Wednesday - Apr 23, 2014

Sanam Marvi

Sanam MarviSufiana/Folk Singer
Born: 1986
Profession: Singer

Sanam Marvi (Urdu: صنم ماروی) (born 1986) is a Pakistani folk and sufi singer. She sings in Urdu, Sindhi and Seraiki languages.

Early life

Sanam Marvi was born in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan in a Sindhi family. Her father’s name is Faqeer Ghulam Rasool, a sufi singer. She had eight siblings. She started training at the age of seven and used to accompany her father to his performances at various shrines of sufis in Pakistan, including Sindh and Punjab. She later trained under Ustad Fateh Ali Khan of Gwalior gharana.

Career

Sanam Marvi debuted at ‘Virsa Heritage’, a programme on PTV. She became popular after her performance at Coke Studio, a Pakistani television series featuring live music performances. She has since appeared in two seasons of the Coke studio.

She performs sufi concerts around the world. She is among the finest performers in the Sufi, ghazal and folk genres She sings compositions of Allama Iqbal, Baba Bulleh Shah, Baba Sheikh Farid, Alam Lohar, Sachal Sarmast, the Sufi mystic from Sindh, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.

She made her debut in with a solo performance at 2010′s Jahan-e-Khusrau, the Sufi music festival. In February 2011 she performed with Indian playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj at Times of India’s Aman ki Asha at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Personal life

Sanam Marvi is married to Hamid Ali and together they have two children.

Awards

Best Singer – Sufism University


Sanam Marvi

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