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Akbar Abdi

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Akbar Abdi
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Born (1960-08-26) 26 August 1960 (age 59)
Tehran, Iran
Baptised (1960-08-26) 26 August 1960 (age 59)
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Years active  1983–present
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Height1.65m1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Awards30px Order of Culture and Art (1st Class)[1]

Akbar Abdi (Persian: اکبر عبدی‎, born 26 August 1960 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian actor and comedian.[2] Abdi first became known through a children TV series ("I am late again for school"). Abdi is of Iranian Azerbaijani descent from Ardabil.[3]

He began his career in 1981 with the children’s TV series “The Traffic Neighborhood”, directed by Dariush Moadebian. His main credits include “The Actor”, “Delshodegan” and “The Snowman". He also acted in the film "Ejareh-Nesheenha" (The Tenants).[4]

Abdi went through Kidney transplant in June 2016.[5] He has been criticized for anti-Semitic remarks.[6]


  • Khab Zadeha (2014)
  • Rosvayi (2012)
  • I feel sleepy (2010)
  • Ekhrajiha 3 (2010)
  • Telefon Hamrahe Rais Jomhour (2009)
  • Ekhrajiha 2 (2008)
  • Mozafarnameh (2008)
  • Ekhrajiha (2007)
  • Ali and Danny (2002)
  • Noon o Eshgh o Motor 1000 (2003)
  • Claws in the Dust (1997)
  • Pak bakhteh (1995)
  • Adam barfi (1995)
  • Honarpisheh (1993)
  • Del Shodegan (1992)
  • Nassereddin Shah, Actor-e Cinema (1992)
  • Mother (1991)
  • Dozde aroosakha (1990)
  • Grand Cinema (1989)
  • Ejareh-Neshinha (1986)
  • Mardi ke Moosh Shod (1985)


  1. نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. Wright, Robin B. (2000). The last great revolution: turmoil and transformation in Iran. Alfred A. Knopf. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-375-40639-3. Akbar Abdi is Iran's greatest comedic actor Search this book on Logo.png
  4. "IAF to Review Akbar Abdi's Best Films". Financial Tribune. June 19, 2017.
  5. "Comedy king Akbar Abdi undergoes kidney transplant". Tehran Times. July 4, 2016.
  6. "Activists campaign against visit of anti-Semitic Iranian comedian". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. March 11, 2015.

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