Born in 1972, he started his career as a photographer and theater player at the age of 15. He
graduated from the Faculty of Cinema and TV in Tehran with a BA degree in filmmaking. He has
made more than 20 films including shorts, TV movies and documentaries, some of which won
various awards in international film festivals, including his first feature, “Before the Burial” in 2008.
“Bending the Rules” won Special Jury Prize in Tokyo IFF, Audience Award in Nantes, and Special
Prize in Mannheim in 2013.His third feature, “Inversion” was in “Un Certain Regards” of Cannes
2016 and more than other 25 festivals.