Mohammad Ali Fardin

Biography

Fardin was born and raised in a poor area in southern Tehran. He was the eldest of three children. After graduating from high school, Fardin joined the Air Force and became a freestyle wrestler in his twenties; he won a silver medal at the 1954 World Wrestling Championships and placed fourth in 1957.

Fardin was a popular lead actor in Iranian cinema, and was known by the title, King of Hearts, after his lead role in an Iranian film of the same title (Soltane Ghalbha).

He rose to fame in the 1960s. For the average Iranian, he was a heroic figure who served as an alternative to non Iranian movie stars. He was stereotypically cast as the poor tough guy with the heart of gold who got the girl at the end. His films include, Behesht Door Nist, Ghazal, and Ganje Qarun. After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, he starred in only two more films, Bar Faraz -e- Asemanha and Barzakhiha.

He also acted in the Indo Iranian Bollywood film Subah O Sham (1972) starring alongside Waheeda Rehman, Sanjeev Kapoor, Simin Ghaffari and Azar. The film was directed by Tapi Chanakya. His voice in the film was dubbed by Satyen Kappu.

Filmography

Director

  1. Bar faraz-e Aseman-ha (1978)
  2. Gharar-e Bozorg (1975)
  3. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  4. Jahannam + Man (1972)
  5. Ghasre-e Zarrin (1969)
  6. Solatan-e Ghalb-ha (1968)
  7. Hatam-e Tahei (1966)
  8. Gadayan-e Tehran (1966)
  9. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  10. Eshgh-o Entegham (1965)
  11. Gorg-haye Gorosneh (1962)

Producer

  1. Bar Faraz-e Aseman-ha(1978)
  2. Gharar Bozorg (1975)
  3. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  4. Jahanam + Man (1972)
  5. Sekke-ye Shans (1970)
  6. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  7. Gorg-haye Gorosne (1962)

Writer

  1. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  2. Solatan-e Ghalb-ha (1968)
  3. Hatam-e Tahei (1966)
  4. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  5. Eshgh-o Entegham (1965)

Actor

  1. Barzakhi-ha (1982)
  2. Bar Faraz-e Aseman-ha (1978)
  3. Ghazal (1976)
  4. Ta’asob (1975)
  5. Gharar-e Bozorg (1975)
  6. Javanmard (1974)
  7. Salam bar Eshgh (1974)
  8. Shekast Napazir (1974)
  9. Movazebe Kolat Bash (1974)
  10. Najoor-ha (1974)
  11. Jabbar, Sarjookhe Farari (1973)
  12. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  13. Jahanam + Man (1972)
  14. Ayoob (1971)
  15. Baba Shamal (1971)
  16. Raze Derakhte Senjed (1971)
  17. Mard-e Hezar Labkhand (1971)
  18. Mardan-e Khashen
  19. Mi’adGah-e Khashm(1971)
  20. Homa-ye Sa’adat (1971)
  21. Yek Khoshkel va Hezar Moshkel (1971)
  22. Sekke-ye Shans (1970)
  23. Kooche Mard-ha (1970)
  24. Mardi az Jonoob-e Shahr(1970)
  25. Yaghoot-e Se Cheshm(1970)
  26. Behesht Door Nist (1969)
  27. Donya-ye Por Omid (1969)
  28. Ghasr-e Zarrin (1969)
  29. Na’re Toofan (1969)
  30. Khashm-e Kowli (1968)
  31. Soltan-e Ghalb-ha (1968)
  32. Toofan Bar Faraz-e Patra(1968)
  33. Mardan-e Bokos (1968)
  34. Charkh-e Falak (1967)
  35. Shokooh-e Javanmardi (1967)
  36. Toofan-e Nooh (1967)
  37. AmirArsalan-e Namdar (1966)
  38. Jahan Pahlavan (1966)
  39. Hatam-e Taei (1966)
  40. Gadayan-e Tehran (1966)
  41. Mardi az Tehran (1966)
  42. Babr-e Koohestan (1965)
  43. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  44. Eshgh-o Entegham (1965)
  45. Ghahraman-e Gharamanan(1965)
  46. Ganj-e Gharoon(1965)
  47. Moo Tatalei-e Shahre Ma (1965)
  48. Agha-ye Gharn-e Bistom (1964)
  49. Ensan-ha (1964)
  50. Tarane-haye Roostaei (1964)
  51. Jahanam Zir-e Pa-ye Man (1964)
  52. Dehkade-ye Talaei (1964)
  53. Masir-e Roodkhaneh (1964)
  54. Zan-ha Fereshte-and (1963)
  55. Sahel-e Entezar (1963)
  56. Zamin-e Talkh (1962)
  57. Tala-ye Sefid (1962)
  58. Gorg-haye Gorosne (1962)
  59. Bive-haye Khandan (1961)
  60. Dokhtari Faryad Mikeshad (1961)
  61. Faryad-e Nime Shab (1961)
  62. Farda Roshan Ast (1960)
  63. Cheshme-ye Ab-e Hayat (1959)

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