Shadmehr Aghili is an Iranian Persian pop singer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, music arranger, record producer, songwriter and former actor.
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Aghili was born in Tehran, Iran, but immigrated to Canada. He currently resides in Los Angeles. He is married to Mia Mesa, and they have a daughter, Melina. He is a vegan.
Aghili immigrated to Canada where he was signed to Nava Media. His first album released in Canada was Khiali Nist (Never Mind), quickly followed by Doori o Pashimani (Separation and Regret), Adam Foroush (Double-crosser), and Popcorn.
In 2009, he released Taghdir (Fate) under a new contract with Century Records. Tarafdaar (On Your Side) was released in 2012 by Avang Music.
Aghili uses his music to stay politically active, as can be heard on his 2010 track that conveys his support of the Iranian Green Movement. Recorded over background music, the song encourages Iranian people to protest the government and use music as a tool for freedom. In 2012 he released the anti-war song "Royay e Ma" (globally released as "A Dream") in collaboration with singer Ebi, supporting World Vision USA and World Vision Canada.