"Art is the daughter of freedom"
- Friedrich Schiller
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Amir Khalighi was born in Tehran Iran. The Iranian Revolution thwarted him out of Iran and into the neon lights of the West. His start in the arts came at the age of 17 with the theatrical lead in the UJ Production of "Our House" then laid dormant until his productions of two successful Los Angeles shows, To Gillian on Her 30th Birthday and the critically acclaimed, Los Angeles premier of A Hatful of Rain. 2008 birthed him back into acting, picking up where he left off. He's has studied under the tutelage of Sandy Meisner's pupil David Blanchard, Stella Adler's prodigy Jane Fleiss Brogger and Brian Reese in Hollywood.
His most recent film credits include "Drones" (2013) & The Darkest Hour: Survivors and Almost Broadway aka Blackmail (2014). See IMDB page for more details.
Latest theatrical performances and reviews include: Macbeth, as Macbeth ("Khalighi is as electric as Macbeths get" Stage Scene LA), Tartuffe as Tartuffe, Whore's Bath as King Saul, ("Khalighi brings profound gravitas, he brings a Raging Lear-like to his Saul"- The Hollywood Reporter) and Much A Do About Nothing as Benedick ("His coy yet flirty performance makes for fun and energy in Much Ado About Nothing" - NOHO Arts). Theatrical directorial credits include the critically acclaimed "RumiNation" based on the works of Sufi master Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, which Broadway World called "An Extraordinary 50 Minutes of Bliss.
Amir Khalighi is also the founder of BelovedPoetry.com who's mission it is to share the deep wisdom, insights and love of such master poets as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī aka Rumi, Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī aka Hafez, Kabir, Pablo Neruda and Others.