9 June 1969
|Spouse(s)||Ustad Nazar Hussain (musician) until his death in 2018|
|Relatives||Naheed Siddiqui - a classical dancer (sister)|
Fariha Pervez (pop and TV singer) (cousin)
Arifa is a daughter of actress Talat Siddiqui who worked for Pakistan radio and film industry. Her sister Nahid Siddiqui is a classical dancer and was, at one time, married to another television personality Zia Mohyeddin. Arifa is also a cousin to another noted Pakistani pop and TV singer Fariha Pervez.
Arifa first married Ustad Nazar Hussain who was 30 years older than her. He was a music composer and singer at PTV, Lahore, Pakistan who also was her music teacher. This was a love marriage and lasted successfully for 23 years till his death due to lung cancer in January 2018. Arifa had quit the TV industry after her first marriage. After the death of Ustad Nazar Hussain, she married Tabeer Ali who is also a composer and singer.
Arifa started acting and singing at a very young age. She appeared in various TV serials or programs in Pakistan. Her most famous work is in "Wadero Sayeen (1992)", "Naraaz (1985)" and (1986)". Arifa Siddiqui was a likeable and talented actress whose smile was infectious. She had a reputation for delivering her on-screen dialogue with perfect pronunciation.
List of TV DramasEdit
- Arifa Siddiqui likely to make a comeback soon Dunya TV News website, Published 17 April 2018, Retrieved 28 June 2020
- Zullu (9 November 2018). "Global Marriages? How Some Biz Girls Escaped Them!". MAG The Weekly (magazine). Retrieved 28 June 2020.
- Profile of Arifa Siddiqui on Encyclopedia Pakpedia website Published 27 March 2018, Retrieved 28 June 2020
- Renowned Music Director Ustad Nazar Hussain passes away Radi Pakistan website, Published 21 January 2018, Retrieved 28 June 2020
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