Seyyed Shahab Hosseini (Persian: سید شهاب حسینی, born 3 February 1974) is an Iranian actor and director. A popular actor in Iran, internationally he is known for collaborations with Iranian writer and director Asghar Farhadi in About Elly (2008), A Separation (2011), and The Salesman (2016). He has won the Silver Bear for Best Actor for A Separation together with the male cast in 61st Berlin International Film Festival, and the Best Actor Award in 2016 Cannes Film Festival for his role in The Salesman. Shahab Hosseini for the first time won Crystal Simorgh for Superstar movie in (2009) year. In 2013, he made his movie directing debut.