Iffat Ara Nargis is a familiar name in the music arena of Bangladesh. Also principal of the College of Home Economics in Dhaka, she is best known as an adhunik singer. Prof Iffat Ara is also quite comfortable with all kinds of songs including classical, folk and Nazrul Sangeet.
The artiste represented the country at several international music competitions in different countries. She won the third prize in the folk category in 2004 Tashkent International Music Competition. She had also done playback in several films. The seasoned artiste in December 2013 shared her views on teaching and music with The Guardian.