Banafsheh Taherian

Writer & Storyteller


Banafsheh Taherian is a writer and bilingual (Farsi, English) actress who has recently been cast with a reoccurring role on the “#16 Hudson” series on TVO Kids. She has become well-known in the Iranian community garnering more than 100,000 views for her works, with a highlight being her self-produced audio production of “Simurgh” showcased at the 2018 CIFT Festival at TIFF. Banafsheh is also an expert moderator and MC for a number of high profiles Iranian-Canadian events including the world famous Tirgan festival since 2013. She is currently the 2021-22 artist in residence with Canadianstage.