Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, mainly of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and also the grandson of famous Qawwal Fateh Ali Khan. In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is popular as a Bollywood and Lollywood playback singer. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was born in Faisalabad Pakistan in 1974 Rahat was born into a family of Qawwals and classical singers. Rahat is the fourth generation Qawwali singer in the art of Qawwali and classical music he was trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Rahat Fateh was singing with father and uncle from the age of three Rahat was selected by his uncle for music and by the age of seven Rahat start taking proper training from his uncle. At the age of nine he performed for the first time in public
In 1985 he went to UK with his uncle for concert and performed solo ghazal “Mukh tera sohneya sharb nalo change ae”. In 90s he become playback singer in Bollywood, in (2003) Rahat give a huge hit song “Maan ki Lagan” of Bollywood film “Paap”.
Rahat contributed to the soundtrack of the Hollywood film “Dead Man walking “in 1995. With cooperation an American composer in 2002 Rahat worked on the soundtrack of “The Four Feathers” in 2006 Rahat vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto”
Rahat is the first Pakistani who was invited at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to perform at its concert on 23 March 2016 for the very first time Pakistan Day was celebrated at United Nation General Assembly Hall on this occasion a concert titled “Sufi Night Music of Peace” was organized the one and only performer at the concert was Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Diplomats from 140 countries were present in that occasion. Rahat also performed in three seasons of Coke Studio.
He is the only singer who has won more than 15 awards internationally.