Hadiqa Kiyani

Hadiqa Kiani (Urdu: حدیقہ کیانی‎; born 11 August 1974) is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and model. Kiani released her first album, Raaz, in 1995. She was later nominated and won numerous awards in Pakistan and internationally. She has released five subsequent albums. Kiani was named "Best Pop Female Singer" in Pakistan. In 2009, Kiani became a judge on the Pakistani reality television shows Pakistan Idol and LG, Awaaz Banay Star. Recently, she has collaborated with the singer Atif Aslam.

Personal life

Kiani resides in England with her mother, Khawar, who has been paralysed since 2006. In 2005, she adopted a son from Edhi Home, whom she named Naad-E-Ali, which means the qualities of Hazrat Ali."I need a child and the child (needs) a mother," she said when adopting the child. On the same day Kiani made an official announcement of the adoption on the Geo News political talk show, Capital Talk. Later in 2005, Kiani married a UK-based Afghani businessman, Syed Fareed Sarwary. Their Nikah was a private event and only very close family members were present at the occasion. However, the marriage did not work out and in 2008 Hadiqa filed for divorce.

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