She has appeared in 35 films, many of which have received international recognition. Due to the questions the film raised about Iranian society, she has not worked in Iran since. She currently resides in France. Her sister is actress Shaghayegh Farahani. Farahani starred in The Patience Stone , directed by Atiq Rahimi from his novel; it was favorably received by most reviewers. In , Farahani played Anna Karenina on stage in Paris and received laudatory reviews.
Farahani is involved in environmental causes, and is an advocate for the eradication of tuberculosis in Iran. In Iran, she was a member of Kooch Neshin Nomads , a band that won the 2nd Tehran Avenue underground rock competition. Since leaving Iran, she has teamed up with another exiled Iranian musician, Mohsen Namjoo ; their album Oy  was released in October Since moving to Paris,  she has worked with directors Roland Joffe , Hiner Saleem and Marjane Satrapi , among others, and was a member of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival.
After Farahani's appearance in the U. In January , it was reported that Farahani would not be welcome in her homeland after posing nude in the French Madame Figaro. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else.
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