Darius Danesh (born August 19, 1980), British singer, is best known for being a finalist on the British version of Pop Idol, coming in third behind Will Young and Gareth Gates. His first single, "Colourblind", entered the UK charts at number one.
Darius was born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow Academy (not to be confused with the live music venue of a similar name). He then went on to study English and Philosophy at Edinburgh University, although he did not complete this degree due to his success with Pop Idol. Both of his parents are doctors, and he has two brothers, Aria and Cyrus. All three have names rooted in their Persian heritage.