Shuja Haider (singer)

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Shuja Haider
OriginKarachi,
GenresRock, pop, classical
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, composer, music director and record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitars, keyboards
Years active1995 - Present
Associated actsStrings, Zeb and Haniya, Coke Studio, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Haroon, Shoaib Mansoor

Shuja Haider or Shuja Hyder is a Pakistani singer, songwriter, composer, music director and record producer. Haider is best known as a playback singer in films Khuda Kay Liye (2007) and Bol (2011). He wrote and performed a song in an Indian film Ru Ba Ru (2008) and served as music director for Lux Style Awards for two years.

Haider marked his debut in television as a composer and vocalist for the drama serials Tum Mere Hi Rehna (2014), Muqaddas (2015), Sehra Main Safar (2015) and Mann Mayal (2016).[1] He also released three singles "Tera Woh Payar", "Baanwerey" and "Nawazishein". In 2016, he marked his Coke Studio debut, as a music director.[2]

Career[edit]

Haider is known for his collaboration with Shoaib Mansoor in his films Khuda Kay Liye (2007) and Bol, where he recorded solo and duets with Ahmed Jahanzeb.[3] Describing his work experience Haider said, "Right now people in the film industry aren’t making music properly. The music for Bol and Khuda Kay Liye, on the other hand, was very conceptual. The brilliant thing about Shoaib sahab is that you know exactly what he wants from you," he further said, "sound without vision is nothing. It’s like hammering a nail. It’s not music."[3]

In 2013, Shuja debut in television industry and worked exclusively with Hum TV composing, recording and producing music for its drama serials including Tum Mere Hi Rehna (2014), Muqaddas (2015), Sehra Main Safar (2015) and Mann Mayal (2016).[4][5] He also recorded music videos and singles including "Tera Woh Payar", "Baanwerey" and "Nawazishein".[6]

In 2016, he marked his Coke Studio debut in series season 9,[7] where he served as one of six music producers on the show,[8] producing and recording songs with assigned artist.[9] His team includes Meesha Shafi, Naeem Abbas Rufi, Momina Mustehsan, Umair Jaswal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.[10] Currently haider is producing music for three projects of Hum Films, Haider said, "I can’t disclose the names right now but I can tell you that they are being produced under the banner of Hum Films."[3] Shuja Haider is also working on this passion project soundscape in which he aim is to revive concerts and live performance in Pakistan.[11]

Discography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Coke Studio[edit]

Original/singles[edit]

  • "Nawazishein"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hum TV's Drama 'Mann Mayal' OST, Timings & Pictures". brandsynario. January 23, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "With strings attached: Multiple producers to helm Coke Studio 9 - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2016-05-27.
  3. ^ a b c Ansari, Hasan (June 15, 2016). "Shuja Haider: the unsung star of Pakistani music". The Express Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "OST Mann Mayal By Quratulain Balouch and Shuja Hyder". Pakistan Music.com. January 24, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Shuja Hyder and Quratulain Baloch create magic for 'Mann Mayal's' OST". Rozina Bhutto. Happening in Pakistan. February 1, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Shuja Hyder – Nawazishein". Pakistan Music.com. December 7, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Revealed: Here's the artist line-up for 'Coke Studio 9' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-06-16. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  8. ^ Raj, Ali (April 3, 2016). "Coke Studio: 6 producers. 1 show. Will it work?". The Express Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Coke Studio 9 artists list revealed". The News Teller. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Sengupta, Arka (June 17, 2016). "'Coke Studio Pakistan' undergoes major revamp in Season 9; artiste line-up revealed". International Business Times. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Shuja Haider announces his passion project, 'Soundscape' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2017-08-22. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  12. ^ "Verna OST is a triumph | TNS - The News on Sunday". tns.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  13. ^ "Pukaar (Ost) By Shuja Haider Mp3 Song Download - Mr-Jatt". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

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