Education and Early Career: Sinai’s quest for knowledge took him to Europe, where he initially studied architecture at the prestigious Vienna University of Technology. However, his passion for storytelling soon led him to the Vienna Film Academy, where he delved into the intricacies of directing and screenwriting.

Returning to Iran in the late 1960s, Sinai embarked on his cinematic journey. He began by creating documentaries and short films, quickly garnering attention for his distinctive narrative style. His early works, often centered on social issues and cultural heritage, mirrored his deep-seated connection to Iran’s rich history and traditions.

Career Highlights and Achievements: Khosrow Sinai’s career, spanning several decades, was marked by numerous noteworthy accomplishments. Some of his most acclaimed works include:

  • “The Bride of Glorious Return” (1969): An early documentary that established Sinai’s reputation as a filmmaker to watch.
  • “Arba’een” (1970): A poignant exploration of religious pilgrimage, showcasing Sinai’s skill in capturing the essence of Iranian culture.
  • “The Inner Devil” (1983): A psychological drama that solidified his status as a leading figure in Iranian cinema.
  • “In the Alleys of Love” (1990): A feature film celebrated for its profound narrative and international acclaim.

Sinai’s films often delved into themes of identity, tradition, and the human condition, resonating deeply with audiences. His unique blend of realism and poetic storytelling distinguished his work within the Iranian cinematic landscape.

Later Years and Legacy: Khosrow Sinai remained an active and influential figure in Iranian cinema throughout his life. His dedication to filmmaking earned him numerous accolades and honors, both domestically and internationally.

On August 1, 2020, Sinai passed away due to complications from COVID-19. His death marked a profound loss for the cinematic world, yet his legacy endures through his extensive body of work and the indelible mark he left on Iranian culture and filmmaking.

Real Name: Khosrow Sinai

Date of Birth: January 19, 1941

Birth Place: Sari, Iran

Residence: Tehran, Iran (until his death)

Nationality: Iranian

Religion: Islam

Partner: Farah Ossouli, a renowned Iranian painter, was his wife.

Father: Sinai’s father was a prominent figure in his life, encouraging his educational and artistic pursuits.

Mother: Sinai’s mother also played a supportive role, fostering a nurturing environment for his creative endeavors.

Horoscope: Capricorn

Age: 79 (at the time of his death)

Height: 175 cm

Body Type: Average

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Dark brown (grayed with age)