First Iranian filmmaker to receive a nomination for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award (Best 'Film Not in the English Language,' A Separation (2011)).
Father of Sarina Farhadi who played Termeh, the 11-year-old Daughter of Nader and Simin, in A Separation (2011).
His film A Separation (2011) is the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar.
On March 12, 2012, Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance prevented a ceremony that was arranged by Iranian directors and producers to honor Farhadi's Oscar accomplishment upon his arrival in Iran.
First Iranian Director to be nominated for academy awards in any other category except Best Foreign Language Film.
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2012).
First Iranian director to be nominated for more than one Academy Award.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Attending the Golden Globes for his Best Foreign Language nominated film, "A Separation." [January 2012]
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Attending the 84th Academy Awards along with director of photography, Mahmoud Kalari, and actors Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, and Sarina Farhadi for their Best Foreign Language nominated film, "A Separation". [February 2012]
Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.
Shot his first 8-mm and 16-mm films as a teenager, and had already made five short films by the time he went to Tehran University and got his Bachelor and Master degree in theatre directing.
He is married to Parisa Bakhtavar and has two daughters Sarina and Saghar.