Talat Aziz

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Talat Aziz
Talat Aziz in 2017
Talat Aziz in 2017
Background information
Born (1956-11-11) 11 November 1956 (age 67)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
GenresGhazal, playback singing, actor
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active1979–present

Talat Aziz (born 11 November 1956) is a ghazal singer and actor.

Early life[edit]

Aziz was born in Hyderabad, India to Abdul Azeem Khan and Sajida Abid, a famous Urdu writer and poet.[1][2] He attended Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.[3]

His family organized Mehfils, inviting artists and poets such as Jagjit Singh and Jan Nisar Akhtar. This greatly influenced him to learn music from an early age.

Personal life[edit]

Bina and Talat Aziz in 2012

Aziz is married to Bina Aziz, a painter and art curator. They have two sons, Adnan Aziz and Shayaan Aziz.


Musical career[edit]

Aziz took his initial training in music from Kirana Gharana. He was trained primarily by Ustad Samad Khan and later by Ustad Faiyyaz Ahmed Khan.

After his initial training, Aziz learnt music from the Ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan. He appeared with him in many concerts in India and worldwide.

He released his first album in 1980, under Jagjit Singh titled titled Jagjit Singh presents Talat Aziz.[4] In 1981, he sang in the film Umrao Jaan where he sang alongside Lata Mangeshkar.

He has sung many songs for composers Laxmikant–Pyarelal and Rajesh Roshan.

Aziz has also composed music for various TV serials. He composed music for serials such as Deewar, Baaz, Adhikaar, Ghutan, Sailaab, Aashirwad and Noorjahan. He composed music and sung for a feature film titled Majaz: Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karun. This film was produced by Shakeel Akhtar and was a biography on the poet Majaz. He has released many albums and has collaborated with singers such as Sonu Nigam, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Ghulam Ali, Hariharan and Pankaj Udhas.


Besides composing music for various TV serials, he also acted in them. Aziz was supposed to play the lead role in the film Dhun, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, however the film got shelved. In 2015, he appeared in the film Fitoor where he played a brief role. In 2023, he appeared in the family-drama Gulmohar[5] and the following year he starred in the film Fighter.[6][7]


  • Jagjit Singh Presents Talat Aziz
  • Talat Aziz Live
  • Best of Talat Aziz
  • Images
  • A Dream Come True
  • Lehren
  • Ehsaas
  • Suroor
  • Saughaat
  • Tasavvur
  • Manzli
  • Dhadkan
  • Shahkaar
  • Mehboob
  • Irshaad
  • Khubsoorat
  • Khushnuma
  • Silver Anniversary Concert
  • Caravan E Ghazal
  • A Tribute to the Master Medhi Hasan
  • Parchaaiyan Volume 1 and 2
  • Hardil Aziz
  • Betaabiyaan
  • Jazbaat
  • The Ghazal Maestro
  • Wo Shaam

Popular film songs[edit]

Song Movie Year
Zindagi Jab Bhi Teri Bazm Mein Umrao Jaan 1981
Phir Chhidi Raat Baat Phoolon Ki Bazaar 1982
Tumhin Se Roshan Hai Raat Meri Lorie 1982
Aaina Mujhse Meri Daddy 1989
Yaad Aane Wale Kyun Dhun 1991
Main Aatma Tu Parmaatma 1991
Lagi Prem Dhun Laagi 1991
Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Shararat 2002
Saaz e Dil Naghmae Jaan Yatra 2006


As actor[edit]


As contestant[edit]


  1. ^ AR, Reshmi (30 October 2023). "Talat Aziz in Hyderabad: Nothing like evocative memories". www.deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  2. ^ AR, Reshmi (6 November 2023). "Happy to be back in my hometown: Talat Aziz". www.deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Talat Aziz serenades audience at HPS centenary celebration". The Times of India. 29 October 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  4. ^ "Talat Aziz: Jagjit Singh was like an elder brother to me, he used to always tell me to act - Exclusive". The Times of India. 4 March 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIVE | Talat Aziz on working with Sharmila Tagore: 'I also had a connection with her husband Tiger Pataudi'-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 4 March 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Ghazal singer Talat Aziz to play Hrithik Roshan's father in Fighter". The Times of India. 2 October 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Talat Aziz: People will love the father-son chemistry between me and Hrithik in Fighter". Hindustan Times. 2 October 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  8. ^ "Talat Aziz opens up about being part of Scam 2003, his scenes being cut from Hansal Mehta's show | Exclusive". DNA India. Retrieved 27 January 2024.

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