Zarina Baloch


Zarina Baloch was a Pakistani folk music singer, vocalist and composer. She was also an actress, Radio and TV artist, and writer, teacher for over 30 years, political activist and social worker. She was born on 29th December 1934 in Allahdad Chand Village, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan her mother, Gulroz Jalalani, died in 1940 when Zarina was six years old. She studied with Mohammad Juman, who was also a Sindhi singer. Baloch joined Radio Hyderabad in 1960 and received her first Music Award in 1961. In 1967, she became a teacher at the Model School Sindh University. She received President’s Award for Pride of Performance and awards by Pakistan Television Corporation.