|Native name||شادمهر عقیلی|
|Birth name||Shadmehr Aghili|
|Also known as||King of Persian Pop|
27 January 1973 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, composer, music arranger, actor, record producer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, multi-instrumentalist keyboard, violin, guitar, piano, santur, harmonica, trumpet, mandolin|
|Associated acts||Ebi, Mahasti, Niloufar Laripour, Mona Borzouee|
Shadmehr Aghili (Persian: شادمهر عقیلی; born 27 January 1973) is an Iranian pop singer, musician, composer, music arranger, producer and song-writer, and formerly an actor. Aghili was born in Tehran, Iran. He emigrated to Canada first, but currently resides in Los Angeles.
Shadmehr started early in music and studied piano, guitar and violin, graduated from the Tehran Conservatory of Music.
He has worked at the IRIB (the official broadcasting of Iran) for a while. He released his cassette album Bahar e Man (My Spring) in 1997, an instrumental music album where he played piano, guitar and violin. The album Fasl e Ashenayi (Season of Acquaintance) in 1998, was another great effort with a number of collaborations. The follow up Mosafer (Traveler) was also well received by the public. Aghili appeared also on screen with the movie Par e Parvaz (Wings to Fly), a best-seller in Iran for that year. He also wrote the soundtrack for the film. He had also a lead role in Shab-e Berahne (The Naked Night).
Aghili immigrated to Canada where he was signed to Nova Media. His first album in Canada was Khiali Nist (I Don't Care), quickly followed by Doori o Pashimani (Separation and Regret), Adam Foroush (Traitor) and Popcorn.
Shadmehr Aghili is a versatile artist, violinist and musician. Beside of his prominent use of piano, guitar and violin, he also plays santur, mandolin, trumpet, harmonica, keyboard, banjo, and koto in some recordings. Shadmehr also remains active politically recording a track in 2010, conveying his support of the Iranian Green Movement recorded over background music, encouraging Iranian people to protest against their government and using music as a tool to get to freedom and liberty. And in 2012, in a collaboration with singer Ebi, he released the anti-war Royay e Ma (Globally released A Dream) in support of World Vision USA and World Vision Canada.
|1997||Bahar e Man||بهار من||My Spring||Instrumental|
|Fasl e Ashenayi||فصل آشنایی||Season of Acquaintance|
|Mashgh e Sokoot||مشق سکوت||Rehearsal of Silence|
|Naghmeha ye Mashreghi||نغمه های شرقی||Eastern Tunes||Instrumental|
|2001||Par e Parvaz||پر پرواز||Wings to Fly||Soundtracks of a same-title film|
|Doori o Pashimani||دوری و پشیمانی||Separation and Regret|
|Khiali Nist||خیالی نیست||I Don't Care||after migrating to Canada|
|2004||Adam Foroush||آدم فروش||The Traitor|
|2012||Tarafdaar||طرفدار||On Your Side|
|1994||Shaam-e Ghariban||شام غریبان||The Night of Homeless|
|2000||Fariba||فریبا||Faribaa (lit. Charming)|
|2002||Adam o Hava||آدم و حوا||Adam and Eve|
|2004||Rag-e Khaab||رگ خواب||Blind Spot||Instrumental, released in Iran, after his migration to Canada|
|1.||"tu Binahayat e Shab" (Through the Infinity of Night)||تو بی نهایت شب|
|3.||"Atr-o Shabnam" (Scent and Dew)||عطر و شبنم|
|4.||"Shab-e Berahne" (The Naked Night)||شبه برهنه|
|5.||"Dadashi" (Dear Brother)||داداشی|
|6.||"Khane Kharab" (Tramp)||خانهخراب|
|7.||"gham-e Tanhayi" (Sorrow of Loneliness)||غم تنهایی|
|8.||"To Ro Injori Mikham" (I Want You This Way)||تورو اینجوری میخوام|
|9.||"Lahze-ye Asheghane" (Romantic Moment)||لحظهی عاشقانه|
|13.||"Shaam-e Ghariban" (The Eleventh Night)||شام غريبان|
|15.||"Khanoom Khanooma" (Mademoiselle)||خانوم خانوما|
|19.||"Halam Avaz Mishe" (I Feel Better)||حالم عوض ميشه|
|22.||"Royaye Ma" (A Dream, featuring Ebi)||رویای ما|
|23.||"Ye Dokhtar" (A Girl, (Featuring Ebi, a social and political track))||یه دختر|
|26.||"Gomet Kardam" (I Lost You)||گمت کردم||04:01|
|27.||"Hesse Khoubiye" (It's Good Sensation)||حس خوبیه||04:22|
2000: Par-e Parvaz ("Wings to Fly") (Soundtracks of a film of the same name)
2001: Shab-e Berahne ("The Naked Night") (Soundtracks of a film of the same name)
|No.||Title||Note and Original Title||Length|
|1.||"Par-e Parvaz" (Wings to Fly)||2000 - پر پرواز|
|2.||"Shab-e Berahne" (The Naked Night)||2001 - شب برهنه|
- "Roll Over, Khomeini! Iran Cultivates A Local Rock Scene, Within Limits". The Washington Post. 23 August 2001. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "Rock Rolls Once More in Iran As Hard-Liners Back Pop Revival". The Wall Street Journal. 2 June 2000. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "مصاحبهی اختصاصی با شادمهرعقیلی". BBC Persian. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- http://www.jorgeberges.com/famous-violinists.html[dead link]
- Shadmehr is seen playing the mandolin in his Mashkook (Suspicious) music video
- In the movie The Naked Night, Shadmehr plays the harmonica many times
- In his Taghdir song a compose of the mentioned instruments is heard.