Iranian puppet theatre director and university professor. Homa Jedikar was among the first students of a newly established major in puppet theatre in 1971 at the Dramatic Arts College of Tehran University. She started her career in 1974-1982 in libraries of The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA, in Persian: Kanoon-e Parvaresh-e Fekri-e Koodakan va Nojavanan), and has directed shows with libraries. From 1972 to the present (2013), she has taught as a professor at several universities (including University of Tehran College of Fine Arts and School of Performing Arts and Music, Soureh Art University).
Homa Jedikar has served as president of Puppeteers Association and was a member of the board of UNIMA Iran (Mobarak UNIMA). She serves as a judge at puppetry festivals and has directed several productions, including Haft Khan Rostam (Seven Labours of Rustam), Pahlavne Kachal and Ververe Jado (The Bald Hero and the Old Witch), and Aroosiyeh Malek jamshid (Wedding of King Jamshid). She conducts workshops on creative puppetry, puppetry in prisons, puppet therapy for children with disabilities, on kheimeh shab bazi (traditional string puppetry), and pahlavan kachal (traditional glove puppetry).