Mohsen Tanabandeh is an Iranian cinema and television actor, director and screenwriter who studied acting at University of Art and Architecture. He began acting in 1992 and collaborated with directors in television and cinema. He appeared in the popular television series Paytakht (2014). He was awarded for his performance in Petition For Allah (2008) at Fajr International Film Festival. He is otherwise best known for his performances in 2015’s Iran Burger, a Fajr Film Festival nominee for Best Actor, and 2017’s Ferrari, for which he won Best Actor at the Fajr Film Festival. He also wrote the screenplay for Ghasam, once more nominated at Fajr but this time for Best Screenplay. Rona, Azim’s Mother (2019) is his first APSA nomination.

Accolades

Mohsen Tanabandeh
Best Actor, 2019

Mohsen Tanabandeh

Best Actor, 2019

Mohsen Tanabandeh

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Mohsen Tanabandeh is an Iranian cinema and television actor, director and screenwriter who studied acting at University of Art and Architecture. He began acting in…

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Films

Rona, Azim’s Mother
2018

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan
2018

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Azim is an Afghan refugee who works at the municipality at night and lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of the…

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Muhammad: The Messenger of God
2015

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Muhammad Rasoulallah)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2015

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Muhammad Rasoulallah)

The Prophet Muhammad’s life story unfolds in this sweeping historical epic, the eleventh feature film from master filmmaker Majid Majidi who consulted some 40 Koranic…

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