Annie Khalid

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Annie Khalid
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Annie Khalid, Annie princess
Background information
Birth name Noor–ul–Ain Khalid Annie
Also known as Annie Khalid
Born (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 28)
Origin Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Model and singer
Years active Since 2002; 13 years ago (2002) - present
Labels AK Records

Noor–ul–Ain Khalid, popularly known as Annie or Annie Khalid (Urdu: عینی‎) (born 1986 in Lahore, Pakistan[1]) is an English-Pakistani musician and model.

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

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.[1]

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,[2] 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.[2] 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.[citation needed] In 2011, Annie was nominated for the Best Singer Female at Pakistan Media Awards in 2011.

Modeling[edit]

She walked at the 2010 L'Oréal Karachi fashion week for BNS couture[2] and in 2011 for Ammar Belal.[3] 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.[citation needed] 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.[1][citation needed]

She has endorsed brands such as Pepsi, Telenor[1] and Tony & Guy.[citation needed]

Charity[edit]

She was Norway's Red Cross Goodwill ambassador in 2011, doing work for the Pakistani flood victims.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

Annie Khalid described her origins on Twitter as Kashmiri from her father's side, and a Yemeni from her mother's side.[5] She married Malik Noureed Awan on July 2012 in Lahore.[6][7]

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.[8][9]

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.

On December 26, 2014, Annie had her Nikkah to Saad Ahmed Khan in Lahore, Pakistan. The function was attended by close family and friends.[10][11]

Annie is currently working on her EP, which will be released in a few months.

Albums[edit]

Annie Khalid during a concert
Year Title Peak Positions
Pakistan Albums Chart Indian Albums Chart
2006 Princess
  • Released: April 16, 2006
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD
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2010 Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai

Singles[edit]

  • "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)

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