Shuja Haider is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, music director, and record producer in Pakistan. He has worked in the music industry since 1995 and has several skills. He has collaborated with artists like Strings, Zeb and Haniya, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Haroon, and Shoaib Mansoor. His wife is Amber Shuja; he now has 3 beautiful children: two daughters and a son. Similarly, his sibling Vicky Haider is in the music industry as a producer and composer for TV and film. Even though he idolized his grandfather, a pianist, he wanted to be a cricket player, but fate led him instead to the piano.
Several artists have impacted Haider’s work, including Sting, Coldplay, Henry Mancini, John Williams, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He is profoundly influenced by the music of the Bee Gees, the Carpenters, Queen, Abba, and The Beatles.
Shuja focuses on how being near composers such as Bakhshi-Wazir benefitted their education and says, “It’s a stroke of luck that I overheard them composing music. I learned song structure, dynamics, and speed from eavesdropping on their performances.” Shuja Haider considers Gustavo Santaolalla the best composer.
Early life and Background of Shuja Haider
Shuja Haider is the youngest of four children born to singer-musician Sajid Ali (1950-2022) in Lahore, Pakistan.
His grandfather Master Sadiq Ali (1935-1984), was a legendary Pakistani pianist who was known as
“the master pianist of the subcontinent.” At age seven, Haider began dabbling in music after being exposed to a wide variety of musical styles from throughout the world during his formative years. However, sports remained his primary passion. From a young age, he was motivated to pursue a career in cricket by the likes of Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad, and Imran Khan.
Haider’s family moved when Karachi, Pakistan, became a cultural and creative center for young musicians from all over Pakistan due to the invasion of pop music and TV music channels. Haider settled on a profession in music; he was particularly drawn to songwriting, composition, and production. He spent considerable time learning the ins and outs of digital music creation, a relatively new technology.
Music Career of Shuja Haider
Although Shuja has been making music for quite some time, he only became widely known after collaborating with the great Shoaib Mansoor in the films “Khuda Ke Liye (2001)” and “Bol (2007)”, in which he sang duets with another accomplished vocalist, Ahmed Jahanzaib. The movies and their music were a huge commercial success and received praise from critics worldwide. Consequently, he was allowed to work with a diverse array of well-known musicians.
OSTs by Shuja Haider
In 2013, Shuja Haider made his television debut in the HUM TV drama serials, including “Tum Mere Hi Rehna (2014)”, “Muqaddas (2015)”, “Sehra Main Safar (2015)”, “Mann Mayal (2016)”, “Sanam (2018)” and many others. The song “Baghi” by Shuja Haider was named “Best Song” at the 2018 Lux Awards. He has also released albums and singles like “Tera Woh Payar,” “Baanwerey,” and “Nawazishein.”
Bollywood debut of Shuja Haider
He composed and performed a debut song featured in the Indian movie Ru Ba Ru released in 2008.
Coke Studio Debut of Shuja Haider
In 2016, he made his debut on Coke Studio (Season 9) as one of six music makers for arranging season 9 of the show, where he worked with the designated artist to create and record original songs. Meesha Shafi, Naeem Abbas Rufi, Momina Mustehsan, Umair Jaswal, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are part of his ensemble. His song “Tera Wo Pyar,” performed by Asim Azhar and Momina Mustehsan, broke the one million view barrier on YouTube, making history for the Coke Studio project. Following are his songs in coke studio as a singer:
- Saiyaan – Season 12
- Jind Mahiya – Season 11
- Aatish – Season 11
- Baanware – Season 10
- Sab jag Soye – Season 9
Awards and Achievements of Shuja Haider
- Lux Style Award for Best Original Soundtrack · “Baaghi” – 2018
Best Songs of Shuja Haider
- Want You Back
- Pyar Nai Fir Kerna for Kashmir Beats Season 2, with Kinza Hashmi
- Tu Hi Zindagi
- Shad Rahe Pakistan
- Nawazishein Karam – Original Version
- Teri Qasam
- Na Janoo
- Dil Machis Hai
- Baaghi – Unplugged
- Allah o Akbar
- Mere Maula
- Alif – Unplugged
- Baanware – Original Version
- Main Urra – Special Version
- Udikan Laiyan Mein, for Strepsils Stereo Season 3
- Dil Bhara Nahi
- Kya Ho Gaya Hai
- Mumkin (composer, producer) for Strepsils Stereo Season 3
- Funn Mitti Se
- Jeevan Daan
- Yeh Hum Naheen
- Tera Woh Pyar
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