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Baran Kosari

Iranian actress
The basics
Occupation Actor Script supervisor
Country Iran
Date of birth Tehran, Central District, Tehran County, Tehran Province
Mother: Rakhshan Bani-E'temad
Authority ISNI id Library of congress id IMDB id VIAF id
The details

Baran Kosari ( باران کوثری ; born 17 October 1985) is an Iranian actress, model and designer. She is the daughter of director Rakhshan Bani Etemad and film producer Jahangir Kosari.


She graduated from Soureh academy. The Best Papa of the World (1991) is her first acting experience. She had appearances in some of her mother's films, Nargess" (1991), Rusari-ye Abi (The Blue-Veiled)" (1994), May Lady" (1997), Kish Stories" (Rain and Ladsman episode - 1998), Under the Skin of the City (2000), Our Times (documentary - 2001). In 2007 she was nominated for the best performance by an actress in Asia Pacific Screen Award for her performance in Mainline.

Baran Kosari also ascertained her abilities as a theater actress with playing in "Over the Mirror" (1997), with Azita Hajian directing.



year title in English title in Persian role
1991 The Best Papa of the World Behtarin Baba-ye Donia Sara
1991 Narges Nargess
1994 The Blue-Veiled Rusari-ye Abi Senoubar
1997 May Lady Banu-ye Ordibehesht Senoubar
1999 Stories of Island (Episode of Baran and Bumi) Dastanha-ye Jazire Baran
2000 Under the Skin of the City Zir-e Pust-e Shahr Mahboobe
2000 Under the Skin of the Rain (Documentary) Zir-e Pust-e Baran (Documentary) Baran
2001 Our Time (Documentary) Ruzgar-e ma (Documentary)
2002 Dancing in the Dust Raghs dar Qobar Reyhaneh
2003 Winning Card Barg-e Barande Barekat
2004 Girls Dormitory Khabgah-e Dokhtaran Roya
2004 Gilaneh Maygol
2005 Crossroad Taqato Mahsa
2005 Central Margin (Documentary) Hashiye-ye Markazi
2005 Khengabad
2006 Magical Generation Nasl-e Jadui Avishan
2006 Mainline Khoon bazi Sara
2006 The Third Day Ruz-e-Sevvom Samire
2007 Compulsive Success Tofighe Ejbari Simin
2007 The Silly Ablah (Short Film)
2007 Sweet (Documentary) Shirin
2007 Tambourine Dayere-ye Zangi Shirin
2007 White Sneaker Katuni-ye Sefid Zivar
2008 The Black Sky of the Night (Documentary) Aseman-e Siyah-e Shab Carol
2008 Avantaj (Short Film)
2008 The Postman doesn't knock three Times Postchi se Bar Dar Nemizanad Sara
2008 Perplexity Heiran Mahi
2008 Myzak Mizak Titi
2009 50 kg of Cherry 50 Kilo Albalou
2009 Nothing Hich Yekta
2009 Please Do Not Disturb Lotfan mozahem Nashavid Roushanak
2009 Puzzle (Paria's Story) Gheseye Pariya Paria
2009 Absolutely Tame Is a Horse Asb heyvan-e najibi Ast Nastaran
2011 A Cube of Sugar Ye habe Ghand Grooms Relative
2012 Im A Mother Man Madar Hastam Ava
2012 Hatred Boghz Zhaleh
2012 Laboratory Azmayeshgah Niloofar Paknezhad
2014 I'm Not Angry! Asabani nistam Setareh
2015 The Nameless Alley Kooche Binam
2016 Lantouri baroon

Television series

year title in English title in Persian role
1998 Let the Sun Rises 'Bogzar Aftab Barayad'
2006 Saints 'Sahebdelan' Dina
2009 Red Hat 09 'Kolah Ghermezi 88' Aunt Baran


Kosari in Funeral of Abbas Kiarostami
year title in English title in Persian role
1997 The other Side of the Mirror 'An Su-ye Ayene'
2005 Amid the Clouds 'Dar Miyan-e Abrha'
2007 Quartet: A Journey North 'Quartet' Negar
2009 Dog-Silence 'Sag-sokut' Child
2010 'Shahrzad'
2010 Butterflies 'Parvaneha'
2010 Minus Two 'Menha-ye do'
2011 'Zemestane 66'
2011 'Khoshksali va Dorough'
2015 'Shab aavazhayash ra Mikhanad'


  • Won Crystal Simorgh / Best Actress / 33rd Fajr International Film Festival / The Nameless Alley - 2015
  • Nominated Crystal Simorgh / Best Actress / 30rd Fajr International Film Festival / Hatred - 2012
  • Best Actress / 1st National Young Iranian Film Festival / Ablah - 2010
  • Best Actress / 11th Iran Cinema Celebration / Mainline - 2007
  • Nominated Crystal Simorgh / Best Actress / 27th Fajr International Film Festival / Heyran - 2009
  • Won Crystal Simorgh / Best Actress / 25th Fajr International Film Festival / Mainline and The Third Day - 2007
  • Best Actress / 11th House of Cinema / Mainline - 2008
  • Honorary Diploma / Best Actress / 25th International Fajr Film Festival / Mainline - 2007
  • Nominated Asia Pacific Screen Awards / Best Actress / Mainline - 2007
  • Best Teenage Actress / Critic Choose / Baran-o-Bumi and Under the Skin of the City - 2000

Other activities

  • Screenwriter (Ablah - 2007)
  • Secretary of Scene (Gilaneh - 2004)
  • Festival Arbiter, 17th Teenage Film Festival (Isfahan - 2002)
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