Iranian singer who became an icon of Persian pop music with releases like 1997's Daricheh and 2002's Divooneh. He is also an actor who has given acclaimed performances in films like 1999's America the Beautiful.
He moved from Iran to the United States with his family during the Iran-Iraq war.
His song "Nedaye Eshgh" became controversial, as it was recorded in protest of the results of the 2009 Iranian Presidential election.
He married Maryam Gordpour in 2009.
He embarked on a year-long tour with Dariush Eghbali in 2008.