Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu: راحت فتح علی خان ) (born 9 December 1974),[1] is a Pakistani musician, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and also the grandson of Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan.[2] In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is also popular as a playback singer in Bollywood and the Pakistan film industry.[3]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Background information
Native name
راحت فتح علی خان
Birth nameRahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born9 December 1974 (age 44)[1]
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginPakistan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Qawwali singer
  • Playback singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Harmonium
Years active1985–present
Associated actsNusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan
Websiterfakworld.com

Early life

Rahat was born into a Punjabi family of Qawwals and classical singers in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.[2] He is the son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, grandson of Fateh Ali Khan and the nephew of legendary Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[4]

Rahat displayed an adoration for music from a very young age and was often found to be singing with his uncle and father, as young as three. From an age of seven, he was already being trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of singing Qawwali.[5][6]

Career

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Samaa TV

Rahat performed publicly for the first time, when he was nine, at the death anniversary of his grandfather. Since he was fifteen, he was an integral part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's well-known qawwali group and toured the UK with his uncle in 1985. He also performed solo songs at different concerts, in addition to fulfilling his roles in the Quawalli group.

He debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the movie Paap (2003), in the song "Mann Ki Lagan".

In April 2012 Rahat toured in the UK, performing at Wembley Arena and the Manchester Arena, playing to a combined audience of over 20,000 people and creating a record of maximum ticket-sales.[7][8]

The song "Zaroori Tha" from the album Back 2 Love (2014) became the first original non-film music video from the Indian subcontinent to cross 100 million views after two years, and 200 million views within three years of its release.[9][10]

Soundtracks and collaboration

In a subordinate role with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, working in collaboration with Eddie Vedder, of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, Rahat contributed to the soundtrack of the 1995 Hollywood film, Dead Man Walking. In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of The Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner.[11] In 2002, Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song "Maki Madni" for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise. In 2006, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

Television

He judged the show, Chhote Ustaad alongside Sonu Nigam. He was also one of the judges on the singing reality show Junoon, premiered on NDTV Imagine in 2008.[12][13]

Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Rahat became the first Pakistani to perform at any Nobel Prize concert, when he was invited to the concert at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.[14] He performed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's most memorable qawwali "Tumhe Dillagi" and "Mast Qalandar", and he also sang "Aao Parhao" there.[15][16]

Musical shows

Coke Studio

Rahat has appeared in four seasons of the Pakistani musical show Coke Studio.

He first appeared in season 1, where he collaborated with singer Ali Azmat for the track "Garaj Baras". He then collaborated with Abida Parveen in season 6 for "Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni".

In season 9, he sang "Afreen Afreen" along with Momina Mustehsan which has garnered more than 220 million view on Youtube, becoming the first pakistani song to cross that mark. [17]He collaborated with Amjad Sabri for "Aaj Rang Hai", which was the final performance of the latter, prior to his assassination on 22 June 2016.[18]

He appeared in Coke Studio Pakistan (season 10) where he performed "Sayonee" with Ali Noor and a solo number called Rangreza.

MTV Unplugged

Rahat had appeared in MTV Unplugged (India) in 2016.[19][20]

Controversy

In 2018 daughter of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan said she intended to take legal action against copyright infringement of singers who sing her father's songs. To this Rahat responded saying he was the adopted successor of Nusrat and doesn't need anyone's permission to sing his songs[21]. In January 2019, Khan was accused of smuggling foreign currency and summonned by the Enforcement directorate of Government of India[22].

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result
Lux Style Awards
2014 "Malal" – Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Song of the Year Won
2016 "Teray Bina Jeena" – Bin Roye Best Male Playback Won
2017 "Yeh Ishq" – Yeh Ishq Best TV OST Nominated
2018 "Sanwar De Khudaya" – Arth 2 Best Male Singer[23] Pending
ARY Film Awards
2014 "Pata Yaar Da" – Zinda Bhaag ARY Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer Won
2016 "Saroor De" – Halla Gulla Won
Hum Awards
2013 "Nadamat" – Nadamat Hum Award for Best Original Soundtrack Nominated
2015 "Sadqay Tumhare" – Sadqay Tumhare Won
2016 "Karb" – Karb Won
Pakistan Media Awards
2011 Best Male Singer Won
2013 Won
UK Asian Music Awards
2010 Best International Act[24] Won
2012 International Artist of the Decade Won
Best International Act Won
"Teri Meri" – Bodyguard Best Selling Download Won
Filmfare Awards
2010 "Aaj Din Chadheya" – Love Aaj Kal Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer Nominated
2011 "Dil To Bachcha Hai" – Ishqiya Won
"Sajda" – My Name is Khan Nominated
2012 "Teri Meri" – Bodyguard Nominated
2017 "Jag Ghoomeya" – Sultan Nominated
IIFA Awards
2006 "Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye" – Kalyug IIFA Award for Best Male Playback Singer Nominated
2010 "Ajj Din Chadheya" – Love Aaj Kal Nominated
2011 "Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" – Dabangg Won
"Dil To Bachcha Hai" – Ishqiya Nominated
2012 "Teri Meri" – Bodyguard Nominated
Screen Awards
2010 "Aaj Din Chadheya" – Love Aaj Kal Screen Award for Best Male Playback Won
2011 "Dil To Bachcha Hai" – Ishqiya Won
Producers Guild Film Awards
2006 "Jiya Dhadhak" – Kalyug Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer Nominated
2011 "Dil To Bachcha Hai" – Ishqiya Won
"Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" – Dabangg Nominated
2012 "Teri Meri" – Bodyguard Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards
2010
[25][26]
"Sajda" – My Name is Khan Best Song in Sufi Tradition Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
"Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" – Dabangg Won
2011 "Teri Meri" – Bodyguard[27] Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2014 "Rab Jaane" – Back 2 Love[28] Indi Pop Song of the Year Won
2016 "Jag Ghoomeya" – Sultan[29] Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2017 "Mere Rashke Qamar" – Baadshaho[30] Nominated
Others
2008 Masala Lifestyle Popular Choice Awards: Best Asian Concert Won
"Bharday Jholy" – Bharday Jholy The Musik Best OST Award Won
2010 "Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" – Dabangg BIG Star Entertainment Awards: Best Singer Won
2012 "Koi Dil Mein" – Tamanna 14th London Asian Film Festival: Best Music Talent in a Film[31] Won
2013 "Akhiyan" – Mirza – The Untold Story PTC Punjabi Film Awards: Best Playback Singer Male Won
2017 "Khudaya" – Actor in Law International Pakistan Prestige Awards: Best Singer[32] Nominated

See also

References

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External links

Afreen Afreen

"Afrin Afrin" (English: Praise to her Creator! Praise to her Creator!) is a ghazal song written by Javed Akhtar and composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Back 2 Love (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan album)

Back 2 Love is an album by Pakistani Qawwali singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The album was released globally on 9 June 2014. Back 2 Love is a collection of 10 songs including collaborations with Indian musicians and singers like Salim-Sulaiman and Shreya Ghoshal.

Coke Studio Pakistan (season 1)

The first season of the Pakistani music television series Coke Studio commenced airing on February 6, 2008 and ended on April 18, 2008.

The show was produced by The Coca-Cola Company and Rohail Hyatt. The production team included Rohail Hyatt as the executive producer along with Umber Hyatt being the producer of the show. Natasha De Souza and Naseer-ud-din Wasif served as production team members.Artist featuring in the show included, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar, Ustaad H. B Gullo, Saieen Tufail Ahmed, Strings, Sajid & Zeeshan, Saba & Selina and Mauj. The show also featured a house band which had some of the high-profile musicians in the country including, Omran Shafique on guitars, Kamran Zafar on bass guitars, Zeeshan Parwez on keyboards and turntables, Louis 'Gumby' Pinto on drums. Other members of the house band included, Saba Shabbir, Athar Sani and Selina Rashid on backing vocals along with Babar Khanna, Zulfiq 'Shazee' Ahmed Khan and The Abdul Latif Band on percussions.The first episode aired on June 8, followed by the second episode being aired on June 29. The third episode was aired on all locals channels on July 20 and the show came to an end on August 4, which also rebroadcast three songs, "Sar Kiye" by Strings, "Garaj Baras" by Ali Azmat featuring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and "Allah Hu" by Tufail Ahmed and Ali Zafar, from the previous episodes.

Dama Dam Mast Qalandar

Dama Dam Mast Qalandar (Sindhi: دما دم مست قلندر‎) is a spiritual Sufi song written in the honour of the most revered Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177–1274) of Sehwan Sharif. The original poem was initially written by the 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrow, then further modified by Bulleh Shah in the 18th century.

It is said that this qawwali was adapted from the original prayer by Amir Khusrow, and was then modified completely by Bulleh Shah. Bulleh Shah gave an entirely different color to the qawwali, adding verses in praises of Shahbaz Qalandar and giving it a large tint of Sindhi culture. The poem includes a reference to the town of Sehwan, which is home to the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The word "Laal" can refer to Jhulelal as a young man, or his red dress.

With origins dating back 600 years, "Dama Dam Mast Qalandar" is a popular traditional Sufi Islamic folk song across the northern Indian subcontinent as well as Iran. Various renditions of the song have been composed and performed by numerous composers and singers.

Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan

Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu: فرخ فتح علی خان‎) (December 25, 1952 – September 9, 2003) was a player of the harmonium in Qawwali and also was a member of a well-known family of Qawwali musicians. He was the younger brother of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the son of Fateh Ali Khan, the nephew of Mubarak Ali Khan, and the father of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Garaj Baras

"Garaj Baras" (Urdu: گرج برس, literal English translation: "thunder and rain") is the seventh track on the 2003 album Dewaar by the sufi rock band Junoon. The song is written by the band's vocalist, Ali Azmat and lyricist, Sabir Zafar. The single was selected as part of a Bollywood movie soundtrack in 2003 for the film Paap directed by Pooja Bhatt. The song topped the charts in both India and Pakistan in 2004.

In addition, the single also featured in several other albums of Junoon like Daur-e-Junoon (2002) and Dewaar: The Best of Junoon (2004). Ali Azmat was nominated for "Best Soundtrack" and "Best Song" awards at the Sahara Awards held in London, England, for his single "Garaj Baras" being part of the Indian film Paap. The single was also nominated for the "Best Song" award at the ARY Asian/Bollywood Awards in 2004. The music video release in India of the soundtrack was directed by Tungsten and produced by Music Mushroom/Fish Eye.

On 8 June 2008, Ali Azmat performed a duet of "Garaj Baras" with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan along with singles from his solo albums at the Coke Studio season one first episode. On 1 July 2011, "Garaj Baras" was named at No. 2 in a list of Junoon's top 10 songs published by Gibson Guitar on their website.

Geo Kahani

GEO Kahani (Urdu:جیو کہانی) is an entertainment channel of GEO network, broadcasting in Urdu Language. Title song of channel is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Some of the most popular dramas are the dhaani, Mera Sultan, and sh]]. Geo Kahani began its transmission in the U.K. from 11 August 2017, ending the 4-year run of Geo Tez.

Jag Ghoomeya

"Jag Ghoomeya" (English: Toured the world) is a Hindi song from the soundtrack of 2016 Indian film Sultan. The song is written by Irshad Kamil, composed by Vishal–Shekhar and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It is picturised upon Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma for the film. The song also has an audio version by Salman Khan, and a female version by Neha Bhasin picturised upon Anushka Sharma.

Jatt James Bond

Jatt James Bond or JJB is a 2014 Indian Punjabi film directed by Rohit Jugraj, and starring Gippy Grewal and Zareen Khan as leads, along with Gurpreet Ghuggi, Yashpal Sharma. The music of the film is given by Jatinder Shah.

The film marks the Punjabi cinema debut of Bollywood actress Zareen Khan in her first Punjabi film. It was released on 25 April 2014.

Khamosh Raho

Khamosh Raho is a 2011 Pakistani Urdu language film directed by Altaf Hussain. It stars Shaan Shahid and Juggan Kazim in lead roles.

Mere Rashke Qamar

"Mere Rashke Qamar" (Urdu: میرے رشک قمر‎; Hindi: "मेरे रश्के क़मर") is a ghazal-qawwali written by Urdu poet Fana Buland Shehri and composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It was first performed in 1988 by Khan, and popularized by him and his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan several times in different concerts.

Mirchi Music Award for Male Vocalist of The Year

The Mirchi Music Award for Male Vocalist of The Year is given yearly by Radio Mirchi as a part of its annual Mirchi Music Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male vocalist who has delivered an outstanding performance in a film song.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan discography

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, who has sung several songs in Pakistan and India, including the Pakistani film and drama industries, as well as Coke Studio and Bollywood. He is a well-known Qawwali singer, and has also sung many national songs and ghazals.

Samjhawan

"Samjhawan" is a romantic song from the 2014 Bollywood film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Re-created by Sharib−Toshi, the song is sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal, with lyrics by Ahmad Anees and Kumaar. The song was originally composed by Sahir Ali Bagga and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for the Punjabi film Virsa. An "unplugged" version of this song sung by the leading actress of the film, Alia Bhatt, was released on 2 July 2014.

Sochta Hoon

"Sochta Hoon" (transl. I think / I wonder) is a ghazal-qawwali written and performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, originally in UK

1985 Tour on 28 February at Allah Ditta Centre Birmingham. It had been popularized by him and his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan several times in different concerts.

Tere Mast Mast Do Nain

"Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" is a song from the bollywood film Dabangg starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, directed by Abhinav Kashyap.

Teri Meri

"Teri Meri" (English: Yours and Mine) is a Hindi song from the Hindi film Bodyguard, starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The song was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal. The song was composed by Himesh Reshammiya, while its lyrics were penned by Shabbir Ahmed. The song along with the other tracks was released on 27 July 2011.

Tumhe Dillagi

"Tumhe Dillagi" is a ghazal song written by lyricist Purnam Allahabadi and composed by prominent Sufi singer of Pakistan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Yeh Zindagi

Yeh Zindagi is a Single Hindi song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Written and music by Sahir Ali Bagga.

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