Nashenas was born as Sadiq Fitrat Habibi is one of the oldest surviving musicians from Afghanistan. His fame began in the 1970s, and since then he has produced many albums consisting of Dari, Pashto and some Urdu songs. He is sometimes called “the Afghan Saigal”.Nashenas was born in Kandahar but lived most of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is ethnic Pashtun from the Musakhel sub-tribe of the greater Kakar tribe. He has been living among the Afghan diaspora outside his country and is currently residing in London, England.While growing up his family stressed to him the importance of religion as he hailed from the religious elite of the city of Qandahar. He is said to have developed an interest in music. In the early 1970s, Nashenas travelled to the Soviet Union where he obtained his doctorate in Pashto Literature from Moscow State University.