Born in Marand, Iran in 1977, he studied film at Sooreh University in Tehran and then began making short films. He has also worked as an editor on television films, series, short films and documentaries. His feature film debut ASHKAN, THE CHARMED RING AND OTHER STORIES (2009) premiered at the Busan International Film Festival. It was followed by FISH & CAT (2013) which won a Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival, screened at over 60 festivals worldwide and was a huge box-office hit in Iran. INVASION is his third feature film.