Early Years and Hardships: Rouhani’s involvement in politics began early in life. During the 1960s, he became an active participant in the movement against the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. This political activism led to multiple arrests and periods of imprisonment, showcasing his commitment to the cause of revolution.

Academic Pursuits: In addition to his religious education, Rouhani pursued higher education in the West. He obtained a law degree from Tehran University in 1972 and later earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. His academic background provided him with a broad perspective on both Iranian and international law.

Political Career and Rise to Prominence:

  • 1980s-1990s: During the Iran-Iraq War, Rouhani played a crucial role as a member of the Supreme Defense Council. His efforts in coordinating military strategies and diplomacy were pivotal during this challenging period.
  • 2000s: He continued to climb the political ladder, serving as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 to 2005, where he earned a reputation for his pragmatic and moderate approach.

Notable Achievements and Challenges:

  • Successes: Rouhani’s primary success lies in his diplomatic efforts to stabilize Iran’s economy through international agreements and his moderate stance, which has often provided a balance against more hardline elements within the Iranian political landscape.
  • Challenges: His presidency has been marred by economic difficulties, partly due to renewed sanctions and internal political opposition, leading to widespread protests and dissatisfaction among the Iranian populace.

Real Name: Hassan Fereydoun

Date of Birth: November 12, 1948

Birth Place: Sorkheh, Semnan Province, Iran

Residence: Tehran, Iran

Proession: Politician, Cleric

Nationality: Iranian

Religion: Islam (Shia)

Father: Haj Asadollah Fereydoun

Mother: Sakineh Peivandi

Partner: Sahebeh Arabi (married in 1968)

Horoscope: Scorpio

Age: 75 years (as of 2024)

Hair Color: Gray/White

Eye Color: Brown

Body Type: Average

Height: Approximately 170 cm (5’7″)