Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan the legend of Qawwali was born on December 9,1974 in Faisalabad , Punjab , Pakistan. He is often recognized as nephew of Qawwal Maestro ‘’Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’’
And son of Farruk Fateh Ali Khan and Grandson of Fateh Ali Khan. He got married to Nida Rahat and have 2 children Shazmaan Khan and Filza Khan.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was selected at birth by his uncle for tutoring in the art of qawwali music. A precocious child, Rahat was singing at the age of three with his uncle and his father Farroukh Fateh Ali Khan, another respected qawwali singer.
Rahat began formalized training with his uncle at the age of six. By age 15, Rahat officially joined his uncle’s celebrated group.
Since becoming the head of the group, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has performed on a variety of recordings and has sung with Eddie Vedder at the Dead Man Walking Concert put on by Tim Robbins.
He and his band continue to entrance world audiences with numerous shows around the globe. Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s self-titled release on American Recordings is his U.S. debut. Recorded in Santa Monica, CA, its four tracks are both emotionally charged and expertly performed. Producer Rick Rubin, of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Beastie Boys fame, boosts Rahat’s already potent sounds by cranking up the low end and placing the tabla way up in the mix.
Though Rahat is excited to play with Western pop musicians and lay down tracks in state-of-the-art studios, he is ultimately most concerned with the art of qawwali and its mystically imbued message.
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.
In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of The Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner. 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.
He debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the movie Paap (2003), in the song “Mann Ki Lagan“.
Some of his Albums include:-
FOREVER – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
KINNA SOHNA with Michael Brook.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also given his voice to many Bollywood Movies like for Aaja Nachle ”O Re Piya”
Bodyguard “Teri Meri” , Jhoom Barabar Jhoom ”Bol Na Halke Halke”
Rahat also made his appearance on Indian National Television Channel on Star Plus in 2007.
And Junoon on NDTV Imagine.
Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was second Pakistani to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11. Junoon performed at the concert earlier, according to Dawn.com.
The concert, was held at the Oslo Spektrum Arena, was hosted by Queen Latifah and will honour India’s Kailash Satyarthi and the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace prize, Malala Yousafzai, for the work they have done to promote children’s rights, particularly education.
He performed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s most memorable qawwali “Tumhe Dillagi“
Rahat has also appeared on Pakistani Show Coke Studio for 4 straight seasons.
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 300 million views on YouTube, becoming the first Pakistani song to cross that mark. 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. He appeared in Coke Studio Pakistan (season 10) where he performed “Sayonee” with Ali Noor and a solo number called Rangreza.
Bollywood Tracks Of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Mann Ki lagan
Maine Use Dekha Hain
Kisi Roz Milo Hume Shaam
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak
Haal – E – Dil
Jag Soona Soona Lage
Ajj Din Chadeya
Aas Paas Khuda
Aman Ki Aasha
Chalo Chalo Imran Ke Sath
Paniyon Pe Chalen
Allah Shukar Hain
Ballay Pe Nishan.
Awards and Recognitions
Song of the Year – Malaal, 2017
Best Male Playback – Tere Bina Jeena 2016
Best Male Singer – Sanwar De Khudaya 2018
Best TV OST – Kaise Yeh Marz Hain Ishq Ishq 2019
ARY Award for Best Original Soundtrack – 2015-2016
Pakistani Media Award Best Male Singer – 2011-2013
UK Asian Music Awards – Teri Meri 2012
Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Dil Toh Bachcha Hain Ji 2011
IIFA Awards – Tere Mast Mast Do Nain 2011
Screen Award for Best Male Playback – 2010- 2011
Producer Guild Film Award Best Male Playback – 2011
Best Song in Sufi Tradition ‘’Sajda” – 2010
Best Asian Concert – 2008
The Musik Award – Bhardo Jholi 2008
London Asian Film Festival “Koi Dil Mein” – 2012
PTC Punjab Film Awards Best Male Playback “Mirzya” – 2013