Reza Hedayat was born on June 14, 1966 in the small village of Nazem Abad located in the city of Ghorveh in the province of Kurdestan, Iran. He went to elementary school in Nazem Abad but moved to the city of Ghorveh for middle and high school and received his diploma in 1984. In 1990, he entered the Tehran University of Art receiving his bachelors degree in painting in 1994. In 1996, he was accepted for the painting post graduate program from which in 1999, he graduated holding a Master of Art degree in painting. He has been employed by the University of Sooreh since 1996 as a sketching/drawing and painting professor and has been teaching painting there and also at the central branch of the Islamic Azad University ever since.