Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer who mostly sings Qawwali, which is a type of Sufi devotional music. He was born on December 9, 1974. Khan is one of Pakistan’s best-known and best-paid singers. He is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s (one of the most famous Qawwali singers of all time) nephew, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan’s son, and Fateh Ali Khan’s grandson. He also sings ghazals and other light music along with Qawwali. He is also well-known as a playback singer in Bollywood movies and Pakistani movies.
Rahat loved music from a very young age. When he was only three, his uncle and father would often find him singing with them. His uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan taught him how to sing Qawwali when he was only seven years old. Rahat first sang in front of people when he was nine years old. It was at the anniversary of his grandfather’s death. Since he was 15, he was an important part of the well-known qawwali group led by his uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In 1985, he toured UK with his uncle. In addition to his roles in the Quawalli group, he also sang songs by himself at different concerts.
In the 2003 movie Paap, he sang the song “Mann Ki Lagan” for the first time as a playback singer. In April 2012, Rahat went on tour to UK. He played at Wembley Arena and Manchester Arena, where he played to a total of over 20,000 people and set a record for the most tickets sold at one show.
The song “Zaroori Tha” from the album Back 2 Love (2014) was the first original music video from the Indian subcontinent to reach 100 million views on YouTube after two years, and 200 million views within three years of its release. In the end, it had 1 billion views. He also goes on tour regularly with Leo Twins from Nescafé Basement.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat’s uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of the American rock band Pearl Jam, worked together on the soundtrack for the 1995 Hollywood movie Dead Man Walking. Rahat played a supporting role with his uncle and worked with Eddie Vedder.
In 2002, he worked with the American orchestral and film composer James Horner on the music for the movie The Four Feathers. Rahat played with The Derek Trucks Band on the song “Maki Madni,” which was on Trucks’ Joyful Noise album in 2002.
In 2006, his voice was used in the movie Apocalypto, which was directed by Mel Gibson.
He and Sonu Nigam were both judges on the show Chhote Ustaad. He was also one of the judges on the singing reality show Junoon, which started on NDTV Imagine in 2008.
Concert for the Nobel Peace Prize
When he was asked to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2014, Rahat became the first person from Pakistan to do so. He sang “Aao Parhao” and “Tumhe Dillagi,” which are two of the most famous qawwalis by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Songs in Coke Studio
Rahat has been on the Pakistani musical show Coke Studio five times.
- He first showed up in season 1, when he sang on the song “Garaj Baras” with singer Ali Azmat.
- Then, in season 7, he worked with Abida Parveen on “Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni.
- In season 9, he sang “Afreen Afreen” with Momina Mustehsan. This song is the first Pakistani song to get more than 300 million views on YouTube.
- He worked with Amjad Sabri on the song “Aaj Rang Hai,” which was Sabri’s last performance before he was killed on June 22, 2016.
- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was on season 10 of Coke Studio Pakistan, where he sang “Sayonee” with Ali Noor and “Rangreza” by himself.
- Rahat’s most recent Coke Studio appearance was in Coke Studio 2020, where he sang “Dil Tarpe” with Zara Madani.
Awards and Achievements of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
- The University of Oxford gave Rahat an Honorary Doctor of Music on June 26, 2019.
- In 2019, he got the Wembley Arena Award.
- Rahat has won four UK Asian Music Awards and four Lux Style Awards.
- He has also been nominated for the Filmfare Awards, the IIFA Awards, and the Mirchi Music Awards four times each.
- The Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi gave Rahat an award for his lifetime of work and made him an honorary member.
Best Songs of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
- Tere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabangg)
- Mann Ki Lagan (Paap)
- O Re Piya (Aaja Nachle)
- Tumhe Dillagi
- Jiya Dhadak Dhadak (Kalyug)
- Aaj Din Chadheya (Love Aaj Kal)
- Zaroori Tha
- Mere Rashke Qamar (Baadshaho)
- Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
- Sanu Ek Pal Chain (Raid)
- Afreen Afreen (Coke Studio Season 9)
- Tum Jo Aaye (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai)
- Main Jahaan Rahoon (Namastey London)
- Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan)
- Surili Akhiyon Wale (Veer)
- Tere Bin (Simmba)
- Aas Paas Khuda (Anjaana Anjaani)
- Sajdaa (My Name Is Khan)
- Nit Khair Manga (Raid)
- Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (Ishqiya)
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