Faakhir Mehmood

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Faakhir Mehmood
فاخر محمود
Birth nameFaakhir Mehmood
Also known asFaakhir
Born (1973-04-20) 20 April 1973 (age 49)[1]
OriginKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Singer
  • musician
  • music composer
  • Actor
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
Years active1992–present
LabelsT-series, Hi-Tech Music, Fire Records, Universal Music India, Tips Music
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Faakhir Mehmood (Urdu: فاخر محمود) is a Pakistani actor, singer, keyboradist, composer and music producer. 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, Lahore. During his university years, he met another young singer Haroon. Together, they formed the band Awaz.[citation needed] Faakhir joined the band as a keyboardist and Asad Ahmed as a guitarist. Faakhir had produced three albums before 2006. His latest album is Mantra.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] He also performed at that event.[citation needed]

Faakhir started working on his album ‘Aatish’ in July 2000 by releasing his first single in August, a national song ‘Dil Na Lagay, Pakistan’.

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.[citation needed] After deciding to go solo, Faakhir started work on his debut Album, ‘Aatish’ which was released in 2002.[citation needed]




  • Aatish (2002)
  • Sub Tun Sohniyeh (2003)
  • Mantra (2005)
  • Jee Chaahey (2011–12) – Memhood's fourth album, it was composed and produced by the singer. The album was recorded at Shani's studio with lyrics by Sabir Zafar and Indian poet Prashant Vasal,[7] and was released through Fire Records.
  • Track listing

TV commercials[edit]


  • 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."[8] 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."[9] 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."[10]

See also[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. ^ Coke Studio Season 9| Dil Kamla| Natasha Khan & Faakhir Mehmood, retrieved 3 November 2019
  6. ^ Faakhir Mehmood gets national news coverage, The Nation (newspaper), Published 19 April 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017
  7. ^ "In music: Fakhir: Jee Chahay – Newspaper". Dawn. Pakistan. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  8. ^ admin (1 December 2013). "Fakhir Mehmood’s Journey into the world of Music". Reviewit.pk. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Faakhir – Jee Chahay (Album Review)". Viewscraze.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  10. ^ Mahmood, Rafay (11 November 2011). "Faakhir continues his musical journey". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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