Alexander (Shoora) Mikhailian, son of Peera and Anna, was born in the city of Kharkov, Ukraine-Russia in 1930. He was the middle child to two brothers, the eldest Wiluelm, and the youngest, Youri. The family immigrated to Iran in 1938, settling in Hamadan. After the death of his father, however, Shoora’s mother moved the family to Abadan, Iran in 1949. After about 20 years of living and working in Abadan, Shoora’s next move was to Iran’s capital, Tehran, in 1969, where he spent the rest of his years in Iran.
In 1980, Shoora, his wife Lily, and daughter, Sabrina, immigrated to the United States of America and settled in Flint, Michigan for a short period of two years. The Mikhailian family then moved to Modesto, California for another two years before settling in Turlock, California in 1984. Whilst in Modesto, California in 1982, Sabrina bewedded Mr Belis Daniels and left for Australia.
The Mikhailian’s final and permanent move has been to Sydney, Australia in 1998, where they are currently residing. Shoora has made his musical mark wherever he has settled throughout his life, and still continues to do so ever so passionately.