Arifa Siddiqui was born on 9 June 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the daughter of actress
, who worked in the film industry. Her sister Nahid Siddiqui is a classical dancer, and her cousin,
, is aPakistani pop and TV singer. Arifa started her acting and singing career at a young age. She has worked in various TV serials in Pakistan. Her most notable work is in"Wadero Sayeen (1992)", "Naraaz (1985) and (1986)", “Miraat-ul-Uroos.” Arifa Siddiqui was a talented actress, and her smile was infectious.
She was also very passionate about music, but her luck was not in her favor. Arifasaid goodbye to her career at the age of 26, when she married UstadNazar Hussain, age 56, who was 30 years older. He was a music composer and singer. He was also Arifa’smusic teacher. Their marriage lasted successfully for 23 years, till Ustad’s death due to lung cancer in January 2018. After the death of her first husband, she married Tabeer Ali, who is 23 years younger than her. He is also a composer and singer.