Tariq Hisny

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Tariq Hisny
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Background information
Birth nameTariq Hisny
Also known asTariq
Born (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 30)
Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Piano
  • keyboard
  • vocals
Years active2016-present

Tariq Hisny, simply known and credited as Tariq, is a Sri Lankan composer and singer, working mainly for the Indian music industry. [1]


Early life and education

Tariq was born in Puttalam, North Western Province of Sri Lanka. From a young age, he had shown promise as a singer. During his early days, he used to sing songs as a karaoke artist. [2] He also developed an interest in composing music. [3] He has acknowledged Yuvan Shankar Raja, AR Rahman and Karthik as his inspirations. [2] [3]

Tariq learned Carnatic music, western music theory and piano. [3] [4] [5]


In 2016, Tariq began composing music. [3] The same year, he released his first album titled, Izhaar-e-Ishq, in Hindi language. [4] [6] He collaborated with playback singers Yazin Nizar and Srisha for a song “Bin Tere” in this album. This song has been featured in Indian subcontinent and Middle East countries among the youth soon after the release. Also the songs of the album have been recorded in various locations including Chennai, Bangalore and Riyadh. [6] [7]

In 2017, Tariq released his first Tamil song “Hey Penne” in collaboration with Sathyaprakash. [8] [9] In 2019, Tariq began working for soundtracks and background scores as he focuses more on composing. [3] [5]


As composer

List of soundtracks, background scores and other works
2016Izhaar-e-IshqHindiDebut album
2017Hey PenneTamil
2019The JourneyN/AInstrumental/Background score
2020HoneymoonN/ABackground score

As singer

2016"Sun Jane Jana"Izhaar-e-IshqSoloHindi

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