Asghar Farhadi (Persian اصغر فرهادی * 1972 in Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan Province) is an Iranian screenwriter and director.
Already as a teenager turned first Farhadi their films to 8- mm and 16- mm film. In 1998 he completed his studies at the University of Tehran. He worked as a writer and director at the student theater and wrote plays for radio and directed television programs. His first work Raghs is ghobar won the Moscow International Film Festival Film Critics Award and the award for best actor. Farhadi's second film Shahr -e ziba won at Warsaw Film Festival 2004 ( Best Film ) at the International Film Festival of India and the Moscow Faces -of -Love- Film Festival. There were other awards at international film festivals. In 2009 he was awarded the Silver Bear for best director in the film About Elly at the International Film Festival in Berlin. In 2011 he won for Nader and Simin - A separation of the Golden Bear. The film was honored with numerous awards, including the Oscar and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2012 he was appointed to the jury of the 62nd International Film Festival of Berlin. A year later he received his first invitation to compete in the 66th International Film Festival of Cannes for the Paris shot in French family drama Le Passé.