Afshin Salari was born in Tehran (Farmanieh) in a cultural family. He is the younger son of Colonel Iraj Salari and Golrokh Zandifar. The father of the father, Gholamhosseinkhan Salari (titled to “Movafagh Homayoun” by Ahmad-shah Qajar) was a master in Tar. Afshin’s elder brother, Taher, was martyred in war when he was only 19 years old. Afshin believes his brother (also pianist) is the bravest person he has ever known in his life.
When he was three years old, his mother began to teach him how to sing. He started playing piano at 5, guitar at 11 years old. It might be also interesting that Afshin’s favorite artist has always been Elvis Presley. He assumes Elvis as an everlasting hero.
At the university he studied Design of Oil Process Engineering in spite of his unwillingness. After his graduation he stuck to his artistic activities more seriously than before. He attended some relevant classes and passed different courses in singing, playing music, acting and make-up at Mohammad Nouri, Amin Tarokh, Parviz Parastooei, Jalal Moayerian, etc. He is also able to play Banjo and Mandolin. In 2005 he joined “The 7 Band” (with Shahab Hosseini, Amin Zendegani, …) and recorded his first Track “It’s over”. He hopes to release his first album very soon.