Ovanes Ohanian

Entrepreneur, Film director

1896 – 1960

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Who was Ovanes Ohanian?

Ovanes Ohanian was an Armenian-Iranian father of Helen Ohaniance, Orod Ohanians and Pavel Ohanians. Was a filmmaker, inventor, founder, doctor, scientist with PhD in medicine, film, science and languages. He established the first film school in the history of Iran. His first film, Abi and Rabi was Iran's first feature length movie. He founded the first acting school in Iran and the first acting school in India together with the first police school in Iran. He was fluent in 7 languages. Was assassinated in his office in Tehran. The museum in Tehran contains relevant information of his life.

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Born
Oct 8, 1896
Spouses
Nationality
  • Armenia
  • Iran
Profession
Died
1960
Tehran

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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