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Morteza Ahmadi to be Honored

Morteza Ahmadi to be HonoredMorteza Ahmadi to be Honored

The ailing veteran actor Morteza Ahmadi, was visited by deputy Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister for Cultural Affairs Ali Moradkhani on Saturday (Oct 18).

Describing him as an influential artist in the culture of the country, Moradkhani said that a commemoration ceremony would be held for him as soon as he gets better, IRNA reported.

Speaking about his artistic activities, Ahmadi pointed to one of his memorable works, the Japanese animation series ‘Pinocchio’ in which he gave his voice to the character of the cunning fox, and said: “As there was nobody to translate from Japanese, we made our own story and dialogues, which was welcomed by the audience.”

Ahmadi also presented his latest book to Moradkhani.

An actor, dubber, and singer, Ahmadi was born in 1924 in Tehran. At the age of 18, he started acting in theater. One year later, he was a famous figure among the public especially for singing in his plays, particularly for the song ‘Golpary Jun’. Soon after, he was invited to perform in radio programs. In 1947, he started his dubbing career. He was one of the early members of the voice actors’ society in Iran.

The 90-year-old has acted in more than 40 movies and 40 TV series. He has also worked on four books.