Reza Kianian, renowned Iranian stage and film actor was born in Tehran in 1951. He graduated with a degree in stage theatre from the faculty of fine arts at the University of Tehran and started his cinematic career with a role in Hamid Samandarian's All Temptations of Earth (1989). Reza Kianian has worked with many prominent film and theatre directors including Bahram Beyzaei, Massoud Kimiaei, Bahman Farmanara, Farzad Mo'tamen, Mani Haghighi and Saman Moghaddam. He has been nominated for Iranian House of Cinema and Fajr International Film Festival awards a total of 7 times, winning on six occasions. In addition to acting, directing and screenwriting, Kianian is a keen sculptor and photographer.

Mr. Kianan will be attending the third CineIran Film Festival, where he will be conducting an acting workshop.