Morteza Ahmadi

مرتضی احمدی

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(Wikipedia) - Morteza Ahmadi Morteza Ahmadi مرتضی احمدی Born Died Citizenship Occupation Years active Spouse(s) Children
Ahmadi in 1978
Morteza Haj Seyed Ahmadi (1924-11-01)1 November 1924 Tehran, Iran
21 December 2014(2014-12-21) (aged 90) Tehran, Iran
Actor, singer, radio announcer, writer
Zahra Javanshir (1955–1971, her death)
Azita (b. 1958) Maziar (b. 1961)

Morteza Haj Seyed Ahmadi (Persian: مرتضی حاج سید احمدی‎, 1 November 1924 – 21 December 2014) was an Iranian actor, singer and writer.

Ahmadi, who is known for nearly five decades of memorable performances, was born in 1924 in a neighborhood in the south of the capital Tehran. In addition to being one of the most successful figures in the Iranian cinema, Ahmadi was famous for his dubbing career. He was also known for singing different songs, including innovative types. Among Ahmadi’s works are Autobus, Madrak-e Jorm (exhibit piece) and Khane-kharab (homeless). He died on 21 December 2014.

  • 1 Early life and background
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Death
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early life and background

Morteza Ahmadi was born on 1 November 1924 in south Tehran. He grew up in a working class part of Maktab and later attended Manouchehri school at first and later to Roushan and Sharaf high schools. At age 16, Ahmadi started playing football and joined to his school''s football team. Later, he joined to Rah Ahan and played for the club''s amateur team until 1944. He then employed at Iranian Railways as repairman.


After several amateur theaters, he and his friends established the Tamashakhaneye Mah theater near Bagh-e Ferdows in 1942. He then began Pardeh Khani for the first time in 1942. In the same year, he signed Golpari Joon and became famous after the track. After that, he was invited to Radio Tehran. He then being banned for six months from his work after he signed a track criticizing Iran''s Democratic Party, naming Pirhan Zarde (The yellow shirts) that was same with the party''s colour. Later the ruling was cancelled by Supreme Court and he returns to radio.

After 1953 Iranian coup d''état, Ahmadi left Tehran and began living in Ahvaz. After seven years, he returns to Tehran and acted in a TV-series naming Tak Mezrab. He then acted in Hassan Kachal and Soltan-e Sahebgharan.

Personal life

Ahmadi married Zahra Javanshir, his colleague at Iranian Railway on 31 July 1955. Zahra died on 15 May 1971 due to cancer. The couple had one daughter, Azita (born 1958) and one son, Maziar (born 1961).

Ahmadi was a long-time fan of Persepolis F.C. and was honored by the club in 2010 as the oldest recognized fan of the club at the time. He attended all Persepolis'' home matches at Azadi Stadium until 2013, before his illness. He also wears a red scarf and seats in the number 6 seat of the stadium.


Morteza Ahmadi died on 21 December 2014 at 11 A.M. at his private house in Tehran. His funeral was held on 24 December and he was buried at Behesht-e Zahra cemetery.

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