Shakila Sedaghat (Shakila)?was born on May 3, 1962, in Tehran, Iran. Her deep interest in music started revealing itself since she was a child. At the tender age of 9, she was invited to perform on a television show Which eventually brought about the attention of many producers to promote her as a professional singer. At the age of 15, her deep interest in Persian music and singing encouraged her to study traditional repertoire and Radif with Mahmood Karimi. She decided to move to the United States to continue her studies in the field of Classical Music. Shakila fulfilled her dream of becoming a professional singer in 1990, by releasing her first album Kami Ba Man Modara Kon. Shakila sings of God, the values of life, and her country so beautifully and effectively that her music is bound to touch any heart very deep. Her exceptional interest in Rumi has inspired her to sing many of Rumi’s poems in the most heart touching way, and many believe that Rumi’s poems and Shakila’s angelic voice deeply match and well reflect her beliefs and true love for God.
Albums: Kami Ba Man Modara Kon, Gerye Dar Ragbar, Gheibate Noor, Akharin Kookab, Ersiyehaye Aatefi, Zabane Negah, Ashke Mahtab, Ava, Ansoye Bisoo, Jadooye Sokoot, Labe Khamosh, Concert 84, Shooleye Bidar, Mojdeye Azadi and Fereshte Banoo.