Roshan Ara Begum was a vocalist belonging to the Kirana gharana of Hindustani classical music. Born in the Indian city of Kolkata in undivided India. Roshan Ara Begum visited Lahore during her teens to participate in musical soirées held at the residences of affluent citizens of Chun Peer in Mohalla Peer Gillaanian at Mochi Gate, Lahore. She received pride of performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the government of Pakistan for her contributions. She sang the genres, ghazal, dadra and thumri. She also sang light classical pieces and has to her credit nearly four hundred songs trained by stalwarts like Mohammad Khan, Abdul Waheed Khan of Lahore. She finally became a disciple of Ustad Jhande Khan. She received President’s Award for Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the government of Pakistan for her contributions.