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Born on October 14, 1981 in Kulyab, Tajikstan, Shabnam Suraya is a popular Tajik singer whose fame has risen dramatically since 2006 when one of her songs ranked 1 in Tajikistan. Following this success, Shabnam hit international stardom and is now well-recognized amongst Farsi-speaking music fans around the globe. Most notably, she is popular amongst Afghans because she has done many cover versions of famous Afghan songs including Yaari Sabzina, Ta Tura Didam, Sheeshta Baasham (Farhad Darya), and Afghan Bacha (Amir Jan Sabori). Shabnam has collaborated with a number of international artists in the past. Her recent hit with Najim Nawabi, Maza Meta, as well as her duet with Jawid Sharif in the song, Ey Khuda, has made her even more famous among Afghans. In 2006, she took part singing in Iranian superstar, Leila Forouhar?s concert in Tajikistan, as well as joined Farhad Darya in his recent Tajikistan concert. In addition, Shabnam has made duets with Tajik singers including Bahrom, Suhrobi, Parvina, Jonibek, and others. In 2007, Shabnam was nominated as the Goodwill Ambassador for Tajikistan and helped raise awareness for AIDS.