Nazia Hassan

Pakistani Singer
Born Apr 3, 1965

Nazia Hassan was an iconic Pakistani pop singer. Her song "Aap Jaisa Koi" from the Indian film Qurbani (1980) made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and all of South Asia in the 1980s, where she is admired and loved even today, years after her death. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record up until that time.… Read More

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  • Nazia Hassan: Remembering Our Subcontinental Princess
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Aug 12, 2013
  • Hadiqa, Irfan Kiani Release ‘Jab Se Tum’
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Sep 09, 2012
  • I Will Never Forgive Her: Zoheb Hassan
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Aug 12, 2012
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    Ghazala Javed: A Nightingale Plunged Into Silence
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Jun 19, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nazia Hassan.


1965 Birth Born on April 3, 1965.


1980 15 Years Old Her professional career started at the age of fifteen when she provided the lead vocals for the song Aap Jaisa Koi from the 1980 film Qurbani. … Read More
1981 16 Years Old 1 More Event
The song was a huge success in India and despite being a Pakistani, Hassan gained overnight fame there. In 1981, Hassan won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback for the song. … Read More
1982 17 Years Old Hassan's second album Star/Boom Boom was released in 1982 for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. … Read More
1984 19 Years Old Her third album, "Young Tarang" was released in 1984. … Read More


1987 22 Years Old Her fourth album, Hotline was released in 1987. … Read More
1988 23 Years Old In 1988, she and her brother Zoheb appeared with music maestro Sohail Rana in his television program, Sung Sung. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old She hosted another show, Dhanak on PTV in the same year, 1989.
1991 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In addition to singing in films, Hassan also engaged in philanthropic activities, and was appointed by UNICEF as its cultural ambassador in 1991.


1995 30 Years Old On 30 March 1995, Hassan married businessman Mirza Ishtiaq Baig in an Islamic wedding ceremony held in Karachi. … Read More
1997 32 Years Old They have a son Arez Hassan born on 7 April 1997. … Read More
2000 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Nazia Hassan fought a long battle with cancer during the last years of her life and died of lung cancer in London on 13 August 2000 at the age of 35. … Read More
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