Jamshid Mashayekhi (جمشید مشایخی) was born 26 November 1934 and is a celebrated Iranian actor and an iconic figure of Iranian cinema. Mashayekhi began professional acting on stage in 1957. His first feature film role was Brick and Mirror. After a four-year break, Jamshid Mashayekhi acted in The Cow and Kaiser. Mashayekhi commonly appears as an elderly grandfather because of his white hair and charismatic face and figure. He received a best performance award for The Grandfather from
...the First Festival of Non-aligned Countries in North Korea.