Arifa Siddiqui

Arifa Siddiqui (Urdu عارفہ صدیقی) is a Pakistani actress and singer who worked for PTV or Pakistani television in the 1980s and the 1990s.[1]

Arifa Siddiqui
عارفہ صدیقی
Arifa Siddiqui

9 June 1969
Lahore, Pakistan
Spouse(s)Ustad Nazar Hussain (musician) until his death in 2018
Tabeer Ali
Childrenone daughter
RelativesNaheed 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.[2][3] 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.[2]


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.[2] 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.[1][3][4] After the death of Ustad Nazar Hussain, she married Tabeer Ali who is also a composer and singer.[3][1]


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.[3]

List of TV DramasEdit

  • Aisa Bhi Hota Hai (PTV)[3]
  • Qismat
  • Wadera Sayeen (1992) (PTV)
  • Dehleez (1981) (PTV)[2]
  • Fishar (PTV)[3]
  • Pyas
  • Ainak Wala Jin (1993 - 1996) (PTV)[3]
  • Mirat-ul uroos (PTV)[3]
  • Rahainn
  • Kallo
  • Shahla Kot
  • Khawaja and son (1988) (PTV)[3]
  • Aapa
  • Samandar
  • Manchaly ka Sauda (Ishfaq Ahmad)


  1. ^ a b c Arifa Siddiqui likely to make a comeback soon Dunya TV News website, Published 17 April 2018, Retrieved 28 June 2020
  2. ^ a b c d Zullu (9 November 2018). "Global Marriages? How Some Biz Girls Escaped Them!". MAG The Weekly (magazine). Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Profile of Arifa Siddiqui on Encyclopedia Pakpedia website Published 27 March 2018, Retrieved 28 June 2020
  4. ^ Renowned Music Director Ustad Nazar Hussain passes away Radi Pakistan website, Published 21 January 2018, Retrieved 28 June 2020

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