Tina Sani is a Pakistani female singer renowned for her classical and semi-classical Urdu Ghazals
Tina Sani was born in Dhaka, at the time East Pakistan, the family moved to Kabul for a few years, where her father, Nasir Sani, worked for an oil company, before moving to Karachi, where after graduating from the Karachi American School, she went on to study commercial art. She was trained in classical music by Ustad Nizamuddin Khan son of Ustad Ramzan Khan of Dehli Gharana and Ustad Chand Amrohvi. Tina also received special training from ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan .
She entered the professional world of singing in 1980, when producer Ishrat Ansari introduced her on TV in a youth programme titled 'Tarang' hosted by Alamgir.
She was influenced by renowned ghazal singers from the sub-continent like Mehdi Hasan, Malika Pukhraj, Begum Akhtar, Mukhtar Begum and Farida Khanum but has created her own style of singing. She gained much acclaim in
by singing the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz including poems like 'Bahaar aayi' and
'Bol ke lab azad' composed by Arshad Mehmood. She renders poetry of
contemporary poets with complete ease and is equally at home singing works of
Zauq, Ghalib and Mir Taqi Mir; the immortals of Urdu poetry. India
Her rendition of Iqbal's Shikwa Jawab-e-Shikwa has earned her great reviews and remains to be the lengthiest piece of poetry she has ever sung.
More recently Tina Sani sang Rumi's beginning verses of the Mathnavi for Coke Studio (
to bring verses of the 13th century mystic poet's Persian verses in Urdu