Nazia Hassan


Nazia Hassan was a Pakistani singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist. Referred to as the Queen of South Asian pop, she is regarded as one of the most influential singers across Indian subcontinent. She introduced and established a trend of pop music in Pakistan. During the 1980s, she, along with her brother Zoheb Hassan, went on to sell over 65 million records worldwide. Her debut album Disco Deewane was a huge hit. The album charted in fourteen countries worldwide and also became the best-selling Asian pop record of all time. Her other albums created the same amount of buzz as her first album. Nazia started her music career at the young age of ten years, made her singing debut in Bollywood with the song Aap Jaisa Koi in film Qurbani. During her singing career, Nazia received numerous awards. At the age of just 15, she became the first Pakistani to win the Filmfare Award. She was also a recipient of President’s Award for Pride of Performance.