Shabnam Gholikhany was born in 1977 in Tehran. She started her career as an actress in 1997 by acting in a play (Atigone) and directed her first short film, Reality Of A Street Seller, in 2004.
She has written and directed several short films so far including some documentary and some feature films. Since 2004 she was a member of faculty in Tehran Azad University, teaching principle of acting and drama. She also was teaching Acting to children in a cultural institute for several years.
She has Master of Art in Dramatic Art (Theater Directing) from Azad University, Tehran, Iran in 2003 and got her Bachelor of Art in Dramatic Arts (stage design) from Azad University, Tehran, Iran in 2000.
. Awards and Achievements
Certificate of Achievement from the 2nd Canada’s Iranian Film Festival, September 2010
Certificate of Achievement from the 1st Iranian Consumption Optimization Film Festival, November 2010
Iranian Student Film Festival Jury Appreciation for the production of the short film “Lonely Me”, April 2006
The Best Actress’s award, Golden Platform (a festival in Russia), 2005
The “Best Actress”, Jame-Jam TV Network Audiences’ Choice Award, January 2004
Acknowledgment Sheet for playing of role of “Saint Mary”, Awarded by CEO of IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) , 2004
The “Prominent Actress” Acknowledgment Sheet for playing of role of “Saint Mary”, Jame-Jam World Network, 2003
The Acknowledgment Board of the Artists’ Islamic Association for playing the role of “Saint Mary”, 2001