Golshifteh Farahani (* July 10th 1983 in Tehran , Persian گلشیفته فراهانی also Golschifteh ) is an Iranian actress and pianist . She won several film awards, including the crystal of the Simurgh International Fajr Film Festival in Tehran.Golschifteh Farahani is the daughter of actor and theater director Behzad Farahani and sister of actress Schaghayegh Farahani. At the age of five she began to play piano and learn music. At 12, she attended a music school in Tehran, with 14 as she was starring role in Dariush Mehrjuis film Derakht-e Golabi ( The Pear Tree busy), for which they are the crystal-Simurgh as best actress of the 16th International Fajr Film Festival won.In the 2000s she played with in several award winning films. For the film, boutique, she received the Award for Best Actress at the 26th Festival of the three Continents in Nantes. She played several times in films by renowned Iranian film directors, so in Dariush Mehrjuis controversial film Santouri , Bahman Ghobadi’s Half Moon (winner of the Golden Shell at the Festival of San Sebastian 2006), Rasoul Mollagholipours Mim Mesle Madar ( M for Mother , Iran’s contribution to the category “Best foreign-language film ” of the Oscar ) and Asghar Farhadi About Elly (won the Silver Bear for best director Africans at the 2009 Berlinale and the price for the nest at the New York Film Festival Tribeca ).Golshifteh Farahani is committed to protecting the environment and is also the ambassador of Iran in the fight against tuberculosis . Shortly after their participation in the U.S. film The Man Who Lies , she was prevented, reportedly by Iranian authorities from leaving the country,  This was however denied by their colleagues, and a short time later, she appeared in the premiere of the film in the United States. Farahani is also musically active, in Iran it was part of an underground rock band called Kooch Neshin (“Nomad”), and after she left Iran, she teamed up with Mohsen Namjoo together, another exiled Iranians and musicians, and supported him on the album Oy , Farahani plays on the piano and occasionally sings.