Zohaib Hassan

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Zoheb Hassan
زوہیب حسن
Birth name Syed Zoheb-u-Din Hassan
Born (1966-11-18) November 18, 1966 (age 50)
Origin Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation(s) CEO of B&H, advisor to Governor of Sindh, singer, producer
Years active 1981–1992; 2006–2007, 2014–2015
Labels EMI Pakistan
Associated acts Nazia Hassan
Website Official Website
Notable instruments
Guitar

Zoheb Hassan (born November 18, 1966) is a Pakistani pop icon and was a part of the duo Nazia and Zoheb.

Early career and breakthrough[edit]

See also: Nazia and Zoheb

Zoheb and his sister Nazia spent their childhood in Karachi as well as London.

After the release of their first album, Disco Deewane, Nazia and Zoheb became the South-Asian sub-continent's first pop icons.[citation needed] Several successful albums established the duo's status as pioneers of pop music in the region. They sold over 85 million records worldwide and topped the charts in several countries, including South Africa, Guatemala, Columbia, Venezuela, etc.

Zoheb is a singer, songwriter and producer. His ballad "Chehra" is considered a core romantic anthem to this day. He has received 12 gold, 4 platinum and 2 double platinum discs in his music career. He is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Nations Association of Pakistan and an award from Oxford University for Achievements in the field of South Asian Music. He took some time off from music after Nazia's demise to concentrate on his family business in Pakistan and the UK. Zoheb is married to Gina who is a writer and has three children Allyana, Amelia and Azmere.

His latest album, SIGNATURE, was released in 2015, in collaboration with EMI Pakistan and Sa Re Ga Ma (in India).[1][2] In an interview with Express Tribune, Zoheb reminisces, "Signature actually contains the last track that Nazia Hassan sung. Unfortunately she fell ill and plans for an album were put on hold." He also revealed that Nazia had sung alternate versions of "Koi Nahi", "Disco Deewane" and "Boom Boom" - all three of which have been put into one song in Signature. "The album revolves around my experiences and all that I and my family have experienced over the last 10 years or so," he added. He plans a documentary and released the album's first music video, 'Always On My Mind', the track bringing to mind, the original Always on My Mind.[3] The title is in English, but the lyrics are in Urdu. The music video features Zoheb himself, and portrays a celebrity’s life , who loses out on his family life after his climb to success.[4]

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Star/Boom Boom (1982)
  • Dil Wala (1986)
  • Ilzaam (1986)
  • Sheela (1987)
  • Saaya (1989)

Solos[edit]

  • Our Love Last Forever (1981)
  • Ankhien Band Karo (1995)
  • Star of Asia (2002)
  • Medlay (2002)
  • Sathi Ray (2003)
  • Khubsoorat (2003)

TV appearances[edit]

  • Disco Deewane (BBC Show 1981)
  • Disco Deewane (DD 1 1981)
  • BBC News (1981)
  • Zia Moh-u-Din Show (Channel 4 1981)
  • David Sole (1981)
  • David Essex (1981)
  • Neelam Ghar (1983–1988)
  • Young Tarang Show (DD 1 1984)
  • Aap Ke Liye (PTV 1985)
  • Youth Festival (1985)
  • PTV Election Transmission (1985)
  • TV Hits (1987)
  • BBC Show (1987)
  • 7Th PTV Awards (1987)
  • PTV Awards (1988)
  • Don't Think Twice (1988)
  • Aap Ka Zamir (1987)
  • Music 89 (1989)
  • Nazia Zoheb Dubai show 89 (1989)
  • PTV Silver Jublie Show (1989)
  • Private Eye
  • Aap Ke Mehman (1990)
  • PTV 25 (1990)
  • Mehman-i-Khasosi (1990)
  • Studio 2 (1990)
  • Eid Show (1992)
  • Kaliyan (1990–1991)
  • Pro Audio Show (1995)
  • PTV World (1998)
  • PTV Top Ten (1999)
  • Zee TV (2000)
  • Tribute Concert to Nazia Hassan (2002)
  • PTV Prime (2000)
  • PTV Nite Time Transmission (2002)
  • PTV Awards (2002)
  • Face of The Year (2002)
  • Black & White (Indus Vision 2002)
  • PTV Ramdan Transmission (2003)
  • Face of The Year (2003)
  • Gaye Ge Dunia Geet Mere (Geo TV, 2003)
  • Kismet Show (Geo TV, 2006)
  • Hum Morning Show (Hum TV, 2007)
  • PTV ED Live Transmission (August 13, 2007)
  • Marina Morning (ARY Digital, October 31, 2007)
  • Baat Nikley Gee Tu (ARY Digital, December 26, 2007)
  • Tribute to Nazia Hassan (Play TV, 2008)
  • Nazia Hassan Ke Salgirah (MTV, 2008)
  • Subah Sawaire with Shaista (ARY OneWorld, 2008)
  • Sunday with Bushra (Geo Entertainment, April 27, 2008)

TV dramas[edit]

  • Kismet (Geo TV, 2006)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zoheb Hassan releases ‘Always on my Mind’
  2. ^ Nazia and Zoheb Hassan
  3. ^ Signature by Zoheb Hassan Archived April 20, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Zoheb Hassan Reveals First Song From Album Signature Archived May 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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