Nosratollah Karimi (Nusrat Allāh Karīmī) is an Iranian director and actor who received his education at the Tehran Technical Academy. Later, he pursued studies in stage design, makeup, and performing arts. Under the direction of ‛Abd al-Husayn Nūshīn, one of the pioneers of contemporary Iranian theater, he began his acting career in 1940. He carried on acting professionally until 1952, when he left Iran for studies in Italy and Czechoslovakia. He first moved to Italy and started working as Vittorio De Sica’s assistant. He then traveled to Czechoslovakia to complete his studies there, earning a master’s degree in dramatic arts. He started producing animated movies once he got back to Iran. Later, in the 1970s, he began working for Iranian National Television. He kept acting and working as an assistant after the 1979 Revolution. His acting career spanned six decades. Despite his prolific career in film and theater, he is primarily known for his role as Āqā Jūn in the popular 1976 TV series Dā’ī jān Nāpil’un (My Uncle Napoleon) and for his 1971 film, Durūshkahchī (The Carriage Driver).