Boh Runga is the lead singer and guitarist in New Zealand rock band Stellar*. She comes from a very musical family - both her sisters are, or have been, in bands. She is the eldest of three sisters - her youngest sister, Bic, has a successful solo career, and Pearl has been in several bands in New Zealand. She is married to Campbell Smith, who manages her sister, Bic. She is half-Chinese (from her mother) and half-Māori (from her father). Her parents, Joseph and Sophia, met in Malaysia where her father was a soldier in the Vietnam War and her mother was a cabaret singer.