Afghan Biographies

Darya, Farhad

Name Darya, Farhad
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1962
Function/Grade Afghan singer
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Farhad Nasher, Darya was born 1962 in Gozargah, Kabul city. He is the grandson of  Sher Khan Nasher. He went to Sher Khan School in Kundus and later to Habibia Highschool in Kabul. He studied Afghan literature while attending Kabul University. Darya founded his first professional band, Goroh-e-Baran (meaning "Rain Band") with Asad Badie. During this time, he wrote music for other artists under the pseudonym Abr (Cloud), and started playing Afghan and Indian classical music. He later left the university and enrolled in the Afghan Armed Forces. In 1990 he immigrated to Germany and began singing again. After traveling through Prague and Hamburg, Darya arrived in Paris, where he would meet Sultana Emam. The two were married in 1993 and moved to Northern Virginia in the United States in 1995. A year later they gave birth to a son, Hejran Darya.

Afghan singer Farhad Darya has been appointed as Global Ambassador to the ‘Save The Children International’ organization. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between Darya and the country director of Save The Children International Ana Locsin. Darya said he will work as a bridge between Save The Children International will help the organization and the vulnerable children of the country. Save the children is an international independent non-government, non-profit organization founded in 1919. Established in 1976 in Afghanistan, the organization has currently implement programs in 15 of 34 Provinces, either directly or through partners, reaching more than 700,000 children.(20151106)


Last Modified 2015-11-06
Established 2015-11-06