Munira Naqui was born in Chittagong, a small town on the coast of Bay of Bengal, which is now Bangladesh. She left Bangladesh in 1974 to attend Moscow State University where she studied Economics. She came to United States in 1982. Maine has been home to her since 1993. Munira attended the University of Pennsylvania and workshops and classes at Maine of College of Art Continuing Studies programs.
She lives and maintains a studio practice in Portland, Maine, USA.
Her work is shown regularly at the Salon Realites Nouvelles, Paris France. She is represented by Corey Daniels Gallery in Wells, Maine USA and Gallery Nine in Amsterdam Netherlands