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Mohammad Reza Shah


Ruler of Persia and Iran from 1941 before Iranian trend in 1979. He was a secular ruler whose Light Revolution attemptedto reform his nation ito a worldwide power giving women the proper to vote and nationalizing specific sectors. He was the last monarch of Iran. He examined on the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and he found power during Globe Battle II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion compelled the abdication of his dad Reza Shah. He dropped support in the Shi’a clergy of Iran aswell as the functioning class which result in his lack of power, due to his his solid plan of modernization, secularization, and his identification of Israel. He wedded his third wife, Farah Diba, in 1959. His monarchy was overthrown in 1979, which allowed Mahmound Ahmadinejad to ultimately end up being the country’s president.

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Full Name Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Date Of Birth October 26, 1919
Died July 27, 1980, Cairo, Egypt
Place Of Birth Fatehpur Sikri, Iran
Profession Royalty
Education Institut Le Rosey, Madrasa Nezam
Nationality Iranian
Spouse Empress Farah (consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Empress Farah (consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt
Children Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, Shahnaz Pahlavi, Ali-Reza Pahlavi, Leila Pahlavi, Farahnaz Pahlavi
Parents Reza Shah, Tadj ol-Molouk
Siblings Ashraf Pahlavi, Shams Pahlavi, Gholamreza Pahlavi, Hamid Reza Pahlavi, Fatimeh Pahlavi, Ali Reza Pahlavi, Abdul Reza Pahlavi, Mahmud Reza Pahlavi, Ahmad Reza Pahlavi, Hamdamsaltaneh Pahlavi
Awards Legion of Merit, Croix de Guerre, Royal Victorian Chain, Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Father of Prince Reza Pahlavi, the heir to the throne of Iran.
2Iran under the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in fact was the first Muslim country to recognize Israel and established close ties that lasted till 1979 Islamic Revolution.
3Father of HIH Princess Masumeh Fahranaz Pahlavi.
4Father of HIH Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi.
5Father of HIM Prince Reza Pahlavi.
6Father of late HIH Princess Leila Pahlavi.
7Shah and ruler of Iran from 1941-1979.
8Children by Empress Farah: Crown Prince Cyrus Reza Pahlavi, born October 31 1960; Princess Yasmina Farahnaz Pahlavi, born March 12 1963; Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi, born April 29 1966; Princess Leila Pahlavi, born March 27 1970, died 10 June, 2001.
9Has a daughter from his first marriage to Queen Fawzia of Egypt: Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi, born 27 October 1940.



The Poppy Is Also a Flower1966gratitude and thanks - as His Imperial Majesty the Shahinshah



Jetset in den Sixties - Das süße Leben der Schönen und Reichen2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tehran anar nadarad2007DocumentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1977TV SeriesHimself
Panorama1976TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shah of Iran1972DocumentaryHimself
Shaahiparin vierailu1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
World in Action1967TV Series documentaryHimself
Der Polizeistaatsbesuch - Beobachtungen unter deutschen Gastgebern1967TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bitte umblättern1967TV SeriesHimself
Gekrönte Häupter1967TV Series documentaryHimself
Lykke og krone1962DocumentaryHimself
The Queen's State Visit to Iran1961Documentary shortHimself (as Mohammad Reza Pahlavi)
Gianni Schicchi1959TV MovieHimself
One Inch from Victory1944DocumentaryHimself

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JFK1991Himself - Holding Long Knife (uncredited)
Marilyn: Something's Got to Give1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair1988DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Inside the CIA1987Documentary
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981Himself - Greeting Diplomat (uncredited)
Baraye azadi1979DocumentaryHimself
Zwischen Glück und Krone1959DocumentaryHimself
Alam High School2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Our Man in Tehran2013DocumentaryHimself
Viru - tarinoita hotellista2013DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2006-2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (segment "Mike")
Iran, une puissance dévoilée2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Iran and the West2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Baader Meinhof Complex2008Himself (uncredited)
CNN Presents2007TV Series documentaryHimself
American Fugitive: The Truth About Hassan2006DocumentaryHimself
Declassified2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Former Shah of Iran
Why We Fight2005DocumentaryHimself
The Assassination of Richard Nixon2004Himself (uncredited)
Miracle2004Himself (uncredited)
CIA: Guerres secrètes2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bowling for Columbine2002DocumentaryHimself - Shah of Iran
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (Segment "Live from Tehran")
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryMisidentification (of Mohammed Mossadegh) (uncredited)
Reputations1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Nixon1995Himself - Handshake with Diplomat (uncredited)
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Shah of Iran 1941-79
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself

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1I have devoted my existence to provide them a better life. I have given land to the peasants. I have imposed our industrialists to share their profit with workers. I have developed an excellent health program and established social security. I did everything to better the standard of living of my people. I cannot order soldiers and policemen to shoot people.

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