Faakhir Mehmood

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Faakhir Mehmood
Native name فاخر محمود
Birth name Faakhir Mehmood
Also known as Faakhir
Born (1973-04-20) 20 April 1973 (age 45)[1]
Origin Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • musician
  • music composer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts Awaz

Faakhir Mehmood (Urdu: فاخر محمود‎) is a Pakistani singer and music composer. He started out his career in a Pakistani musical group called Awaz. However, due to conflicts of interest, the band split and they all went to become solo artists. The band Awaz also consisted of well known musician Haroon.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Faakhir attended the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. During his university years, he met another young singer Haroon. Together, they formed the band Awaz. Faakhir joined the band as a keyboardist and Asad Ahmed as a guitarist. Awaz band was popular for a while in the early 1990s. Faakhir had produced three albums before 2006. His 2000 debut album, Aatish, was a big hit. His song in the album called Dil Na Lagey, Pakistan was the number one song for many weeks and was the best national song of the year 2000. His latest album is Mantra. On that album there is a song called Jiya Na Jaye, in which Faakhir shares a duet with Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan. Another song in that album called Mahi Ve won two awards at India's Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. He also performed at that event.

Faakhir started working on his album ‘Aatish’ in July 2000 by releasing his first single in August, a national song ‘Dil Na Lagay, Pakistan’. This national song become an instant hit and topped the music charts in Pakistan. Riding on his wave of success he performed in New York City and Washington DC where he sang to a crowd of more than 30,000 people.

Faakhir’s live shows have taken his music to many countries in the world including the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, in addition to all parts of Pakistan.[2]

Faakhir has performed alongside several international contemporaries from Europe including Sukhbir and Stereo Nation to name a few. After deciding to go solo, Faakhir started work on his debut Album, ‘Aatish’ which was released in 2002. In July 2000, his efforts bore fruit as his very first song for the album, 'Dil Na lagey, Pakistan' became popular. His song stayed on music charts as ‘Number one’ for many weeks before being declared as the best national song for the year 2000 by a local FM Radio Station. Faakhir has worked with the likes of Najam Sheraz for a series of concerts to promote peace and unity within Pakistan.

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Track listing
  • Allah Karay
  • Atom Bomb
  • Baylia
  • Jee Chahay
  • Kho Jaon
  • Maula
  • Mitti Pao
  • O Sheeday
  • Parwah
  • Shikva
  • Critical reception: S. Rasool of Reviewit.pk said: "Jee Chahay has a number of excellent and heart-touching songs. One among the rest, which is closest to Fakhir's heart, is 'Baylia'. It is a-must-listen song. If you have not heard it yet, do give it a go."[7] Ali Ather of Views Craze wrote, "Although not better than Faakhir's previous works Jee chahay the album composed and produced by Faakhir himself comes out to be a pretty decent effort."[8] Rafay Mehmood of Express Tribune said, "Even though Jee Chahay, which comprises 10 songs, might not come close to his previous offering Mantra, which was released in 2005, it still manages to give the listener some tunes worth humming."[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Hottie of the Week: Fakhir Mehmood". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 September 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Faakhir Mehmood goes on US tour, on samaa.tv website, Published 20 August 2015, Retrieved 2 October 2017
  3. ^ Faakhir Mehmood was one of the musicians on the 2015 movie Ho Mann Jahaan on IMDb website Retrieved 2 October 2017
  4. ^ a b Filmography of Faakhir Mehmood on IMDb website Retrieved 2 October 2017
  5. ^ Faakhir Mehmood gets national news coverage, The Nation (newspaper), Published 19 April 2017, Retrieved 2 October 2017
  6. ^ "In music: Fakhir: Jee Chahay - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  7. ^ by admin (2013-12-01). "Fakhir Mehmood’s Journey into the world of Music". Reviewit.pk. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Faakhir - Jee Chahay (Album Review)". Viewscraze.com. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  9. ^ Mahmood, Rafay (2011-11-11). "Faakhir continues his musical journey - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 

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