Early Years and Family History: Dariush Eghbali, widely known simply as Dariush, was born in the city of Miyaneh in northwestern Iran. He spent his early years in Tehran, where he developed an interest in music. From a young age, he was influenced by the traditional Persian music that was played in his household. His father, a strict man, was not initially supportive of his musical aspirations. However, his mother recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue his passion for music.

Career Beginnings: Dariush’s career started when he was just 20 years old. He was discovered by the famous Iranian composer, Ali Tajvidi, who recognized his unique voice. His first major public appearance was on Iranian television, where he performed the song “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” (“Nagoo Be Man Dooset Daram”). This performance launched his career, and he quickly became a popular figure in the Iranian music scene.

Rise to Stardom: In the early 1970s, Dariush released several successful albums that cemented his status as a leading singer in Iran. His music often dealt with themes of love, social justice, and personal struggle, resonating deeply with the Iranian public. His collaborations with other prominent Iranian musicians and poets, such as Iraj Jannati Ataie and Farhad Mehrad, further elevated his status.

Ups and Downs: The Iranian Revolution of 1979 brought significant changes to the country’s cultural landscape, and many artists, including Dariush, found themselves at odds with the new regime. His songs, which often contained social and political messages, were banned, and he faced pressure to leave Iran. He eventually moved to the United States, where he continued his musical career in exile.

Life in Exile and Continued Success: Living in Los Angeles, Dariush remained an influential figure in Persian music. Despite the challenges of being away from his homeland, he continued to release albums and perform for the Iranian diaspora around the world. His music evolved, incorporating new styles while staying true to his roots. Songs like “Beneath the Skin of this City” (“Dar In Shahr”) and “Faryad” (“The Cry”) became anthems of resilience and hope for many Iranians.

Real Name: Dariush Eghbali

Date of Birth: February 4, 1951

Birth Place: Miyaneh, Iran

Residence: Los Angeles, California, USA

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Nationality: Iranian

Religion: Baha’i Faith

Partner: Dariush has been private about his personal relationships.

Father: Details about his father’s name are not widely publicized.

Mother: Details about his mother’s name are not widely publicized.

Horoscope: Aquarius

Age: 73 years old (as of 2024)

Height: Approximately 5’10” (178 cm)

Weight: Around 170 lbs (77 kg)

Body Type: Average

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Black (now greying)