In popular imagination Afghanistan is generally associated with images of burqa clad, anonymous women oppressed by a brutal, medieval Islamic social system and burdened by Sharia law. But, it was not always so. Afghanistan was at one time the land of freedom for women.
Kabul: In popular imagination Afghanistan is generally associated with images of burqa clad, anonymous women oppressed by a brutal, medieval Islamic social system and burdened by Sharia law. But, it was not always so. Afghanistan was at one time the land of freedom for women.
The remnants of that free spirit have not died after all. Here is a glimpse of that Freedom!
A well known Afghan singer, songwriter and TV personality, Aryana Sayeed mostly sings in the Dari language and also has many songs in Pashto.
One of Afghanistan's most famous musical artists, Aryana Sayeed regularly performs in concerts and philanthropic festivals both in and outside Afghanistan.
Aryana Sayeed has also hosted several musical television shows for the 1TV and TOLO networks.
A US based model of Afghan origin, Bahari Ibaadat was crowned Miss Afghanistan in 2014.
Currently is living in Seattle, Bahari Ibaadat was born in Kabul and raised in Pakistan. She moved to the US at the age of ten along with her family.
Her face is often compared to that of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and she is popular among Afghans as the Aishwarya Rai of Afghanistan.
Ghezaal Enayat is an Afghan singer and songwriter who rose to fame with her first duet song "Dil-e Beqarar". She sings in both the Pashto and Dari languages
Ghezaal Enayat boasts over 1.2 million followers on Instagram an is the most followed female Afghan on social media.
Ghezaal is the first Afghan Singer to enter into Bollywood the projects with Bollywood are still Pending.
She is also collaborating with legendary Indian singer A.R Rahman and star singer Rahat faith Ail Khan of Pakistan.
An aspiring actress in Bollywood, Gihana Khan is a prime candidate for the next Taliban fatwa. Born in Sweden to Afghan refugees, Gihana Khan has starred in her first Bollywood movie, Mumbai Mirror a few years ago.
Gihana Khan is currently residing in Mumbai.
Born in Kabul, Ghazal Sadat belongs to a family which originally hails from the Herat province in western Afghanistan. Her family was forced to leave Afghanistan due to the war and became refugees in Turkey.
A celebrity on Instagram, Ghazal Sadat is currently working as a dentist in Dubai.
Anne Marie Khan
A Canadian supermodel and writer of Afghan origin, Anne Marie Khan belongs to a family which was forces to migrate from Afghanistan due to the civil war.
Born in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, is one of the latest fresh faces in Hollywood.