Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Background information
Birth nameRahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born(1973-12-09)9 December 1973[citation needed]
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginPakistan
GenresLollywood playback, Bollywood playback, Qawwali
OccupationsVocalist, Musician, Recording artist
InstrumentsHarmonium
Years active1985–present
Websitewww.rfak.net
 
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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.jpg
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Background information
Birth nameRahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born(1973-12-09)9 December 1973[citation needed]
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginPakistan
GenresLollywood playback, Bollywood playback, Qawwali
OccupationsVocalist, Musician, Recording artist
InstrumentsHarmonium
Years active1985–present
Websitewww.rfak.net

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (born: December 9, 1973) (Urdu: راحت فتح علی خان‎) is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and also the grandson of legendary Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan.[1] In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is popular as a Bollywood and Lollywood playback singer.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rahat was born into a family of Qawwals and classical singers in Faisalabad (formerly known as Lyallpur), Punjab, Pakistan[1] into a family of traditional musicians. The son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, he was trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of classical music and Qawwali.[3][dead link]

Career[edit]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at SAMAA.

Rahat was chosen by his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for tutoring in the traditions of Qawwali[4] music and was precociusly singing with his uncle and father by the age of three.[5] At the age of seven he began formal training with his uncle and he performed first time in public at the age of nine at the death anniversary of his grandfather. From age fifteen, he was made an integral part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's qawwali group which was famous throughout the world. He toured the UK with his uncle in 1985, and performed solo songs in addition to singing with the Qawwali group.[6] At a concert in Birmingham on 27 July 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. He sang lollywood playback in the 90s and debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the movie Paap (2004), featuring the hit song, Mann Ki Lagan. His recent works include Pakistani nationalistic songs such as Dharti Dharti and Hum Pakistan, and songs from Bollywood films. He has toured extensively and performed in Pakistan, India, United Kingdom and all around the world. In April 2012 Rahat toured in the UK, performing at Wembley Arena and the Manchester Arena, playing to a combined audience of over 20,000 people.[7]

Soundtracks and collaboration[edit]

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 The Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner.[8] In 2002, Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song Maki Madni for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise. In 2011, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

Television[edit]

He judged the show, Chhote Ustaad 2 alongside Sonu Nigam. He was also one of the judges on the singing reality show Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka, premièred on NDTV Imagine in 2008.[9]

Concerts[edit]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has done numerous concerts throughout the world. In United Kingdom, he has visited many places like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bradford.

Personal life[edit]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is married to Nida Khan, the daughter of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. They have two daughters, Maheen Khan and Filza Khan, and a son, Shazmaan Khan (born 2007).

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

No.Song
1Pankaj
2Hum Pakistan
3Aman Ki Asha
4Batian Karte Raho (Zong) 2011
5Batian Karte Raho (Zong) 2012
6Noor e Khuda(Ptv Ramzan Geet)
7Aye Quaid E Zi Waqar(Naghma on Quaid PTV)
8GEO Kahani Title Song

Albums[edit]

YearAlbum
1996Main Ne Usse Dekha Hai (Music by : Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – Vol. 1
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 (Part 2) – Vol.6
Pardesia 2 – Vol.20
Mighty King – Vol.23
Cry For You – Vol. 1
Voices 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
2001Rahat
Aankh Se Ankh Milao
Pardesiya
2007Charkha
2009Remembering Nusrat: Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Concert
2009Nazrana-e-Aqeedat
2009Koi Umeed
2010Remembering Alama Iqbal
2010Remembering Mirza Ghalib
2010Satnam Siri Wahe Guru, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Party
2011Kinna Sohna, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
2011The RFAK Session, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; produced by Tarli Digital (re-titled and released in India as "Rahat" in 2012)
2012Bina Mahi
2012Khooni Akhiyan

Compilations[edit]

YearAlbum
2010Rahat – The Very Best of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Sony, India)
2010Forever... Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (T-Series, India)
2010Bhanwar – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Others (T-Series, India)
2010Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Best of Bollywood & More (Times Music, India)

Pakistani drama soundtracks[edit]

SerialSong
Thori Si Wafaa ChahiyeThori Si Wafaa Chahiye
Khuda Zameen Se Gaya NahinKhuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-BenishanMeri Zaat
Bharday JholyBharday Jholy
Anokha BandanBewafa
Kaisa Yeh JunoonKaisa Yeh Junoon
Jhumka JaanZindagi Ishq Hai
ChubanIshq Bhi Hai Chuban
Noor BanoBaat Kar Le
TalluqTumse Hai Talluk
Chein Aye NaChein Aye Na
Ishq Junoon DeewangiIshq Junoon Deewangi
IjaazatIjazat
Bahu RaniMann Bawra Lage Na Kaheen
Omar Dadi aur GharwalayMain Sitara Subh-e-Umeed Ka
Ankh Salamat Andhey logKoi Diya
WilcoDharti
Phir Kab Milo GayPhir Kab Milo Gay
Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana SayaZindagi Dhoop
Zard Patay Sa Yeh DilDil Mera Chotti Si Kuttiyya
Bus Ik Tera IntizarBus Ik Tera Intizar
Kaisi Yeh AganKaisi Yeh Agan
Ik yaad HaiIk yaad Hai k
Marey CharagarMarey Charagar
Kuch Pyar Ka PagalpanKuch pyar ka pagal pan bhi tha
Jal Parichand mah
Shaam DhalleyShaam Dhalley
NadamatNadamat
EmaanEmaan
Ishq E MamnoonIshq E Mamnoon

Lollywood film soundtracks[edit]

YearFilmSongNotes
1997Mard Jeenay Nahi DetayKisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley
1998HarjaaiTere Yaad Verdaya Paindey Hain
1999Pal Do PalPal Do Pal Hain Pyar Ke
2011Khamosh RahoTere Honton Ko Salaam
Ishq Mein Jeena
Khamosh Raho
2011Love Mein GhumHaal Da Mehram
2011Bhai LogGunahgaar
2013ArmaanAkelay Na Jaana
2013Dil Mera Dharkan TeriJuda Juda
2013AinaMujhe Dil Se Na Bhulana
2013Ishq KhudaSajna Aa Saja De

Ab Lagan Lagi

2013Main Hoon Shahid AfridiMalal
2013Zinda BhaagPyar Yar Da
2013TamannaKoi Dil Mein

Winner 14th London Asian Film Festival for The Best Music Talent (2012)[10]

2014Saltanat
2014Gidh

Bollywood film soundtracks[edit]

YearFilmSongNotes
2003PaapLaal (Alaap)
Mann Ki Lagan
2004Ishq QayamtMaine Use Dekha Hai
Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley

Latter song taken from Lollywood film Mard Jeenay Nahi detay

2005KalyugJiya Dhadak Dhadak
2006OmkaraNaina
2007Jhoom Barabar JhoomBol Na Halke Halke
2007Om Shanti OmJag Soona Soona Lage
2007Namaste LondonMain Jahaan Rahoon
2007Aaja NachleO Re Piya

Also used in Malaysian movie, Talentime

2008Singh Is KinngTeri Ore
2008Haal–e–dilHaal-E-Dil
2008Woodstock VillaKoi Chala Ja Raha Hai
2008Dil KabaddiZindagi Ye

Special appearance

2009Aasma: The Sky Is the LimitMan Bawra
2009Main Aurr Mrs KhannaRabba
2009Billu BarberJahoon Kahan
2009Love Aaj KalAjj Din Chadheya

Winner Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback (2010)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2010)

2009Dekh Bhai DekhAankhon Mein Kyon
Sapne Bhaye Hain
2009Jag Jeondeyan De MeleJag Jeondeyan De Mele
2009London DreamsKhwab Jo
2009De Dana DanRishte Nate
2010VeerSurili Akhiyon Wale & Surili Akhiyon Wale (duet)
2010My Name Is KhanSajda

Winner Mirchi Music Awards Best song in Sufi Tradition (2011)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)

2010IshqiyaDil To Bachcha Hai Ji

Winner Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback (2011)

Winner Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)

2010Toh Baat Pakki!Phir Se
2010LahoreOre Bande
2010Badmaash CompanyFakeera
2010VirsaMein Tenu Samjhawan
2010I Hate Luv StorysBahara
Bahara (Chill Version)
2010Milenge MilengeIshq Ki Gali
2010Once Upon a Time in MumbaaiTum Jo Aaye
Tum Jo Aaye (reprise)
2010We Are FamilyAnkhon Mein Neendein
2010DabanggTere Mast Mast Do Nain

Winner BIG Star Entertainment Awards Best Singer (2010)

Winner Mirchi Music Awards Best Male Vocalist (2011)

Winner 2011 IIFA Awards Best Male Vocalist (2011)

Winner Apsara Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)

2010Anjaana AnjaaniAas Pass Khuda
2010AakroshMan Ke Matt
2010Knock OutKhushnuma Sa Ye Roshan Ho
2011Yamla Pagla DeewanaChadha De Rang
2011Satrangee ParachuteTeri Lori Yaad hai
2011ReadyMeri Ada Bhi
2011KhapAaina Dekha
2011BodyguardTeri Meri
Teri Meri (Reprise)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2012)
2011Mere Brother Ki DulhanIsq Risk
2011MausamRabba Main Toh Mar Gaya Oye
2011AazaanAffreen (reprise)
2011Miley Naa Miley HumNazar Se Nazar Na mile
2011I am singhKya jeena, Doorie hai
2012Jodi BreakersMujhko Teri Zaroorat Hai (Remix)
2012Will You Marry MeSoniya
2012TezzTere Bina
2012Blood MoneyChaahat
2012Mirza The Untold StoryAkhiyan
2012Jannat 2Tera Deedar Hua
2012Dangerous IshqTu Hi Rab
Naina
2012Teri Meri KahaaniAllah Jaane
2012HeroineSaaiyaan
2012Ishkq in ParisSaiyaan Na Jaa Rey
2012Son of SardaarBichdann
Bichdann (Reprise)
Yeh Jo Halki Halki Khumariya
2012Burraaahh (Punjabi Movie)Rabba
2012Dabangg 2Dagabaaz Re
2013Zindagi 50-50Rabba
2013RangrezzDil Ko Aya Sukoon
2013Nautanki SaalaSapna Mera Toota
2013CommandoSawan Bairi
2013MaaziiMaula
2013Naughty JattsHun nai jeena
2013Kaash Tum Hote′′Agar Maangu Tum Yeh Dil'′
2013Phata Poster Nikla HeroMere Bina Tu
Mere Bina Tu (Duet)
2014Dedh IshqiyaDil ka Mizaj Ishqiya
2014Dedh IshqiyaZabaan jale hai
2014Jatt James BondDuniya

Collaborations[edit]

ArtistSongAlbum
2002The Derek Trucks BandMaki MadniJoyful Noise
2008Ali AzmatGaraj BarasCoke Studio Season 1
2010Aamir Zaki and GumbyGaraj Baras (Spiritual and Material)
2009Sukshinder ShindaGhum Suhm Ghum SuhmCollaborations 2
2010Shafqat Amanat Ali KhanImtehan Hai Imtehan------
2011DJ VixGhida Boliye (With Roshan Prince)Ultimate
2011Michael BrookFull AlbumKinna Sohna
2011Tarli DigitalFull AlbumThe RFAK Session
2012Panjabi Hit SquadDil Mera
2013Panjabi Hit SquadDil Mera DoleWorld Famous

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Information". Answers.com. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Pallavi Jassi (20 April 2008). "Sufi sublime". The Indian Express. 
  3. ^ Prince of Qawwalis
  4. ^ al., Sarina Singh ... et (2008). Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway. (7th ed. ed.). Footscray, Vic.: Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741045420. 
  5. ^ M. Sheikh, A. Sheikh (2012). Who's Who: Music in Pakistan. Xlibris Corporation, 2012. ISBN 9781469191591. 
  6. ^ Introduction to the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan DVD Live in Concert in the U.K., Vol. 8 (Oriental Star Agencies)
  7. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan smashes BO sales at Wembly Stadium". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "James Horner, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan* – The Four Feathers". Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Annu Kapoor host Junoon Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka". 2 May 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "TOF Award winners 2012". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer". wikipedia.org. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Screen Award for Best Male Playback". wikipedia.org. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "BBC – Asian Network – BBC Asian Network AMA 2010 – Winners". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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