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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Iran and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Iran is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Niki Karimi to Dariush Mehrjui.

This historic screenwriters from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Iran?" These prominent screenwriters of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian screenwriters.

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 77 Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and ...more

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Ahmadreza Ahmadi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 78 Ahmadreza Ahmadi is an Iranian poet and screenwriter.The history of Persian modern poetry calls him the founder of New Wave Poetry in Iran. Ahmadi was born in 1940 in Kerman, Iran. He moved to ...more

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Ali Hatami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Dec. at 52 (1944-1996) Ali Hatami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, art director and costume designer.

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Ali Karim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Ali Karim age 40 Ali Karim is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Tehran, Iran. Producer, actor, scriptwriter and director Ali Karim was born in Tehran on October 10th 1977. He was a ...more

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Ali Reza Amini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 47 Ali Reza Amini is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Amir Naderi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 71 Amir Naderi is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and photographer. He is best known for The Runner and Vegas: Based on a True Story.

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Amir Reza Koohestani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Amir Reza Koohestani age 39 Amir Reza Koohestani is a screenwriter.

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Arash T. Riahi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 45 Arash T. Riahi is a film director and screenwriter.

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Asghar Farhadi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 45 Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. For his work as a director, he has received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, among many ...more

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Babak Afrassiabi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 49 Babak Afrassiabi is a visual artist and film director.

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Babak Payami is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 52 Babak Payami is an Iranian film director.

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Bahman Farmanara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 76 Bahman Farmanara is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Bahman Farmanara is the second son in a family of four brothers and one sister. The family business was Textile and ...more

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Bahman Ghobadi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 49 Bahman Ghobadi is an Iranian film director of Kurdish ethnicity. He was born on February 1, 1969 in Baneh, Kurdistan province. Ghobadi belongs to the "new wave" of Iranian cinema.

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Bahram Bayzai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 79 Bahrām Beyzāi is a critically acclaimed Iranian film director, theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, film editor, producer, and researcher. Bahram Beyzai is the son of the poet Ostād ...more

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Behrouz Gharibpour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 68 Behrouz Gharibpour is a renowned Iranian theatre director and pioneer of traditional Persian puppet theatre. He studied theatre at Tehran University and at Dramatic Arts Academy in Rome. He ...more

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Bijan Daneshmand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 59 Bijan Daneshmand is an actor and artist based in England. He was educated in England at Eastbourne College, Sussex, a graduate of King's College London, and trained for acting at the London ...more

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Colet Abedi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Colet Abedi is an American screenwriter of Iranian descent.

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Dariush Mehrjui is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 78 Dariush Mehrju'i, also spelled as Mehrjui, Mehrjoui, and Mehrjuyi, is an Iranian director, screenwriter, producer, and film editor. Mehrjui was a founding member of the Iranian New Wave movement ...more

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Daryush Shokof is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 63 Daryush Shokof is an Iranian artist, philosopher, film director, writer, and film producer. He was born in Tehran, Iran, but lives in Germany. Daryush Shokof was Born in 1954 in Tehran, Iran. He ...more

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David Mahmoudieh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
David Mahmoudieh age 34

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Farhad Safinia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 43 Farhad Safina is a film producer and screenwriter.

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Fariborz Kamkari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Fariborz Kamkari age 36 Fariborz Kamkari is a Kurdish Iranian film director and producer. Kamkari was born in 1981 in Rome, Italy, and studied cinema and theater in Tehran, Iran. He has written several scripts for ...more

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Gholam-Hossein Saedi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Dec. at 49 (1936-1985) Gholām-Hossein Sā'edi MD was a prolific Iranian writer. He has published over forty books, representing his talents in the fiction genres of drama, the novel, the screenplay, and the short story ...more

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Hana Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 29 Hana Makhmalbaf is an Iranian filmmaker. She is the younger sister of filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and daughter of filmmakers Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Marzieh Makhmalbaf.

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Hassan Fathi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Hassan Fathi Hassan Fathi is an Iranian film and TV series director.

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Hassan Loo Sattarvandi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Hassan Loo Sattarvandi age 42 Hassan Loo Sattarvandi is an author and a screenwriter.

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Hossein Amini is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 52 Hossein Amini is an Iranian-British screenwriter and film director. Amini has worked as a screenwriter since the early 1990s. He was nominated for numerous awards for the 1997 film The Wings of ...more

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Jafar Panahi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 57 Jafar Panahi is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an ...more

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Kambuzia Partovi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 62 Kambuzia Partovi is an Iranian film director and scriptwriter. He was born in Rasht, Iran on the Caspian Sea. After studying theater arts in school he wrote mainly scripts for TV series. In 1988 ...more

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Kataneh Vahdani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 35 Kataneh Vahdani is a film director and screenwriter.

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Kayvan Novak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 39 Kayvan Novak is a British–Iranian actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for co-creating and starring in the comedy series Fonejacker from 2006 to 2007 with a one-off in 2012. He is ...more

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Khosrow Sinai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 77 Khosrow Sinai is an Iranian film director. His works are usually based on social documentations. He was the first Iranian film director to win an international prize after the Islamic revolution ...more

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Kiarash Anvari is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Kiarash Anvari age 40 Kiarash Anvari is an Iranian film maker, video artist and script writer. Anvari received his BA in film making from Sooreh Higher Education Institute in Tehran. In 1998 he got a role in Eugene ...more

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Kiumars Pourahmad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Kiumars Pourahmad age 69 Kiumars Pourahmad in city of Nadjaf Abad province of Isfahan, Iran is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, film editor and film producer.

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Loghman Khaledi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Loghman Khaledi age 39 Loghman Khaledi -one of the border conflicted cities- is an Iranian film director, scriptwriter, film editor. In 2001, he made his first film "Focus".

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Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 58 Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is an Iranian film director and screenwriter, and has been the recipient of several awards, including Best Film for, Noora, at the 49th Taormina International Film Festival, ...more

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Majid Majidi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 58 Majid Majidi is an Iranian film director, film producer, and screenwriter. Majidi's films have touched on many themes and genres and he has won many international awards.

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Mani Haghighi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 48 Mani Haghighi is an Iranian filmmaker, screen writer and actor. He is the grandson of the writer and filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan.

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Marjane Satrapi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 48 Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.

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Maryam Keshavarz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 43 Maryam Keshavarz is an Iranian-American filmmaker best known for her 2011 film Circumstance distributed by Participant Media and Roadside Attractions, which won the Audience Award at Sundance ...more

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Masoud Kimiai is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Masoud Kimiai age 76 Masoud Kimiai is an Iranian director, screenwriter and producer.

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Massoud Bakhshi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Massoud Bakhshi age 46 Massoud Bakhshi is a film director and screenwriter.

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Massy Tadjedin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 40 Massy Tadjedin is an Iranian-American screenwriter.

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Mohammad Farokhmanesh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 46 Mohammad Farokhmanesh is a Gerd Ruge-Prize winning Iranian film director, scriptwriter and producer, residing in Germany.

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Mohammad Rasoulof is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 46 Mohammad Rasoulof is a film director.

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Mohammad-Reza Honarmand is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Mohammad-Reza Honarmand Mohammad Reza Honarmand is an Iranian film director.

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 60 Mohsen Makhmalbaf is an Iranian film director, writer, film editor, and producer. He has made more than 20 feature films, won some 50 awards and been a jury in more than 15 major film festivals. ...more

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Naghi Nemati is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
Naghi Nemati age 41 Naghi Nemati is a screenwriter, film editor and film director.

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Niki Karimi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 46 Niki Karimi is an Iranian actress, director, and screenwriter.

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Parviz Kimiavi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Iran
age 79 Parviz Kimiavi is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, editor and one of the most prominent figures of Persian cinema of the 20th century. Kimiavi studied photography and film at ...more