Farhan Saeed

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Farhan Saeed
Farhan Saeed Jal Photoshoot.jpg
Background information
Birth name Farhan Saeed
Born 14 September 1983 (31)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Origin Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Pop Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Song Writer, Composer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2004 – till present
Associated acts Jal
QB
Saad Sultan
Isha Sharvani
Amrita Rao
Website [1]

Farhan Saeed (Urdu: فرحان سعید ) is a Pakistani Singer. Farhan is the former lead vocalist of the Pakistani band Jal and owner of the restaurant Cafe Rock . He has sung in Urdu, Punjabi and English.

Early life[edit]

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Farhan Saeed was born on 14 September 1983 in Lahore, Pakistan. He acquired his early education at Crescent High School from where he took his O levels. In 1999, Farhan started his A levels at The Keynesian Institute of Management and Sciences in Lahore, and then in 2001 went on to National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences(FAST-NU) in Peshawar but then migrated to the campus in Lahore for his bachelors degree in computer sciences.[1]

Solo career[edit]

On 3 September 2011,in an exclusive interview with The Express Tribune Farhan shocked the fans claiming that he has left Jal to pursue a solo career despite Goher Mumtaz offering him to continue his solo career while being a part of Jal.[2] On 8 September 2011, Farhan's departure was confirmed by Jal's guitarist Goher Mumtaz who wished him luck for his solo career.[3]

He made his Bollywood-singing breakthrough in 2014 by contributing a song to Vikram Bhatt's Creature 3D in 2014. The song, Naam-e-Wafa, is a romantic-duet with Indian vocalist Tulsi Kumar as the co-singer and Mithoon as the composer.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Farhan made his acting career with a leading role in th 2014 Hum TV's serial De Ijazat Jo Tu alongside Sohai Ali Abro, Saba Hameed and Javaid Sheikh.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Halka Halka Suroor (Cover)
  • Chalay Thay Saath (Cover) – Junoon 20
  • Khwahishon
  • Pi Jaun
  • Kyun Gayi
  • Tu Thori Dair
  • Halka Halka Suroor – Full version
  • Sawan
  • Pi jaun
  • Roiyaan
  • Naamm-e-wafa
  • Jal
  • Sajna (21 november, 2014)

Albums[edit]

Year Title Note
2004 Aadat <as member of Jal>
2007 Boondh
2011 sawan

Bollywood[edit]

Year Song Film
2012 Meethi Yaadein Qasam Se Qasam Se
Kyun Gayi Dil Tenu Karda Ae Pyar
2014 Naam-E-Wafa Creature 3D
2014 Bhool Na Jaana Main Aur Mr.Riight

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, after the launch of the Wall's Cornetto campaign featuring Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, it was rumoured by the Indian Media that Farhan and the actress had developed feelings for each other and were dating. Later, the rumoured replaced his name to band member Goher Mumtaz.[5][6][7]

Cafe Rock[edit]

On 16 February 2010, Farhan Saaed Butt opened a restaurant by the name of Cafe Rock at Hussain Chowk (off MM Alam road). The restaurant follows the theme/trend of Hard Rock Cafes. The restaurant provides underground bands and young aspiring artists with a platform to project themselves and perform in front of an audience.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ theband, Jal. "Farhan's Biography". Biography. www.jaltheband.com. 
  2. ^ Mahmood, Rafay. "Farhan leaves Jal – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Goher Mumtaz on Jal band's recent break-up, wishes Farhan Luck". PakiUM.com. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Farhan Saeed and Tulsi Kumar – Naam-E-Wafa OST Creature 3D". Pakium. 
  5. ^ "Amrita Rao is in love with Farhan | Amrita Rao". Bollywoodmantra.com. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Amrita Rao finds love in Jal singer Farhan Saeed – Amrita Rao". Zimbio. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Amrita Rao in love with Goher or Farhan!!! – Amrita Rao". Zimbio. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  8. ^ admin on (18 February 2010). "Farhan Saeed's Café Rock opening, rocked!". Tvmasty.com. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 

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