Hadiqa Kiani (Artist)

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Hadiqa was born in Rawalpindi as the youngest of 3 siblings, her older brother (Irfan) and sister ( Sasha). Her father died when she was 3 years old. Her mother Khawar was the Principle of a Government Girls School. Since childhood, Hadiqa and both her brother and sister had a knack for music, and as such her mother and school enlisted her in the Pakistan National Council Of The Arts. During her childhood days, she used to perform in front of crowd of thousands of people, at the Liaqat Memorial Hall Pindi in various children music festivals.Also music was taught as a subject in her school and she recieved early education in music from her music teacher Madam Nargis Naheed.[1] During her childhood days - she used to perform
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Hadiqa Kiani

  • Local Language Name:

    حدیقہ کیانی

  • Famous As:

    Singer

  • Nationality:

    Pakistan

  • Residence:

    Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Singer-songwriter Philanthropist

  • Height:

    5 ft 5 inches

  • Maritial Status:

    Single

  • Zodiac:

    Leo

  • Careers In:

    Model & Singer

  • Alternate Name:

    Hadika

  • Early education in music:

    From her teacher, Madam Nargis Naheed

  • Awards :

    1995 Best Playback Singer, 1996 Best Female Singer, 2006 Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction)

  • Born
  • Date:

    11 August 1974

  • Place:

    Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Family
  • Children:

    Naad-E-Ali

  • Parents:

    Khawar Kiani ( Mother )

  • Siblings :

    Older brother (Irfan Kiani) and sister (Sasha)

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Singer-songwriter Philanthropist

  • Genres:

    Pop, folk

  • Albums:

    Raaz – 1995 Roshni – 1998 Rung – 2002 Rough Cut – 2007 Aasmaan – 2009 Wajd – 2017

  • Years active :

    1995–present

  • Associated acts :

    Irfan Khan, Amir Zaki, and Atif Aslam

About

Hadiqa Kiani nice Photo
Hadiqa Kiani nice Photo

Early Life Background

Hadiqa Kiani amaizing Artist
Hadiqa Kiani amaizing Artist
She went on to study at Viqar-un-Nisa Noon Girls High School Pindi. She represented Pakistan in International children festivals in Turkey, Jordan, Bulgaria, and Greece, winning various medals along the way. She also used to be on Sohail Rana's children's program "Rang Barangi Dunya"; a weekly musical on PTV. As an eighth grader Hadiqa moved from birth place Rawalpindi to Lahore. She was then enrolled in Naya Aligar Public School Lahore. She then went on to Kinnaird and Govt. College, due to her excellent academic performance, and earned a masters in Psychology.In Lahore she got classically trained by Ustad Faiz Ahmed Khan (Late) and was also groomed by Wajid Ali Nashad (Late).[2] In Lahore she got classically trained - by Ustad Faiz

Early Career

Hadiqa Kiani
Hadiqa Kiani
In the early 1990s, Kiani came onto TV to host a children's music program called "Angan Angan Taray". In the three and a half year long run, she had sung over one thousand songs for children while hosting the show alongside renowned music composer Amjad Bobby and later on with music composer Khalil Ahmed. Due to the sheer amount of songs Kiani sang during this program, she was presented with the title of "A+ artist" on behalf of PTV joining the likes of Noor Jehan, Naheed Akhtar, and Mehnaz. Kiani also appeared as a VJ for a music charts program called Video Junction on NTM. Kiani began to sing songs as a playback singer for movies in the early 90s, most notably was the hit Pakistani movie called Sargam, which was starring and being composed by Adnan Sami Khan. The same year, she received various awards for her playback singing including the prestigious Nigar Awards for Best Female Playback Singer.[3] Kiani began to sing songs as - a playback singer

International Performance

Hadiqa Kiani live in Concert
Hadiqa Kiani live in Concert
On 11 August 2005, Kiani performed in Nagoya for the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Junichirō Koizumi . Kiani then performed in Toronto on 14 Aug 2005 by request of The Pakistani Consulate. She performed in Houston on 13 August 2005. The show was at Sam Houston Race Park, and it was attended by over 15000 people. Chief guest of the show was Sheila Jackson Lee who is a member of the US House of Representatives. In the same month, she performed at the Mets Shea Stadium New York on 18 August 2005. She closed the month of August with a performance at the Pakistan Parade in New York on 28 August 2005. On 2 October 2005, Kiani performed in Malaysia at the newly built Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur downtown. The Honorary Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shaukat Aziz was the chief guest of the show. The show was part of Expo 2005 in Malaysia. Important business and political personalities from both countries attended the show. Kiani sang a song in Malay to show respect to the Malaysian people.Kiani performed as per the request of former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush on 21 September 2006 at The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. She closed the year by performing for Prince Charles of the United Kingdom and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on 30 October 2006, and again in China for the Chinese president on 23 November 2006.On 19 May 2007, Kiani performed at Dead Sea in Jordan for 28 Heads of States at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. Her performance took place on the second day of the three-day event while American singer Lionel Richie performed the first day. Among Kiani's setlist for the night was the Arabic song titled "Ah W Nos" by Nancy Ajram which Kiani covered and then sang again the following year in Pakistan.[4] On 19 May 2007, Kiani performed - at Dead Sea

Albums

Hadiqa Kiani albums
Hadiqa Kiani albums

1995 Raaz

Hadiqa Kiani amaizing artist
Hadiqa Kiani amaizing artist
The following year, Kiani released her debut album Raaz (Secret) in 1996. The album spawned a string of radio-friendly hits and received positive reviews. Some argue that the reason the album did well was because it was not common for female singers (from educated/non-musical backgrounds) to release albums in Pakistan. Also, she was the first female singer to release a pop album after the former pop singer, Nazia Hassan, gave up her musical career. Kiani's ability to sing in other dialects was also presented to the country through the hit Kashmiri folk song "Maane Di Mauj."[5] The following year, Kiani - released her debut

1998 Roshni

Amidst the World Cup recording, Kiani released her second album, titled Roshni. The third single from the album was Dupatta. The video was inspired by the sci-fi film The Matrix. The song is listed in the Twenty Best Pop Songs Ever for Pakistan, where it is positioned at number 15. The success of the song was attributed to its quasi-bhangra rhythm with "fat, funky techno beats" and Kiani's "dreamy-meets-husky vocals" which made the results "stunning". In the wake of "Dupatta"'s, success Kiani became widely accepted as the country's leading female vocalist.[6] Amidst the World Cup recording, Kiani released

2002 Rung

Several years after the release of Rung, leading Indian Sufi singer "Harshdeep Kaur" covered Kiani's self composed "Jogi Bun Kay Aa" on a leading Indian television show. The lyrics of the song were originally written by Kiani's mother and poet Khawar Kiani.

2007 Rough Cut

Hadiqa Kiani
Hadiqa Kiani
In 2007, Kiani released her fourth studio album, Rough Cut, a collaboration with Aamir Zaki. With the release of Rough Cut, Kiani became the first mainstream Pakistani artist to release an album completely in English.

2009 Aasmaan

In June 2009, Kiani switched record labels to Fire Records and released her fifth studio album, titled Aasmaan. In the album, she sang in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindko, Pashto, and Persian.[7] The album itself stayed Number - One on the Vibes


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