Born in Tehran (Iran) in 1972, Mehdi became interested in Persian traditional music from early childhood. Following his passion and interest in the realm of music, he commenced training at the age of fifteen. At the age of eighteen he began professional training under the supervision of master Shapoor Rahimi, focussing for a number of years on the traditional modal system (Radif Avazi) and vocal techniques. Continuing his intense training, he went on to study solfeggio and music theory under the supervision of Mrs Soodabeh Shams, one of the recognised and respected masters of solfeggio and music theory in Tehran.
Mehdi's in-depth understanding and perception of Persian literature and poetry was obtained from his exchanges with master Mohammad Reza Ahmadian, He has participated in a number of concerts in Iran and Australia as solo vocalist and is well recognised for his techniques in singing and the fluidity of his voice.