Arman Alizad

Arman Alizad (born 12 January 1971)[1] is an Iranian-Finnish master tailor, fashion columnist and TV personality. He is best known for the martial arts series Kill Arman, which has aired in over 100 countries around the world.[2][3] Alizad has also hosted several other Finnish TV series, such as Dresscode, Unisex, Loman Tarpeessa and Arman Reilaa.

Arman Alizad
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Alizad (centre) in 2009
Born (1971-01-12) 12 January 1971 (age 51)
OccupationTV host, TV producer, tailor
Years active2001–present

Early lifeEdit

Alizad was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1971.[4] When the Islamic revolution started in 1979, his family first escaped to the United States and eventually Finland, where his grandparents had been living. He has lived there ever since.[5] He was active as a child and enjoyed skateboarding and football.[6]

Tailoring careerEdit

Alizad graduated from a basic tailoring school in 1992,[6] and became an apprentice to master tailor Jouni Korhonen.[7] Alizad passed the master tailor's test in 1997.[6]

He co-owns the Finnish Pukustudio clothing company with Sonja Raassina, one of the last remaining master tailors in Finland.[7][8]

TV careerEdit

Alizad started his television career with the fashion show Dresscode in 2001.[9] Since then he has done another fashion show (Unisex),[8] two travel shows (Loman Tarpeessa, Arman Reilaa),[10] and one martial arts TV series, Kill Arman.[9] His more recent series are Arman ja viimeinen ristiretki (Beyond Human Boundaries), 2013–) and Arman pohjantähden alla (Arman under the North Star, 2016–).

In Viimeinen ristiretki, he visits people and places that are completely outside "western culture".[2] The show won the 2014 Golden Venla for best TV reality series and for Alizad as best performer.[1][11]

In Pohjantähden alla he travels inside Finland to show things that others close their eyes to.[12] This show won the Golden Venla for best documentary in 2017.[11] Alizad won for best performer again in 2016 and 2017.[13]

International fameEdit

In 2009, Kill Arman made a distribution deal with the British TV distribution company DRG.[14] Between 2009 and 2011, the series was sold to over 100 countries, making Alizad an internationally known TV personality.[3] The series airs, for example, on BBC Knowledge, Extreme Sports Channel and Jim.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Alizad has three daughters. He is divorced, having been married twice.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hoimela, Leeni (21 November 2015). "Tätä Arman Alizad ei uskaltaisi tehdä: "Jos olen ollut vaarassa, aistin sen tyttärestäni"". Me Naiset. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Ikonen, Inka (21 September 2019). "Näin Arman Alizad kasvoi lohikäärmeistä innostuvasta pojasta kaikkien tuntemaksi tv-persoonaksi – "Mietin pitkään, onko minussa jotain vikaa"". Duunitori. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kill Arman -sarja myyty yli sataan maahan". Yle. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  4. ^ "KUVA: Arman Alizad julkaisi itsestään suloisen lapsuuspotretin". MTV Uutiset. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  5. ^ Kaartamo, Outi (1 March 2014). "Arman Alizadin perhe pakeni islamisteja Suomeen". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Väkevä, Valtteri (1 June 2016). "Arman Alizad". Hangup. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b Kantola, Iida (6 January 2019). "Arman Alizad oli kaikkien aikojen nuorin vaatturimestari – sitten mies sai soiton, joka muutti urasuunnitelmat kertaheitolla". Iltasanomat. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  8. ^ a b Vimma, Tuomas (4 May 2007). "Arman Alizad". City. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  9. ^ a b Kauppinen, Ina (7 April 2018). "Muistatko? Arman Alizadin tv-ura alkoi legendaarisesta MoonTV:stä: "Kyllä se sellaista sekoilua oli"". Iltasanomat. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  10. ^ Nurmi, Juha (30 December 2018). ""Toimistolle marssi yhtäkkiä outo tyyppi" - Arman Alizad muistelee MoonTV:n järkyttävää loppua: kaikki loppui kuin seinään!". Seiska. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b Tenhunen, Silja (13 January 2017). "Arman Alizad lähetti kiitospuheessaan terveiset hallitukselle – Pohjantähden alla saa jatkoa". Uusimaa. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  12. ^ Lietsala, Linda (2 September 2019). "Arman Alizad näki läheltä, miten lohdutonta vanhusten arki voi olla – karu tilanne iski päin näköä: "Olet kuin vanki 24 tuntia vuorokaudessa"". Iltasanomat. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Arman Alizad jälleen yleisön suosikki, Syke pokkasi parhaan tv-ohjelman Venla-palkinnon". Satakunnan Kansa. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  14. ^ Buxton, Martin (10 July 2010). "DRG offers chance to Kill Arman". C21 Media. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Kill Arman". BBC Knowledge. Archived from the original on 15 May 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Arman Alizad at Wikimedia Commons