Ghazal is a genre of music very popular in South Asia especially Pakistan and India. Tina Sani was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The poets usually expressed their undying love and the cold response from the beloved in beautiful words. Later poets also made social issues a topic of their poetry. The beauty of ghazal is further enhanced if sung well. Tina Sani started her singing career in 1980.
Pakistan is lucky to have many talented ghazal singers; Tina Sani is one of them. Tina was born in Dhaka and lived in Kabul before settling in Karachi. Tina’s forte is rendition of ghazal in both classical and semi classic music.
She was trained in classical music by Ustad Nizamuddin Khan and then by Ustad Amrohvi. Tina started her singing career by recording a jingle for an advertisement little did she know that she would become a celebrated ghazal singer later on.
Tina Sani was influenced by the great ghazal singers of like Malika Pukhraj, Akhtar Begum, Mukhtar Begum and Farida Khanum but has created her own style of singing. Over the years she has emerged as a mature artist who is constantly working on improving herself.
Every new song is a step towards perfection. She dazzles the listeners with every word and every note she delivers. She renders the ghazals of contemporary poets with ease and is equally comfortable singing the poetry of Zauq, Ghalib and Mir; the immortals of Urdu poetry.
Tina Sani received the Pride of Performance Award from the government of Pakistan. She has also won Lux Style Unilever Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, Performance Recognition Award by President of India during centennial celebration of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Tina Sani continues to enthrall the audience with her melodious voice.