Nora Istrefi

Nora Istrefi (born 25 March 1986) is a Kosovo Albanian singer.

Nora Istrefi
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Born (1986-03-25) 25 March 1986 (age 36)
Other namesNora
Years active2005–present
Robert Berisha
(m. 2014; div. 2019)
  • Nezir Istrefi (father)
  • Suzana Tahirsylaj (mother)
RelativesEra Istrefi (sister)

Life and careerEdit

1986–2004: Early life and career beginningsEdit

Istrefi was born to Nezir Istrefi and Suzana Tahirsylaj on 25 March 1986 into an Albanian family in the city of Pristina, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, present Kosovo.[1][2] Istrefi started her professional career at the age of 18.

2005–present: Engjëll and continued successEdit

She released her first album Engjëll (Angel) in 2005, with songs including "Taxi", which brought her a degree of popularity.[3] During the four coming years she released three albums, Opium in 2006, Another World in 2008 and her self-titled album Nora in 2009. After 2009, she released a number of songs, including "Le Mama" with Gena, "Big Love", "Ski me ikë".[4] Istrefi is the daughter of Suzana Tahirsylaj, a popular Kosovo-Albanian singer in the 1980s and '90s.[5] Her younger sister Era Istrefi is also a singer.[6] She is in a relationship with Robert Berisha. They were engaged on 22 May 2008 in Pristina. On 2 September 2014, the couple married in Pristina. They have a girl named Renè.[7][8]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Kenga Magjike

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 "I Jemi Je" Discography Award Won

Top Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 "Herself" Female Artist of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ "Nora Istrefi – Biografia" (in Albanian). TeksteShqip. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Nora Istrefi #Bio" (in Albanian). Top Channel. Archived from the original on 27 December 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Nora Istrefi e dëshmon edhe njëherë se është femra më joshëse në planet". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Nora Istrefi thotë "S'ki me ik"". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Nëna e Nora Istrefit kap mikrofonin për të kënduar pas shumë vitesh, teksa Roberti e përlot këngëtaren me mesazhin emocionues në emision". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Motrat Istrefi, të përqafuara së bashku". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  7. ^ "NORA-ISTREFI:-Jeta-intime-me-Robertin". Archived from the original on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Fejohet Nora Istrefi me Robertin - Lajme nga Ulqini". Lajme nga Ulqini. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2017.