Asif Akbar

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Asif Akbar
Native name
আসিফ আকবর
Born (1972-03-25) 25 March 1972 (age 46)
Cumilla, Bangladesh
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2001-present
LabelsSoundtek, ARB

Asif Akbar (born 25 March 1972)[1] is a Bangladeshi pop singer.[2] He releases solo, duet and mixed albums and also sings for Bangladeshi cinema. His latest album, Jaan Re, is available online after he decided to release all of his songs in all possible methods to prevent piracy. He received the Meril Prothom Alo Award for Best Singer (Male) for five consecutive years and the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his performance in the film Rani Kuthir Baki Itihash (2006).[3]

Background[edit]

Akbar was born to Ali Akbar and Rokeya Akbar in Comilla.[1]

Career[edit]

Music director Shawkat Ali Emon gave Akbar the first break and he started performing as a playback singer for films since 1998.[3] His debut album was released on 30 January 2001. He consistently releases solo albums and also duets with singers such as Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Bappa Mazumder, Dolly Shaontoni, Suzana Ansar, Sonia, Kaniz Suborna, Dinat Jahan Munni, Monir Khan, as well as many others. He temporarily retired from commercial singing on 17 March 2010 to concentrate on his political career, but returned to the Bangladeshi music scene with his solo album titled X Prem released in August 2013.

Akbar received the Meril Prothom Alo Award for Best Singer (Male) for five consecutive years from 2001 through 2005, the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for 2006, and for 2013, a record sixth Meril Prothom Alo Award for the performance of his song "X Prem".[4]

Personal life[edit]

Akbar is married to Salma Asif Mitu.[5] He was a member of Bangladesh National Party's central executive committee.[5][6][7][8]

Controversy[edit]

In June 2018, singer Shafiq Tuhin accused Akbar of selling out digital copies of several songs without permission and filed a case against him with Tejgaon Police Station.[9] Akbar was arrested on 6 June from his studio in FDC area in Dhaka.[10] Later, a Dhaka court rejected both the remand and bail prayers and ordered to send him to jail.[11] After spending 5 days in jail, Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate granted him bail.[12]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Years Album No Album Name Genre
2001 001 O Priya Tumi Kothay Pop
2002 002 Tumi Shukhi Hou Pop
003 Tumi Kotha Rakhoni Pop
004 Tumio Kadbe Ekdin Pop
2003 005 Shukhe Theko Tumi Bandhobi Pop
006 Pashani Tumi Pashani Pop
007 Tumi Mone Rakhoni Pop
2004 008 Akbar Bolo Tumi Pop
009 Keno Tumi Shukhe Thakbe Pop
010 Tumi Valobashoni Pop
011 Tobuo Valobasi Pop
2005 012 Batashe Prem Uriye Dio Pop
013 Bachbona Pop
014 Jobab Daw Pop
2006 015 Ovinoy Pop
016 Shongshar Pop
017 Hridoye Roktokkhoron Pop
2007 018 Bondi Pop
019 Shorto Pop
020 Boikaler Chad Pop
2008 021 Kichu Bhool Kichu Smriti Pop
022 Akhono Joshna Dekhi Pop
023 Ek Fota Asru Pop
2009 024 Bondhu Tor Khobor Kire Pop
025 Pani Nai Chokhe Pop
026 Sei Din Guli Koi Pop
027 Dorodiyare Folk
028 Shongkolito Desher Gaan Pop
2013 029 X Prem[1] Pop[13][1]
2014 030 Jaan Re Pop

Duet and mixed albums[edit]

  1. Aar Koto Kadabe
  2. Ebong Ami
  3. Ojosrobar Khoma Cheyechi
  4. Ektai Proshno Amar
  5. Aamar Priyo Bandhoby
  6. Ami Tumi Shey
  7. Amii Vul Korechi
  8. Amra Dujone
  9. Anmona
  10. Ononto Opekkha
  11. Onuvobe
  12. Oporadhi
  13. Asman Sakkhi
  14. Ay Fire Ay
  15. Eito Jibon
  16. Bertho Premer Golpo
  17. Bayna
  18. Bedonar Oshru
  19. Vulte Parina Shathi
  20. Birohi Hridoy
  21. Bishonno Sondha
  22. Badhon
  23. Bondhu Maya Nai
  24. Bondhure
  25. Bujhini Kadabe
  26. Chader Desher Konna
  27. Chele Manushi
  28. Cholo Jai Ojanay
  29. Keno Dekhlam Tare
  30. Dukhini Rat
  31. Dukkho Koshto Jontrona
  32. Ei Meye
  33. Eka Tumi Janlena
  34. Firbona Aj Bari
  35. Fis Fas Fis
  36. Har Menechi
  37. Hira Chuni Panna
  38. Jay Din Jay
  39. Jete Chai Prem Nogor
  40. Kemon Acho Notun Thikanay
  41. Kemon Acho Tumi
  42. Kade Mon
  43. Khoma Koro Upoma
  44. Kotha Mone Rakhbe
  45. Kotha Roteche
  46. Kotota Raat Eka Eka
  47. Manoshi
  48. Maya
  49. Milon
  50. Mishti Meye
  51. Mon
  52. Mone Mone Mon
  53. Mon Chuye Jao
  54. Mon Jole
  55. Mon Poboner Nao
  56. Na Paoyar Betha
  57. Nei Tumi Kache
  58. Nirobota
  59. Obohela
  60. Oi Duti Chokhe
  61. Opekkhay Theko
  62. Papi
  63. Pinjira
  64. Porajito Valobasa
  65. Premer Agun Buke
  66. Premer Juari
  67. Priya Kache Nei
  68. Priya Nei Prithibite
  69. Proshno Jage Mone
  70. Sat Asman
  71. Shono Anonna
  72. Sopner Duyare
  73. Sopnobihin
  74. Sukher Shohor
  75. Sukhi Hote Paroni
  76. Sopno Dekhi
  77. Sopnorani
  78. Thikana Bihin Pothe
  79. Tomake Dekhina Kotodin
  80. Tumi Amar Sopno Ghuri
  81. Tumi Bina
  82. Tumi Elena
  83. Tumi Sopno Amar
  84. Uru Uru Mon
  85. Valo Achoto
  86. Valobasa Noy Oporadh
  87. Valobasa Tomake Dhonnobad
  88. Valobasteo Dile Na
  89. Jhograr Gan (2013) with "Nancy".[14]
  90. Jabi Koto Dure (2015) with Liza[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Singer Asif gets back to business". Daily Sun. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ Shilpi Mahalanobish (12 August 2004). "Asif Akbar: A ripple in the music industry". The Daily Star. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b Syeda Shamin Mortada (2 February 2009). "Using fame to promote social causes". The Daily Star. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Meril-Prothom Alo Award conferred". The Daily Star. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Asif quits BNP". bdnews24.com. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. ^ "Last moment campaign goes peacefully". The Daily Star. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  7. ^ "AL, BNP central leaders knee-deep in campaign". The Daily Star. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  8. ^ "Musclemen, black money big concern". The Daily Star. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  9. ^ "Singer Asif denied bail, lands in jail". The Daily Star. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  10. ^ "Singer Asif lands in jail in a music piracy case". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  11. ^ "Singer Asif lands in jail over digital piracy". The Daily Star. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  12. ^ "Singer Asif secures bail". The Daily Star. 2018-06-11. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  13. ^ Shah Alam Shazu (19 November 2013). "Asif's comeback". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  14. ^ "Jhograr Gan (2013) by Asif & Nancy Album Download". BDmusic24.Info.
  15. ^ আসিফ-লিজার দ্বৈতগান. Jaijaidin (in Bengali). Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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