Javed Bashir is a playback vocalist from Pakistan and a master of Hindustani classical music. A singer and composer from Pakistan who has gained widespread recognition around the world. He is a qawwali and Hindustani classical music maestro who can effortlessly switch from Bollywood to Sufi rock, entrancing listeners.
Many of Javed’s songs from popular Bollywood films have become international hits.
Early Life of Javed Bashir
He was born on 8 August 1973, a Muslim, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. His roots are in the music industry. The late Pakistani Qawwal Ustad Bashir Ahmad Khan is his father.
When British India was divided into two countries, Javed Bashir’s family left Jalandhar, Punjab, and journeyed to Pakistan. While he has been singing ever since he can remember, it wasn’t until 1992 that he began formal qawwali training with his father, Ustad Bashir Ahmed Khan, famous qawwal. His uncle, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, provided Javed Bashir with classical vocal instruction.
He and his younger brother, Akbar Ali, a qawwal, shared the stage.
Javed Bashir Career
In 2001, Javed Bashir released his first solo effort, “Deewane Nachde,” off the album “Anything But Silent” by Bally Sagoo. It was a stroke of luck for Javed when Mekaal Hasan of the “Mekaal Hasan Band” asked him to join the group.
He first gained widespread acclaim after appearing in “Sampooran,” the band’s debut studio album, released in 2004. In 2009, they released “Chal Bulleya,” a hit song from the album “Saptak” that they recorded with the Mekaal Hasan Band.
Javed and the band broke up after the release of “Chal Bulleya” due to creative differences. Since then, Javed and Shankar Mahadevan have been working together on a musical project advocating for peace between India and Pakistan. “Subrang,” an album by Javed Bashir, came out the same year. “Vanga Ishq Diyan” is one more record he’s released.
He has also contributed to Lollywood movies, including “Moor” and “Manto.”
Bollywood Debut of Javed Bashir
Javed Bashir’s first entry into Bollywood was through A. R. Rahman’s scored film “Yuva,” in which his voice could be heard singing Alaps and Sargams in the film’s background soundtrack. He made his playback singing debut in “Piya Tu Kaahe Rootha Re,” a song from the movie “Kahaani,” composed by Vishal-Shekhar.
Then Cocktail’s “Tera Naam Japdi Phiran” started playing. Pritam wrote the film’s music. In addition to the film, he also provided the song “O Re Khuda” for the movie “Rush,” which was released in the same year. 2013 kicked off with Bombay Talkies’ “Murabba,” a solo track. He has recently been featured in the songs “Mera Yaar” and “O Rangrez” from the film Bhaag Mikha Bhaag, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and “Ye Tune Kya Kiya” for “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara” film scored by Pritam.
He also performed in the Indian Punjabi film’s title song, “Mitti Na Pharol Jogiya.”
In 2012, Javed Bashir was nominated for a Mirchi Music Award for Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year for his performance of “Tera Naam Japdi Phiran” from the film Cocktail. In 2013, he was nominated for a Global Indian Music Award for Best Duet for the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Coke Studio Debut of Javed Bashir
With the song “Aja Latha Naeeo,” he entered the Coke Studio spotlight in season 2. He participated in Coke Studio’s seasons 7 and 9 as well. His younger brother, Akbar Ali, is also a qawwal, and they have collaborated on the song “Naina Moray” from season 10. A list of his coke studio songs is as follows:
- Season 2
- Aje Latha Naeeo
- Chal Diyay
- Rona Chor Dia
- Season 7
- Ambwa Talay
- Season 9
- Aye Rah-e-Haq- Ke Shaheedo
- Man Kunto Maula
- Season 10
- Qaumi Taranah
- Naina Moray
OST Hits of Javed Bashir
Javed Bashir has also contributed original vocals to the scores of a few Pakistani television shows. A list of his OSTs is as follows:
- Ankh Uthi for Ishq Zaat – 2019
- Dildar Ka Gham for Zakham – 2017
- Rangreza for Ghayal – 2016
Lagi Walay for Bhai – 2016
- Laa for Laa – 2014
- Tare-Ankboot for Sard Makdiyon Ne – 2014
- Yaar-e-Man for Aik Nayee Cindrella – 2012
Awards and Achievements of Javed Bashir
His performance of “Chal Bulleya” from the film Saptak earned him the title of “Best Singer of the Year” in 2010 at the Lux Style Awards. In addition, the song “Mera Yaar” from the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag won him the Mirchi Music Award for “Song Representing Sufi Tradition” in 2014.
Best Songs of Javed Bashir
- Roach Killa – 2022
- Balma – 2021
- Maa – 2020
- Ya ALLAH – 2019
- Allah Hoo – 2018
- Mai Sadkay – 2018
- Dil Sey Pakistan – 2017
- Yeh hai Shan-e-Pakistan – 2017
- O Rangrez – 2013
- Mera Yaar – 2013
- Kabhi Na Kehna – 2007
- Sun Le Sadawaan – 2007
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