Altaf Raja

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Altaf Raja
Born (1967-10-15) 15 October 1967 (age 50)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Origin Indian
Genres Qawwali
Occupation(s) Playback Singer
Years active 1991- Present
Website ALTAF RAJA

Altaf Raja is an Indian Qawwali singer.[1][2] In 1997 Altaf gained recognition with his debut album Tum To Thehre Pardesi.[3] His most recent album is Bum Gola.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1967 at Nagpur to professional Qawwals, Altaf Raja began musical training at the age of 15.

Career[edit]

Raja's breakthrough came in 1997 with the album Tum To Thehre Pardesi,[1] which sold 4 million units.[4]

He is known for his excessively nasal style of singing.

Raja has also acted in Bollywood movies such as Shapath (1997),[5] Yamraaj (1998), Mother (1999), and Ghanchakkar (2013).

Albums[edit]

Year Album Artist Music Director Label
1997 Tum To Thehre Pardesi[1] Altaf Raja Mohd. Shafi Niyazi Venus
1999 Mujhe Apna Bana Lo Altaf Raja Mohd. Shafi Niyazi Venus
1999 Aaj Ki Raat Na Ja Pardesi[6] Altaf Raja Mohd. Shafi Niyazi Venus
2000 Do Dil Haare Altaf Raja Altaf Raja, Vaishnav Deva Venus
2000 Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Huye[6] Altaf Raja Altaf Raja, Vaishnav Deva Venus
2001 Sai Ka Deewana Altaf Raja, Farid Sabari Jaipuri, Ram Shankar Venus
2001 Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala[6] Altaf Raja Altaf Raja, Vaishnav Deva Venus
2001 Altaf and Adnan Ek Saath[7] Altaf Raja, Adnan Sami Altaf Raja, Adnan Sami, Vaishnav Deva Venus
2001 Taaza Hawa Lete Hain Altaf Raja Altaf Raja, Vaishnav Deva Venus
2002 Khilona Jaan Kar[8] Altaf Raja Venus
2003 Ek Dard Sabhi Ko Hota Hai[9] Altaf Raja Altaf Raja, Vaishnav Deva Venus
2003 Market[10] Altaf Raja Venus
2004 Dukaan[11] Altaf Raja Venus
2006 Tere Ishq Ne Maalamaal Kiya[12] Altaf Raja
2006 Harrjaiie[6] Altaf Raja
2007 Koi Patthar Se Na Mare Altaf Raja
2009 Chalo Maikhane Chalo Altaf Raja Venus
2012 Ashqon Ki Baraat Altaf Raja Altaf Raja Venus
2015 BumGola Altaf Raja, Raj Mittal Akashraj Zee Music Company

Movies as playback singer[edit]

  1. Dil Lagana - Hunterrr (2015)
  2. Jholu Ram - Ghanchakkar (2013)
  3. Madholal: Keep Walking (2010)
  4. Toonpur Ka Superhero (2010)
  5. Market (2003)[10]
  6. Tumse Kitna - Company (2002)
  7. Aaapka Naam kya - Benaam (1999)
  8. Mother (1999)
  9. Pardesi Babu (1998)
  10. Keemat: They Are Back (1998)
  11. Hayo Rabba Pyar Ho Gaya - Tirchhi Topiwale (1998)
  12. Harjai (2007)
  13. Hum Hain Aise Chore - Yamraaj (1998)
  14. Peelo Ishq Di Wisky - Mard (1998)
  15. Karlo Pyar Karlo - Chandaal (1998)
  16. Ishq Aur Pyar Ka Maza Lijiye - Shapath (1997)
  17. Tamasha (2015)

Movies as composer[edit]

  1. Dukaan: Pila House (2004)
  2. Market (2003)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Altaf makes a comeback". The Times of India. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Altaf Raja and Kainaaz back with Malaamal". IndiaGlitz. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Pillai, Varsha (21 April 2006). "Altaf Raja goes the hip-hop way". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Limca Book of Records. Bisleri Beverages Limited. 1999. 
  5. ^ "Shapath". planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Altaf Raja back with Harjaiie". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "ALTAF AND ADNAN EK SAATH (Venus)". The Tribune. 14 September 2001. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Khilona Jaan Kar Altaf Raja Venus Rs. 38". The Hindu. 16 September 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ek dard sabhi ko hota hai Altaf Raja Venus Rs. 38". The Hindu. 6 January 2003. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Market Altaf Raja Venus Rs. 42". The Hindu. 15 September 2003. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dukaan Venus". The Hindu. 10 May 2004. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Altaf Raja and Kainaaz back with 'Malaamal'". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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