Marina Ahmad was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During her time in Bangladesh she studied under the tutelage of respected musicians Ustad Phul Mohammed Khan and Shri Barin Majumdar Srimoti Ila Majumdar and then as a student at Dhaka Music College. Her pursuit of North Indian classical music ultimately took her to its birthplace and after a brief stint at the Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya in New Delhi, Marina was taken on by the internationally renowned Sangeet Martand Padma Bhibhushan Pandit Jasraj-ji, a master and luminary of the North Indian Classical music genre.

More recently, she has been collaborating with western musicians, synthesising resonant classical Indian vocals with eclectic jazz, blues, and gospel-inspired arrangements.