by Darius Kadivar

Exclusive Photos of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran and family private gathering to celebrate his Birthday at their home in Washington DC. 

See Photos Here 


Born on October 31, 1960, in Tehran, Iran, Reza Pahlavi is the eldest of four. Since the tragic passing of the late Leila Pahlavi (March 27, 1970 - June 10, 2001), Reza Pahlavi's siblings include Farahnaz (March 12, 1963), a brother Ali Reza (April 28, 1966), as well as a half-sister, Shahnaz (October 27, 1940).

In 1978, Reza Pahlavi, then Crown Prince of Iran, left his homeland to complete his higher education in the United States. An accomplished jet fighter pilot, Reza Pahlavi completed the United States Air Force Training Program at the former Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. He is a Political Science graduate of the University of Southern California.

Reza Pahlavi has lived in Morocco, Egypt and, since 1984, the United States. He married Yasmine Etemad Amini on June 12, 1986. Yasmine is a graduate of George Washington University School of Law. Together with his wife and three daughters, Noor (April 3, 1992), Iman (September 12, 1993) and Farah (January 17, 2004), they reside in the state of Maryland.

Recommended Readings:

REZA'S CALL: An Iranian Solidarnosc by DK

Related Blogs:

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Crown Prince Reza Greeted by British Royal Family (1978)

ROYALTY: Shah Greets Princess Margaret and Earl of Snowdon at Golestan Palace (1970's)  

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Crown Prince Reza Graduates as Officer in IIAF (1977-78)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Reza Pahlavi at CPI confrence (22th Nov, 2008)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Crown Prince Reza on Human Rights German TV & Diaspora Media (1993/1995)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Crown Prince Reza and Iranian Asylum Seekers, London (2005)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Crown Prince Reza, Morocco (1983)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: Crown Prince Reza on Horse "Palang" (1975)   


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khaleh mosheh

A truly Joyous occasion

by khaleh mosheh on

American Dream

Happy Birthday

by American Dream on

He doesn't speak Persian fluently.

He speaks American English with a really bad FOB accent.

He barely holds a bachelors from college.

He has lost a lot of money on wall street.

His father stole a lot of money from Iran and Iranians.

He is Iran's loser of the day.

Happy birthday Ray Pahlavi.


Tavalod mobarak !

by caramel on

Reza Pahlavi II tavalodet mobarak.
May everything that u strive for come thru in flying colors!



Not sure

by amirkabear4u on

I should say happy birthday to him as 1960 is the same year as fool's birth year.  HAHA


I don't particularly like monarchy

by Onlyiran on

but he has done nothing to Iran and Iranians, and he certainly should not be held to account for whatever his father did or did not do since he was only a child at that time.

Instead, I see a person with a family that loves him, and as a father myself, I can see the joy in his face.  I wish him a happy birthday.

PS/ as far as all this talk about "money the family stole from Iran", everyone should consider these two things:  1) even if they took everything that they are accused of taking, all of that will equal about a third of annual total that the mullahs have been taking out of the Iranian treasury and sending to every Tom, Dick and Harry Islamist organization for the past thirty years--and that's not even counting the billions that they have distributed amongst themselves; and 2) the IRI has tried for 30 years to prove its rumors about the money that the Pahlavi family supposedly stole from Iran.  But despite thirty years of effort, and millions spent on lawyers, accountants and investigators around the world, they still have not been able to show any evidence for that claim.

I am just surprised to see that after 30 years of crimes against humanity committed by the IRI against the Iranian people, there are still people on this site who have so much hate for Reza Pahlavi-who has done nothing against the people of Iran, and do not display a fraction of that dislike for the IRI.  What a shame.


Yet another asphyxiating Pahlavi related subject

by onlyinamrica on

I am getting realy tired.


M. Le Pape! Le Plateau est perdu!

by Quebeqi on

M. LePape! Malgré mon tout petit vote afin de renverser la vapeur, Le Plateau Mont-Royal a désormais une famille Seigneuriale et un Shériff. Le Seigneur au Provincial, la Seigneuresse au Conseil Municipal et le Shériff de Nottingham à la Mairie d'Arrondissement. Ce pauvre naïf de Bergeron; très bientôt il va s'apercevoir que son parti a été noyauté par un autre parti, mais il sera trop tard.

L'Histoire nous a montré ce qui arrive au peuple lorsqu'il vote pour la vertu et contre la corruption. L'Iran a voté Khomeini au nom de la vertu et contre la corruption. Le Plateau a voté Bergeron au nom de la vertu et contre la corruption. Les Français ont voté pour Robespierre au nom de la vertu et contre la corruption.


M. Le Pape! Priez pour nous!


Agho Mostofi

by capt_ayhab on

For us the uneducated in the realm of after life, scorpionismation, and now the Rational Morality of Zarathushtar and Kant,  can you take couple of minutes of your busy schedule of looking up for BIG words which you have no Kanti idea what the hell they mean and explain what the dickens are you talking about?

While you are at it, explain the [Chahar Choob] thingi as well please? Where do we get them choobs?



Can someone block this man?


The rational morality

by alimostofi on

The rational morality introduced by Zarathushtra is very similar to Kant’s Moral Philosophy. In both cases autonomy requires one to obey no authority other than the authority of his or her reason. 


Ali Mostofi



Farah Rusta

Mr Mostofi

by Farah Rusta on



He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater
stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of
ten thousand prayers.






To all who mock at me

by alimostofi on

"A noble thought is a prayer. An earnest desire is a prayer. A pious longing is a prayer. The sincere sighing of a penitent heart is a Prayer."  Zarathushtra

Ali Mostofi



Mola Nasredeen

آقا رضا بی بخارو بی عرضه است. دیگه ثابت کردن نداره؟

Mola Nasredeen

Said Hazrate shotor.


Dear Darius Kadivar.How

by vildemose on

Dear Darius Kadivar.

How many people have read Reza's latest book? How many people are still questioning and keep repeating 30-year old propaganda to this day? Look at that creepy entitiy with a disturbing disposition and avatar, Faghan=Q.

If the general public is not aware of the what the Pahlavis did for Iran, either Iranians or non-Iranians, then I still stand by my statement.

Reza has done a lousy job of defending his family and his legacy, including the Iranian identity.

If he can't defend his family properly how can we expect him as a leader to defend Iran, Iranians, the Iranian nation and so on.

Also, read Irandokht's remarks about his lack of tangible acts of compassion, which could have erased and made many enemies into his loyal supporters.

" but I have not seen Reza in a substantial leadership role or even actively in the scene and on the side of Iranians except for the past few  months. Reza Pahlavi, considering his means and his political ambitions should have tried and helped the Iranian community in diaspora in the last 30 years. He was in a position to be there for the Iranians who ran away from Iran especially for political reasons and to give them temporary assistance, house them and help them until they could survive on their own. He could have lead an organization to assist Iranian refugees. I believe he could have proven his leadership and his love for Iran during these 30 years using the funds available to him and his family. He could have built a foundation and helped himself and his name to remain dear in people's heart.

Besides a couple of children charities that are run by different ladies in the Pahlavi family and some art related projects from Shahbanou, there was no community related organization run by them to show that they have not abandoned the Iranians in these hard times.  I think you are basing your very positive sentiments on a few of his speeches, I agree he is speaking well since last June, but he has 30 years he could have built himself a great positive image and reputation. " http://iranian.com/main/blog/irandokht/parliamentary-monarchy

I believe it is still not too late. He claims he is not that rich. I tend to believe him, however, he can use his celebrity, including his mother's, to raise funds in fund-raising events. I dare him to start a foundation to help all Iranian families who suffered at the hands of SAVAK in the past and those at the hands of IRI's VEVAK, SAVAMA, Basiji, etc.

Until then, his title would remain as hollow as a Gila woodpecker's nest in a cactus tree.




Happy Birthday Reza Pahlavi

by pedro on

Politics a side, Reza is part of our history we have known him since he was born. Nevertheless, I have a lot of respect for him, he is always well dressed, he is a good speaker and speaks several languages. he is a good representation of us Iranians. I am not a monarckist, but put ahmadinijad next to Reza Pahlavi, whom would you chose to talk about Irans democracy,humen rights to the world? I'd chose Reza Pahlavi, I listen to him or watch him in the news. I am embarrassed every time ahmadi or khamenei is shown in tv.

ex programmer craig


by ex programmer craig on

You forgot how to speak English already? lol. Well, if anyone had any doubts about your low class and poor upbringing, you just dispelled them.

Mola Nasredeen

"Where's our billions your daddy and mommy stole from us when

by Mola Nasredeen on

they ran away from Iran?" Ha? where's our billions?"

Said Hazrate shotor.


About: ex prog.

by فغان on

میشه یکی به این بابا بگه اینقده واسه من عشوه نیاد؛ بهش بفهمونه من هنوز دلم پیش فرح روستاس.


The Pahlavis must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth.


2 riali's

by capt_ayhab on

My pure Aryan hamvatan[notice no prefix to it since you honestly made me smile.]

I have read and read Mr. Mostofi's remarks, particularly about Shahnameh without being able to make any heads or tail of it until I read your reply. Thanks ;-o)

Mr. Mostofi,

Due respect dude, what does shahanshah[who ever the devil you are talking about] has to do with Scorpion? Are you saying that all these people in Iran dying to get rid of one superstitious regime[IR] so they can replace them with a different form of KHORAFAT.

Secondly, who is going to get in touch with Hakeem Ferdowsi via spirituality and get him to rewrite his master piece in a more Spiritual way so the tolerance will not be in-tolerated[what ever that means].

Do you think Fale Ghahveh should do the trick? May be talking to the dead thingi?


ex programmer craig

Mask Man

by ex programmer craig on


ex prog.

by فغان on

یکی بود، یکی نبود، زیر گنبد کبود یکی نشسته بود ...


The Pahlavis must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth.


"Ex-Royal" hermaphrodite

by فغان on


You know what Farah, it's not like before; anymore.

You should've never left the safe side of the town in the first place.

When I saw you being assaulted by bunch of thugs,at Hafiz graveyard, with your wig dangling from one side of your head, your skirt torn apart and then, you desperately trying to keep the last drop of your integrity by using "street language"; my dreams about "us" shattered.

I told myself this is not my lovely innocent drag queen anymore, how could she be?

Go, wash up; leave me alone!

The Pahlavis must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth.

ex programmer craig


by ex programmer craig on

He was an illiterate soldier; who became a ruthless dictator.

So was Charlemagne...



by فغان on

He also had the habit of killing his mentors.

You're right; there's nothing to discuss. 

The Pahlavis must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth.

Farah Rusta

Gentlemen please ....?

by Farah Rusta on

I left you boys on your own for a few hours and look what a mayhem you have created! OK, let me put some order into this chaos.


Ali P

You are such a civilized and calming moderator, always a pleasure to see your contributions. Your arguments are rational and your information is beyond dispute. The book by Cyrus Ghani is indeed a masterpiece of academic research. Thank you.

mon cher Darius

le grand débatteur comme toujours. merci pour votre contribution à propos.


Thank you for suggesting to contact Ferdowsi through a spritualist. If I need to contact Ferdowsi via a Spritualist, can you please recommend one who can speak pure Persian or did Ferdowsi speak English too (and I am not being funny Mr Mostofi).


For the first time I had a hearty laughter reading your reply to Mr Mostofi. Thank you. signed: this woman!!


Fix me a Gin & T and keep the volume down you devil (LOL). 





I wont go into further discussions with you! and don't contradict yourself! suffice to say that his Greatness was exactly that; in delegating to and learning from others as long as it benifited Iran, his country, our country! 

Ali P.

Nothing wrong with the 'Mir Panj' and or 'Amir Panj-e' reference. It was respectful titles back then as you stated. Mir Panja = Colonel or above Clolnel.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Happy birthday Sir ...


Googoosh sings at Reza Pahlavi's birthday...

Azarin Sadegh

Happy Birthday to Reza Pahlavi!

by Azarin Sadegh on

Dear Darius,

I think Irandokht was faster than you in remembering this special day!

Such a gorgeous family...and I think the little Farah is the cutest! Thank you so much for these lovely pictures! I personally know many people who would love to frame them in their house...;-)

It reminded me of my cousins Shahrooz, born on 4 of Aban and her sister born on 9th of Aban!!

Cheers, Azarin


Et bonne Halloween a vous aussi

by ThePope on

khaanoom-e Quebeqi.

Excusez-moi pour le retard, je viens juste de découvrir votre commentaire. J'étais un train d'préparer une citrouille lanterne pour l'entrée de l'église! :o)  Demain, avant le sermon, ça va être ben le fun!!  ;-)  
(Un p'tit truc pour créer une intense atmospèhre de prière,,, chasser les démons,,, ...)  

ps   C'est sûr je vais aller voter, mais pas pour R.Bergeron! 


Ali P.


by Ali P. on

"Mir Panj" is not a derogatory term.

That was Reza Shah's title before the 1299 coup.

It stood as "general" or something to that nature( slightly above "colonel").

I recommend  Cyrus Ghani's Iran and The Rise of Reza Shah, for an objective view on Reza Shah and his reign.


Ali p. 


Wrong idol

by فغان on

No; he was not .

Had it not been for people like Abdolhossein Khan Teymourtash he would've never learned how to use cutlery.

He was an illiterate soldier; who became a ruthless dictator. 

The Pahlavis must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth.