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|Native name||داریوش اقبالی|
February 4, 1951 |
|Occupations||Artist, social activist, humanitarian|
Dariush Eghbali (Persian: داریوش اقبالی , Dāryūš Eqbālī) better known by his stage name Dariush is considered as one of, if not the greatest Iranian artist in the history of the genre, best known for his warm and poignant bass voice heard in both ballads and socio- political songs. He is also a social activist who has been promoting education, awareness and prevention with regards to social maladies such as human rights violations, substance abuse, AIDS, street children and the plight of refugees among others.
Dariush was born in Tehran, on February 4, 1951. His parents' ethnicity is Azerbaijani from Meyaneh. He spent his early years in Karaj His musical talent was first recognized at an early age of nine, when he appeared on stage at his school. Hassan Khayatbashi introduced him to the public at the age of twenty through Iranian television. He immediately became popular with his legendary song "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". His contemporary and unique style opened up a new era in Iranian music. His past drug use has been publicized heavily. He has since quit.
His work consists of over 208 songs in over 27 albums. He has also performed in 2 Iranian cinema Iranian films.
Dariush released his latest album The Beloved Is Here II on May 20, 2012. On November 16, 2012, his song Dastaye To (Your Hands) was named as the Most enduring song in Iranian Music history by Manoto TV.
Dariush is a member of Amnesty International. Having had the experience of drug abuse himself in the past, he is heavily involved in bringing awareness and support to the world of addiction. Through the establishment of the Iran Recovery Center and Ayeneh Foundation, a non profit organization with over ten years of public service, as well as through educational websites, educational seminars and conferences around the world, he has used his celebrity status to promote education, awareness and knowledge with regards to human rights and a drug free lifestyle. One of the educational websites he has gifted to his countrymen is www.behboudichat.com which is intended to provide an opportunity to all those who do not have access to meetings to participate in the live meetings that are scheduled throughout the week all around the world in Persian.
His contributions have been recognized by the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange, which selected him to receive the Ron Simmons & Rev, Ronald L. Wright Award, for his outstanding contribution to support group participation by minority communities, the Iranian Student Group and UCLA, and many other international organizations worldwide.
- Yaran (Mates) (1974)
- Faryad Zire Ab (Scream Under Water) (1977)
- Be Man Nago Doset Daram (1971/1978)
- Cheshme Man (1973/1974)
- Mosabbeb (1975) (With Googoosh)
- Shaghayegh (1975/1976)
- Sale 2000 (1976/1977)
- Faryad Zire Ab (1977)
- Jangal (1978)
- Salam Ey Khake Khobe Mehrabani (1980)
- Nadim (1982)
- Parandeye Mohajer (1983)
- Emrooz (1984)
- Nazanin (1985)
- Khamoosh Namirid (1987)
- Khake Khasteh (1989)
- Noon o Panir o Sabzi (1990) (With Ebi)
- Aman Az (1992)
- Sofreh Seen (1993) (With Hatef)
- Bachehaye Iran (1995)
- Ashofteh Bazar (1996)
- Ahay Mardome Donya(1997)
- Gole Bita (1999)
- The Beloved is Here: Rumi (2003)
- Dobareh Misazamat Vatan (2003)
- Rahe Man (2005)
- Mojezeh Khamoosh (2009)
- Donyaye In Roozaye Man (2010)
- Ensan (2011)
- The Beloved is Here II: Hafez (2012)
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- Official Site
- Dariush Eghbali at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Weblog
- Dariush Fan Site
- Educational website
- Educational website