Naveen Naqvi was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and grew up in the small oil refinery town of Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, where her parents moved when she was three. At fifteen, she returned with her family to her city of birth, and this is where she completed her schooling. Since then she has lived in Islamabad, Delhi, New York, and is now in Vancouver.
Her photographic work has been published in print and online photography journals. She has worked in broadcast journalism for NBC News and as a senior anchor/reporter for DawnNews. Naqvi has written for various national and international publications. For her own venture, Gawaahi, she makes videos for awareness and advocacy. Prior to television news, she was an actor, poet, talk show host, and model. Her first experience of photography from shoot to dark room was at age fourteen with black-and-white film and a Yashica camera.