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Haroon receiving the International Gender Equity Prize in Munich, Jun 2014
|Birth name||Aaron Haroon Rashid|
May 11, 1973 |
London, United Kingdom
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Piano|
|Years active||1993 - Present|
|Labels||The Musik Records
|Associated acts||Awaz (1993–1999)|
Aaron Haroon Rashid (born 11 May 1973 in London, United Kingdom), popularly known as Haroon is a British-Pakistani pop singer, composer, musician and producer. He has sold millions of CDs and tapes worldwide and has performed at large venues such as the Wembley Arena. Haroon is the creator and director of the successful Pakistani animated TV series the Burka Avenger. Haroon is campaign ambassador for Save the Children's Everyone Campaign that focuses on child health and nutrition.
Born to a Pakistani father and a New Zealander mother, Haroon began playing the guitar and composing songs at the age of 13. He formed his first band, Idiosyncracies, in school with schoolmates at the age of 14.
After graduating in the early 1990s with a degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in the US, he formed the band Awaz with a couple of musician friends, Faakhir and Assad Ahmed.
Haroon and the band made a video of Janeman, a song which Haroon had composed when he was 16. Haroon sent it to MTV Asia, and the song went down in history as the first ever Urdu ( Pakistani) song to air on MTV.
Haroon's first solo album, Haroon Ki Awaz, which he produced, engineered and recorded, was successfully released in October 2000.
- Haroon ki awaz (2001)
- Lagan (2003)
- Haroon Ka Nasha (2007)
Singles and videos
- Janeman - (1992)
- Diya - (1993)
- 'Watan Kahani' (1993)
- Jadoo Ka Chiragh - with Awaz (1995)
- Main Na Manoo Haar - with Awaz (1995)
- Mr. Fraudiay - with Awaz (1996)
- Aye Jawan - with Awaz (1997)
- Tu Hi Jeet - with Awaz (1998)
- Yara - (2001)
- Pyareya - (2001)
- Jeekay Dekha - (2001)
- Tu Hai Kahan - with Junaid Jamshed and Strings (2001)
- Mehndi - (2002)
- Mahbooba - (2002)
- Dil Se - (2003)
- Jao Tum - (2003)
- Goriye - Remix (2004)
- Jiay Jaye (2006)
- Jua Khela (2007)
- Ishq Nasha (2007)
- Nahi Hai Yeh Pyar (2008)
- Big Corporation Man - (2009)
- Ibtada-e-Ishq (2009)
- "Nahin Hai' ft KOSTAL (2010)
- Go Sabjee Go' 2010
- Ghoom Ghoom 2011
- Lady in Black 2013 (Adil Omar)
- Assad Ahmed
- Burka Avenger, an animated television series conceived by Haroon
- List of Pakistani musicians
- List of Pakistani musical groups
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