|Native name||ঈনাসুল ফাতেহ|
3 April 1959
Washington, D.C., United States
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
|Occupation||Magician, live artist, cultural practitioner|
|Parents||Abul Fateh (father)
Mahfuza Fateh [née Banu] (mother)
|Relatives||Anatul Fateh (brother)|
Fateh was born in Washington, D.C., United States. He has lived in Geneva, Paris, Prague, Baghdad, Algiers, Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, Karachi and London. He is the son of the Bangladeshi diplomat, statesman, Sufi, and first Bangladeshi foreign secretary Abul Fateh.
In 2003, Fateh (along with several members of his family) appeared in the documentary film “Roxanna’s Story,” part of the "National Geographic" series ‘Running for Freedom’ about Londoners whose lives were affected by tyranny in their or their ancestors’ countries of origin.
Live art and magic
Fateh is also a magician, described in 1999 by The Times, as "an extraordinary magician, performer and artist." In 2005, Aladin’s sleight of hand magic was showcased in the international film project Book of Cool. In 2007, Aladin played himself in the Universal Pictures film Magicians.
Fateh’s ventures in entertainment include being commissioned by private clients in Las Vegas and Monte Carlo as well as in London (Hurlingham Club, Sanderson Hotel, Peacock House etc.), opening onstage for Paul Weller, Beth Orton and Mark E. Smith, entertained at Alexander McQueen’s official London Fashion Week after-party.
Also as Master of Ceremonies and co-organiser of the world’s biggest magic event featuring 800 magicians from around the world which had a combined live theatre and television audience of hundreds of millions in Bangalore, India.
Aladin is one of only two Golden Turban members of the Magic Academy of Bangalore, India, guardians of the world’s oldest magic tradition. He was named International Magician of the Year 1991, winner of the Golden Turban Award 1997, and has been a Selected Artist at the National Review of Live Art U.K.
- "Running for Freedom: Roxanna's Story". National Geographic. 2003.
- "Mayor announces Cultural Strategy Group for London". Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority. 8 July 2000. Retrieved 15 October 2005.
- "Roxanna's Story". IMDb. 2003. Retrieved 4 September 2007.
- "The Book of Cool: Cards and Magic". Book of Cool. Retrieved 4 September 2007.
- "Magicians 2007". Yahoo! Movies. 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007.
- "Magicians (2007)". IMDb. 2007. Retrieved ].
- "British Bengali Success Stories". BritBangla. Retrieved 10 May 2011. Aladin
- Brinkworth, Lisa (21 November 1998). "Magic Realist - Life Stories". London: The Times: Saturday Times Magazine. Retrieved 17 January 2006.
- Aladin at the Internet Movie Database
- Aladin’s Official Website
- Aladin’s Personal Website
- Tim, Marsh (10 July 1999). "When cultures collide — Celebration of Bangladeshi culture". The Times. pp. Sec. Features, pg. Metro 24.
- FamilyTechShow USA Radio interview with Aladin. 2005
- Institute of Development Studies
- The Book of Cool, 2005, DVD. Trailer has a brief *London City University, Department of Arts and Policy Management, 2004-2005 brochure
- A magical presentation of climate change: aladin. London Sustainability Exchange. 2007
- New Age Xtra. October 2008
- video clip of Aladin performing. (click on the picture of the cards to start the clip)