Sheheryar Zaidi And Nayyara Noor’s Talented Family Tree
Nayyara Noor was born in 1950 in Guwahati, Assam, northeastern India, and spent her early childhood there. Her family and ancestors, belonging to a merchant class, were long settled in Assam having migrated from Amritsar, in Punjab. Her father was an active member of the All-India Muslim League, and had hosted Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah during his trip to Assam before the partition in 1947. In 1957 or 1958, Noor with her mother and siblings migrated from India to Pakistan, settling in Karachi. However, her father stayed back in Assam until 1993 to look after the family’s immovable properties.[As a child, Nayyara is said to have been inspired by the bhajans of Kanan Devi and Kamla as well as the ghazals and thumris of Begum Akhtar.
Although Nayyara had no formal musical background nor formal training, she was discovered by Professor Israr at the Islamia College in Lahore after hearing her sing for her friends and teachers at an annual dinner at the National College of Arts in Lahore in 1968. Soon thereafter, she was asked to sing for the university’s Radio Pakistan programs.
In 1971, Nayyara made her public singing debut in Pakistani television serials and then beginning with films like Gharana (1973) and Tansen. She has since sung ghazals penned by the famous poets like Ghalib and Faiz Ahmed Faiz and has performed with legends like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi. She has won three gold medals in the All Pakistan Music Conference and a Nigar Award for best playback female singer in film Gharana (1973). She has since performed at countless mehfils and mushairas having cemented a following among ghazal lovers in Pakistan and India. Probably the most famous ghazal of hers (a form of song in Urdu poetry) was Ae Jazba-e-Dil Gar Main Chahoon, written by Behzad Lakhnavi (1900-1974), a renowned poet of Urdu naats and ghazals, scriptwriter and songwriter of Radio Pakistan. Nayyara Noor later won many awards for this ghazal.
He has appeared in a variety of television dramas and musical shows. He has worked with some big names of Pakistani industry. Mostly he has had roles where he has complex relationship with his children in these dramas. He has worked the most with Ismat Zaidi. He is famous for his role of Farooq in Sehra Main Safar, in which he has acted as the brother of Lubna Aslam, uncle of Ali Kazmi, father of Zarnish Khan.
Naad E Ali
Naad-e-Ali is son of Great Legendary Pakistani Singer “Nayyara Noor” and Elder brother of Jaffer Zaidi, who is lead vocalist of the Band Kaavish and featured in Coke Studio as keyboardist. These days Naad-e-Ali is busy in cooking his Album in his younger brother, Jaffer, Studio
Dr Sana Tariq
Dr. Sana Tariq, is the spouse of Naad-e-Ali Zaidi and also a famous anchor and news reader. She hosted various morning shows as well read news on Geo TV. After marriage with Naad-e-Ali, Sana quit hosting. By profession Sana is a doctor. Dr Sana was last appear on Salam Zindagi’s set as guest. She is mother of a daughter now.
I remember when she use to host morning show people love her a lot but she cant handle the rating menia so she said good bye to this profession .
Jaffer Zaidi is a Pakistani musician, singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of semiclassical band Kaavish. Propelled to success with the release of three singles “Bachpan”, “Choti Khushiyaan”, “Tere Pyar Mein” and album Gunkali, Zaidi has established himself as one of leading musicians in country.
He is the son of Shehreyar Zaidi, a Pakistani television actor, and legendary singer Nayyara Noor who migrated to Pakistan in 1957 from Assam, India. He got married to actress Yamina Peerzada in 2017.
Yamina is tv actress and puppeteer , she is niece of Usman Peerzada. Yamina has playing strong characters in dramas like she played character of social worker in child abuse based serial Roag , she played important role in Khaan along with Nauman Ejaz.
In 2017 she got married to Jaffer Zaidi son of Nayyara and Sheheryar Zaidi. So she is sister in law of dr Sana Tariq and daughter in law of Nayyara Noor.
Yasmeen Waasti is the sister of Sheharyar Zaidi and was a famous news reader of PTV in 1980s. Mostly Yasmeen Waasti used to read Business News (Tijaarti Khabrain) which were aired on PTV after Khabrnama at 9 pm.
Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi
Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi is the brother of Shehryar Zaidi. By profession Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi has served at various positions in the Fine Arts department of Punjab University including the Principle of College of Fine Arts of Punjab University. Syed Shahawaz Zaidi also occasionally acted in few dramas of PTV Lahore center in 1980’s.
Mandana Zaidi And Ali Noor
Mandana has acted in comedy sitcom Shashlik back in year 1999 , she is niece of Sheheryar Zaidi and daughter of Shahnawaz Zaidi. She is married to singer and composer Ali Noor. These days she is serving as teacher at National College Of Arts.