Bilal Khan (singer)

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Bilal Khan
Bilal Khan (Actor).jpg
Bilal Khan during his younger days
Native name
بلال احمد خان
Born
Bilal Ahmed Khan

(1986-10-04) 4 October 1986 (age 32)
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
EducationLahore University of Management Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University
OccupationSinger and Actor
Years active2009-present
Known forBachana (song)
Home townDefence Housing Authority, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Websitebilalkhanmusic.com

Bilal Khan (Urdu: بلال خان‎, born Bilal Ahmed Khan, 4 October 1986) is a Pakistani pop singer, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album Umeed in 2009. Singles released included "Bachana", "Tou Kia Hua", "Larho Mujhey", and Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu.[1] In 2012, he has been nominated for Best Album at the 11th Lux Style Awards for the album "Umeed". Khan holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Politics and Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and later studied from Virginia Commonwealth University. [2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Bilal Khan was born into a Pashtun family of Yousufzai tribe. He had love for music from early days, buying guitars and playing music in his very room. During his A-Level he contracted serious illness and was put on injections. He had to make his way through and according to him, that time made him stronger than ever and eventually, he triumphed with straight A's. He then moved to Lahore University of Management Sciences for a degree in Economics and Political Sciences.

While still studying at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Bilal Khan released a song called "Bachana" that was released on YouTube. The song was later played on different music video channels in Pakistan in particular MTV. This earned him Best Singer of 2010 and Best Song of 2010 voted by the Pakistan FM 103.[4]

This song being written, as said by him, was pretty much helped by the loneliness, falling of grades and lack of socialising, encircling Khan's life to the greatest degree.

His first international concert was held in Kuala Lumpur and he has performed in the United Kingdom, US, Canada and United Arab Emirates.[5] Khan, from an introvert individual, was starting to become a popular for every university and school to have him sing.

Coke Studio (2010 - 2018)[edit]

He performed two songs from his album "Umeed" on Coke Studio Pakistan, including "To Kia Hua".[6] He returned again on Coke Studio Pakistan, in season five, to sing songs from his second album "Maktoob" including "Larho Mujhey" and "Taaray".[7] In 2012, he left for the United States to pursue studies which led to a brief hiatus from singing. He returned to Pakistan in 2017 and restarted his musical career, while also venturing into acting. In addition, he makes vlogs on his YouTube channel. Khan has also performed his own song "Apna Gham" on Coke Studio (season 11) alongside Mishal Khawaja.[8]

Playback Singing[edit]

Bilal Khan has sung the official soundtracks of three Hum TV drama's including "Mata-e-Jaan" for Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu, "Roshan Sitara" and "Khamoshi". He was also nominated for Best singer at the 12th Lux Style Awards for "Mata e Jaan"[9]

Sponsorships[edit]

Bilal Khan recorded a song for Levi's called Anjaane, along with Zoe Vicajee, to pay tribute to "Strings". He also modeled for the Go Forth campaign by Levi's. In 2011 Khan released a tribute to Alamgir by recording the song called "Dekha Na Tha".[10]

Acting career[edit]

Khan acted in a telefilm called Tamana ki Tamana that aired on Hum TV. The script was written by Bushra Ansari. It also stars Mathira and Sanam Saeed. It was directed by Siraj-ul-Haq and produced by Momina Duraid.[11]

Khan also acted in the Hum TV drama Sammi (2017) in which he played the role of Aliyaan, He has acted in Hum TV's hit drama serial Khamoshi (2017 - 2018) as Shahram in main lead.[8]Bilal

Television[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Title
2011 UMEED

Umeed[edit]

Track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Bachana"03:36
2."To Kia Hua"04:41
3."Lamha"04:19
4."Main Aoon Gaa"03:38
5."Taaray"03:14
6."Banda"04:39
7."Taqdeer"03:31
8."Kabhi Gham Na Aey"04:14
9."Bijleeyan"3:00

Singles[edit]

  • Chupee
  • Dekha Na tha
  • Lagne Laga
  • Dou Gharhee
  • Bhool
  • Pyaar
  • Jee Raha Hoon Main
  • Chor Day

Coke Studio (Pakistan) Sessions: Season 4,5 and 11 songs[edit]

  • To Kia Hua
  • Lamha
  • Larho Mujhey
  • Taaray
  • Apna Gham

OST[edit]

  • Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu (2012)
  • Roshan Sitara (2012)
  • Khamoshi (2017)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Up close with Bilal Khan in the US". Express Tribune Newspaper. May 20, 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  2. ^ Sheikh, Shahzaib. "Bilal Khan talks about his acting stint,Lux Style Awards and new album". The News: Instep Today. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ "So you think you can act?". Express Tribune Newspaper. May 17, 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  4. ^ Kari, Maria. "Bilal Khan: An Unlikely Story". KoolMuzone Blog. Archived from the original on 2014-03-23.
  5. ^ "Bilal Khan on Coke Studio, OSTs, tours and more". Dawn News - InPageMagazine. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Hottie of the Week: Bilal Khan". Express Tribune. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Bilal Khan the soulful crooner". The News - Instep Today. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  8. ^ a b Sarym, Ahmed (7 September 2017). "Going to the US was my best decision: Bilal Khan". Express Tribune. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  9. ^ Mahmood, Rafay (12 February 2012). "Mata e Jaan: Composition he wrote". Express Tribune. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  10. ^ Franco, Cheero (1 June 2011). "Levi's music release". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  11. ^ Khan, Sher (22 August 2012). "Bilal Khan: Acting pushed me out of my comfort zone". Express Tribune. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Going to the US was my best decision: Bilal Khan - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-11-25.

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