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Karimi, Niki

Karimi, Niki

Date of birth
     10 November 1971, Tehran, Iran

Mini biography

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.

 Filmography

Niki has starred in over 20 movies in Iran, and has recently begun to direct her own.


 As director

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 

 
Name
Director
Year
1.
Temptation Jamshid Heidari 1989
2.
The Bride Behrooz Afkhami 1990
3.
The Footsteps of the Wolf Masoud Kimiaii 1991
4.
Sara Darioush Mehrjouii 1992
5.
Pari Darioush Mehrjouii 1993
6.
Sent of Josef's shirt Ebrahim Hatamikia 1994
7.
Shadow-by-Shadow Ali Zhekan 1995
8.
Minoo's Tower Ebrahim Hatamikia 1995
9.
Pshyco Darioush Farhang 1997
10.
Takhti Behrouz Afkhami 1997
11.
Two Woman Tahmineh Milani 1998
12.
The Actor Mohammad ali Sajadi 1998
13.
The Apple of Eve Saiid Asadi 1998
14.
The Waiting Girls Rahman Rezai 1998
15.
The Burned Generation Rassoul Molagholipour 1999
16.
Thousand Woman Like Me Reza Karimi 1999
17.
The Hidden Half Tahmineh Milani 2000
18.
One Flew over Cuckoo’s Nes Ahmad Reza Motamedi 2001
19.
Gone with the Wind Sadra Abdollahi 2002
20.
The Fifth Reaction Tahmineh Milani 2002
21.
Ransom Farzad Motamen 2003

As a screen writer

Year  Title
2005  Escape
2001  Auto stop
2000  To Have or Not to Have


 As a translator

Year  Title
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


 Awards

2001  Best Actress, Cairo International Film Festival
1993  Silver Seashell, San Sebastian Film Festival
1992  Best Actress, Nantes Film Festival

 

Director - Selected filmography

  1. Final Whistle - Soote payan (2011)
  2. A Few Days Later... (2006)
  3. One Night - Yek shab (2005)
 

 
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