Born on April 3, 1962, Salma Agha, is a Pakistani singer and actress who was present in the Hindi film music scene during the 1980w and early 1990s. In 1982 she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the ghazal “Dil Ke Arman” from Nikaah.
Salma comes from a wealthy family in Karachi that moved to London when she was nine. Her grandmother was Anwari Begum, a famous Punjabi actress of the thirties and forties while her grandfather was a famous musician, Rafiq Ghaznavi. Her mother has worked with K. L. Saigal and Agha is Prithviraj Kapoor’s brother in law’s granddaughter.
Her career began with the album “Agha- Salma and Sabine Agha sing ABBA Hits in Hindi”. She soon landed the lead role in B.R. Chopra’s “Nikah” and was also singing playback in the movie. Not only did she win a Filmfare award for “Dil Ke Arman” but also received two Filmfare nominations for "Pyar Bhi Hai Jawan" and "Dil Ki Yeh Arzo".
Babbar Subash’s “Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki” (1984) was her second release and in it she sang “Jhoom Jhoom Baba” which earned her another Filmfare nomination. Though she began a career in Pakistani movies as well by 1984 all her movies were bombing at the box office.
Married off at the age of sixteen to Pakistani settled in London, she was soon divorced. Then while working on “Hum Aur Tum” she hurriedly married co-actor, Javed Sheikh which too ended in a divorce soon after. She is now married to ace squash coach Rehmat Khan and shuttles between London and Islamabad. She now releases ghazal album every few years.