Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Qawal and classical singer of Pakistan. He is the most listened singer of Pakistan. He was born in Faisalabad on 9th December 1973.
Rahat is a very well known singer as he is working across the border as well. People love his voice very much. There is also a very big credit to him that he is nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Rahat has joined Qawal Party at very young age with his father Farukh Fateh Ali Khan and Uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali khan. He has got his early music education from his Uncle Nusrat. Rahat has also been doing light music and ghazals as well. He is also very famous now days due to his playback singing. He is equally famous in Europe, America as well. He has unique style of singing.
Rahat spent his early childhood in Faisalabad. He was chosen Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. His Uncle thinks that he is the right person to carry the legacy of their family. He has started Rahat’s training at the age of 3.He has performed in public gathering for first time in 1981.He was only 9 at that time. It was Chehlum of his grandfather. After basic training done, he has started touring with his Uncle. He has first toured United Kingdom at the age of 15.After that he has never looked back and still going on.
As he was born to famous Qawals, their family is called as “King of Qawal” family. He has done his basic schooling at Faisalabad but later due to his interest in music has made his career in Music.
Rahat was born to a famous vocalist Ustad Farukh Fateh Ali Khan. Most of Nusrat’s hit was composed by Farukh. He was given title of Shehanshah in their Qawal party. He was master of his art and he remained member of Nusrat’s Qawal party throughout his life.
Other Notable Family Members:
Rahat’s grandfather, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was also a famous Qawal and musician of his time.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was married to his cousin Nida Khan back in 2001.They both are leading a very happy and blissful life. Once Rahat has revealed in an interview that Nida has always supported me through every thick and thin. She has always been the first person to stand behind me.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is blessed with 2 daughters and one son. He loves his children very much. His son wants to be a singer in future but Rahat has asked him to complete his studies first. Names of Rahat’s children are
Rahat has started singing at the age of 3. He has first performed at his Grandfather’s death anniversary. After that he used to perform occasionally with his Uncle. He has given his first performance in Birminghim back in 1985 and sang ghazal named “Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Naalun Changa Ae”. After that he has never looked back and sang hundreds of songs. He prefers to do playback singing. He has also given many hits in Bollywood as well.
Name: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Date of Birth: 9th December 1973
Father: Ustad Farukh Fateh Ali Khan
Uncle: Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Grandfather: Ustad Fateh Ali Khan
Wife: Nida Fateh Ali Khan
Children: Fizla Khan, Maheen Khan, Shaazman Khan
Profession: Playback Singer, Qawal
Height: 5 ft 6 inches
Weight: 64 Kg
Shoe Size: 8
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Song Debut: Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalun Changa Ae
Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/RFAKWorld/
Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/rfakworld
Career in Music:
As Rahat has started singing at the age of 9 and he used to perform with his uncle and father. He remained in his uncle Nusrat’s Qawal Part since his death back in 1997.After his death he has started playback singing as well. He first sang for Bollywood Song and sang “Kisi Roz Milo Hamain Shaam Dhalay”. After this performance he got his personal fame which was overshadowed due to his Uncle’s giant personality. He has sung number of songs. His album names are as follow
Bulbul Ko Phool
Maa aur Dhee
Teri Meri Beri
Ankh say Ankh Milao
Pila De Saqia
Ali Maula Ali
Shaher Qareeb Hai
Sher e Khuda
Cry For You
Voices From Above
Maan Janda Hoya
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Hits
Rut Swan Ki
Saanu Rog Laan Valea
Ankh say Ankh Milao
Chandigarh Ka Chaska
Back 2 Loves
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has the privilege to perform throughout the world. He has performed at many world recognized events as well. He is the first Pakistani to be performed at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in 2014.He has sung number of his Uncle’s Qawalis in modern touch there.
Pakistan Day was celebrated first time at United Nations General Assembly. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has performed there. Diplomats from all over the world were present there.
In Drama’s Ost:
Rahat has also sung many ost’s of Dramas and these ost’s are very much liked as well. Some famous ost’s are as follow
Thori Si Wafa Chahiey
Khuda Zameen Say Gaya Nahin
Meri Zaat Zara e Be Nishan
Omer Dadi aur Ghar wale
Phir Kab Milao Gay
Zindagy Dhoop Ghana Saya
Kuch Payar Ka Pagalpan
Ishq e Mamnoon
Tum Kon Piya
Career in Bollywood:
Rahat has the privilege to work as a playback singer in Bollywood as well. Some of his famous songs are
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak from Movie Kalyug
Naina from Movie Omkara
Bol Na Halke Halke from Movoie Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
O re Oiya from Movie Aja Nachle
Sajda from Movie My Name is Khan
Fakeera from Movie Badmash Company
Sajna Ve from Movie Life is Beautiful
In Coke Studio:
Rahat has also given many hits in Coke Studio as well. He has performed in 3 seasons. His songs details are following
Shama Paiyaan from Season 1
Chaap Tilak from Season 7
Afreen Afreen from Season 9