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Birth name Sadiq Fitrat (صادق فطرت)
Born Kandahar, Afghanistan
Genres Ghazals
Occupations Singer
Years active 1956–present
Labels Various

Nashenas (Pashto/Persian: ناشناس), born as Sadiq Fitrat, (Pashto/Persian: صادق فطرت) is a famous Afghan singer since the 1970s whose albums consist of Pashto, Dari, and some Urdu songs.



Nashenas was born in Kandahar but lived most of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is ethnic Pashtun from the Kaker tribe. He sings in both of Afghanistan's languages, Dari and Pashto as well as in Urdu. He is believed to be currently residing in London, England. ((citation))

While growing up his family stressed to him the importance of religion. He is said to have developed an interest in music. In the early 1970s, Nashenas traveled to the Soviet Union where he obtained his doctorate in Pashto Literature from a university in Moscow.



He is popular among the populations of both Afghanistan and Pakistan, specially in the Pashto-speaking areas like the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Quetta and other cities with large number of Afghans and Pashtuns  . He is also popular because he sang Ghazal of Iqbal (Allama Iqbal). He has a following among the singers of new generation as well, who are noted to imitate his style of singing.

Nashenas had his final round of concerts in 2004, touring California, New York, Washington D.C and also Canada.


Note: This list is not comprehensive and does not include albums released in Afghanistan during the 1970s and 1980s. Due to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the Taliban ban on music in 1996-2001, all his original music clips and videos from the 70s and early 80s have been completely destroyed. The ones being heard today are mostly copies of the original and the quality is not as good.
  • Kharabat e -Moghaan
  • Qandahar
  • Sokhan-e-Zamana
  • Nashinas Live In New York (DVD)

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