Asrar (musician)

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Born (1985-04-20) 20 April 1985 (age 34)
Kotli, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan[1]
OriginLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
GenresPunjabi, Sufi rock, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Ukulele
Years active2011–present
LabelsCoke Studio Pakistan, Zero Records, Soul Speaks
Associated actsRabbi Shergill, Meesha Shafi, Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Bilal Khan

Asrar (born 20 April 1985)[2] is a Pakistani singer-songwriter from Lahore. He came to recognition from Coke Studio.[3][4][5][6]

Asrar was born on April 20, 1985 in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, later in 1992 his family moved to Hyderabad, Sindh, and then to Lahore in 2007. From an early age, he was inspired by Sufi music and started writing his own songs.

Asrar received training from Ustad Sultan Ahmed Khan in Hyderabad then in 2007 he moved to Lahore where he participated and stood first in Pakistan Musical Conference. In 2011 he released his debut single "Nai Saiyyo". He joined the television program Coke Studio in 2014 and released his song "Sub Aakho Ali Ali" during the show. [7] He made his Bollywood debut in July 2015 with a song Afghan Jalebi for the film Phantom.[8] Asrar has also started his own music production company named Soul Speaks and now working as Raagbaaz.[9]

He also sang famous drama serial Cheekh's OST.


Year Song Film Other notes
2015 "Afghan Jalebi (Ya Baba)"[10] Phantom Bollywood Movie
2015 "Bhaag Ja" Wrong No. Pakistani Film
2016 "Shakar Wandan" Ho Mann Jahaan Pakistani Film
2016 "Funkaraan" Actor in Law Pakistani Film
2016 Dekh Magar Pyaar Say Dekh Magar Pyaar Say Pakistani Film
2018 Khotay Da Putar The Donkey King Pakistani Film

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Asrar - Artists Archived 2016-09-19 at the Wayback Machine, Coke Studio
  2. ^ "Biography". Asrar. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ Mehreen Hasan (1 February 2015). "Bringing the live act back". TNS - The News on Sunday. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ Aamna Haider Isani (18 February 2015). "The Wonderful Women of Pakistan". TNS - The News on Sunday. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Which Pakistani song of 2014 is your favourite?". The Express Tribune. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  6. ^ Instep. "Asrar". TNS - The News on Sunday. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  7. ^ "#100HAPPYDAYS: Coke Studio's Asrar tries a hand at designing". The Express Tribune. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Phantom song "Afghan Jalebi" is average". Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Asrar: More than just a vocal powerhouse". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Asrar makes Bollywood debut with Phantom's 'Afghan Jalebi'". 2015-08-02. Retrieved 2016-08-17.

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