Najma Akhtar
Also known asNajma
Born (1962-09-18) 18 September 1962 (age 60)
Chelmsford, England

Najma Akhtar also known as Najma (born 18 September 1962)[1] is a British singer of Indian ancestry. She was born in Chelmsford, England.

She is noted for jazz modification of the traditional Urdu Indian ghazal (love songs and spiritual songs).[2]

She has also appeared as a performer in the songs and videos of other performers, such as jazz and rock saxophonist Stan Harrison.[3] Najma has also worked with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on the No Quarter DVD.


Notable Collaborations


  1. ^ "Najma". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Najma Akhtar". Asian Express Newspaper. Leeds. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Jazz News: Najma Akhtar Sings in Stan Harrison Video". Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2009.