Shohreh, born in 1957, began singing when she was seven years old. She studied clarinet and classical Iranian singing at the National Iranian Music Conservatory.
Shohreh’s magnificent hairdos were as much a feature of her public appearances as her voice. Her beehive was inimitable. Shohreh’s career was kick-started by Googoosh’s ex-husband, Mahmoud Ghorbani. He physically abused Shohreh, dislocating her shoulder on one occasion.
At the time of the revolution Shohreh was performing in the US. She was never able to return to Iran.