Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Background information
Birth name Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born (1973-12-09) 9 December 1973 (age 41)[citation needed]
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Origin Pakistan
Genres Lollywood playback, Bollywood playback, Qawwali
Occupation(s) Vocalist, Musician, Recording artist
Instruments Harmonium
Years active 1985–present
Website www.rfak.net

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (born December 9, 1973) (Urdu: راحت فتح علی خان‎) is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and also the grandson of legendary Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan.[1] In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is popular as a Bollywood and Lollywood playback singer.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rahat was born into a family of Qawwals and classical singers in Faisalabad (formerly known as Lyallpur), Punjab, Pakistan[1] into a family of traditional musicians. The son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, he was trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of classical music and Qawwali.[3]

Career[edit]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at SAMAA.

Rahat was chosen by his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for tutoring in the traditions of Qawwali[4] music and was precociusly singing with his uncle and father by the age of three.[5] At the age of seven he began formal training with his uncle and he performed first time in public at the age of nine at the death anniversary of his grandfather. From age fifteen, he was made an integral part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's qawwali group which was famous throughout the world. He toured the UK with his uncle in 1985, and performed solo songs in addition to singing with the Qawwali group.[6] At a concert in Birmingham on 27 July 1985, he performed the solo ghazal, Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalon Changa Ae. At a concert at the Harrow Leisure Centre in 1985, he performed the solo song, Gin Gin Taare Lang Gaiyaan Rattaan. He sang lollywood playback in the 90s and debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the movie Paap (2004), featuring the hit song, Mann Ki Lagan. His recent works include Pakistani nationalistic songs such as Dharti Dharti and Hum Pakistan, and songs from Bollywood films. He has toured extensively and performed in Pakistan, India, United Kingdom and all around the world. In April 2012 Rahat toured in the UK, performing at Wembley Arena and the Manchester Arena, playing to a combined audience of over 20,000 people.[7]

Soundtracks and collaboration[edit]

In a subordinate role with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, working in collaboration with Eddie Vedder, of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, Rahat contributed to the soundtrack of the 1995 Hollywood film, Dead Man Walking. In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of The Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner.[8] In 2002, Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song Maki Madni for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise. In 2011, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

Television[edit]

He judged the show, Chhote Ustaad 2 alongside Sonu Nigam. He was also one of the judges on the singing reality show Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka, premièred on NDTV Imagine in 2008.[9]

Nobel Peace Prize Concert[edit]

Rahat became the first Pakistani to be invited at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, to perform at its concert.[10] He performed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's most memorable qawwali "Tumhe Dillagi..." and "Mast Qalandar...", he also sang "Aao Parhao – Jo Seekha hai woh sab ko seekhao" (Come Teach – Teach all that you have learnt).[11]

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

No. Song
1 Pankaj
2 Hum Pakistan
3 Aman Ki Asha
4 Batian Karte Raho (Zong) 2011
5 Batian Karte Raho (Zong) 2012
6 Noor e Khuda(Ptv Ramzan Geet)
7 Aye Quaid E Zi Waqar(Naghma on Quaid PTV)
8 GEO Kahani Title Song
9 Zaroori

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1996 Main Ne Usse Dekha Hai (Music by : Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – Vol. 1
Tasveer – Vol. 11
Bulbul Ko Phool
Jinan De Mahi Door Vasde
Maa Aur Dhee – Vol.13
Taar Meri Berhi – Vol.5
Aankh Se Aankh Milao – Vol.9
Kabbe Wali Gali Vich Yaar Da Mukaan – Vol.7
Pilade Saqia – Vol.2
Ali Maula Ali – Vol.3
Sufiana Qalaam – Vol. 14
Raba Mera Yaar Morh De – Vol.10
Meri Tauba Karo Qabool – Vol.15
Saher Qareeb Hai – Vol.17
Sher-e-Khuda – Vol.22
Jashan-e-Eid Milad Al Nabi – Vol.21
Best of Khan – Vol.12
Best of Khan (Part 2) – Vol.6
Pardesia 2 – Vol.20
Mighty King – Vol.23
Cry For You – Vol. 1
Voices From Above – Vol. 4
Maine Bottle Se Karni Hai Shadi – Vol.8
Maah Jaanda Hoyaa – Vol.4
Aakhan Hijr Tere Ne Laaliyaan – Vol.5
Ishq Ankhiyon Cho Nindraan – Vol.9
Shahsawar-e-Karbala – Vol.6
Best Hits Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Janasheen – Vol.1
Janasheen – Vol.2
Janasheen – Vol.3
Janasheen – Vol.4
Janasheen – Vol.5
Rut Sawan Ki
Sanu Rog Laun Waleya
2001 Rahat
Aankh Se Ankh Milao
Pardesiya
2007 Charkha
2009 Remembering Nusrat: Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Concert
2009 Nazrana-e-Aqeedat
2009 Koi Umeed
2010 Remembering Alama Iqbal
2010 Remembering Mirza Ghalib
2010 Satnam Siri Wahe Guru, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Party
2011 Kinna Sohna, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
2011 The RFAK Session, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; produced by Tarli Digital (re-titled and released in India as "Rahat" in 2012)
2012 Bina Mahi
2012 Khooni Akhiyan
2014 Chandigarh Da Chaska
2014 Back 2 Love

Compilations[edit]

Year Album
2010 Rahat – The Very Best of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Sony, India)
2010 Forever... Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (T-Series, India)
2010 Bhanwar – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Others (T-Series, India)
2010 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Best of Bollywood & More (Times Music, India)

Pakistani drama soundtracks[edit]

Serial Song
Thori Si Wafaa Chahiye Thori Si Wafaa Chahiye
Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Meri Zaat
Aahista Aahista Aahista Aahista
Mere Meherban Mere meherban
Bharday Jholy Bharday Jholy
Anokha Bandan Bewafa
Kaisa Yeh Junoon Kaisa Yeh Junoon
Jhumka Jaan Zindagi Ishq Hai
Chuban Ishq Bhi Hai Chuban
Noor Bano Baat Kar Le
Talluq Tumse Hai Talluk
Chein Aye Na Chein Aye Na
Ishq Junoon Deewangi Ishq Junoon Deewangi
Ijaazat Ijazat
Bahu Rani Mann Bawra Lage Na Kaheen
Omar Dadi aur Gharwalay Main Sitara Subh-e-Umeed Ka
Ankh Salamat Andhey log Koi Diya
Wilco Dharti
Phir Kab Milo Gay Phir Kab Milo Gay
Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Saya Zindagi Dhoop
Zard Patay Sa Yeh Dil Dil Mera Chotti Si Kuttiyya
Bus Ik Tera Intizar Bus Ik Tera Intizar
Kaisi Yeh Agan Kaisi Yeh Agan
Ik yaad Hai Ik yaad Hai k
Marey Charagar Marey Charagar
Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Kuch pyar ka pagal pan bhi tha
Jal Pari chand mah
Shaam Dhalley Shaam Dhalley
Nadamat Nadamat
Emaan Emaan
Ishq E Mamnoon Ishq E Mamnoon

Lollywood film soundtracks[edit]

Year Film Song Notes
1997 Mard Jeenay Nahi Detay Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley
1998 Harjaai Tere Yaad Verdaya Paindey Hain
1999 Pal Do Pal Pal Do Pal Hain Pyar Ke
2011 Khamosh Raho Tere Honton Ko Salaam
Ishq Mein Jeena
Khamosh Raho
2011 Love Mein Ghum Haal Da Mehram
2011 Bhai Log Gunahgaar
2013 Armaan Akelay Na Jaana
2013 Dil Mera Dharkan Teri Juda Juda
2013 Aina Mujhe Dil Se Na Bhulana
2013 Ishq Khuda Sajna Aa Saja De

Ab Lagan Lagi

2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Malal
2013 Zinda Bhaag Pyar Yar Da
2013 Tamanna Koi Dil Mein

Winner 14th London Asian Film Festival for The Best Music Talent (2012)[12]

2014 Saltanat
2014 Gidh
2014 Dukhtar Ya Rahem, Maula Maula

Bollywood film soundtracks[edit]

Year Film Song Notes
2003 Paap Laal (Alaap)
Mann Ki Lagan
2004 Ishq Qayamt Maine Use Dekha Hai
Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley

Latter song taken from Lollywood film Mard Jeenay Nahi detay

2005 Kalyug Jiya Dhadak Dhadak
2006 Omkara Naina
2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Bol Na Halke Halke
2007 Om Shanti Om Jag Soona Soona Lage
2007 Namaste London Main Jahaan Rahoon
2007 Aaja Nachle O Re Piya

Also used in Malaysian movie, Talentime

2008 Singh Is Kinng Teri Ore
2008 Haal–e–dil Haal-E-Dil
2008 Woodstock Villa Koi Chala Ja Raha Hai
2008 Dil Kabaddi Zindagi Ye

Special appearance

2009 Aasma: The Sky Is the Limit Man Bawra
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Rabba
2009 Billu Barber Jahoon Kahan
2009 Love Aaj Kal Ajj Din Chadheya

Winner Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback (2010)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2010)

2009 Dekh Bhai Dekh Aankhon Mein Kyon
Sapne Bhaye Hain
2009 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Jag Jeondeyan De Mele
2009 London Dreams Khwab Jo
2009 De Dana Dan Rishte Nate
2010 Veer Surili Akhiyon Wale & Surili Akhiyon Wale (duet)
2010 My Name Is Khan Sajda

Winner Mirchi Music Awards Best song in Sufi Tradition (2011)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)

2010 Ishqiya Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji

Winner Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback (2011)

Winner Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)

2010 Toh Baat Pakki! Phir Se
2010 Lahore Ore Bande
2010 Badmaash Company Fakeera
2010 Virsa Mein Tenu Samjhawan
2010 I Hate Luv Storys Bahara
Bahara (Chill Version)
2010 Milenge Milenge Ishq Ki Gali
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Tum Jo Aaye
Tum Jo Aaye (reprise)
2010 We Are Family Ankhon Mein Neendein
2010 Dabangg Tere Mast Mast Do Nain

Winner BIG Star Entertainment Awards Best Singer (2010)

Winner Mirchi Music Awards Best Male Vocalist (2011)

Winner 2011 IIFA Awards Best Male Vocalist (2011)

Winner Apsara Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)

2010 Anjaana Anjaani Aas Pass Khuda
2010 Aakrosh Man Ke Matt
2010 Knock Out Khushnuma Sa Ye Roshan Ho
2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana Chadha De Rang
2011 Satrangee Parachute Teri Lori Yaad hai
2011 Ready Meri Ada Bhi
2011 Khap Aaina Dekha
2011 Bodyguard Teri Meri
Teri Meri (Reprise)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2012)
2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Isq Risk
2011 Mausam Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya Oye
2011 Aazaan Affreen (reprise)
2011 Miley Naa Miley Hum Nazar Se Nazar Na mile
2011 I am singh Kya jeena, Doorie hai
2012 Jodi Breakers Mujhko Teri Zaroorat Hai (Remix)
2012 Will You Marry Me Soniya
2012 Tezz Tere Bina
2012 Blood Money Chaahat
2012 Mirza The Untold Story Akhiyan Winner PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Playback Singer Male 2013
2012 Jannat 2 Tera Deedar Hua
2012 Dangerous Ishq Tu Hi Rab
Naina
2012 Teri Meri Kahaani Allah Jaane
2012 Heroine Saaiyaan
2012 Ishkq in Paris Saiyaan Na Jaa Rey
2012 Son of Sardaar Bichdann
Bichdann (Reprise)
Yeh Jo Halki Halki Khumariya
2012 Burraaahh (Punjabi Movie) Rabba
2012 Dabangg 2 Dagabaaz Re
2013 Zindagi 50-50 Rabba
2013 Rangrezz Dil Ko Aya Sukoon
2013 Nautanki Saala Sapna Mera Toota
2013 Commando Sawan Bairi
2013 Maazii Maula
2013 Naughty Jatts Hun nai jeena
2013 Kaash Tum Hote ′′Agar Maangu Tum Yeh Dil'′
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero Mere Bina Tu
Mere Bina Tu (Duet)
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Dil ka Mizaj Ishqiya
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Zabaan jale hai
2014 Jatt James Bond Rog Pyaar De Dilan Nu & Tera Mera Saath Ho
2014 Khwaabb Shamein
2014 life is beautiful Sajna Ve
2014 Desi Kattey Tak Dhoom
2014 Double Di Trouble Aisi Mulaqaat

Collaborations[edit]

Artist Song Album
2002 The Derek Trucks Band Maki Madni Joyful Noise
2008 Ali Azmat Garaj Baras Coke Studio Season 1
2010 Aamir Zaki and Gumby Garaj Baras (Spiritual and Material)
2009 Sukshinder Shinda Ghum Suhm Ghum Suhm Collaborations 2
2010 Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan Imtehan Hai Imtehan ------
2011 DJ Vix Ghida Boliye (With Roshan Prince) Ultimate
2011 Michael Brook Full Album Kinna Sohna
2011 Tarli Digital Full Album The RFAK Session
2012 Panjabi Hit Squad Dil Mera
2013 Panjabi Hit Squad Dil Mera Dole World Famous

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Pallavi Jassi (20 April 2008). "Sufi sublime". The Indian Express. 
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  5. ^ M. Sheikh, A. Sheikh (2012). Who's Who: Music in Pakistan. Xlibris Corporation, 2012. ISBN 9781469191591. 
  6. ^ Introduction to the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan DVD Live in Concert in the U.K., Vol. 8 (Oriental Star Agencies)
  7. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan smashes BO sales at Wembly Stadium". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "James Horner, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan* – The Four Feathers". Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Annu Kapoor host Junoon Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka". 2 May 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony". Pakistan Today. November 22, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rahat to sing ‘Aao Parhao’ anthem at Nobel Peace Prize Concert". The Express Tribune. December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "TOF Award winners 2012". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer". wikipedia.org. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Screen Award for Best Male Playback". wikipedia.org. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "BBC – Asian Network – BBC Asian Network AMA 2010 – Winners". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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