Eftekhar Dadehbala?(Mahasti)?was born on November 16, 1946 in Tehran, Iran, and passed away on June 25, 2007, in Santa Rosa, CA, USA. She was an Iranian singer who was recognized as the Banooye Golhaa va Delha. She was the younger sister of Hayedeh. Mahasti’s voice was discovered by maestro Parviz Yahaghi. She was amongst a rare group of singers who started their careers on the prestigious Persian traditional music radio program Golhaye Rangarang, in 1963 with the song Anke Delam Ra Borde. In 2005, she was awarded the Persian Female Pop-Classic Vocalist of Excellence by the World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media for over 40 years of top performance in Persian pop music. She sang more than 400 songs. In 1978, she emigrated to the United Kingdom and then to the United States. In her albums she has worked with several other singers, including Hayedeh, Sattar, Akbar Golpayegani, Iraj, Mahmoodi Khansari, Aref, Moein, Shahram Solati, Faramarz Asef, Homayra, Hasan Shamaeezadeh, and Sadegh Nojooki. Mahasti was interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, CA, the same cemetery where her sister Hayedeh was also buried at.
Albums: Ashofteh, Asir, Avazak, Az Khoda Khasteh, Bazm, Bazme Bahar, Biganeh, Deldadeh, Ghasam, Gole Gandoom, Gole Omid, Golhaye Rangarang, Haghighat, Hamishe Aashegh, Hamishe Sabz, Havaye Yar, Havaye Aasheghi, Labkhand, Masti, Mehman, Moj, Mosafer, Nameh, Ooje Seda, Sarabe Eshgh, Sepideh Dam, Taghdir, Taraneh Saal, Tou Bezan Ta Man Beraghsam, Ziafat and Az Khoda Khasteh.