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Biography And Interesting Facts About Momina Mustehsan

Biography And Interesting Facts About Momina Mustehsan

Biography And Interesting Facts About Momina Mustehsan

Momina Mustehsan was born in 5 September 1992, is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, musician and social activist. In 2017, BBC named her one of the 100 most influential women, and the following year, Forbes featured her among its “30 Under 30” Asia list along with nine other Pakistani individuals. She sang the song “Awari” for the Indian thriller film Ek Villain (2014). In season 9, she performed a rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Afreen Afreen”, with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and received critical acclaim. Her next releases, the singles “Aaya Na Tu” (2018) and “Baari” (2019), topped the country’s charts. Her track Uchiyaan Dewara (Baari 2) topped the Official Asian Top 40 Charts in November 2020.

Alongside her singing career, she participates in stage shows, is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, and is active in humanitarian work. She is also known for promoting various causes such as education and mental health, and is particularly vocal about issues such as the role of women in Pakistan and feminism.

Mustehsan was born on 5 September 1992 in Quetta, Baluchistan, and was raised in Islamabad, though she also lived in New York, Paris, and Kyiv while growing up. Her mother, Huma Mustehsan, is a doctor, and father, Kazim Mustehsan, is a retired brigadier from the Pakistan Army, and a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the third highest honour and civilian award of the country. She has two siblings, an older and a younger brother.

Mustehsan completed her A’Level from Lahore Grammar School and later moved to the States for higher studies and graduated with a double majors degree in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the Stony Brook University in 2016. At the time of her graduation, her name was in the Dean’s list.

Mustehsan at first learnt to play violin and sang in public for the first time in a choir of her grade school, without any formal music training. Recalling, Mustehsan told that her teacher had asked her if she had something to show and had said, “I think you sing well”. She further told that she realized she had interest in music after when she had sung for the first time then. Her first encounter with the music came in 2004, when she recorded her first cover of Irish singer Damien Rice’s song “The Blower’s Daughter”. Despite having no background of musical training she was praised at that time.

Mustehsan was born on 5 September 1992 in Quetta, Baluchistan, and was raised in Islamabad, though she also lived in New York, Paris, and Kyiv while growing up. Her mother, Huma Mustehsan, is a doctor, and father, Kazim Mustehsan, is a retired brigadier from the Pakistan Army, and a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the third highest honour and civilian award of the country. She has two siblings, an older and a younger brother.

Mustehsan completed her A’Level from Lahore Grammar School and later moved to the States for higher studies and graduated with a double majors degree in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the Stony Brook University in 2016. At the time of her graduation, her name was in the Dean’s list.

Mustehsan at first learnt to play violin and sang in public for the first time in a choir of her grade school, without any formal music training. Recalling, Mustehsan told that her teacher had asked her if she had something to show and had said, “I think you sing well”. She further told that she realized she had interest in music after when she had sung for the first time then. Her first encounter with the music came in 2004, when she recorded her first cover of Irish singer Damien Rice’s song “The Blower’s Daughter”. Despite having no background of musical training she was praised at that time.