Ali Sadeghian

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Ali Sadeghian
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, & Actor
Born1963 (age 60–61)

Ali Sadeghian is a Persian-Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He has been living in Sweden since 1984. He studied computer science at Örebro University and has been working as a system engineer since 1991.

Ali Sadeghian started playing music in 1985 with two instruments namely tonbak and daf. The following year, he began to learn how to play santur. A few years later, he began to learn piano and keyboard. For over 10 years, he worked with a music group called Iranian Tones in Sweden. During the same period of time, he also worked with a number of other music groups, ensembles and orchestras in Sweden as well as guest artists from abroad.


To pursue his music career, Ali Sadeghian built his own studio where he started composing his own music and writing songs. In his artistic endeavors, he has collaborated with Akram Monfared Arya (author, poet, and painter), Mina Boyne (lyricist), and Faryal Shakibi (singer).[1] Ali Sadeghian has held many concerts in a number of locations in Stockholm such as, the Stallet (a well-known concert house), Södrateater (trans., Söder Theatre), Kulturhuset (trans., The House of Culture), Stadshuset (trans., City Hall), several libraries such as, International Library,[2] cultural centres, ABF (adult learning centre), various festivals, churches, and so forth. He has also held concerts in other cities across Sweden. While Ali Sadeghian has extensive experience playing Persian music as well as teaching courses in tonbak, daf, and santur, he is also skilled in playing Western music in various genres.

In spring 2012, Ali Sadeghian released his debut album called Reaching for the stars which contains 42 songs in different genres.[3][4] As an artist, he has been featured in media in a variety of articles and interviews.[5][6]

Ali Sadeghian is a member of Swedish Performing Rights Society STIM, Swedish Musicians’ Union Svenska Musikerförbundet (SMF), and Swedish Artists’ and Musicians’ Interest Organization SAMI.

Ali Sadeghian is also a model and an actor and has appeared in movies such as, Bibliotekstjuven,[7][8] Hamilton: I nationens interesse,[9][10] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, short films such as, Kärlek och Kaffébröd,[11] “Gör det själv då”,[12] music videos such as, Sadness is a blessing[13] by Lykke Li, “Speedmarket Avenue-You Can’t follow”[14] by Isak Klasson, “Sinner’s Heist”[15] by Cantoreggi, “Queer At Heart”[16] by Kristian Kaspersen, and many Swedish TV commercials[17][18] and TV programmes such as, “Hellenius Hörna“.[19][20]

Between 2012 and 2015, Ali Sadeghian continued his artistic endeavors by producing more songs and composing more music pieces. Furthermore, as an actor, he played in the following television programs: Presskonferens-Komedi Sketch;[21] Hotelräddaren;[22][23] Svensk hjältar-Är du en vardagshjälte;[24] Svensk hjältar-galan 2014,[25] and television commercials such as ICA Reklam,[26] and movies titled: Stockholm Stories;[27][28] Blå ögon;[29][30] and Så länge jag lever.[31] Ali Sadeghian also played in the music video “Tiger” in Steve Angello's music album “Wild Youth” which was released in early 2016,[32] and in the music video “Pong Dance” by Vigilands.[33]

Ali Sadeghian's biography was written by Akram Monfared Arya in a book called Alis Historia.[34] The book was later on translated from Swedish to English and published as an eBook in 2018.[35]


  1. ^ "Newspaper interview with Ali Sadeghian (Title of article: På väg ut med sin musik)". 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  2. ^ "Ali Sadeghian spelar persisk santur (trans. Ali Sadeghian plays Santur)". Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  3. ^ "Newspaper interview with Ali Sadeghian (Title of article: Upptäckte persisk musik i Sverige)". 2012-05-03. Archived from the original on 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  4. ^ "Newspaper interview with Ali Sadeghian (Title of article: Många strängar på sin lyra)". 2012-05-22. Archived from the original on 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
  5. ^ "Article about Ali Sadeghian". November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  6. ^ "Interview with Ali Sadeghian". November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  7. ^ "Bibliotekstjuven". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  8. ^ "Bibliotekstjuven". 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  9. ^ "Hamilton: I nationens interesse". Archived from the original on 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  10. ^ "Hamilton: I nationens interesse". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  11. ^ "Kärlek och Kaffébröd (Director Faical Benhaida)". YouTube. 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  12. ^ "Gör det själv då (Director Faical Benhaida)". YouTube. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  13. ^ "Lykke Li - 'Sadness Is a Blessing' (Director Tarik Saleh)". YouTube. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  14. ^ "Isak Klasson -Speedmarket Avenue-You Can't Follow (Director Arvid Ringborg)". Archived from the original on 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  15. ^ "Cantoreggi –Sinner's Heist (Team Galagowear Records)". Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  16. ^ "The Last Temptation of Kristian Kaspersen –Queer At Heart (Director Tina Johnsson)". Autonomfilm Production. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  17. ^ "Manne Från 3- Bad Santas (TV3 Sverige )". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  18. ^ "Äkta Människor (Sverige TV)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  19. ^ "Helenius hörna". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  20. ^ "Helenius hörna". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  21. ^ "Presskonferens-Komedi Sketch". 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  22. ^ "Hotelräddaren". 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  23. ^ "Hotelräddaren". 2013. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  24. ^ "Svensk hjältar-Är du en vardagshjälte". 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  25. ^ "Svensk hjältar-galan 2014". 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  26. ^ "ICA Reklam". 2014-12-28. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  27. ^ "Stockholm Stories". 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  28. ^ "Stockholm Stories". 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  29. ^ "Blå ögon". 2015-07-19. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  30. ^ "Blå ögon". 2014. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  31. ^ "Så länge jag lever". Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  32. ^ "Tiger". 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  33. ^ "Vigiland-Pong Dance (Official Video)". 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  34. ^ "Författaren". Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  35. ^ "Ali's Story". 2018-02-21. Retrieved 2018-02-23.

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