GooGoosh Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 07, 2022
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About Googoosh

Googoosh, real name Faegheh Atashin, is an Iranian singer and actress.
She is one of the most popular entertainers in Iran and has become a cultural icon inside Iran and abroad. Googoosh has gained a significant following and has earned popularity and fame in her career, which currently spans more than 60 years.
She has also worked as an actress in several Persian movies like 'Runaway Angel,' The Cliff Of Fear,' 'The Naughty One,' and 'Fear And Hope' being among her most famous ones. She had a little break between 1979 and 2000 because of a prohibition on female singers in the country. Despite this, her fan base increased when young adults discovered her music via bootleg recordings.
Googoosh is still currently working. She released over ten different albums between 1970 and 1978, which gained immense popularity when she became known for her eclectic music. The albums included Do Panjereh (Two Windows), Kooh (The Mountain), and Hamsafar (Co-Traveler), to name a few. She also released eight albums after her break in the '00s, with 'Manifest' and 'Twenty One' being two.
Her return was considered a 'pop milestone' and a 'cultural marker' for the country of Iran. She also did international tours where she performed 27 concerts in European and North American countries in one year, which contributed to her gaining a true icon status. Googoosh also caught the attention of European and African media with her music. She has also collaborated with other artists, and her recent projects included a collaboration with Iranian singer-songwriter Hassan Shamaizadeh.
Googoosh also served as the head judge and head of the academy for the popular reality show 'Googoosh Music Academy,' also broadcasted in London. Her music had reached a peak in popularity during her tours, and the tour finale took place with the two concerts in Dubai, which had a massive audience of over 20,000.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Googoosh’s net worth?

Even though there is not an exact figure indicated regarding the net worth of Googoosh, it is estimated to be in the range of $1 million to $5 million. This fortune is primarily generated by her pop music tours and her album sales.

How much does Googoosh earn per year?

There is no information relating to the annual salary of Googoosh as the singer has now been infrequent with her song releases or tours.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Googoosh?

Googoosh is 5 ft 1 in (155 cm) in height.

How old is Googoosh?

Born on May 5, 1950, Googoosh is 72 years old as of May 5, 2022.

Childhood And Education

Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin, was born on May 5, 1950, in Tehran, Iran, to Azerbaijani parents who were immigrants from Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Her name at birth was meant to be Googoosh, but the authorities wouldn't allow it to be registered.
Googoosh was encouraged by her father to sing in bars and cafes at the age of 5 years. This meant that it was difficult for her to receive any primary education. In 1960, at the age of just ten years old, Googoosh got a role in the movie 'The Runaway Angel,' and the role proved to be very successful. She was later discovered by Iranian composers who recognized her natural singing talent. She created her own unique style of Iranian music and became a pop culture icon amongst the youth.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Googoosh’s partner?

Googoosh had multiple partners in her lifetime. In 1972, she married Mahmoud Ghorbani with whom she had one son, Kambiz Ghorbani. The couple decided to separate in 1975. She then spent a year with Behrouz Vossoughi before separating again.
Googoosh later married Masud Kimiai in 1985. The couple spent almost 20 years together before getting a divorce in 2003.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Googoosh is best known for her eclectic music and the uniqueness that she brought to Iranian music. She is known by almost everybody in Iran and is tremendously famous in her country and also popular in Europe. The singer produced many singles she is now known for, including Hejrat, Makhlugh, and Pol.
She did lots of concerts around the world and in North America, where she performed in famous landmarks like Madison Square Gardens in New York and the Air Canada Center in Toronto. In 1969, the 'mini-joupe' dress worn by Googoosh was imitated by many and became a fashion statement. Even her famous short haircut in 1975 is still popular among females in Iran. She truly won the hearts of the youth in her country and is still looked up to by the people in Iran.

Charity Work

Googoosh has known to fund charities providing safety for women, children, and the weak.

What awards has Googoosh won?

Googoosh has won many awards and achievements during her career. Firstly, she received first prize and a gold record at the Midem trade fair in Cannes for her 7'' record as 'GouGoush' performing two French songs by Barclay Records in 1971 at just 21 years old. The Iranian singer also received a First Medal Of Arts Of Tunisia the following year, among two other achievements.
Googoosh also won the Best Actress for 'Bita' at the Iranian Sepas film festival. Moreover, she won the best Iranian Female Singer at World Music Awards in 2014 and Best Music Video for Do Panjereh at the Festigious Film Awards in 2017.

Googoosh’s Hobbies And Interests

Googoosh's hobbies include singing, playing games, and reading.

Other Interesting Googoosh's Facts And Trivia

  • Googoosh is known as the Iranian Pop Diva.
  • Her stage name is an Armenian name for boys, given to her by her nanny, who was of Armenian descent.

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GooGoosh Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Faegheh Atashin

Date of Birth

1950-05-05

Nationality

Iranian

Place of Birth

Tehran

Age

Height

155 cm

Eye Color

Brown

Child Star?

yes

Occupation

Singer, Actress

Net Worth

3500000

Parents

Nasrin Atashin, Saber Atashin

Siblings

Fereydoun Atashin
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