Akhtar Chanal Zahri

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Akhtar Chanal Zehri
Birth name Akhtar Chanal Zehri
Born Balochistan, Pakistan
Origin Baloch
Occupation(s) Vocalist, musician, recording artist

Akhtar Chanal Zehri is a famous Balochi folk singer from Balochistan, Pakistan. He is famous for his singing in Coke Studio[1] season 4.

In 1964, Akhtar Chanal started taking formal singing lessons from an music Ustad. In 1973 he brought regional folk to national attention after he was discovered by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)'s Balochi Radio Station, and in 1974 Chanal’s music became popular nationwide when his song Deer Deer was first aired live on national TV. Since then Akhtar Chanal has traveled all over the world, including the United States, the Netherlands and Europe for tours. In 1998 he was also awarded the Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan.


Some of his famous songs are:

  • Daanah Pah Daanah
  • Da sande Zehri
  • Baloch
  • Nar Bait[2]
  • Afghan Jalebi (Doumbek Version) from Phantom (2015 film)


  1. ^ "Akhtar Chanal Zahri on Coke Studio". Folk Punjab. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Song: Nar Bait". Paki Updates. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 

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