Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee

Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy (Persian: فرشته صدرعرفایی, born 29 December 1962) is an Iranian actress. She is best known internationally for her role as Pari in The Circle (2000), which has won several awards including the Golden Lion at the 57th Venice International Film Festival, but is banned in Iran. Sadre Orafaiy has won Best Actress at the 23rd Fajr Film Festival for her acting in Café Transit (2005) and Best Supporting Actress at the 37th Fajr Film Festival for her performance in When the Moon Was Full (2019).

Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee
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Sadre Orafaee at the 37th Fajr Film Festival (2019)
Born (1962-12-29) 29 December 1962 (age 59)
  • Actress
  • Voice Actress
  • Puppeteer
Years active1988–present
(m. 1980; div. 2011)
WebsiteIMDb profile



Year Title Role Director
1987 Days of Waiting Asghar Hashemi
1988 Rise Fereydoun Jeyrani
1995 The White Balloon Mother Jafar Panahi
1999 Once Upon a Time Iraj Tahmasb
2000 The Circle Pari Jafar Panahi
2001 Under The Moonlight Reza Mirkarimi
2005 Café Transit Reyhan Kambuzia Partovi
2007 Human Abdolreza Kahani
2009 Twenty Abdolreza Kahani
2010 Endless Dreams Mrs. Hemati Pouran Derakhshandeh
2011 Goodbye Mohammad Rasoulof
2013 The Coming Twilight Fatemeh Ali Sedaghat Karimi
The Painting Pool Teacher Maziar Miri
2016 Seven Months Zari Hatf Alimardani
2017 One Kilo and Twenty One Grams Rahim Toufan
2019 Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness Masoud Bakhshi
When the Moon Was Full Ghamnaz Narges Abyar
2020 Lady of The City Shahrbanoo Maryam Bahrololumi
2021 A Hero Mrs. Radmehr Asghar Farhadi


Year Title Role Director Network
2014 Homeland Kamal Tabrizi IRIB TV3

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