Famous Ghazal Singers - List of Famous Ghazal Singers

A ghazal singer may refer to any kind of singer who is involved in the singing of poetic couplets that have spiritual and rhythmical undertones. Ghazal singers sing songs that are inspired by the themes of love, pain, separation or spirituality. Ghazal singing is one of the most ancient practices that originated in the 6th century from the Arabic verses and was one of the main forms of poetic expressions of the Indo-Persian-Arabic civilization. The influence of ghazal music rapidly grew and expanded during the 12th century in the South Asian region of the world. Ghazal singers thus make use of this poetic form of music that is derived from Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and Persian languages. Many earlier singers of ghazal music were trained in Khayaal and Thumri style of music. The magical amalgamation of poetic lyrics, melodious voices and spiritual undertones has made ghazal singers one of the most sought after icons in the music industry of the 21st century. Ghazal singing is becoming a popular genre in the music industry. For more information about famous ghazal singers, continue to read their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history to discover and explore fascinating details about their life.

The Most Famous Ghazal Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Abida Parveen1954PakistaniAbida Parveen is a Pakistani singer counted amongst the world's greatest mystic singers
Jagjit SinghFebruary 8, 1941IndianJagjit Singh was a renowned Indian Ghazal singer, writer and musician, famously dubbed as the ‘Ghazal King’
Noor JehanSeptember 21, 1926PakistaniNoor Jehan was a famous Pakistani singer and actress who was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum
Mehdi HassanJuly 18, 1927PakistaniMehdi Hassan was a Pakistani ghazal singer, famously called the "King of Ghazal"
Begum AkhtarOctober 7, 1914IndianBegum Akhtar was a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music
Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanOctober 13, 1948PakistaniNusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician and singer, counted amongst the greatest voices ever recorded
Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan was a famous Pakistani singer and actress who was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum

Abida Parveen

Abida Parveen is a Pakistani singer counted amongst the world's greatest mystic singers

Pakistani1954194 views

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician and singer, counted amongst the greatest voices ever recorded

Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan was a Pakistani ghazal singer, famously called the "King of Ghazal"

PakistaniJuly 18, 1927124 views

Begum Akhtar

Begum Akhtar was a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music

IndianOctober 7, 1914117 views

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh was a renowned Indian Ghazal singer, writer and musician, famously dubbed as the ‘Ghazal King’

IndianFebruary 8, 1941159 views