Sahir Ali Bagga

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Sahir Ali Bagga
Born10 April 1980
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationComposer, music director, singer and instrumentalist for films and television
Years active2009 – present
Known forAssociated acts with: Pritam Chakraborty, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Coke Studio Pakistan
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2020
Websitesahiralibagga.com

Sahir Ali Bagga (born 10 April 1980) is a Pakistani singer, music director and composer from Lahore, who composes music for Lollywood and other independent singers.[1][2]

Recently he has composed music for the Pakistani movie, Zinda Bhaag (2013). He also worked on the soundtrack of Pakistani movies, Hijrat (2016)[3] and Tamanna (2014), contributing two songs to the latter; Koi Dil Mein and Chell Oi.[4] 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 nahin", "Malang", "Baazi","Rab Waaris", "Roye Roye " ,"Dhola" and "Badnamiyan" are his famous soundtracks.

Career[edit]

Sahir Ali Bagga is the son of the 1970s Pakistani music composer and drummer Amjad Hussain. He was musically trained by the musicians of the family of Ustad Tafu.[2] 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 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.[1]

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. In May 2021, he appeared in an upbeat, Punjabi song titled Badnamiyan, alongside Alizeh Shah.[5]

Sahir Ali Bagga is quoted as saying, "I always want to make music that relates to my land, my culture and my home. Our raags, our beats, our lyrics – these are our own colors. I want to give my fans the kind of music that shows these colors".[2]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

In 2020, the government of Pakistan awarded him the Pride of Performance Award in recognition of his music composition for "Bara Dushman Bana Phirta Hai",[6] a march song originally released in December 2015 by the Inter-Services Public Relations on the first anniversary of 2014 Peshawar school massacre.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Khan, Sher (20 April 2012). "Sahir Ali Bagga: Age of glory". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Profile of Sahir Ali Bagga on Coke Studio (Pakistan) website Published 2019, Retrieved 6 December 2021
  3. ^ "Hijrat makers promise entertainment". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 30 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Tamanna: An uplifting collaboration". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 10 January 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Alizeh Shah's tank-top has triggered people and she's over it". Dawn (newspaper), Published 18 May 2021, Retrieved 6 December 2021
  6. ^ Ali, Mohammad (8 September 2020). "Governor Punjab Confers Civil Awards". UrduPoint. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  7. ^ "ISPR releases sequel of 'Bara Dushman Bana Phirta Hai' - ARY NEWS". ARY NEWS. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2021.

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