Ahdieh (Ahdieh Badiee) (born 1950) is a Persian pop singer.
She was born in Iran and became known as a singer on Iranian National Radio and TV, and through songs for films. She left Iran and now lives in Spain with her Iranian husband and four children. She speaks English, Spanish, and native Persian. She is still active in singing both commercially and for charity purposes. She is a member of the Bahá'í Faith.
Ahdieh began her musical career in her hometown in Tehran, the capital of Iran, performing in a Children's radio program. Praised by her mother, who recognized her daughter's sweet and strong voice, Ahdieh's musical career would take her to the five continents throughout her adulthood.
By the age of 15, she had become one of Iran's prominent singers. Her songs were played on the radio, and she often sang as voice-overs in television and movies. In fact, it is hard to find a movie that she does not sing in. During this time, Ahdieh also studied music in private classes of Tehran's music conservatory as well as working towards her Degree in Accounting
Despite being famous in her youth, she served for two years in the military, a requirement for youth at that time. Although the government had a list of people that they would exclude from this service, she was not included on that list, for they viewed her as a good role model to other youth. During this time, Ahdieh, the tireless fighter of peace and unity, showed that she could love her country and perform its service, while still having a love for the world.
By the age of 19, she performed in an International Festival in Shiraz, known as “Shiraz`s Feast of Art”, as one of the best singer in Iran Radio & Television. This event was arranged by the Queen of Iran, who also participate on it.
In 1976, she decided to move to Spain as a Baha'i pioneer. She perceived this as a way that she could still do work for her country, which she loved, and it gave her an opportunity to serve in an International dimension as well.
Ahdieh specially desired to share with the people of all countries the teachings of the Baha'i Faith which promotes worldwide unity. This motivation inspired her to leave her fame behind and to go to Spain.
When Ahdieh leaved Iran she was 25 years old and during her musical activities in Iran as a Persian singer she had sung more than 1000 different songs, for Radio and movies, which was uncomparable with other singers.
Moving to Spain was a benediction which prevented Ahdieh's persecution during Islam Republic coming to power. Her name was on a list of people to be executed, because of her Baha’i songs and Baha’i activities.
While in Iran she had traveled a lot overseas, but since 1976 she traveled throughout the five continents, participating in International conferences, national reunions of Fundraising, teaching activities, Baha’i schools, among others. Regardless of the type of accommodations or transportation, she also ventured to distant and remote places, even to the depths of the Amazon as well as to many African countries, to collaborate with philanthropic organizations to promotes their aims.
Accepting invitations for performing did not depend on whether or not she was known in a place, because her sole purpose was to serve mankind through her music and actions.
In 1979, she married and in the following years had four children, who all share in her musical talents. After having the family, she returned to her goal of travelling throughout the continents, this time, accompanied by her children, specially her son who plays piano. Also she collaborated with various organizations that their focus were on universal education, equality of men and women, peace, and unity
During the time she has been in Spain, she has made many musical productions, as Baha’i prayers, Tablets, songs and also some special productions for children. (in video, cassette tape or CD) . All proceeds of selling of her productions have been dedicated to different Baha’i Funds.
At the present time, she continues with her international travels, preparing music productions and some audiovisual programs for children.
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