Abdoh was born in 1965, in Tehran, Iran, the son of Ali Abdoh, a prominent athlete, businessman and founder of the Persepolis Football Club, and Homa Mohajerin. Abdoh had two brothers. When he was fourteen, his family was forced to leave Iran for the United States. His father passed away six months after they arrived in the United States, leaving his teenage sons homeless. After a period of living on the streets of Los Angeles, all three eventually settled down and pursued challenging careers. Sardar became an engineer, Reza a well-known director and playwright, and Salar a professor of English literature.