Better known as the Crown Prince of Iran, he was the last heir apparent to the throne. He is also known for being the founder and former leader of the National Council of Iran. He is also known for having founded his own television network called Ofogh Iran.
He studied at a school located in the royal palace and later trained as a pilot, making his first solo flight at the age of 11. He served as a cadet in the Imperial Iranian Air Force and enrolled in The American University in Cairo where he earned a degree in political science.
He has earned several national honors including the Grand Collar of the Order of Pahlavi in 1967 as well as the Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria in 1976.
He is the elder son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and is married to Farah Diba.
He was named as the unofficial godfather of Princess Louise of Belgium in 2004.