Altaf Raja

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Altaf Raja
Altaf Raja folio picture
Background information
Born (1964-10-11) October 11, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Nagpur, Maharashtra[2]
Origin Indian
Genres Qawwali
Years active 1993
Website http://rajaaltaf.com/

Altaf Raja is an Indian Qawwali singer.[2][3] After his voice training, he began winning awards at various competitions. In 1993 Altaf gained recognition with his debut album Tum To Thehre Pardesi.[4] Since then, he has released at least seven albums.

Early life[edit]

Altaf Raja was born in Nagpur in 1964 and began musical training at the age of 18. After his voice training, he began winning awards at various[which?] competitions.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

He got the major break through in 1996 through his hit song tum to thehre pardesi.[2] He is known for his excessively nasal style of singing. He has also been linked with the Asian Academy of Film & Television. His songs are popular for both their lyrics and for his unique voice. Apart from his music career he acted in few bollywood movies such as Shapath (1997),[5] Yamraaj (1998), Mother (1999), Ghanchakkar (2013).

Albums[edit]

  1. Tum To Thehre Pardesi(1997)[2]
  2. Aaj Ki Raat Na Ja Pardesi[6]
  3. Shapath
  4. Yamraaj
  5. Tirchi Topiwale
  6. Keemat
  7. Mujhe Apna Bana Lo
  8. Do Dil Haare
  9. Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Hue[6]
  10. Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala[6]
  11. Company
  12. Taaza Hawa Lete Hain
  13. Koi Patthar Se Na Mare
  14. Awara Hawa Ka Jhonka Hoon
  15. Pehle to kabhi kabhi gum tha
  16. Altaf and Adnan ek Saath (2001)
  17. Ghanchakkar (2013)[7]
  18. Khilona Jaan Kar (2003)[8]
  19. Ek Dard Sabhi Ko Hota Hai (2003)[9]
  20. Market (2003)[10]
  21. Dukaan (2004)[11]
  22. Tere Ishq Ne Maalamaal Kiya (2006)[12]
  23. Harjaiie (2006)[6]
  24. Ashkon Ki Baraat

Movies as playback singer[edit]

  1. Jholu Ram - Ghanchakkar (2013)
  2. Madholal: Keep Walking (2010)
  3. Toonpur Ka Superhero (2010)
  4. Market (2003)[10]
  5. Company (2002)
  6. Benaam (1999)
  7. Mother (1999)
  8. Pardesi Babu (1998)
  9. Keemat: They Are Back (1998)
  10. Tirchhi Topiwale (1998)
  11. Harjai (2007)
  12. Chandaal (1998)
  13. Shapath (1997)

Movies as composer[edit]

  1. Dukaan: Pila House (2004)
  2. Market (2003)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Altaf Raja". indianautographs.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Altaf makes a comeback". The Times of India. Oct 30, 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Altaf Raja and Kainaaz back with Malaamal". IndiaGlitz. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Pillai, Varsha (21 April 2006). "Altaf Raja goes the hip-hop way". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Shapath". planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Altaf Raja back with Harjaiie". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "ALTAF AND ADNAN EK SAATH (Venus)". The Tribune. September 14, 2001. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Khilona Jaan Kar Altaf Raja Venus Rs. 38". The Hindu. Sep 16, 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ek dard sabhi ko hota hai Altaf Raja Venus Rs. 38". The Hindu. Jan 6, 2003. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Market Altaf Raja Venus Rs. 42". The Hindu. Sep 15, 2003. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dukaan Venus". The Hindu. May 10, 2004. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Altaf Raja and Kainaaz back with 'Malaamal'". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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