Connect with us
Apply Now

Music & Entertainment

The Burgeoning Thespian: Parham Rownaghi

Parham Rownaghi is a Persian-Canadian born in Karaj, Iran. He grew up in London, England before moving to Toronto, Canada at the age of 10. Since 2016, Parham has been slowly making his mark in the Canadian Film and Television industry. He has found success playing the brooding and stronghearted Syrian refugee in Degrassi: The Next Class along with villainous takes in guest appearances such as CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries. 

He trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles under full scholarship and the guidance of David Strasberg, son of legendary method acting pioneer Lee Strasberg. He chose this school because he wants to fully immerse in his characters and provide the most authentic experience to his audience. His naturalism and raw talent stood out among his peers during his conservatory year.

The Degrass franchise received two nominations for Best Children’s/Youth Television Program in 2017 and 2018. The show has been a staple in Canadian television for three decades and alumni include Drake and Nina Dobrev among many of Canada’s most successful and promising performers. The show was concluded in 2018 with a new adaptation potentially in the works. 

Parham has moved onto making noise in the persian community as he was recently cast to star in his first feature film “His Father’s Son” which is in pre-production, set to start filming in the month of June. The film will be directed by Meelad Moaphi and received funding from Telefilm’s “Talent to Watch ” program, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Parham Rownaghi will play a young man who becomes entitled to an inheritance from an individual he has never known or met. The film is a family drama split between Farsi and English dialogue. This film allows him to expand into the Iranian audience, presenting his talents while staying close to his roots. 

His ultimate dream is to be one of the first Iranian-born actors to win a major North American film/television award for a leading role. He wants to change how Iran is viewed in western civilization and promote more international work to bring new forms of storytelling to the mainstream. Parham can relate to the people of the stories he tells, and he wants to help represent more minorities in the Hollywood scene.

His ultimate dream is to be one of the first Iranian-born actors to win a major North American film/television award for a leading role. He wants to change how Iran is viewed.

Continue Reading
Advertisement Apply Now

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.