|Born||1966 (age 52–53)|
|Genres||Ghazal, playback singing|
|Years active||1983- present|
Asif Mehdi (born 1966) is a Pakistani ghazal singer and a playback singer in Lollywood, Pakistan. He is known much for reviving classical singing in his country as well as for being the son of Mehdi Hassan
Born in Pakistan to Mehdi Hassan. He started his training at age 13 from his father and his uncle Ghulam Qadir. His family migrated from Mandawa in Rajasthan, to Pakistan at the time of partition of India in 1947.
Asif Mehdi performed with his father in Los Angeles in 1983 for the first time at age 17. When he sang, his father Mehdi Hasan was so annoyed that he rebuked him for singing in an effeminate voice. He has toured India, along with ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, in 2009 on the concert tour called Music for Peace which seeks to establish peaceful relations between India and Pakistan which share a common culture and language.
He signed a contract with Sony Entertainment last year and the album will be released across the globe in January 2010.
He has done 60 movies in the Pakistani film industry.
Asif Mehdi won the Nigar Award in 1999 for his playback singing.
Asif Mehdi lives with his family in Karachi, Pakistan.
- http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article63176.ece, Profile of Asif Mehdi on The Hindu newspaper, Published 10 Dec 2009, Retrieved 15 Dec 2016
- http://www.deccanherald.com/content/40519/media-has-failed-promote-ghazals.html, Asif Mehdi's interview to the Deccan Herald newspaper, Published 10 Dec 2009, Retrieved 15 Dec 2016
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/records/n2vnpd, Soundtrack of Asif Mehdi on BBC Music website, Retrieved 15 Dec 2016
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03CZ4hJR_Tw, Asif Mehdi on his 2014 U.S. Tour, on YouTube, Retrieved 15 Dec 2016