Benyamin Bahadori

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Benyamin Bahadori (Persian: بِنيامينِ بَهادُرى‎‎) is an Iranian Pop singer, composer and songwriter[1] from Tehran, Iran. His first album "85" released in 2006, was a massive commercial success within Iran and with the Iranian diaspora abroad.[2] He is one of the most popular pop singers in Iran.[3] Benyamin has released four studio albums and numerous singles so far. He also sang sound tracks for the Movies "Gorgo Mish" and "A Few Cubic Meters of Love" ("Chand Metr Moka'ab Eshgh"). In 2007, a BBC documentary called "Rageh Inside Iran"[4] described him as a "Big Star of Iran" who had sold twenty million copies of his album at the beginning of his career. Although basically a pop singer, Benyamin often includes elements of hip hop (Biya Ashegham kon) and rap (Kojaye Donyai) into his music and some of the songs in his latest album "94" have English lyrics. Benyamin is also known as "Aghae Eshgh" or "Mr. Love" among his fans because his songs are mostly centered around romantic themes.

Benyamin Bahadori
بِنیامینِ بَهادُری
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Benyamin during an interview.
Background information
Born (1982-09-09) 9 September 1982 (age 33)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2005 – present
Associated acts Sohrab Pakzad, Arvin Saheb

Early life[edit]

Benyamin was born into a very religious and traditional (as described by him) family and grew up in a small neighborhood in the south of Tehran. He became interested in music since he was very young.


Benyamin's first album was an instant hit, It turned him into a star in a short time. His most famous songs from first album "85" include "Khatereha" (Memories) also known as "Donya Dige Mesle To Nadare", "Loknat" (Stutter), "Adam Ahani" (Robot) also known as "Halam Badeh" and "Man Emshab Mimiram" (I Will Die Tonight). In September 2006, Benyamin Bahadori traveled to Sweden to have concerts in Stockholm, which marked the start of his international concerts but he did not perform concerts in Iran until four years later. His second album "88" was released in April 2009 and sold 500,000 units within a week of its release. It contains a total of 17 songs (most in any of his four albums) and includes popular songs like "Shenasnameh", " Kojaye Donyai" (Where in the world), " Ahay to"(Hey you), "Sedaye Ghalbe to"(Sound of your heart) and "Leili dar Paeiz"(layla in the Autumn). The third and the most anticipated album "93" was released in March 2014 after a long gap of five years with songs like "Ghahve"(Coffee), "Madar"(Orbit), "Hafte Eshgh"(Week of Love) and "Faghat shabihe khodeti" (You're just like yourself). His fourth album "94" was released in July 2015, just over a year after the release of his third album. This is the shortest time period between two albums and it was a pleasant surprise for his fans because the last album took too long to come out. This album has songs like "Eshkal", "Havasam Be Toe", "Track 4" and " Barana" which he sang for his daughter Barana Bahadori. Benyamin has experimented with the addition of English lyrics in his latest album and it has got mixed reviews from fans.

His albums are named after the year in which they were released according to the Persian calendar.

Benyamin Bahadori is also noted for his religious-themed compositions like "Agham Agham", "Karbala", "Ye Pahlevon", "Lalaii".


He made his official concert debut inside Iran in March 2010 during the "Fajr International Music Festival" held at Milad Tower in Tehran and has been performing there every year since. Apart from that, he has performed in many of the cities across Iran and many countries around the world like England, Germany, Austria, Norway, Australia, Malaysia, Tajikistan, America, Canada, U.A.E.

Benyamin Music Group[edit]

Benyamin has this particular group of musicians that travel with him in and outside of the country to perform in concerts. These are: Ali Mansouri (The leader of Orchestra, keyboard and occasional background vocals) Alireza Miragha (Trumpet and Percussion) Arash Saeedi (Bass) Allen Barsekhian (Electric Guitar) Steve Avanessian (Drums, English vocals in "94") Mohammad Mojerloo (Background vocals, Music arrangements for "94") and Late Nima Varasteh (Violinist) who did music arrangements for the first three albums of Benyamin.

Personal life[edit]

Benyamin Bahadori married Nasim Heshmati in 2010, they have one daughter named Barana Bahadori. Benyamin did not announce the news of his marriage and most people were unaware of his wife and kid until the death of his wife in an accident in Tehran on 20 December 2013. Nasim was driving home, along with Benyamin and (at the time) two year old Barana when they were hit by a speeding car, Benyamin and Barana were unhurt but Nasim passed away hours later in the hospital due severe injuries. Benyamin released a song called "Ye khoone" (A house) which he sang in memory of his late wife and according to a post he made on facebook, took eleven years to complete. The song was released on her birthday, a month after she passed away.


Songs for Movies[edit]

Single Tracks[edit]

  • Mano Bebakhsh (2007 Cover of Naser Abdolahi song)
  • Booye Eydi (19 March 2010 Cover of Farhad Mehrad song with altered lyrics)
  • Khate Sevom (18 March 2011)
  • Ta Hala Ashegh Shodi (July 2012)
  • Ashoob (10 July 2012)
  • Gerye Dar Mah (21 July 2012)
  • Moje Moharam feat. Sohrab Pakzad (18 November 2012)
  • Ghalbe Moharam (21 November 2012)
  • Hafteh Eshgh (11 February 2013)
  • Ye Khoone (26 January 2014)
  • Eshgh Ehsaseh (22 April 2013)
  • Aslan Sedash Kardi (23 July 2014)
  • Mahdoodiat (9 September 2014)
  • Eshgh feat. Arvin Saheb (6 October 2014)


Released 5 March 2006[edit]

No. Title Year Length
1. "Loknat"   2006 03:12
2. "Ashegh Shodam"   2006 03:13
3. "Khatereha"   2006 02:48
4. "Inam Bemoone"   2006 03:44
5. "Yadam Miad"   2006 03:45
6. "Bi Etena"   2006 03:48
7. "Man Emshab Mimiram"   2006 04:31
8. "Taraneh Vajeh"   2006 03:34
9. "Adam Ahani"   2006 04:39
Total length:

Released 28 April 2009[edit]

No. Title Year Length
1. "Shenasnameh (Intro)"   2009 01:17
2. "Kojaye Donya"   2009 03:12
3. "Mano Tanha"   2009 02:59
4. "Asheghi Ba To"   2009 03:11
5. "Ahay To"   2009 03:10
6. "Eshghe Adam Kosh"   2009 03:12
7. "Bia Ashegham Kon"   2009 02:41
8. "Ey Vay Delam"   2009 02:50
9. "Sedaye Ghalbeh To"   2009 02:57
10. "Khab"   2009 03:52
11. "Man-e Lanati (Ft Payam Shams)"   2009 00:53
12. "Reifigha Migan"   2009 02:59
13. "Parseh"   2009 00:49
14. "Leili Dar Paieez"   2009 02:46
15. "Hafteh Be Hafteh"   2009 00:24
16. "Shomineh"   2009 03:06
17. "Tamoom Shod (Payan)"   2009 01:09
Total length:

Released 5 March 2014[edit]

No. Title Year Length
1. "Ghahve"   2014 04:21
2. "Jadogare Gisoo"   2014 02:30
3. "Madaar"   2014 03:32
4. "Dobareh Cheshmat"   2014 03:00
5. "Hafteh Eshgh"   2013 04:05
6. "Dast Negah Dar"   2014 05:06
7. "Eshghe Daaghe Man"   2014 03:57
8. "Ye Khoone"   2014 03:49
9. "Faghat Shabihe Khodeti"   2014 03:13
10. "Gole Yas 2"   2014 04:30
11. "Ashoob"   2012 03:31
12. "Eshgh Dar Roze Ghiyamat"   2014 04:02
Total length:

Released 14 July 2015

No. Title Year Length
1. "Eshkal"   2015 03:39
2. "Tazahor"   2015 02:50
3. "Havasam Be Toe"   2015 03:46
4. "Dorehaye Asheghi"   2015 04:05
5. "Barana"   2015 03:55
6. "Meh Alood"   2015 04:49
7. "Track 4"   2015 03:40
8. "Ashegh Mesle Mah"   2015 03:35
9. "Be Man Etemad Kon"   2015 04:21
Total length:


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