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Atif Aslam
Background information
Also known asAatif, Aadee, Prince
Born(1983-03-12) 12 March 1983 (age 29)
Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginLahore, Pakistan
GenresRock, pop
OccupationsSinger, actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2001-present
LabelsFire, Tips
Associated actsStrings, Jal, Coke Studio (Pakistan), Hadiqa Kiani, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Sachin Gupta, Pritam, Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan
Websitewww.aadeez.com
 
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Atif Aslam
Background information
Also known asAatif, Aadee, Prince
Born(1983-03-12) 12 March 1983 (age 29)
Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginLahore, Pakistan
GenresRock, pop
OccupationsSinger, actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2001-present
LabelsFire, Tips
Associated actsStrings, Jal, Coke Studio (Pakistan), Hadiqa Kiani, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Sachin Gupta, Pritam, Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan
Websitewww.aadeez.com

Atif Aslam (Urdu: عاطف اسلم; born in Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan as Mohammad Atif Aslam) is a Pakistani pop singer and film actor.Height = 5' 9¾" (1.77 m) [1] His debuted as an actor for the first time in the 2011 film Bol. He has generated numerous chart-topping songs,[2] and is known for his vocal belting technique.[3]. Atif is a recipient for the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan's highest civilian decorations.

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Early life

Atif was born into a Muslim family in Lahore, Pakistan.Atif Aslam is a Pakistani musician. He was born in Wazirabad, Gujranwala, Punjab, pakistan and educated in Lahore and Rawalpindi.[4] He went to kindergarten at Kimberley Hall School, Lahore. His first stage performance was in a fancy dress show at his school where he performed as Imran Khan, the former captain of Pakistan national cricket team. In 1991, he moved to Rawalpindi where he continued his studies in St Paul's School.[disambiguation needed] Aslam came back to Lahore in 1995 where he continued his studies in DPS[disambiguation needed], Lahore. Aslam started his FSC[disambiguation needed] in Fazaia Inter College, Lahore. Aslam has a Bachelor's degree from the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL PUNJAB. Atif was passionate about cricket. He practised bowling at Shapes Club Lahore. In his school team he was the fast bowler. He has had no professional training in singing or acting And his friend Rajat Arora who lives in Amritsar and working in a Hotel support him too. Rajat Arora is now known as RJ Sunny in Amritsar.[5][6]

Music career

Solo career (2004 onwards)

Atif Aslam's soulful voice crossed the Pakistani border and reached India when Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt called Atif Aslam to seek his consent to put "Woh Lamhey" as a song in the soundrack of his new motion picture, Zeher.[7] After leaving the Pakistani pop band Jal, Atif, released his first solo album, Jal Pari, on 19 July 2004, under Sound Master and IC records. His work has gradually became popular in India. His second album, Doorie, was released on April 2007.

Aslam Performing at an event.

The song aadat was also played on such Pakistani radio stations as FM100 and FM105.[8]

Atif also mentioned in a press conference held in Karachi that he will be working on an international project titled The Dreamer Awakes, alongside members of American rock band Guns N' Roses.[citation needed] CONTRAST WiTH JAL THE BAND:-----contrast with JAL :- After the release of the song "Aadat" by Jal, there were disputes within the band about Atif's brother being the band's manager. At this point Atif broke off from the band to do his own solo album. His solo album was released a few weeks before the release of the new Jal's (Goher Mumtaz, Farhan Saeed, Shazi) "Aadat". As both Jal's "Aadat", and Atif’s album, Jalpari, shared certain tracks (such as "Aadat", "Wo Lamhey", "Rangon Mein" and "Dil Harey"), an unofficial war over rights began between both the groups. Goher Mumtaz sued Atif Aslam for using the name "Jal" in his album title cunningly (Jal pari, meaning mermaid). As the copyright law in Pakistan is quite ambiguous (people can change the name of the content and use the content labelling it as their own property). The hype this feud gave to both Atif and the new Jal was extraordinary and split music fans with the fans of each side backing their respective favourite. On the other hand, a few years back a video on youtube was released by Pakmanzil.com with Atif Aslam giving a message to Goher Mumtaz to leave the differences behind and move on with his career and stop blaming each other fovoices.

There were rumors circulating online that his new album was titled Shabnam. This was denied by Aslam. “Right now, my entire focus is on this project (The Dreamer Awakes). I may be singing with Chris Martin or John Mayer… we’re trying to bring a lot of people together.”[9] He has been greatly influenced by singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kishore Kumar and K.K.

Sarmad Ghafoor, a guitarist and producer for Qayaas contacted Aslam to collaborate with them for the fifth season of Coke Studio (Pakistan). Atif Aslam in collaboration with Qayaas, performed a revived rendition of "Charkha Nolakha" by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song and the episode received positive reviews from critics not only in Pakistan but also across the border in India. He also sang many songs for coke studio(Pakistan)like Dholna, Rabba Sacheya, Mai Nee, Kinara, Wasta E Pyar Da and Jalpari.

Currently Atif Aslam is leading as the team captain of the reality singing show "Sur Kshestra" supporting Pakistan Team. The show is held in Dubai and being broadcasted from Dubai as well.

Concerts & Tours

Atif headlined in the Flex FX Dhamaka[10] alongside Jay Sean at Royal Albert Hall. His first international concert was at W. StarDreamz Entertainment Group during his tour of USA and Canada with RDB and Annie. He recently performed in London's O2 Arena on 22 April 2012 at the Flex FX Production's Dhamaka[11] Bollywood Concert with Naz Choudhury[12] and his Bolly Flex team to promote love, peace & unity among India and Pakistan becoming the first Pakistani pop singer to perform on The O2 Arena stage. His debut concert in Bangkok took place in October 2012[13] along side three other Thai-Indian bands. Aslam will also be performing in 10 Major cities of Pakistan during his Jazz Jazba Generation Tour [14] where an exclusive backstage footage of Atif Aslam's experience during the tour, his interactions with his fans and intimate look at the man behind the superstar will be filmed for the very first time.

Hollywood

Atif has three songs featured in a Hollywood Movie, Man Push Cart which has won several international awards and was praised by critics.[15]

Acting career

Atif made his acting debut in the 2011 Pakistani movie Bol. He also made a special appearance in film songs such as Tere Bin , Pehli Nazar Mein and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya's song's Piya O Re Piya and Tu Mohabbat Hai.

Television

He is currently a judge on the show Sur Kshetra and the Pakistan Team is led by singer, actor Atif Aslam (aaDee).

Discography


Albums

YearTitle
2004Jal Pari[16]
2006Doorie[16]
2007Meri Kahani[16]

Bollywood songs

YearSongFilmCo-singer(s)
2005Woh LamheZeher-
AadatKalyug
2006Tere BinBas Ek Pal
2008Pehli Nazar MeinRace
Bakhuda Tumhi HoKismat KonnectionAlka Yagnik
2009Tera Hone Laga HoonAjab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniAlisha Chinoy
Tu Jaane Naa-
2010O Mere KhudaPrinceGarima Jhingoon
Tere LiyeShreya Ghoshal
Kaun Hoon Main-
Aa Bhi Ja Sanam
Rona Chaditta (Mahi Mahi)Mel Karade Rabba
2011Le Ja Tu MujheF.A.L.T.U
2012Main Waari Jaavan (Piya O Re Piya)Tere Naal Love Ho GayaShreya Ghoshal
Tu Mohabbat HaiMonali Thakur, Priya Panchal

Lollywood songs

YearSongFilmCo-singer(s)
2011Hona Tha PyaarBolHadiqa Kiani, Faiza Mujahid
Kaho (Aaj Bol Do)Hadiqa Kiani

Pakistani Drama Soundtrack

YearSongDrama SerialCo-singer
2008Aas PaasMere Paas PaasHadiqa Kiani

Coke Studio

YearSongCo-singer
2009Jal Pari (Reprise)-
Wasta E Pyar Da
Mai Ni (Reprise)
Kinara (Reprise)Ustad Riaz Ali Khan
2012Charkha NolakhaQayaas
Rabba Sacheya (Reprise)-
Dholna

Filmography

Awards

YearCategorySong/NominationResult
Indus Music Awards
2005Best LyricsAadatWon
Best SongAadatWon
Best CompositionAadatWon
Sahara Sangeet Awards
2005Best Playback SingerWon
Best Debut SingerWon
The Musik Awards
2006Most Wanted MaleNominated
2008Most Wanted MaleWon
Lux Style Awards
2005Best AlbumJal PariNominated
2006Best AlbumDoorieWon
2008Most Well Dressed CelebrityPolice DressWon
Best AlbumMeri KahaniNominated
2012Song of the YearHona Tha Pyar - BolNominated
Best Original Sound TrackHona Tha Pyar - BolNominated
Government of Pakistan
2008Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction)Won
Filmfare Awards
2006Best Playback Singer (Male)Woh Lamhe - ZeherNominated
2007Best Playback Singer (Male)Tere Bin - Bas Ek PalNominated
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
Lycra MTV Style Awards
2007Most Stylish Person (Music)Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)
2006Best Playback Singer (Male)Woh Lamhe - ZeherNominated
2009Best Playback Singer (Male)Pehli Nazar Mein - RaceNominated
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu jane Na - Ajab prem ki gajab kahaniNominated
Star Screen Awards
2009Best Playback Singer (Male)Pehli Nazar Main - RaceNominated
Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA)
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
Pakistan Media Award
2012Best Film ActorBolPending
Best Playback SingerHona Tha Pyar - BolPending

References

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  2. ^ "Music knows no boundaries: Atif Aslam". hindustantimes.com. February 12, 2010. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Music-knows-no-boundaries-Atif-Aslam/Article1-507678.aspx. Retrieved 23 september 2011. 
  3. ^ "So you think you can act?". tribune.com.pk. May 17, 2010. http://tribune.com.pk/story/13896/so-you-think-you-can-act/. Retrieved 23 september 2011. 
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  8. ^ Aziz, Zahi. "Biography for Atif Aslam". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2139651/bio. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Imtiaz, Saba. "I may sing with Chris Martin or John Mayer: Atif Aslam – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. http://tribune.com.pk/story/48531/i-may-sing-with-chris-martin-or-john-mayer-atif-aslam/. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Dhamaka Bollywood Concert". http://www.flexfxproductions.com/portfolio_dhamaka_concert.php. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Atif Aslam Dhamaka London concert". http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/bollywood/news/a380267/atif-aslam-the-o2-performance-was-really-exciting.html. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Atif Aslam Rocked the O2!". http://bollyspice.com/41574/atif-aslam-rocked-the-o2. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Atif Belts it out". http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Atif-belts-it-out-30190780.html. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jazz Jazba Generation Tour begins in Lahore". http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\09\29\story_29-9-2012_pg9_13. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Official website of Atif Aslam". http://www.aadeez.com/news/hollywood.asp. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
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