhoun Gallery and Farmanieh Galleries, all in Tehran. She has also taken part in three group exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts of the Sa’dabad Palace Complex, Kamal-ol-Molk Gallery, and Jam Art Gallery in Dubai. Her latest painting exhibition, called “Fasl-e man kojāst?” (“Where Is My Season?”) was held at Ariana Gallery.

Acting

Dargahi's acting debut was the detective movie Ākharin bār key Sahar rā didi? (When Did You Met Sahar Last?), directed by Farzad Motamen in 2015. Nominated in five categories at the Fajr International Film Festival, the movie brought her to the limelight.

Dargahi went on to star in such movies as Zard (Yellow, directed by Mostafa Taghizadeh, 2016), Dāstan-e Siāvash (The Story of Siavash, by Amir Eskandari, 2017), Ghānun-e Morfi (Murphy’s Law, by Rambod Javan, 2018), Cheshm-o-goush-basteh (The Naïve One, by Farzad Motamen, 2018), Sudabeh (by Mohammad Ali Sadjadi, 2018), Derakht-e Banafsh (The Purple Tree, by Amin Aslani, 2019), Nilgoun (Azure, by Hosein Soheilizadeh, 2019).

She also starred in the TV series Mamnoueh (The Forbidden, by Amir Purkian, 2017) as "Talā Davallou".

Dargahi took roles in a number of plays including Dar entezār-e Ādolf (Waiting for Adolf, by Alireza Koushk Jalali, 2017), Se khāhar (The Three Sisters, by Mohammad-Hasan Ma'jouni, 2017), Dah sāl tanhāyi (Ten Years of Solitude, by Ashkan Khatibi, 2018), Ghahtizadegān (The Famine-stricken, by Ashkan Khatibi, 2019).

Filmography

Film

  • The Loser Man (مرد بازنده) (Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian, 2022)
  • Cinema Shahr-e ghesseh (سینما شهر قصه) (Keyvan Alimohammadi and Ali-Akbar Heydari, 2019)
  • Nilgoun (نیلگون) (Hosein Soheilizadeh, 2019)
  • Derkht-e banafsh (درخت بنفش) (Amin Aslani, 2019)
  • Soudabeh (سودابه) (Mohammad Ali Sadjadi, 2018)
  • Cheshm-o-goush-basteh (چشم‌وگوش‌بسته) (Farzad Motamen, 2018)
  • Ghanoun-e morfi (قانون مورفی) (Rambod Javan, 2018)
  • Hamdigar (short film) (همدیگر) (Ali Zarnegar, 2017)
  • Dastan-e Siavash (داستان سیاوش) (Amir Eskandari, 2017)
  • Zard (زرد) (Mostafa Taghizadeh, 2016)
  • Akharin bar key Sahar ra didi? (آخرین بار کی سحر را دیدی؟) (Farzad Motamen, 2015)

Web

Year Title Role Director Platform
2018 Forbidden Tala Dulu Amir Pourkian Video CD
2021 The Good, The Bad, The Corney: Radioactive Anahita Madani Mohsen Chegini Filimo
2021 I Want to Live Shiva Mastour Sharam Shah Hosseini

Theatre

  • Nefrin-e ghahtizadegān (نفرین قحطی‌زدگان) (Ashkan Khatibi, Iranshahr Amphitheater, Samandarian Hall, June 2019)
  • Arbāb Pontilā (ارباب پونتیلا) (Mikaeel Shahrestani, based on Mr Puntila and his Man Matti, an epic theatre comedy by Bertolt Brecht)
  • Madreseh-ye shabāneh (مدرسهٔ شبانه) (stage reading of a play by Harold Pinter)
  • Vaghti khorous ghalat mikhānad (وقتی خروس غلط می‌خوانَد) (Ali Shams)
  • Dar entezār-e Ādolf (در انتظار آدولف) (Alireza Koushk Jalali)
  • 3 khahar (سه خواهر) (Mohammad-Hasan Ma'jouni, Pāliz Amphitheater, June 2017, based on a play be Anton Chekhov)
  • Dah sāl tanhāyi theater-concerto (ده سال تنهایی) (Ashkan Khatibi)
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