Shabnam Surayyo is a popular Tajik singer. She was born into a musical family, with both her mother (Surayyo Qosimova) and sister (Farzonai Khurshed) also well-known singers in Tajikistan. However, Shabnam was little known until her popularity rose dramatically in 2006, when one of her songs was ranked No.1 in Tajikistan. Following this success, Shabnam hit international stardom amongst Tajik people and Persian-speakers around the Globe.
Shabnam Surayyo (also spelled as Surayo, Suraya, or Soraya, Tajik: Шабнами Сурайё, شبنم ثریا), born on October 14, 1981 in Kulob, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union (today Tajikistan), is a popular Tajik singer. She was born into a musical family, with both her mother (Surayyo Qosimova) and sister (Farzonai Khurshed) also well-known singers in Tajikistan.
Most notably, she is popular in Afghanistan because she works with singers from that country and sometimes also covers their songs, either together with the original artists or with their permission (e.g. her duets with Jawid Sharif or Najib Nawabi).
Shabnam also collaborated, creating a duet Ey Khuda. In addition, Shabnam has also performed duets with Tajiki singers, including , Suhrobi Safarzod, Parvina Shukrulloeva, and others from her own country. She also sang in Leila Forouhar’s concert in Tajikistan in 2006.