Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Full Name- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born- 1974, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Origin- Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres- Bollywood playback singing and Qawwali singing
Occupations- Vocalist, Musician, Recording Artist
Instruments- Harmonium
Years Active- 1985-Present

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani musician, singer and mainly sings bollywood songs and Qawwalis, a devotional form of Sufiaana music. He is also the nephew of all time great musicians, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He also sings ghazals and other light formats in addition to film songs and Qawwalis. He has fans all over and as a result has performed in Pakistan, India and all around the world.

Early Life

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was born in 1974 in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan in a family of traditional musicians. He is the son of Farukh Fateh Ali Khan. He was trained by none other than the great, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the music genres of Qawwalis and of course classical music.

Professional Career

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's first public performance was when he was just ten years old and traveled with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and sang some songs in addition to the Qawwalis singing with the group.

However, his big bollywood debut came in 2004 when he crooned the super hit song 'Man Ki Lagan' from the movie 'Paap' featuring John Abraham, Mohan Agashe and Udita Goswami.

Since then he has become a prominent face of many songs in bollywood and has not looked back since then. As a result, he won 'Best International Act' at the UK Asian Music Awards (UK AMAs).

International contributions and sound tracks

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan worked with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and collaborated with American rock band, Pearl Jam. He also contributed to the sound track of the 1995 Hollywood flick 'Dead Man walking'. His most recent activity internationally was that his vocals were featured in the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

He has also sung in albums like Dharti Dharti and Hum Pakistan recently.

Television

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan recently hosted the popular show, Chote Ustaad 2 along with Sonu Nigam, another musical genius.

Discography

Singles

Albums

Compilations

Pakistani Drama Soundtrack

Hollywood Soundtracks

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Bollywood Songs