Younes Khani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1987. Since 2004, he started photographing for various agencies and newspapers in Iran and in 2006 he was employed by the semi-official Mehr News Agency till 2015 and since 2016 as freelancer.
He has been active in the coverage of social events in Iran, especially the situation of women and children and human rights in the country. Khani’s works have been published in some international news agencies including AP, guardian, Washington times, AFP, and EPA and time. He has also been awarded in a number of photo contests in Iran. He has received place in UNICEF photograph contest in 2013.