Member of Jury at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2009), Cannes Film festival (2007), Berlin film festival (2007), Locarno film festival (2005), Damascus film festival (2004), Middle East film festival (2004), Rennes film festival (2003), Thessaloniki film festival (2002), Delhi Osian film festival, India (2006) Reykjavik film festival, Iceland (2006).
Has a younger sister named Nazanin, and a brother called Khashayar.
Is fluent in English and is a good translator.
Her favorite poet is Foroogh Farokhzad.
Wanted to study English literature at university but she started acting and couldn't attend university.