| Sanam Marvi|
Sufi music, Folk music
Hamid Ali Khan
| Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan|
Preetum, Sufi Festival 2014 (Peace Jam)
Arif Lohar, Saieen Zahoor, Hadiqa Kiani, Abida Parveen, Shafqat Amanat Ali
Sanam Marvi Wikipedia
Sanam Marvi (Urdu: صنم ماروی, Sindhi صنم ماروي) (born : 17th April 1986) is a Pakistani folk and sufi singer. She sings in Punjabi, Saraiki and Sindhi languages.
Sanam Marvi has been getting music training since the age of 7. Her father,She is from Sindhi Family. Faqeer Ghulam Rasool, was also a Sindhi folk singer. Her initial classical music training, for 2 years, was from Ustad Fateh Ali Khan of Hyderabad, Sindh in the Gwalior gharana tradition. She says that she has also learned a lot from folk singer Abida Parveen.
Sanam Marvi debuted, in 2009, at ‘Virsa Heritage’, a music program on Pakistan Television Corporation channel hosted by Yousuf Salahuddin. She affectionately calls him 'like a baba to her' (a father figure to her) for giving her a big break in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Later she performed at Coke Studio, Pakistan, a Pakistani television series featuring live music performances.
Marvi performs sufi concerts around the world. She is considered among the 3 of the finest performers in the Sufi, ghazal and folk genres. The other 2 being Abida Parveen and Tina Sani.
She made her debut in a solo performance on the Indian soil at 2010's Jahan-e-Khusrau, the Sufi music festival arranged by the famous film producer Muzaffar Ali of 1981 film Umrao Jaan fame. In February 2011, she performed with Indian playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj at Times of India's Aman ki Asha event at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India.
Marvi made her live concert singing debut in 2012 with concerts held at London, Paris, New York, singing alongside Hadiqa Kiyani and Ali Zafar.
She sang the OST for A-Plus Entertainment's Piya Bedardi and Urdu1's Bachay Baraye Farokht.
Sanam Marvi is married to Hamid Ali Khan. They have three children. Her first husband, Aftab Ahmed Pharero, also known as Aftab Ahmed Kalhoro, was murdered in Karachi in 2009. They had married in 2006 but had been estranged for two years prior to his death. Marvi was Aftab's second wife.Best Singer - Sufism University
Best Singer Light Music - Virsa at 17th PTV National Awards held in 2012
Won UNESCO Award at 9th International Music Festival Festival Sharq Taronalari, Samarqand 2013. She is second artist after Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to win this award.