Zehra Nigah is one of the foremost Urdu poets of Pakistan. She was one of two female poets to gain prominence in the 1950s, when the scene was dominated by men. Coming from a well-known literary and intellectual family, she counts Anwar Maqsood (writer, artist, and TV personality) and Fatima Suraiya Bajia (playwright) among her siblings. Nigah has three collections of poetry to her credit and recently an omnibus of her works has been published in Lahore. Her poetry is remarkable for its lyricism and engagement with social issues. She has received various awards at home and abroad in recognition of her work. She is also a scriptwriter of popular television serials and films.