Bat for Lashes is the moniker of English musician Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), a Brighton-based songwriter.
Natasha Khan was born to an English mother, and a Pakistani father. Part of the eminent family of squash-playing Khans, her early childhood was spent travelling the world following her father who trained the Pakistani squash team, summers in Pakistan, and the rest of the time in Hertfordshire. She had a strict religious upbringing until her parents separated, when she was eleven years old. In an interview with Wikinews, Khan said she no longer speaks to the Pakistani side of her family.