Fakhri Khorvash in the picture frame

Khorvash attended university intending to train as a doctor. However, she became a teacher in Tehran, at which point she began performing in theatre. In 1948, her role in the play Dirty Hands (by Jean-Paul Sartre) was acclaimed and she was encouraged to also look at the cinema. Although she performed in the theatre and in cinema in parallel, she was not keen to switch to the silver screen completely in her earlier years.