Panah Panahi was born in Tehran in 1984 and studied cinema at the Tehran University of Art. His first short film was shown and won awards at many domestic and international film festivals. He was a member of the jury for Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema.
He became a set photographer and moved into the roles of assistant cinematographer and assistant director. He was also a consultant, editor and assistant director on Jafar Panahi's most recent films.
Hit The Road is Panah Panahi's first feature film.