Born in 1943, Isfahan, Iran
Studying painting at Tehran University
Graphic designer and illustrator, 1964
Institute for the Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults, Tehran, 1968-1978
-A number of exhibitions in Tehran, Paris and Los Angeles.
-One man show at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
-One man show at Bratislava Museum.
-His works have been shown in Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary of Arts.
1985 Noma Awards for "My Hedge Hog, My Doll and I"
1977 3rd prize Biennial of Warsaw, Poland
1975 Special Prize, Moscow Film Festival, Short Films for Children for "Look Again"
1975 Grand Prize, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy for "Look Again"
1974 Special Prize, Cannes Film Poster Exhibition
1974 Hans Christian Anderson Award for his contribution to children's books illustration
1973 Special Prize, Venice Film Festival, for "The Boy, The Bird & The Musical Instrument"
1971 Honorary Diploma, Bologna Book Fair for "Hero"
1968 Honorary Diploma, Bratislava Biannual, Czechoslovakia, for "Little Black Fish"
1968 First Graphic Prize, Sixth International Children Books’ Fair in Bologna, for "Little Black Fish"