Darius Danesh was born 19th August 1980 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is Scottish-Persian singer and songwriter, well known for being a finalist and runner-up of the British TV phenomenon Pop Idol, from which American Idol was born.
His first self-penned single, "Colourblind", entered the UK singles chart at number one, and his debut album went platinum under the guidance of Grammy-winning U2 producer Steve Lillywhite.
After receiving news that his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Darius wrote and dedicated his second studio album to Dr Booth Danesh, the man he calls his "hero". In 2005, the album's title-track "Live Twice" became Darius' fifth Top Ten single. Amazingly, father Booth not only lived to see his son perform it at the Royal Albert Hall, but fought and beat his cancer into remission, echoing the song's lyrics. During 2006 and 2007 he has been writing for his third studio album in Los Angeles.