|Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi|
|Princess of Iran|
|Spouse||Ardeshir Zahedi (1957–1964)
Khosrow Jahanbani (1971–2014)
|Issue||Zahra Mahnaz Zahedi
|House||House of Pahlavi|
|Father||Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi|
|Mother||Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt|
27 October 1940 |
Early life and education
Shahnaz Pahlavi was born in Tehran on 27 October 1940. She is the only child of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his first wife Princess Fawzia Fuad. Shahnaz is the half-sister of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi, Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi II and Princess Leila Pahlavi – the four children of the Shah by his third wife, Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi. Her maternal grandparents were King Fuad I and Queen Nazli of Egypt; and her paternal grandparents were Rezā Shāh Pahlavi and Queen Tadj ol-Molouk of Iran. She is also the niece of King Farouk I of Egypt and thus a cousin of the last Egyptian King, Fuad II. Therefore, her ancestry includes Circassian, Persian, French, Turkish, Albanian and Azerbaijani.
Her first marriage was to Ardeshir Zahedi on 11 October 1957, one time Iranian foreign minister and twice Iranian ambassador to the United States (1957–1964 and 1972–1979). She was seventeen when she got married at Golestan Palace in Tehran. Zahedi and she first met in Germany in 1955. The couple have one daughter, Princess (styled "Vala Gohari") Zahra Mahnaz Zahedi (born 2 December 1958 in Tehran). They divorced in 1964.
Shahnaz later married Khosrow Jahanbani in February 1971 at the Iranian Embassy, Paris. Their marriage lasted until Jahanbani's death in April 2014. They have one son, Keykhosrow (born 20 November 1971), and one daughter, Fawzia (born 1973).
After the 1979 Revolution
Titles, styles and honours
- 27 October 1940 – 25 October 1967: Her Royal Highness Princess Shahnaz of Iran
- 25 October 1967 – Present: Her Imperial Highness Princess Shahnaz of Iran
- : Grand Cross of the Order of Aryamehr
- : Grand Cross of the Order of the Pleiades, 1st class
- : 25th Anniversary medal
- : 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire
|Ancestors of Shahnaz Pahlavi|
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- Royal Ark
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