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Najma Akhtar

Singer
Female
Born Sep 18, 1962
Age 53

Najma Akhtar born in the UK, also known as Najma, is a British singer of Asian ancestry. She was born in 1964 Chelmsford, England. Najma studied chemical engineering at Aston University, Birmingham: her father, brother and sister are also engineers. In 1984 she won the Birmingham Asian Song Contest, and in 1987 produced her first album. Najma has been recognised by her work as a pioneer in using subtle jazz arrangements with the traditional South Asian vocal ghazal style.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born in 1964.

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1984 20 Years Old In 1984 she won the Birmingham Asian Song Contest, and in 1987 produced her first album. … Read More
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