Hassan Rouhani Age, Wife, Biography & More

Hassan Rouhani

Real NameHassan Fereydoun
NicknameDiplomat Sheikh
ProfessionPersian Politician
PartyModeration and Development Party (1999-present)
Political Journey • For the first time in 1980, Rouhani was elected to the Parliament of Iran (Majlis).
• Rouhani was elected to Parliament for the five consecutive term from 1980 to 2000.
• In his fourth and Fifth term, Rouhani became the deputy speaker of the Parliament as well as the head of defense committee (1st and 2nd terms), and foreign policy committee (4th and 5th terms).
• From 1989 to 2005, Rouhani was the first secretary of the SNSC(Supreme National Security Council).
• From 2000 to 2005, he remained the National Security Adviser to the president, Mohammad Khatami.
• In 2006, he was elected as a representative of Tehran Province to the Assembly's fourth term and is still serving in that capacity.
• Rouhani was elected as a member of the Assembly's "Commission for investigating ways of protecting and guarding Velayat-e Faqih" on 5 March 2013.
• In 2013 Iranian Presidential Election, Rouhani won with landslide victory receiving 50.88% of Ballots.
Physical Stats & More
Height(Approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight(Approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 November 1948
Age (as in 2016) 68 Years
Birth PlaceSorkheh, Semnan Province, Iran
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownSorkheh, Semnan Province, Iran
SchoolSemnan Seminary, Qom Seminary
CollegeUniversity of Tehran, Glasgow Caledonian University
Educational QualificationsPhD
Debut1980 (Elected to Parliament of Iran)
FamilyFather- Haj Asadollah Feridon
Mother- Sakineh Peivandi
Brother- Hossein FeridonHassan Rouhani with his brother1
Sisters- 3
ReligionIslam (Twelver Shia)
HobbiesWriting Books and Articles, Watching Historical Movies
ControversiesA British Daily Newspaper 'The Guardian' reported that Rouhani also had a fifth child, a son who has died in unknown circumstances. Some sources reported that he committed suicide "in protest of his father's close connection with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei". As per Saudi Newspaper 'Asharq Al-Awsat', the child left a suicide note in which he said,"I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double standard and your hypocrisy...I was forced to lie to my friends each day, telling them that my father isn't part of all of this. Telling them my father loves this nation, whereas I believe this to be untrue. It makes me sick seeing you, my father, kiss the hand of Khamenei."
Favourite Things
Favourite LeaderRuhollah Khomeini
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeSahebeh Arabi
First Lady of Iran, Sahebeh Rouhani
ChildrenSons- Not Known
Daughters- Not Known
Note- He has four Children
Money Factor
Net Worth$75 Million

Hassan Rouhani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hassan Rouhani

  • Does Hassan Rouhani smoke?: No
  • Does Hassan Rouhani drink?: No
  • Rouhani is a cleric. Hojatoleslam is his religious title which is a middle rank in the religious hierarchy.
  • During the Iranian Islamist movement, he started traveling throughout Iran making speeches against the government of the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. During those years he was arrested many times and was banned from delivering public speeches.Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
  • In 1977, under the threat of arrest, Rouhani left Iran and joins Ayatollah Khomeini in exile in France.Ayatollah Khomeini
  • In the Iranian Revolution in 1979, he tried his best to stabilize the nascent Islamic Republic and as a first step, he started with organizing the disorderly Iranian army and military bases.
  • During the Iran-Iraq war, from 1985 to 1991, Rouhani was the Commander of the Iranian air defenses and from 1988 to 1989, he has served as a Deputy Commander of Iran’s Armed Forces.
  • After the Iran-Iraq war, Rouhani was offered the job of Ministry of Intelligence in 1989. However, he turned it down soon.
  • Over the period of two years, from 2003 to 2005, Rouhani was Iran’s top Nuclear negotiator.
  • On 27 September 2013, Rouhani held the conversation with former US President Barack Obama by telephone, the first direct conversation between leaders of Iran and the United States since 1979.

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