Pegah Ahangarani

Pegah Ahangarani (Persian: پگاه آهنگرانی‎; born July 24, 1984) is an Iranian actress and Film director. She is the daughter of actress and director Manijeh Hekmat and movie director Jamshid Ahangarani. She has acted in 11 Iranian feature films since 2001 and made one documentary.[1]

Pegah Ahangarani
Ahangarani in 2017
Pegah Ahangarani Farahani

(1984-07-24) 24 July 1984 (age 35)
Years active1990–present
Parent(s)Jamshid Ahangarani (father)
Manijeh Hekmat (mother)



  • Best Actress Award, for The Girl in Sneakers, 23rd Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt, December 1999
  • Best Performance Award, for The Girl in Sneakers, Dokhtari ba Kafshhaye Katani (original title), 14th Isfahan International Film and Video Festival for Children and Young Adults, Iran, October 1999
  • Best Actress Award, for Women’s Prison, "Zendan-e zanan" (original title), a movie that is directed by her mother wherein Pegah played three different roles, Locarno Film Festival
  • Best Supporting Actress for Trapped, 31st International Fajr Film Festival 2013 [4]


Ahangarani was arrested on 27 July 2009 in the wake of the turmoil after the 2009 presidential election, allegedly for her work in support of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.[5] She was later released but arrested again on 10 July 2011 prior to her planned trip to Germany to report on the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup for the Persian service of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.[6] She was released from Evin Prison two weeks later on the equivalent of $84,000 bail after expressions of "outrage among foreign governments and human rights organizations".[7]

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