|Birth name||Sanam Marvi|
|Born||17 April 1986 in 2016|
|Origin||Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Genres||Sufi, folk music|
Early life and career
Sanam Marvi has been getting music training since the age of 7. Her father,She is from Sindhi Family. Faqeer Ghulam Rasool, was also a Sindhi folk singer. Her initial classical music training, for 2 years, was from Ustad Fateh Ali Khan of Hyderabad, Sindh in the Gwalior gharana tradition. She says that she has also learned a lot from folk singer Abida Parveen.
Sanam Marvi debuted, in 2009, at ‘Virsa Heritage’, a music program on Pakistan Television Corporation channel hosted by Yousuf Salahuddin. She affectionately calls him 'like a baba to her' (a father figure to her) for giving her a big break in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Later she performed at Coke Studio, Pakistan, a Pakistani television series featuring live music performances.
She made her debut in a solo performance on the Indian soil at 2010's Jahan-e-Khusrau, the Sufi music festival arranged by the famous film producer Muzaffar Ali of 1981 film Umrao Jaan fame. In February 2011, she performed with Indian playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj at Times of India's Aman ki Asha event at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India.
Sanam Marvi is married to Hamid Ali Khan. They have three children. Her first husband, Aftab Ahmed Pharero, also known as Aftab Ahmed Kalhoro, was murdered in Karachi in 2009. They had married in 2006 but had been estranged for two years prior to his death. Marvi was Aftab's second wife.
- Best Singer - Sufism University
- Best Singer Light Music - Virsa at 17th PTV National Awards held in 2012
- Won UNESCO Award at 9th International Music Festival Festival Sharq Taronalari, Samarqand 2013. She is second artist after Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to win this award.
- http://www.urduwire.com/people/Sanam-Marvi_426.aspx, Profile of Sanam Marvi on urduwire.com website, Retrieved 14 July 2016
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- http://www.newslinemagazine.com/2011/01/striking-the-right-chord/, Published Jan 2011, Retrieved 14 July 2016
- Shailaja Tripathi (2010-02-18). "The Hindu : Arts / Music : Messenger of peace". Chennai, India: Beta.thehindu.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Rekha, Sanam performed in Hyderabad". The Times Of India. 2011-02-21., Retrieved 14 July 2016
- "Folk singer`s husband found shot dead". Karachi, Pakistan: www.dawn.com. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "Sufism university will counter extremism: CM". Dawn. 2011-01-22., 'Best Singer' award info on Dawn newspaper, Retrieved 14 July 2016
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