Pegah Ahangarani

Pegah Ahangarani

Pegah Ahangarani | پگاه آهنگرانی

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Pegah Ahangarani (born August 23, 1984, in Arak) پگاه آهنگرانی : is an Iranian actress and documentary filmmaker. She is the daughter of Manijeh Hekmat, one of Iran's directors, and Jamshid Ahangarani, a cinema director.

Life:
Pegah Ahangarani made her debut in front of the camera at the age of 6 in the film "The Singing Cat" (directed by Kambuzia Partovi) in 1984. However, it was at the age of 15 that she shone brightly in her artistic career, receiving positive reviews for her role in "A Girl with Sneakers." She garnered numerous awards including Best Actress at the Cairo Film Festival, Best Actress at the World Image Festival, an Honorary Diploma at the Abadan International Social Film Festival, and Best Acting Performance at the Isfahan International Film Festival for Children and Youth in 1999.

In her first directorial experience with her mother, Manijeh Hekmat, she played three different roles in the film "Women's Prison." The film won the Best Film and Screenplay Award at the 6th House of Cinema Celebration, and in 2001, Pegah, along with Baran Kosari, starred in the documentary "Our Time" about the presidential elections.

In 2007, while filming "Green Fire" without a stunt double, she had an accident and fractured her spine, leading to her hospitalization for some time. She also has acting credits in films such as "The Expelled" and "Silk Road" directed by Mohammad Bozorgnia. "The Men Are Not Allowed In" and "Max" are among her successful comedy films where Pegah Ahangarani showcased her acting skills.

In 2008, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival for her role in "Born of the Earth" directed by Abolhassan Davoodi. She has also appeared in other films such as "Mr. Yusef," "Voices," "Winter Sleep," and "Third Floor."

Pegah Ahangarani has also directed documentaries such as "Apple," "Theater," and "Ghazaleh Alizadeh's Trials and Sweetnesses." "Theater" is about the theater scene in the city, for which she won the Special Jury Prize at the Isfahan Short Film Festival in 2005. She explored the life of the famous writer Ghazaleh Alizadeh in her documentary "Ghazaleh Alizadeh's Trials and Sweetnesses," interviewing her relatives including her daughter Salma and her famous friends such as Masoud Kimiai, Mohammad Ali Sepanlou, and Bahram Beyzai. Her documentary "The Sweetnesses" is about Masoud Dehnamaki, the director of the "Expelled" films and former leaders of Hezbollah, and was aired on the BBC Persian service.

She has also acted in theater productions such as "Minus Two" directed by Davoud Rashidi and "Born in 1984" directed by Payam Dehkordi in 2011. "Born in 1984" had a political theme and was suspended in March 2011 due to opposition from the General Directorate of Performing Arts.

Additionally, Pegah Ahangarani has a background as a former member of Hussein Alizadeh and Houshang Kamkar's orchestra as a violoncello player. She is also a columnist for the Etemad newspaper.

She is also planning to direct a documentary titled "Cinema House Events," recounting the incidents that occurred at the Cinema House and involving its residents from 2010 to 2013.

In November 2013, in an interview with ISNA, she announced the production of two documentaries: "I am currently filming a documentary with Dorna Modanlou about the cinema artists. Those who have come to "Master Jamshid" since the 1960s and have stayed there because of their interest in cinema."

She added, "These individuals, while participating in various film projects and engaging in art, make a narrative film every few years and play roles that they are interested in but do not find the opportunity to perform in cinema."

Ahangarani also titled her other film a documentary about the history of Tehran's neighborhoods and told ISNA, "This work is currently in the research stage, and I am personally working on 16 neighborhoods of Tehran and will focus on the baths, Imamzadehs, and other features of each neighborhood."

Finally, she mentioned a documentary directed and written by Pegah Ahangarani that deals with the executions of the 1960s in Iran and narrates the world from the perspective of a seven-year-old girl through several distorted photographs and old videos.

Details :
  • Name : Pegah Ahangarani
  • Birthday : July 24, 1984
  • Born in : Arak
  • Tmdb ID : 213368
  • Also know as : ['پگاه آهنگرانی']
  • Persian Name : پگاه آهنگرانی

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