Vishka Asayesh was born on November 7, 1972 in Tehran. She is an Iranian actress, set designer and an art director. She obtained a degree in set design from the U.K. She is also a sculptor and has exhibited her art works at Etemad Gallery in Tehran in 2012.
Vishka Asayesh is an Iranian actress, performer, art director, and sculptor. She became a household name following her portrayal of a female fatal in the epic hit TV series Imam Ali. She has been nominated 3 times for the best actress award of the Fajr Film Festival and won the Crystal Simorgh for best actress in a leading role in 2011 for No Men Allowed. This was the first time this award was bestowed to a female in a comedy role in the history of this festival.
Her most successful films include No Men Allowed (2011), Sperm Whale (2015), Me and Sharmin (2017), The Good, the Bad & the Corny (2017), and Sly (2018). Her latest role is in The Badger (2020) and is a total shift from her comedy performances in recent years.
Her stage performances include The Beauty Queen of Leenane (2013), a dramatic play written by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, and Mississippi Dies Seated (2016), based on a play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Vishka was also nominated for the best leading actress award for her role in The Beauty Queen of Leenane by the 11th Iranian Theater Actor Festival. Sculpting is one of Vishka’s main passions apart from cinema and theater and she has already exhibited her art at Etemad and Assar galleries in Tehran and is currently working on her next exhibition due in 2020.Next →