Famous Pop Singer from Pakistan-Hadiqa Kiyani

Hadiqa Kiani

Hadiqa Kiyani was born in August, 1974. She is a very famous singer along with being a famous songwriter. She has written number of songs for herself. Hadiqa Kiyani is one of the very versatile artists that Pakistan has. She has sung songs in Pashto, Urdu and English languages. Raaz was Hadiqa’s debut album which was released in the year 1995. Soon after its release, Hadiqa became famous and also won an award.

Haqiqa Kiyani has done five albums till now, all of which have received the same fame as the first one. She won the hearts of thousands of people around the globe due to her melodious voice and great pop tracks. She has been awarded as one of the Best pop singers in Pakistan. Her albums throughout the world have sold almost around 30 million copies. Hadiqa Kiyani also came on Television as a Judge for different singing competitions such as Pakistan Idol. One of such competitions was aired on Geo TV, one of the most famous Channels in Pakistan.

She was born in Rawalpindi; she has been extremely inclined towards singing since early years of her life. Hadiqa Kiyani gained her basic studies from Viqar-un-Nisa College in Rawalpindi. She also has represented Pakistan in different festivals since her childhood achieving numerous medals and awards in the way.

Hadiqa Kiyani was very studious too. She did her Masters in Psychology from Government College, Lahore but yet since her interest was in music she eventually got involved in this industry. Hadiqa Kiyani has also represented UNDP as s Goodwill Ambassador.

Pop Singers of Pakistan

Vital Signs-pop group of PAKISTAN

Pakistan got its first taste of pop music in the late 60’s when Waheed Murad was seen swaying to the tunes of Ko Ko Korina sung by Ahmed Rushdi for the film Armaan. This song revolutionized the music scene in Pakistan as well as across the border.

Singers Alamgir and Mohammed Ali Shehki took pop music one step further in the late 70’s. Their songs were an instant hit and very popular among the younger generation.

In 1980, Nazia Hassan a teenage Pakistan born British became a house hold name with her very first song sung for an Indian movie. Her first album Disco Dewane sung along with her brother Zohaib Hassan enjoyed phenomenal success. Inspired by the Hassan siblings, a number of singers followed their footsteps some of them are Tehseen Javed, Saleem Javed and Hasan Jahangir. Hasan Jahangir’s “Hawa Hawa” was a super duper hit.

In the early 90’s, the band Vital Signs took the music scene by storm with their song “Dil dil Pakistan”. They were largely helped by their looks and video. Soon many bands such as Junoon, Awaz, and Strings etc joined the band wagon. Of all the bands, Stings still exist. Junoon introduced and popularized a new genre of music the “Sufi Rock”. Shehzad Roy, Ali Haider and Najam Shiraz are some individual singers of the 90’s worth mentioning.

The girls of Pakistan have also contributed to pop music. Besides Nazia Hasan other leading female singers are Hadiqa Kiyani and Fareha Pervaiz. Recently two girls from Peshawar have formed a band Zeb and Haniya. Their music is much appreciated in Pakistan as well as abroad.


1. Atif Aslam
2. Ali Zafar
3. Ali Azmat
4. Hadiqa Kiyani
5. Ali Haider
6. Princess Annie
7. Nazia Hasan
8. Junaid Jamshed
9. Shafqat Ammanat Ali
10. Fakhir