Qamar Gula


Qamar Gula (قمر ګله) is a singer from Afghanistan. Among the female singers from Afghanistan, she is very well known and has fans all across Afghanistan and the Pashtun . She is said to have been among the very first female singers who sang for Radio and Television Afghanistan.

Qamar Gula was born in Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. She started her singing career when she was only seven years old. Pa ma mayana stargay de sray de, was the first song she sang on Radio Afghanistan which introduced her to the people of Afghanistan. Qamar guls son is Dilawar Zakhil.

Qamar Gula is a widow of late Mohammad Din Zakhil. Qamar Gula along with her three daughters and three sons now resides in Ontario, Canada where she continues her music career.

Qamar Gul’s music includes compositions from Zakhil as well as other Afghan composers. She still maintains her popularity among Afghans, particularly among the older generation who associate her music with the nostalgic times of Afghanistan before the civil war. Her voice is often referred to as “The Golden Voice” by the Afghan media. Over the years, she has collaborated with various Afghan singers: with Rukhshana in the 1970s, with Gul Zaman in the 1980s, and in 2010s with Zarsanga, Waheed Qasemi, and Hangama.

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