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Iranian star Shahab Hosseini wins best actor award at Cannes

Cannes (France), 21/05/2016.- (L-R) Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, Iranian director Ashgar Farhadi and Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini pose during the photocall for 'Blood Father' at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 21 May 2016.

He first appeared in a supporting role in Dariush Mehrjui's The Cow (1969), which was also the first film of Ezatollah Entezami, another famous Iranian actor. Nasirian then shined in the title role of Mr. Naive (1970), also by Mehrjui.

Khosrow Shakibā'í (March 27, 1944, Tehran, Iran — July 18, 2008, Tehran) was a celebrated Iranian stage and cinema actor. He ranks amongst the most accomplished of actors of his generation.

Cannes (France) (AFP) - Iranian star Shahab Hosseini won the best actor award at the Cannes film festival Sunday for his role as a husband shaken by an attack on his wife in "The Salesman". The 42-year-old won a Golden Globe in for his part in 2011's "A Separation", which was also directed by Iranian master Asghar Farhadi. "This prize belongs to my people and I give it to them with all my heart," he said.

Vigen or Viguen, born Vigen Derderian (November 23, 1929 - October 26, 2003), known as "Sultan of Pop" and "Sultan of Persian jazz", was a hugely popular Iranian pop music singer and actor.