The Nooran SistersJyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran – are a Sufi singing duo from Jalandhar, India. They perform Sham Chaurasia gharana classical music.

Nooran Sisters
OriginJalandhar, India
GenresSham Chaurasia gharana
Years active2010 (2010)–present
Websitenooransisters.in
Members
  • Jyoti Nooran
  • Sultana Nooran


The sisters were trained from early childhood by their father, Ustad Gulshan Mir, grandson of Bibi Nooran and son of Swarn Nooran, a Sufi singer of the 1970s. According to Mir, the family was on hard times and Mir gave music lessons to support them.[1]

When Sultana Nooran was seven and Jyoti Nooran was five, Mir discovered their talent while they were playing at home and singing a Bulleh Shah kalam they had heard from grandmother 'kulli vicho ni yaar lab le', Mir asked them if they can sing it with instruments. They didn't missed a beat and sang professionally with tabla and harmonium. Iqbal Mahal, a Canadian music promoter, discovered the sisters in 2010 and played a big role in their success. In 2013 they performed at Baba Murad Shah Dargah in Nakodar for the first time and they became very popular from that night among people. Their song "Allah Hoo" was a YouTube hit. After that songs such as "mae yaar da diwana" and "patakha guddi" played an important role in boosting the duo's popularity. They have many songs in bollywood movies. They are famous for their live performances as they perform soo well on stage, energetically, giving more than hundered percent in every show.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

They performed at the 72nd birthday party of late Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at Harpal Tiwana Center of Performing Arts (HTCPA), and spellbound Patiala, Punjab, India residents with their talent. They shot to fame with the MTV Talent hunt series in India MTV Sound Trippin, with their song "Tung Tung", and later, with MTV Unplugged and Coke Studio.

They performed in the Dhaka International Folk Fest in 2016 and 2017.

BollywoodEdit

They got their first break in Bollywood with the song patakha guddi in the movie Highway in 2014, with music director A.R Rahman. They sang in movies including Sultan, Mirzya, Dangal, Jab Harry met Sejal and Bharat.

DiscographyEdit

  • Sufi Magic from Nooran Sisters (live)
  • channo
  • Meri Maa Best of Durga Mata Jagran Bhents and Bhajans Virendra Singh

FilmographyEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Gima Awards[2] 2015
  • Screen Awards[3]
Year Category Nominated Song Album Result Ref(s)
Mirchi Music Awards
2014 Female Vocalist of The Year "Patakha Guddi" Highway Won [4]
Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year
2015 Indie Pop Song of the Year "Teriyaan Tu Jaane" Coke Studio @ MTV - S04E01 Nominated [5]
2017 "Kamli" - [6]
Mirchi Music Awards Punjabi
2015 Female Vocalist of The Year "Jinde meriye" Qissa Panjab Won [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Highway to Fame". India Express. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ "GIMA » Winners for 2015". Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ "And the AWARD goes to…". Indian Express. Mumbai. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  5. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  6. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  7. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". Retrieved 25 September 2017.

External linksEdit

DHAKA INTERNATIONAL FOLK FEST 2017