Jawad Ahmad

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Jawad Ahmad
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Background information
Born (1970-09-29) 29 September 1970 (age 46)
Origin Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres Pop, bhangra
Occupation(s) Film director, film producer, writer, musician, singer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2000–present

Jawad Ahmad is a Pakistani pop singer and musician.[1] He is known for his song "Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki" sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. This song was recreated by Sharib-Toshi for Indian film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Early life and career[edit]

Jawad Ahmad was born into a family where both his parents were college professors.[2] Jawad Ahmad received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.[1] He also used to participate in the musical and literary societies of the above university. He was initially a member of the pop musical band Jupiters along with another famous pop singer Ali Azmat. This musical group later disbanded and Jawad Ahmad later decided to launch his solo career.[1]

"Jawad Ahmad, one of the most renowned artists of Pakistan, first reached fame with his song "Allah Meray Dil Kay Ander" which showcased his fondness of Sufism.[1]

While he has received no formal education in music, most of his songs are written and composed by him.[1][2] He draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical personalities such as Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Tufail Niazi, Pathanay Khan, Hamid Ali Bela, Madam Noor Jehan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kishore Kumar, Eagles, Elvis Presley, Mohammed Rafi.[1][2]

So far, Jawad Ahmad has established his presence in the music industry through four albums.

Currently, he has been appointed by the Ministry of Health and the UNICEF as the ambassador of Pakistan for the eradication of Polio.[3] British Council Beyond Borders project, awareness regarding the dangers of drug addiction. In this regard, he has used his talent to produce a song called "Tum abhi to aa kar"' accompanied by a video to portray the social impact on an individual of drug intake. He sang another social awareness song "Taaleem Sub Kay Liey" for a project of US aid.

Another turf is a program against illiteracy, which he has been exploring. In conjunction with this, he is running ten schools in the most backward and underdeveloped areas of Pakistan under the 'Taleem for All' program.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title
2000 Bol Tujhay Kya Chahiye
2001 Ucchayan Majajan Aali
2003 Jind Jan Sohnian
2013 Love, Life, Revolution

Most famous songs[edit]

Year Album
2000 "Mehndi" (music by Jawad Ahmed) – Vol. 1
"Allah Meray Dil Kay Ander"
"Bin Tere Kya Hai Jeena"[5]
"Aa Jaa Hunn Dholna"
"Tu Hi Dildar Hai"
"Banto Di Jaan Haan Main"
"Ucchayan Majajan Wali"
"Dosti"
"Aaee Mehndi Ki Yeh Raat, Gori Karat Singhaar"[6]
"Aasman se uncha"
"Aj dharti ko rang de" (album 2, Mehndi)

Filmography[edit]

  • Pakistani film Moosa Khan (2001) (music and lyrics by Jawad Ahmad)[7]
  • Pakistani and Indian joint-venture film Virsa (2010) (music arranged by Jawad Ahmad)[8]

Television[edit]

Jawad Ahmed has done hosting for television and has performed for morale boosting of Pakistani soldiers. He also did the documentary series Har Dam Tayyar for the Pakistan Armed Forces in 2002 including:

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Awarding Body Result
2003 Lux Style Award Best Singer 2003 Best Singer Lux Style Award Nominees
2006 Sitara-e-Esar Services in rehabilitation of the earthquake victims Government of Pakistan Won
2006 Tamgha-e-Imtiaz[9] Acknowledging the services of Jawad Ahmad in the field of music Government of Pakistan Won
2006 Polio Award[9] Ambassador for Polio Eradication by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF Government of Pakistan Won
2007 Indus Music Awards Indus Music's Best Bangrha Song Award Indus Music Awards Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/season7/jawad-ahmed.html, Profile of Jawad Ahmad on cokestudio.com website, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  2. ^ a b c http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/jawad-ahmed-640, Profile of Jawad Ahmad on Pakistan Herald newspaper, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  3. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/53698/jawad-adds-voice-to-anti-polio-drive, 'Jawad adds voice to anti-polio drive', Dawn newspaper, Published 22 August 2002, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  4. ^ For detailed information visit www.taaleemforall.org
  5. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/23512/peshawar-music-lovers-enjoy-charity-concert, 'PESHAWAR: Music lovers enjoy charity concert' by Jawad Ahmad, Dawn newspaper, Published 22 February 2002, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrEiS0dm8po, Jawad Ahmad's song on YouTube, Uploaded 28 September 2008, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338263/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast, Pakistani film Moosa Khan (2001), music and lyrics by Jawad Ahmad on IMDb website, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1636842/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast, Virsa (2010) film with music by Jawad Ahmad on IMDb website, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  9. ^ a b http://www.urduwire.com/people/jawad-ahmad_400.aspx, Profile and awards received by Jawad Ahmad, Retrieved 28 March 2017

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