Farhad Darya, also known as Farhad Nashir, is a singer, composer, and music producer from Afghanistan. He was born on September 22, 1962, in Kabul, Afghanistan. He studied Persian literature at Kabul University. Later, he left the university and enrolled in the Afghan Armed Forces. He is proficient in pop, dance, ghazals, and classical music. Farhad is also a human rights activist, peace ambassador, and instrumentalist. He plays the harmonium, keyboard, and guitar. He serves as the National Goodwill Ambassador in Afghanistan for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and is also involved in several charitable organizations. He also taught music concepts at Kabul University.
He sings in various languages like Uzbeki, Hindi-Urdu, and English, and his native languages of Persian/Dari and Pashto. Darya met Sultana Emam in Paris. They got married in 1993 and had a son, Hejran Darya. He created a band, Goroh-e-Baran (Rain Band), with Asad Badie. Most of his music aimed at helping Afghans bring peace and unity to their country and deals with themes of national unity. He released his albums Salaam Afghanistan in 2003, Salamaleque in 2006, and Begegnungen – Eine Allianz für Kinder.
His achievements include the Best Singer of the Year award received in 2003, Best Singer of the Year award in 2005, Human Rights Award in 2006, Best Album of the Year award in 2008, and Best Singer of the Year award in 2009. He received the titles of The Voice of the Afghan Nation, Peace Ambassador, Music Diplomat, and Man of the Day from the media.