Navid was born in Teheran, Iran. Due to the Iran-Iraq war the four-year-old Navid and his family left their native country and Navid grew up trilingual (English, German, Farsi).
He has played famous literature characters in different theater plays e.g. the part of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" & Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet".
Navid has also worked on several TV & film productions during and after this time. In 2003 Navid earned a nomination in the category "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for his performance in "Fremder Freund" (directed by Elmar Fischer), for the "Förderpreis Deutscher Film" at the Munich International Film Festival.
Navid gave his Hollywood debut playing alongside Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek and Shohreh Aghdashloo in the 2016 released film "Septembers of Shiraz".
"For a Moment Freedom" (directed by Arash T. Riahi) in which Navid plays one of the leading roles counts over 30 prizes at several international film festivals and was the Austrian entry for the Oscars in 2010.
Navid also works as a director. On Valentine's Day 2014 he released the music video "Behesht" ("Paradise") for the legendary Persian singer Googoosh which caught media attention all over the world (you can read more about this in the "News/Press" section on this website).
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