Fereydoon Foroughi (Persian: فریدون فروغی; 29 January 1951 – 5 October 2001) was the fourth and last child of his family and was born in Tehran. He contributed greatly to Iranian music and arts and his unique voice and style soon caught on with the people. In addition to his studies in acting, playing the guitar, piano and organ he also composed music. His style was inspired by jazz and blues. He started his professional work in 1971 with the film "Adamak" by Khosrow Haritash. "Adamak" was done by Touraj Shaabankhani and the vocals were by Foroughi.
Foroughi is best known for his song "Niyaaz" (translates to "Need" in English) and also "Yar'e dabestani'e man" (translates to "My grade schoolmate" in English), which was performed in the mid 1970s and became popular with the anti-Shah students in the colleges and universities. Ironically, this song like many others later was revived against the Islamic regime by the anti-Islamic revolutionary student. His other hits include "Ghoozak'e pa", "Ghasedak", "Tangna", "Mahiyeh khasteyeh man", "Zendoon'e del", "Gham'e tanhaai", "Parvaneye man", and "Mashti mashalah".