Nahid Afrin

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Nahid Afrin
Born (2001-12-13) 13 December 2001 (age 17)
NationalityINDIAN
Education11th Standard
OccupationPlayback Singer
Years active2015 - Present
Parents
  • Anower Ansari (father)
  • Fatema Ansari (mother)
HonoursSONIT KUWORI

Nahid Afrin is an Indian playback singer who made her debut in the 2016 Bollywood film Akira starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. She first gained recognition as a singer as a participant in the 2015 edition of Indian Idol Junior.[1] She was also seen in the reality show Little Champs North-East in 2013 where she was runner up.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Nahid Afrin was born to Fatema Ansari and Anowar Ansari in Biswanath Chariali, Assam. She was born on 13 December 2001 and has a younger brother named Faiz Anower. Nahid started singing when she was just 3 years old. She first learnt music from Biblee Bhagawati, her first guru. She studied music at Bhatkhande Kala Kendra in Assam. She passed her class 10 board exam from Little Star School, Biswanath Chariali. Nahid comes from a modest background as her father works in DRDA as a Junior Engineer.

Before her television appearances Nahid had performed at a number of venues in the state. She can sing in different languages including Hindi, Assamese, Western, Bengali and in many other local languages.[2]

Music career[edit]

Afrin was the first runner up in the 2015 edition of Indian Idol Junior. She made her debut as a singer in the 2016 Hindi film Akira.[1][2]

UNICEF Youth Advocate[edit]

Afrin has been appointed as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the northeastern region by UNICEF India to fight for child rights in December 2018.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Honoured with the title SONIT KUWORI ( Princess of Sonit )
  • " Achiever Award 2015 "- Pratidine Times
  • " NEEDS EXCELLENCE AWARD 2015 " as YOUTH ICON (SINGING)
  • " Prerna Award " As The Promising Best Singer For The Year 2017
  • " Gana Adhikari promising artist award " In The Year 2017
  • " Best Female Playback Singer " 2017 for the song DHUNIYA JON - Pride East Award 2017
  • " 7th Assam State Film Award 2018 " - Best Playback Singer for the song AKULI BIKULI

Hobbies[edit]

Nahid enjoys singing, acting, drawing and playing table tennis.

Discography[edit]

Playback singing[edit]

Year Film Song Composer Language Co-singer
2016 Akira Rajj Rajj Ke (1st Version) Vishal-Shekhar Hindi Vishal Dadlani
2016 Akira Rajj Rajj Ke (REMIX Version) Vishal-Shekhar Hindi Vishal Dadlani
2017 Chor: The Bicycle Sila Anurag Saikia Assamese Solo
2017 Priyar Priyo Akuli Bikuli Zubeen Garg Assamese Zubeen Garg
2017 Best of luck
(Kahinoor Theatre)
URI URI Poran Borkotoky (Jojo) Assamese Solo
2018 NIJANOR GAAN NATUN EJAAK JATIN SHARMA Assamese Solo

Patriotic Songs[edit]

Year Album Song Release Language Co-singer
2018 The Anthem Song of Assam O Mur Apunar Desh NRC ASSAM Assamese Zubeen Garg, Debojit Saha, Tarali Sarma & Pulak Banerjee
2017 Communal Harmony Moromor Dekhkhoni Xoseton Nagorik Monso,Assam Assamese Solo
2017 Communal Harmony Ieer Bukut Xoseton Nagorik Monso, Assam Assamese Solo

Album songs[edit]

Year Album Song Composer Language Co-singer
2015 ALBUM SONG Chhoona Hai Aasmaan Sony Liv Hindi Indian Idol Junior-2 Top 10
2016 ALBUM SONG MANN MERA BAWARA Sony Liv Hindi Solo
2016 ALBUM SONG AA DEKHEN ZARA DJ AKS Hindi Ananya,Nithya,Vaishnav,Moti
2016 ALBUM SONG MAA O MAA Rupam Talukdar Assamese Solo
2016 SEWALI-2 Joonak ahi Dibakar Bora Assamese Solo
2018 ALBUM SONG EI XOMOI Rupam Talukdar Assamese Solo
2017 ALBUM SONG DHUNIYA JOON Diganta Bharati Assamese Solo

Singles[edit]

Year Song Co-Singer Lyrics Composer
2016 LAHE LAHE Dr.Anjan Jyoti Choudhury Dr.Saurav Kr.Bhuyan Rupam Talukdar
O BOHAG Dr.Anjan Jyoti Choudhury Rupam Talukdar
Kuwolir Xipare Jimoni Choudhury Tapan Lahkar
2016 Noditu Asil Dhou Solo Monalisha Saikia Mousam Borah
2017 Hridoi Hobone Dr.Anjan Choudhury Dr. Nirmal Prava Bordoloi Rupam Talukdar
2017 KI JE ANUPAM [Tribute to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika] Solo Dr. Namita Deka Mousam Borah
2018 JEEVAN [Tribute to Dr. BIRENDRA NATH DATTA] Dr.Anjan Choudhury Anuradha Das Rupam Talukdar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Indian Idol Junior 2015: Meet top 4 finalists of season 2; Tell us who is your favourite!". india.com. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "From Little Champs North East to Indian Idol Junior, Nahid Afrin's musical journey has been fascinating", India Today, 16 March 2017
  3. ^ "UNICEF appoints Nahid Afrin as 'Youth Advocate' for NE". Business-Standard. 6 December 2018.