Nooran Sisters

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Nooran Sisters
OriginJalandhar, India
GenresSham Chaurasia gharana
Years active2010 (2010)–present
Websitenooransisters.in
Members
  • Jyoti Nooran
  • Sultana Nooran

The Nooran SistersJyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran – are a Sufi singing duo. They present Sham Chaurasia gharana classical music. They are from Jalandhar, India.[1]

Early life[edit]

The sisters were trained for 10 years by their father, Ustad Gulshan Mir, son of Bibi Nooran and grandson of Swarn Noora, a renowned Sufi singer of the 1970s. Music was an integral part of their childhood because of grandmother Noora. According to their father, the family fell on hard times after she died.[2] To survive, Mir began giving music lessons.

When Sultana was seven and Jyoti was five, Mir discovered their talent for singing and contacted Music Director Kuljit Singh. Their first recording was 'Kulli', under his direction. They were playing, and in jest began singing a Bulleh Shah kalam they had heard from grandmother. They didn't miss a beat and sang professionally with tabla and harmonium. Iqbal Mahal, a Canadian music promoter, discovered the sisters in 2010 and played a big role in their success.[3] They performed at Baba Murad Shah Dargah in Nakodar. Their song "Allah Hoo" was a YouTube hit. After that songs such as "Tera Rab Ton vee Vadh Ke Deedar" and "Mein Keenu Keenu Dassan" played an important role in boosting the duo's popularity.

Career[edit]

They performed at the 72nd birthday party of late Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at Harpal Tiwana Center of Performing Arts (HTCPA), and spellbound Patiala, Punjab, India residents with their talent. They shot to fame with the MTV Talent hunt series in India MTV Sound Trippin, with their song "Tung Tung", and later, with MTV Unplugged and Coke Studio.

They performed in the Dhaka International Folk Fest in 2016 and 2017.

Bollywood[edit]

They got their first break in Bollywood with the movie Highway in 2014, with music director A.R Rahman. They sang in movies including Sultan, Mirzya, Dangal,Jab Harry met Sejal and Bharat.

Discography[edit]

  • Sufi Magic from Nooran Sisters (live)
  • Yaar Gariban Da
  • Meri Maa Best of Durga Mata Jagran Bhents and Bhajans Virendra Singh

Filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Gima Awards[4] 2015
  • Screen Awards[5]
Year Category Nominated Song Album Result Ref(s)
Mirchi Music Awards
2014 Female Vocalist of The Year "Patakha Guddi" Highway Won [6]
Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year
2015 Indie Pop Song of the Year "Teriyaan Tu Jaane" Coke Studio @ MTV - S04E01 Nominated [7]
2017 "Kamli" - [8]
Mirchi Music Awards Punjabi
2015 Female Vocalist of The Year "Jinde meriye" Qissa Panjab Won [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nooran Sister
  2. ^ "Highway to Fame". India Express. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ Nooran Sister
  4. ^ "GIMA » Winners for 2015". Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. ^ "And the AWARD goes to…". Indian Express. Mumbai. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  6. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  7. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  8. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  9. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". Retrieved 25 September 2017.

External links[edit]

DHAKA INTERNATIONAL FOLK FEST 2017