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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Background information
Birth name Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born 1974, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Origin Pakistan
Genres Qawwali
Occupations Vocalist, Musician, Recording artist
Instruments Harmonium

Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (b. 1974 in Faisalabad, Punjab[1], Pakistan) is a Pakistani musician , and primarily a singer of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition within Islam). He is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[2] In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He has toured extensively and performed in Pakistan, India and all around the world.[3]

Early life and training

He was born in 1974 in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan into a family of traditional musicians. The son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat was trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of classical music and Qawwali[4].

Career

His first public performance was at the age of ten or eleven, when he toured the U.K. with his uncle in 1985, and performed solo songs in addition to singing with the Qawwali party.[5] At a concert in Birmingham on July 27, 1985, he performed the solo ghazal Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalon Changa Ae. At a concert at the Harrow Leisure Centre in 1985, he performed the solo song Gin Gin Taare Lang Gaiyaan Rattaan. Paap (2004), featuring hit song, Mann Ki Lagan, marked his debut as a Bollywood playback singer.He become very popular in between the people of India because of his Singing. [6].

Soundtracks and international contributions

In a subordinate role with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, working in collaboration with Eddie Vedder, of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, Rahat contributed to the soundtrack of the 1995 Hollywood film Dead Man Walking.

In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner.[7] Also in 2002, Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song "Maki Madni" for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise.

More recently, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

His recent works include Pakistani nationalistic songs such as "Dharti Dharti" and "Hum Pakistan", and songs from Bollywood films.

Discography

Singles
Dharti Dharti
Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki
Hum Pakistan
Aman Ki Asha
Released Albums
Year Album
Tasveer - Vol. 11
Bulbul Ko Phool
Jinan De Mahi Door Vasde
Maa aur Dhee - vol.13
taar meri berhi - vol.5
Aankh se Aankh milao - vol.9
kabbe wali gali vich yaar da mukaan - vol.7
pilade saqia - vol.2
ali maula ali - vol.3
sufiana qalaam - vol. 14
raba mera yaar morh de - vol.10
meri tauba karo qabool - vol.15
saher qareeb hai - vol.17
sher-e-khuda - vol.22
jashan-e-eid milad al nabi - vol 21
best of khan vol.12
best of khan pt2 - vol.6
pardesia 2.vol 20
mighty king - vol.23
cry for you - vol. 1
vioces from above -vol. 4
Maine Bottle se karni hai shadi (vol.8)
Maah Jaanda Hoyaa (vol.4)
Aakhan Hijr tere ne laaliyaan (vol.5)
Ishq Ankhiyon cho Nindraan (vol.9)
Shahsawar e Karbala vol.6
Best hits Rahat fateh ali khan
Janasheen vol.1
Janasheen vol.2
Janasheen vol.3
Janasheen vol.4
Janasheen vol.5
Rut Sawan Ki
Sanu Rog Laun Waleya
Rahat
Aankh Se Ankh Milao
Pardesiya
2007 Charka
2009 Nazrana-e-Aqeedat
2009 Remembering Nusrat - Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Concert
2009 Koi Umeed
Soundtrack Pakistani Dramas
Serial Song
Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin
Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan Meri Zaat
Bharday Jholy Bharday Jholy
Anokha Bandan Bewafa
Kaisa Yeh Junoon Kaisa Yeh Junoon
Jhumka Jaan Zindagi Ishq Hai
chuban ishq bhi hai chuban
Soundtrack Bollywood Movies
Year Movie Song
2004 Paap Laal(Alaap) & Mann Ki Lagan
2005 Kalyug Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaaye & Tujhe Dekh Dekh
2006 Omkara Naina
2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Bol Na Halke Halke
2007 Om Shanti Om Jag Soona Soona Lage
2007 Namaste London Main Jahaan Rahoon,Main Jahaan Rahoon (mehfil mix)&Main Jahaan Rahoon remix
2007 Aaja Nachle O Re Piya
2008 Singh Is Kinng Teri Ore, Teri Ore(lounge mix)
2008 Haal-E-Dil Haal-E-Dil
2008 Woodstock Villa Koi Chala Ja Raha Hai
2008 Dil Kabaddi Zindagi Ye, Zindagi Ye (Rock Version)
2009 Aasma Man Bawra, Man Bawra (lounge mix)
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Rabba
2009 Billu Barber Jahoon Kahan
2009 Love Aaj Kal Ajj Din Chadheya (Winner Best PlayBack Singer in Star Screen Awards)
2009 Dekh Bhai Dekh Aankhon Mein Kyon, Aankhon Mein Kyon (Unplugged),Sapne Bhaye Hain
2009 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele (Punjabi) Jag Jeondeyan De Mele
2009 London Dreams Khwab Jo
2009 De Dana Dan Rishte Nate
2009 Veer Surili Akhiyon Wale (Duet)
2010 My Name Is Khan Sajda
2010 Ishqiya Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji
2010 Toh baat Pakki Phir se
2010 Lahore Ore Bande,ft shilpa rao
Hollywood soundtracks
Year Movie
1995 Dead man walking
2002 Four Feathers
2006 Apocalypto
Collaborations
Artist Album Song Year
The Derek Trucks Band Joyful Noise Maki Madni 2002
Sukshinder shinda Collaborations 2 Ghum sum 2009

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