Wednesday, 15 January, 2020

Iranian actress Homa Rousta dies at 71

Iranian television and cinema actress Homa Rousta has passed away at the age of 71.

Rousta, who had gone to America for cancer treatment, died in a hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday, exactly coincides with the anniversary of his birth.

His body is supposed to transfer to Iran for funeral and burial.

Homa Rousta‎ (26, September 1946 - 26, September 2015), born in Tehran, was an Iranian film and stage actress. She was the widow of stage director Hamid Samandarian.

She has a MA from the Bucharest National University of Drama in Romania. In 1970, she returned to Iran and began studying Chemistry but left her studies unfinished.

Her film debut was “Glass Wall” in 1971. The next year, while teaching at the Tehran University Faculty of Dramatic Arts, she directed the play “Glass Menagerie”.

After the Revolution, in 1986, she appeared in “Little Bird of Happiness” for which she was nominated for a Certificate of Merit for Best Actress from the 6th Fajr International Film Festival.

Two years later, she appeared in Hamid Samandarian’s “All the Temptations of the Earth” and was nominated for a Crystal Symorgh for Best Actress from the 8th Fajr International Film Festival.

In 1990, she won the Best Actress award of the Art and Culture Festival of Village Life for “Malak Khatoon”.

She was nominated for a Crystal Symorgh for Best Actress from the 11th Fajr International Film Festival for “From Karkheh to Rheine”.

In 1995, she won the Sima Festival award for Best Actress for the teleplay “Magician”.

She was also nominated for an Iran Cinema Celebration Best Actress Award for “Legion”. She has appeared in the dramas “Crimson Earth” and “Mother’s Song”.

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