Hamed Behdad, nominated Best Actor for Castle of Dreams at Imagineindia 2020

Hamed Behdad (born 17 November 1973) is an Iranian actor and singer. A popular actor in Iran, he has won the Golden Goblet for Best Actor in 2019  Shanghai International Film Festival for his role in Castle of Dreams. Hamed Behdad for the first time won Crystal Simorgh for Crime movie in 2011.

Behdad has also received critical acclaim for roles in films such as BoutiqueThird DayNo One Knows About Persian CatsFelicity LandCrimeHard MakeupIt Happened at MidnightBlockage and Castle of Dreams.

During his path of career, he had great opportunities to cooperate with many of so successful and famous Iranian directors as Abbas KiyarostamiNaser TaghvaiMasoud Kimiai and Dariush Mehrjui however unfortunately some of these cooperation have not been released yet.

Behdad was first introduced to Iran’s Cinema with the movie, End of Game. He was then, nominated for Crystal Simorgh in the Fajr Film Festival for the Best First Actor for this movie.

Behdad played as an Iraqi army officer in the movie Third Day in 2006. In this role, he is falling in love with an Iranian girl who lived in Khoramshahr, where it was in the siege of Iraq at that time. He again, for the second time, was nominated for Crystal Simorgh award in 25th Fajr Film Festival. He played his role in this movie that impressive that it drew a lot of attention from everyone of the contemporaneous filmmakers and critics.

Behdad’s success in movie No One Knows About Persian Cats directed by Bahman Ghobadi qualified him to have an access to the Cannes Film Festival.

He received Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Supporting Actor for his incredible role-playing in movie Crime directed by Masoud Kimiai in 29th Fajr Film Festival.

Important Awards:
Winner of the Best Actor Award in Shanghai International Film Festival for CASTLE OF DREAMS (2019, Reza Mirkarimi).

Winner of the Actor Award in Antalya International Film Festival for CASTLE OF DREAMS (2019, Reza Mirkarimi).

Winner of the Best Actor Award in Fajr Film Festival for CRIME (2011, Masoud Kimiai)

Some of the Other Important Films in the International Scene:
NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (2009, Bahman Ghobadi – Cannes).
THE LAST STEP (2012, Ali Mosaffa – Karlovy Vary).
BLOCKAGE (2017, Mohsen Gharaie – Busan).
SLY (2018, Kamal Tabrizi – Busan).