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A portrait of Iranian actress Laya Zanganeh

Laya Zanganeh serves as a timeless reminder of unforgettable roles etched in our memories.

In the realm of Iranian cinema, the name Laya Zanganeh serves as a timeless reminder of unforgettable roles etched in our memories.

Born on June 17, 1965 in Tehran, this 58-year-old actress has carved a remarkable niche for herself, blending the essence of theatrical brilliance with the allure of the silver screen.

Zanganeh's journey into the world of performance art began at Tehran University of Art, where she immersed herself in the study of Theatre.

In 1992, she entered professional theater, a decision that changed the trajectory of her life.

A pivotal moment in her career unfolded when late actor Amin Tarokh recognized the talent that lay within her.

Under the mentorship of Sorayya Qasemi and late veteran actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, she transitioned into the realms of cinema and television.

Zanganeh’s performance in ‘Under Your Protection’ during 1994–95 brought her into the spotlight, leaving a lasting impression on viewers nationwide.

Zanganeh made her film debut with 'The Secret of Mina' (1996), directed by Abbas Rafei. This marked the beginning of a prolific career, with notable appearances in films such as 'Lean on the Wind' (1999), 'Seven Songs' (2001), 'Fever' (2003), 'The Boss' (2006), 'Quiet Streets' (2010), 'Self-Harm' (2011), 'Private Life' (2011), and 'Lovers Die Standing' (2013).

Apart from movies, Zanganeh showcased her talent in diverse TV series, solidifying her reputation as a versatile actress. Some notable ones include 'Under Your Protection' (1994-1995), 'In My Heart' (1997-1998), 'Born Again' (1999), 'Zero Degree Turn' (2007), 'Coma' (2007), 'Tell the Truth' (2012), and 'Like a Mother' (2013).

Looking back on Laya Zanganeh's remarkable journey, it's clear that her contributions have enriched Iranian cinema and left a lasting impact on those who've witnessed her artistry. Wishing her ongoing success and prosperity on both stage and screen.

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