Hadiqa Kiani

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Hadiqa Kiani
Hadiqa Kiani in 2010
Background information
Birth name Hadiqa Kiani
Origin Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres Pop, folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Model, Businesswoman
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Sound Master, Lips Music, Fire Records (Pakistan), Hi-tech Music
Associated acts Irfan Khan, Amir Zaki
Website www.hadiqakiani.net

Hadiqa Kiani is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, model and businesswoman.[1][2] In 2013, Kiani became a judge on the Pakistani reality television show Pakistan Idol.

Personal life[edit]

Hadiqa was born in and raised in Rawalpindi She belongs to Kiani Tribe from Kahuta_Tehsil , Pakistan. In 2005, Kiani adopted a son from Edhi Home.[3][4] Kiani made an official announcement of the adoption on the Geo News political talk show, Capital Talk. Later in 2005, Kiani married a UK-based Afghan businessman, Syed Fareed Sarwary.[5] but the marriage failed and in 2008 they divorced.


1998: second album Roshni[edit]

Kiani's third single from the album was Dupatta. The video was inspired by the sci-fi film The Matrix. "Dupatta" also gained more popularity. The song is also listed in the Twenty Best Pop Songs Ever for Pakistan, where it is positioned at No.15.[6] The success of the song was attributed to its quasi-bhangra rhythm with fat, funky techno beats and Kiani's "dreamy-meets-husky vocals" which made the results "stunning".[6] In the wake of "Dupatta"'s, success Kiani became widely accepted as the country's leading female vocalist.[6][7]


On 17 October 2010, Kiani released her first single for Pakistan Flood's victims called "Aasmaan".[8] It was an adaptation of Legendary Sezen Aksu's song "Sanalama" and the video featured Kiani's visits to various flood hit areas.[9] Hadiqa also joined an organisation called Superstars for Flood Relief later on, which aims to get Pakistani and International stars on board to help create awareness of the devastating floods and motivate more people to come forth and donate.[10] Living legend Abida Parveen has been part of this organisation since the very beginning. Other bands and stars like Strings, Zeb and Haniya, Laal, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Pop star turned Nasheed singer Junaid Jamshed have also joined the cause.[11]

Other work[edit]

Kiani works with Edhi Foundation and is involved with many charities, including Muslim Hands. In August 2010, Kiani and her siblings worked with local Pakistanis to donate clothing, water, food and shelter to the flood victims of Pakistan. Kiani also appeared in Geo Tv's telethon Pukaar along with Pop star Ali Zafar to appeal for donations.[12] In collaboration with Pakistan Army, Kiani made visits to Multan Relief Camp, Basti Kalraywala, Muzaffarabad and other flood hit areas, personally distributing goods to the affectees.[13][14] On 8 November 2010 Kiani was appointed United Nations Development Programme Goodwill ambassador.[15][16][17] At the moment Hadiqa is busy helping construct housing facilities in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[14] Nowshera is one of the worst flood hit areas in the country.[18]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-giving body Award Result
1995 Nigar Awards Best playback Female Singer - Sargam (1995 film) Won
NTM Awards Best Female Singer[6] Won
2000 PTV Awards Best Female Singer[6] Won
2004 Indus Music Awards Best Female Pop Singer[6] Won
2005 Indus Music Awards Best Female Pop Singer[6] Won
2006 Government of Pakistan Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) Awarded
2008 The Musik Awards Best English Song - Living This Lie Feat. Amir Zaki Won
The Musik Awards Most Wanted Female Won
2009 AAG TV Artist of the Month[19] Won
TV ONE Best Female Singer[19] Won
2010 Brit Asia Music Awards Best Female Act[7] Nominated
Best International Act[7] Nominated
Indus Style Awards Most Innovative Singer Won
Most Stylish Female Pop Singer Won
2012 Lux Style Awards Song of the Year – Hona Tha Pyaar Nominated
Lux Style Awards Best Original Sound Track – Hona Tha Pyaar Nominated
Pakistan Media Awards Best Singer – "3rd Pakistan Media Awards" Nominated
2013 Hum Awards Best Solo Artist Nominated


  1. ^ "Hadiqa, Aisam become UNDP's goodwill envoys". News in English. Dawn. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hadiqa Kiyani – the new face of fashion brand 'Quiz'". News in English. Daily Times. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ Ramzi, Shanaz (6 December 2005). "Interview: Hadiqa Kiyani". NewsLine. NewsLine Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Resham helps deserted child". News in English. The Express Tribune. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hadiqa Kiani got married..". PakLinks.com. 17 December 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Pakipop.com – The Pakistani Pop Music Web Site
  7. ^ a b c Pakipop.com > Reflection > An Evolution in Motion
  8. ^ "Hadiqa Kiani Aasmaan". Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hadiqa Kiani Aasmaan". Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Superstars for Flood Relief". Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Superstars for Flood Relief". Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Celebs on their mission". Daily Mail News. Retrieved 17 November 2010. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Pak celebs continue to help". Karachi Digest. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  14. ^ a b Syed, Madeeha. "Hadiqa Kiani for UN". Dawn. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  15. ^ Hadiqa, becomes UNDP goodwill envoys
  16. ^ "Aisam, Hadiqa appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador". Express Tribune. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  17. ^ "Hadiqa, Aisam appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors". APP:Associated Press of Pakistan. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "Oxfam Blog". Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  19. ^ a b Hadiqa Kiyani Pakistani Female Pop Singer | Persons & Personalities

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