Sahir Ali Bagga
Sahir Ali Bagga
ساحر علی بگا
|Born||10 April 1978|
|Genres||Rock, sufi, pop, R&B and Pakistani film music, Pakistan Television music|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, music director, singer, instrumentalist and record producer|
|Associated acts||Pritam Chakraborty, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Coke Studio Pakistan|
Recently he has composed music for the Pakistani movie, Zinda Bhaag (2013). He also worked on the soundtrack of Pakistani movies, Hijrat (2016) and Tamanna (2014), contributing two songs to the latter; Koi Dil Mein and Chell Oi. He has also composed music of Hum TV's Ishq-e-Benaam. He gained some added recognition by appearing on Coke Studio (Pakistan). "Yeh mumkin tou nahi", "Malang", "Baazi","Rab Waaris", "Roye Roye " and "Dhola" are his famous sound tracks.
Sahir Ali Bagga is the son of the 1970s Pakistani composer Amjad Hussain. Sahir Ali Bagga started in the music industry as a drummer and later joined the band Jupiters where he met music video singer Jawad Ahmad. He composed music for Ahmed's album and this helped Bagga find his career path, later on, Pakistan Army boosted his career to Himalayan peak by adopting him as an official singer of National Armed forces after Noor Jehan. He first received recognition and praise for his work and musical arrangements on Pakistan Television produced TV show named Virsa: Heritage Revived (2009–2010) TV season. On this show, he composed music for TV performances of Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Azra Jehan, Sanam Marvi and many more performers. This highly popular TV show was hosted by Lahore's socially active personality Yousuf Salahuddin.
He also sang some popular TV dramas OSTs, such as one of the best O Rangreza (Hum TV), Iltija (Ary Digital TV), Khudgharz (ARY Digital), Intezaar (A plus TV) and many more. His recent OST for the TV drama O Rangreza received much recognition and was nominated for Lux Style Awards in 2018. He also sung the Ost of Bharosa Pyar Tera and wrote the lyrics for the OST of the hit drama Khaani. He has also appeared in Coke Studio Pakistan (season 10) in a duet song with Aima Baig.
- Khan, Sher (20 April 2012). "Sahir Ali Bagga: Age of glory". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 14 January 2019.
- "Hijrat makers promise entertainment". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 30 October 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
- "Tamanna: An uplifting collaboration". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 10 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
- Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Sanam Marvi sing Allama Iqbal on YouTube (music by Sahir Ali Bagga) Uploaded 27 November 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2019
- Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig appearance at Coke Studio (Pakistan) on YouTube Retrieved 14 January 2019