10 Best Female Singers of Pakistan

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan singer
Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan, the melody queen of sub-continent, was born in Kasur but moved to Bombay when she was just a kid. She married there and came back to Lahore, only to become the best playback singer in Pakistan’s history. She recorded over 1000 songs in her career. At one time in her life, she was recording more than five songs a day. Apart from playback singing, her patriotic songs also became immensely popular during 60s and 70s.

Noor Jehan, the melody queen of sub-continent, was born in Kasur but moved to Bombay when she was just a kid. She married there and came back to Lahore, only to become the best playback singer in Pakistan’s history. Noor Jahan recorded over 1000 songs in her career. At one time in her life, she was recording more than five songs a day. Apart from playback singing, her patriotic songs also became immensely popular during 60s and 70s.

Nayyara Noor:

Nayyara Noor music
Nayyara Noor

Despite no musical education or training, Nayyara Noor redefined Gazal. She took the challenging task to sing Gazals penned by Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ghalib. She also sang for films as playback singer, mostly with Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi. She is considered one of the finest singing voices that Pakistan music industry has ever had.

Tina Sani:

Tina Sani songs
Tina Sani

Renowned for her classical and semi-classical gazals, Tina Sani is easily the most popular singer of her generation. She received Pride of Performance award from Government of Pakistan for her contribution to music.

Naheed Akhtar

Naheed Akhtar music
Naheed Akhtar

Naheed Akhtar started her music career in 1974 and became a national celebrity with songs such as “Tha Yaqeen Key Ayein Gi Yeh Rata’n Kabhi”. She is remembered as the sweetest voice in the industry.

Shazia Manzoor:

Shazia Manzoor singer
Shazia Manzoor

Shazia Manzoor became an instant hit when she sang Chan Mery Makhna. She sang hundreds of songs for Pakistani films and released numerous solo albums at the same time. Later in her career, she focused solely on Punjabi music.

Mehnaz Begum:

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Mehnaz Begum

Mehnaaz was a popular playback singer. She sung different genres of classical music including Thumri, Gazal, Dadra, and Khayal.

Saira Naseem:

Saira Naseem singer
Saira Naseem

Saira Naseem mostly sang for Punjabi films but she also contributed to Urdu films during mid 90s. She became an instant hit when she sang for Syed Noor’s Ghongat and Churian.

Hadiqa Kiani:

Hadiqa Kiyani singer
Hadiqa Kiyani

Hadiqa Kiyani is a popular singer, songwriter and model. She came to limelight in 1995 with her solo album Raaz. Soon after that, she was singing for popular music film Sangam. She has continued growing in popularity ever since.

Shabnam Majeed:

Shabnam Majeed photos
Shabnam Majeed

Singing since the age of 8, Shabnam Majeed is famous for Urdu as well as Saraiki songs. One for her numbers “Anarkali” from the Supreme Ishq album, topped the charts for a long time.

Fariha Pervez:

Fariha Pervez singer
Fariha Pervez

The ‘Boo Kata’ girl isn’t just an entertainer but she is a trained classical singer as well. She started her music career with children’s musical program Angan Angan Tarey. She has recorded numerous songs for films as well as TV plays.  -blush