Molk-Ara-Qajar (Kadjar) (1)
Note: The information below was supplied by our cousins Padideh Tosti (Arasteh) and Amin Badie. She can be contacted at Padideh Tosti. Amin Badie can be contacted at Amin Badie.
Ancestor: Fath Ali Shah Qajar
His second son Mohammad Qoli Mirza Molk-Ara, marries Shah Zanan Afshar of the Afshar Dynasty.
Their son is Badi Zaman Mirza Molk-Ara, "Saheb Ekhtiar." He marries Jahan Soltan Khanoum, daughter of Mohammad Ali Mirza, "Hessam Saltaneh." Badi Zaman Mirza has three sons: Nader Mirza, Abdol Javad Mirza and Jalil Mirza, the latter two being immediate ancestors of the Badie family.
Badi Zaman Mirza's son Nader Mirza Molk-Ara, marries the sister of the Khan of the Javanshir tribe, Khadijeh Javanshir Shah Baji. Their son is Badi Zaman Mirza Molk-Ara, "Mohtashem Hozour." He marries his cousin Malek Zadeh Khanoum Molk-Ara. Their son is Nader Mirza Arasteh.(2) Nader Mirza marries Ashraf Saltaneh Meftah. They have three children: Dr. Cyrus Arasteh; Dr. Farhad Arasteh and Guity Khanoum Ara Arasteh.(3) Guity Khanoum Arasteh has four children: Rouminouh, Avizeh, Rika and Padideh (m. Tosti).
Badi Zaman Mirza's son Abdol Javad Mirza marries Hayat Khanoum. Their son is Abdol Ali Mirza Badi. He marries his cousin Princess Partow Badi, daughter of Jalil Mirza (see below). Their son is Abdol Javad Mirza (II) Badi. His son is Fathali Mirza Badi. His son is Amin Badi (Badie).
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1) The Molk-Ara family is not to be confused with the Shams Molk-Ara family whose ancestor is Nasser-ed-Din Shah's brother, Abbas Mirza Molk-Ara.
2) The Arasteh family is also related to the Badie family who are descendants of Abdol Javad Mirza and Jalil Mirza, the children of Soltan Badi (Badie) al-Zaman Mirza, "Saheb Ekhtiar," and brothers of Nader Mirza Molk Ara (see above). For the genealogy of the Badie-Qajar family please click here.
3) The name Arasteh derives from "Molk-Ara." The surname "Molk-Ara" was not allowed by Reza Shah, thus the changed version to Arasteh.
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