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Annie Khalid, Annie princess
|Birth name||Noor–ul–Ain Khalid Annie|
|Also known as||Annie Khalid|
|Born||27 June 1986|
|Origin||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Occupation(s)||Model and singer|
|Years active||Since 2002- present|
Her music career started in late 2005, when Annie, bored at home, started humming a melody. She met a music arranger through a friend, who helped her compose the simple, yet catchy song "Mahiya". Annie was encouraged by family and friends to go further. She got in touch with a record company and preparations for a music video were made.
The video was soon released in Pakistan. With her simple rendition and style of singing, along with catchy lyrics, the song became an instant hit, and started getting bootlegged from the video, and sold separately. Bollywood film producer Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt expressed their desire to use the song Mahiya, for their movie Awarapan, which consequently gained her more fame and fan following.
On 25 November 2010, Khalid released her UK debut single "Be My Baby" along with the remix of the track done by the UK’s Top DJ Judge Jules. Khalid collaborated with the English–Norwegian boy band A1 for a single "Just 3 Words" which they premiered on a performance in 31 October 2011 at the O2 Academy in London. In 2011, Annie was nominated for the Best Singer Female at Pakistan Media Awards in 2011.
She walked at the 2010 L'Oréal Karachi fashion week for BNS couture and in 2011 for Ammar Belal. She was featured in LOOK magazine in June 2011.[volume & issue needed] The same month, she launched her café in Lahore, which is located in one of the most popular areas and was an instant hit among the young. In August 2011, she signed a contract with Lebara, a telecommunication company, in Norway, for their current campaign. Besides newspapers and billboards, she can be seen on every bus, tube, train and their stations in Norway.
During her wedding ceremony, a brawl broke out between police and residents due to the celebration lasting late into the night which is against the law. Ultimately a complaint was lodged against fifteen persons including Annie's father, Dr. Khalid, father-in-law Mushtaq Awan, and a close relative Malik Shahbaz Awan. All fifteen have been accused of obstructing the law and attacking uniformed policemen.
On 25 December 2012, in a morning show with Maya Khan, Annie broke news about violence in her wedded life stating that her husband started torturing her in August 2012 and continued his brutal and inhuman behavior. According to Annie, he forced her to twist her body into a murga punishment position as torture. The news of a famous singer becoming murga spread over the social network, with Annie claiming that she was forced to become murga a couple of times. She escaped their house and fled to London. She was on Skype and added that she has received threats from her husband, including that she is not allowed to return in Pakistan. It was also stated in the morning show with Maya Khan, that his marriage with Annie was nothing more than a business advertisement.
Malik Noureed in his defence told Express News that his wife ran from his house taking a lot of money and jewellery with her. He denied all the accusations of torture.
Annie is currently working on her EP, which will be released in a few months.
|Pakistan Albums Chart||Indian Albums Chart|
|2010||Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai||–||–|
- "Mahiya" Remix - Awarapan (2007)
- "Tenu Takiya", featuring RnB (2008)
- "Be My Baby", mixed by DJ Judge Jules (2010)
- "Kiya Yehi Piyar Hai" (2010)
- "Tu Wo To Nahi" (2011)
- "Vari Vari Jawan" (2011)
- "Just Three Words", featuring A1 (2012)
- "Boom Boom Danze", featuring Beenie Man (2013)
- "Tujhe Yaad Kiya" (2013)
- "Tharki Sala"(2014)
- "Annie Khalid".
- "Music: Annie Khalid Launches "Be My Baby" in collaboration with Judge Jules".
- "Annie Khalid Walks the Ramp for Ammar Belal".
- "Rice For Life".
- "My dads side are Kashmiri and my mums side are from Yemen! (That's where I get the curls from)". Annie Khalid, Twitter. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- Azhar, Madiha (16 July 2012). "Pop singer Annie ties the knot". Business Recorder.
- Ahmed, Hassam (16 July 2012). "Pakistani Pop Singer Annie Khalid Ties Wedding Knot". Awami Web.
- under sections 353, 186, 148, and 148
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