Aref Arefkia, known by the mononym Aref (born August 10, 1940) is an Iranian pop music singer and former actor. He is known as “The king of hearts” and “The Legend of pop” in Homeland.He graduated from the Tehran Industrial School of Art in 1958. Before starting his career as a singer, Aref worked as a teacher at Qazvin industrial school of Art for two years, but the truth is that he has been singing since he was 12 years old.In the 1960s, Aref introduced a new wave of romantic styles to the large spectrum of romantic Persian music. After the Islamic revolution Aref left Homeland and went to London and Los Angeles. He has one son and four daughters.