Golshifteh Farahani (Persian: گلشیفته فراهانی, born 10 July 1983) is an Iranian actress, musician and singer. Golshifteh has acted in 25 films, many of which have received international recognition. She was nominated for the Most Promising Actress Award for The Patience Stone at the 2014 Cesar Awards in France, and won the Best Actress Award for Boutique from the 26th Nantes Three Continents Festival (France). In recent years she has played a leading role in movies by well-known Iranian and international directors, including Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Rasool Mollagholipoor, Jim Jarmusch, Ridley Scott, Joachim Rønning, and Espen Sandberg. She had a leading role in the drama About Elly, which won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and a won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. She has not worked in her native Iran since, having courted controversy, and currently resides in France.
She is also known as Rahavard Farahani.