- Production Designer
Reza Kianian was born in Tehran on June 19, 1951. The second child in a family of 8 (he has 4 brothers and 2 sisters), he moved to the city of Mashhad with his family when he was 1 year old. His first acting coach was his brother Davood, whom arranged for him to act in his theatrical troupe for 3 years. After leaving his brother's group, Kianian started acting professionally in theatre groups around Iran. In 1972, he was accepted and completed his degree in acting at University of Tehran. Throughout his illustrious career, Kianian has worked with esteemed directors such as Bahman Farmanara, Massoud Kimiayi, Ebrahim Hatamikia and Saman Mogadam to name a few. Kianian married his wife of almost 30 years, Haydeh, on March 21 1983, on the Persian New Year. A painter and photographer and sculptor, Kianian splits his time between film projects and fine arts. His paintings and photos have sold in various national and international auctions as well as solo and group exhibitions in the more prestigious galleries. In June of 2012, Reza Kianian acted as the auctioneer for the Tehran Auction, the first ever auction-style event in Tehran. The Tehran Auction set a worldwide record by selling out, raising over a million dollars. Furthermore, Reza Kianian is the author of 9 books, winner of numerous awards and is considered to be one of the staples of Iranian Cinema.
- Dr. Reza Sepidbakht
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