Date of birth
10 November 1971, Tehran, Iran
Niki Karimi (November 10, 1971, Tehran, Iran)
Niki Karimi was born and raised in Tehran. She participated in theatrical work while she was in elementary school.
Her hobby of reading and watching movies from an early age inspired her to become an actress. Her talent as an actress was found by the famous Iranian actor Jamshid Gorgin, while she was playing a role in a school play.
She loves translating and in 1999 she released her first translation work, Marlon Brando's biography Songs My Mother Taught Me in to Persian.
Niki is now an actress in Iran who has won several awards both at home and internationally.
She has also recently been in the jury for such festivals as the Locarno International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival and berlin film festival and also the 60th Cannes Film Festival.
In 2001 with Abbas Kiarostami as the producer she directed To have or not to have, a documentary about infertility. Her efforts won her first award as a director in "The Rain" festival in Iran.
In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, where her motion picture directorial debut One Night was nominated, she said that acting no longer satisfies her and she would like to direct more movies.
Niki has starred in over 20 movies in Iran, and has recently begun to direct her own.
2011 Final Whistle - Soote payan
2006 A few days later (Script won the Rotterdam festivals Hubert Bals Fund)
2005 One Night (Nominated in the Cannes film festival)
2003 To Have or Not to Have
As an actress
As a screen writer
2001 Auto stop
2000 To Have or Not to Have
As a translator
2005 Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
1999 Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando, Robert Lindsey
As a film critic
2007 Member of Jury at Berlin Film Festival
2006 Head of Jury at Reykjavik International Film Festival
2005 Member of Jury at Locarno International Film Festival
2005 Member of Jury at Thessaloniki Film Festival
2001 Best Actress, Cairo International Film Festival
1993 Silver Seashell, San Sebastian Film Festival
1992 Best Actress, Nantes Film Festival
Director - Selected filmography
Final Whistle - Soote payan (2011)
A Few Days Later... (2006)
One Night - Yek shab (2005)