Shahram was born in Tehran to a family of artists and entertainers. His parents played music in Cabaret Miami. Shahram studied at Tehran's IRAN school of Music & Art where he learned to play the piano and clarinet and also received instruction in singing. At the encouragement of his colleagues and friends, he decided to pursue singing professionally. His debut came with the Dooset Daram' and Hello, Hello albums. He gained notability with Do Khatte Movazi, and a bit later with Sangdel, he garnered attention of the mature listeners. After the Iranian Revolution, Shahram left Iran. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1985 where from he re-started his music career. His first album in the United States was Tobeh. A year later his second and third albums, Sabr and Yeki Yekduneh, brought him fame. These albums earned him the epithet 'A Sound Over All Sounds'.