Ahmed Jahanzeb is a pop singer and songwriter from Pakistan. He was born on May 28, 1978. He was born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, and later became known by his stage name, AJ. Due to his classical training, Jahanzeb is one of the few vocalists in the country who can deliver genuinely moving ballads.
As a vocalist, performer, and musician, Jahanzeb demonstrates not just a command of vocal and instrumental music but also of the craft of stagecraft. In a lovely ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in 1988, Ustad Rais Khan officially made Jahanzeb his shagird (student). The event was the first of its sort to be held in both India and Pakistan. Therefore it was a big deal attended by famous people, government officials, and media members.
Early Life of Ahmed Jahanzeb
At the age of four, Jahanzeb began his singing career. His Wonder Boy status was bestowed upon him by the Khaleej Times of the Gulf. Jahanzeb is the son of Capt. Safir Ahmed a renowned and active music lover whose regular musical evenings organized entirely through his unwavering love for the art is the features.
Ahmed Jahanzeb’s first public appearance was when he was only four years old, and it was part of Jahanzeb’s yearly event for VIPs that drew an audience of over ten thousand people. At age 5, he debuted in the Laurel Neelaam exhibition, the most popular Pakistani TV show. Gulf Weekly hailed him as “talent in a tender age,” and Gulf Times dubbed him “Maestro Mini” when he performed at the Hyatt Regency in Dubai for the Pakistan exhibition hosted by the Pakistan Welfare Association in Sharjah when he was just seven years old. A few months later, he was among the musicians invited by Sony, the world-famous electronic business, to a conference in Bahrain.
Amazingly, at eight, Jahanzeb became the youngest vocalist to release his first album, called miracle boy. The event was memorable, and central government authorities, cinema, and television personalities were present to congratulate him.
On February 5, 1989, in Bandhi Rasm-E-Gandha, he demonstrated his abilities. He proved to the world why he is one of the best professors by emphasizing the significance of education.
Ahmed Jahanzeb’s Career
After his 90s tour of South Africa was a huge success, the “South African Police” invited him back in 1992 to perform at their charity concerts. In support of this worthwhile cause, Jahanzeb performed fifty concerts across the country. In 1996, he made history again by performing at the National Defence College of the Pakistan Army in front of the highest-ranking officers in the Pakistani military.
In 2000, another pivotal moment occurred in the millennium when he dropped his hit single.
“Eks Bar Kaho” catapulted him to the top of the charts. He sold almost half a million CDs and cassettes in Pakistan and elsewhere, making it the best-selling single of all time; it also spent an unprecedented 20 weeks at the top of the charts. After that, “Tu Jo Nahin” landed as a powerful blow. The technical and musical aspects of “Tu Jo Nahin,” featuring the vocals and entrancing Jahanzeb, completely blew away all the plans, making it quite evident that Jahanzeb was here to stay.
In 2002, Jahanzeb gave an exceptional performance in Dubai for a local TV channel alongside cross-border celebrities, including B, Raageshwari Jazzy, and others. Upon the release of Jahanzeb’s album “Parastish” in 2003, quickly rose to the top of the charts and went on to become the year’s fastest-selling and most successful album. According to the BBC, his CD was the most popular in South Asia in 2003.
In 2004, the Pakistani consulate in the UAE asked him to perform in the Pakistan Pavilion at the commencement of the Dubai Shopping Festival Global Village. He attracted about 100,000 there to the event.
In 2007, Shoaib Mansoor, a prominent filmmaker, approached Jahanzeb to appear in his first film, “Khuda Kay Liye.” Jahanzeb performed four of the nine songs included in the film. “Humaray Hain,” “Tilak Kamod,” “Janie Janie,” and “Bandiya Ho” are the songs from the film. The movie was instrumental in reviving the Pakistani film industry. This film’s soundtrack was the fastest-selling CD for a movie ever, and it sold out the day it was released.
Throughout his career, Jahanzeb has performed in more than thousand and fifty concerts worldwide. He has never embraced the tradition of lip-syncing, which has long ruled the entertainment industry. He only ever performs in front of an audience in person, as he considers recording his performances on DAT or CD to be a gross affront to his classical music background and the sensibilities of his listeners.
His albums are:
- Wonder Boy (1987)
- Parastish (2003)
- Daira (2004)
- Burning Borders-BBC (2005)
- Laut Aao (2008)
Ahmed Jahanzeb Collaboration with Indian Artists
In 2004, at the Royal Palm Golf Club in Lahore, Jahanzeb represented Pakistan in the Indo-Pak Peace Concert. On this historic occasion, the biggest stars from across the border played for the first time in Pakistan. He did Pakistani culture proud by sharing the stage with Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, the musical combo Jatin-Lalit, the vocalist Shaan, the actor Babul Supriyo, the comedian Sajid Khan, and the singer/songwriter Sunidhi Chauhan. The event was hailed as a big success by critics and audiences in both countries’ local press and national media.
In 2005, Jahanzeb joined the likes of A.R. Rehman, Sonu Nigam, Jatin-Lalit, Lucky Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan, VJ Sophiya, and dozens of other A-list actors and actresses like Diya Mirza, Yana Gupta, and Isha Koppikar onstage in Dubai for the Asian Bollywood Music Award. In the same year, he attended the ‘Help Concert’ in Mumbai, India, to raise money for the Prime Minister’s Tsunami Relief Fund, which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led. Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt put on a show including Jahanzeb, who received excellent reviews for his performance among other luminaries of the Indian film business.
As of 2008, Jahanzeb had been under contract with India’s premiere music film studio, TIPS, for five years. The second album he worked on with TIPS in India is complete. In June 2008, the album “Laut Aao” was released worldwide. Of the album’s total of ten tracks, Sameer contributed lyrics for half. The album had massive success, with the lead single, “Chandni Raat Mein,” topping the Pakistani Pop charts.
Coke Studio Debut of Ahmed Jahanzeb
In 2016, Ahmed Jahanzeb appeared on Coke Studio (Pakistan) for the first time in season 9.
- Allah hu Akbar ft. Shafqat Amanat Ali – Season 10
- Khaki Banda ft. Umair Jaiswal – Season 9
OST by Ahmed Jahanzeb
Jahanzeb also operates a studio for professional audio recording under the name Urban Sound Factory. He has created the OSTs for various drama serials, teleFilms, soaps, and documentaries. Khuda Kay Liye, the most recent film, received recognition all over the world.
- Laila Majnoon – OST (2000)
- Sheeshay Ka Mahal – OST (2003)
- Mujhay Pyar Chahye – OST (2004)
- Dard Itna Tha – OST (2005)
- Aisa Bhi Hota Hai – OST (2007)
- Dusri Biwi – OST (2014)
Awards and Achievements of Ahmed Jahanzeb
- PTV’s Karachi-based headquarters recognized him as the youngest artist registered as a composer in the highest tier (‘Category A’).
- In a ceremony held in honor of children in August 1988, Jahanzeb was presented with a Melody Cassette as an honor. To his knowledge, he was the first old man artist to win the prize.
- When he toured South Africa in 1990, he gave around 40 performances around the country and was labeled as a “singing sensation from Pakistan” by the Sunday Times.
- Known as “the youngest singer gazelle,” “the youngest vocalist/performance/music,” and “the youngest singer” were all titles bestowed upon him by the South African broadcasting company SABC Radio.
- He was presented with the Governor Insignia by Sindh’s Governor, Mahmood A. Haroon, upon his return to Pakistan in 1991
- In a magazine article titled “Mehdi Hassan in the Making of the Next,” he was credited with inspiring a generation of American youth.
Best Songs of Ahmed Jahanzeb
- Roag – 2022
- De Ijazat – 2020
- Khuda Or muhabbat – 2019
- Meer Abru – 2019
- Mumkin Hai – Bol – 2011
- Kaho Ik din – 2008
- Hamaray Hain – Film Khuda Kay Liye – 2007
- Tiluk Kamod – Film Khuda Kay Liye – 2007
- Bandya Ho – Khuda Kay Liye – 2007
- Ajeeb Zindagi Hai – Single – 2006
- Socha Na Tha – Single – 2006
- Jorey – 2003
- Aaj Ki raat – 2003
- Ek Baar Kaho Tum Meri Ho – 2002
How To Contact Ahmed Jahanzeb for Live Concerts?
Shuja Haider is doing shows, events and concerts all over the world. It’s very easy to be approached and Booked for Events with Fankar Online.
How much does Ahmed Jahanzeb charge for a show?
Charges of artist for event, show or concert changes time to time and depends on few factors like how much traveling is require, how they will travel, Stay and Performance Fee. For Exact Charges Feel free to Contact Us