Noshi Gillani (born 1964 in Pakistan) is a poet who lives in the United States. She has published five collections of poetry. A compilation of her selected poems, Ay Meeray Shureek-E-Risal-E-Jaan, Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtay Rahey (O My Beloved, I Kept Waiting for You), was published in 2008. In 2008, her poems were read in the U.K., with the Poetry Translation Centre's World Poets' Tour.
She hosted a tribute to folk singer Pathanay Khan, sponsored by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
She is married to another poet Saeed Khan on October 25, 2008. It was reported, that her mother Mrs. Sarwar Gilani Sahiba, a professor of Urdu and Farsi languages and literature, died in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
While Wasti is a veteran in the field, Zahid Fakir and Noshi Gilani are poets of the eighties ---youthful but enthused with the immense creative dynamism. Their maiden publications tend to herald their debut as poet authors with a bang by virtue of their popularity with readers as poets of mushaira...her creative forte is the nazm. But a surfeit of the 'egotistical sublime' tends to mar the poetic value of her work. She is perhaps too obsessed with the idea of her poetic experience.
"Noshi Gilani is the most renowned female Urdu poet today."