Runa Rizvi is the daughter of famous ghazal singer Rajkumar Rizvi and singer Indrani Rizvi. She is into music since childhood due to her family background. However, she entered into playback singing recently and owes it to A.R.Rahman. She even has a small jazz band, and has both Indian classical and Western musical influences on her singing. She learnt jazz in New York for 5/6 years and also trained in thumri and Sufiana music, in India.
She belongs to Kalavant gharana and has been trained in classical, semi-classical and light classical music and is proficient at ghazals, thumri, folk, Punjabi and Sufi music, having started performing at the tender age of six with her father. Her father was close to late Madan Mohan and others and he sang Laila Majnu do badan ek jaan ...» read full biography