Born in 1958 in Tehran, she got to learn about the Shah's oppression in very young age. In 1978, she entered Tehran University to study Laboratory Sciences. As a student, she actively participated in all the anti-government demonstrations of those days.
After the Shah was toppled, Mahshid joined the PMOI. She was always very energetic and loved what she did for her people's freedom.
On February 8, 1982, she and her husband and their infant daughter were in the house when the attack began. Mahshid and her husband fought and died courageously in this unequal battle.