Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani vocalist, principally of Qawwali, a reverential music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and child of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan furthermore he is the grandson of Qawwali artist Fateh Ali Khan. Notwithstanding Qawwali, he likewise performs ghazals and further graceful music. He is well known as a playback artist in Bollywood and Pakistani film industry. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the core and ambiance of the world music communal.

He began his vocation from Qawali and got an excessive amount of gratefulness from his fans. He was only a Sufi Singer in starting, however, a while later, he could sing any sort of tune. He is celebrated in Pakistan as well as he is exceptionally prevalent and acknowledged in everywhere throughout the world. He additionally sings diverse Ghazals and other light music. He cannot sing pop music. He is only a pleasant vocalist and sings resonant melodies.

Undoubtedly, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has given his music to him. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has had years of preparation and strong-minded training, and this foundation helps him well. He has become skilled at the talent of traditional vocal inventions, sargam and taan runs and raags (scales). He can twitch unprepared tracks out of thin air with strength, burning through many octaves, and taking on astonishing tuneful and pleasant-sounding watchwords.

After immense accomplishment in Hollywood he was welcomed by Bollywood performing artist turned movie producer Pooja Bhatt, daughter of the well-known Producer and Director Mr. Mahesh Bhat to India and presented Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Bollywood with her 2003 motion picture ‘Paap’ and from here his Bollywood journey began.

His reliable manifestations both in Pakistan and abroad have been picking up fame. The expert has been giving super hit after each in Bollywood and has fairly been given with several honors. To name a few motion pictures with his tunes: Bodyguard, My Name is Khan, Ishqiya, Dabanng, Anjana Anjani and considerably more.

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has given us every single object to be pleased and satisfied. He adores his motherland. He has faith that music can be utilized to develop an encouraging image of the nation state in a foreign country and to make softer hardened temperaments in the country. While traveling in a foreign country, he develops a progressive image of Pakistan. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan took an interest effectively with Pakistani people group associations worldwide in advancing Pakistani ethos. To advance Pakistani philosophy in the USA he did performances and shows in New York, LA, Washington DC and so on. In the United Kingdom, he has given performances quite a lot of times in the UK’s biggest Wembley Arena. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been granted various honors for his brilliant melodic shows throughout the whole world.

Major Career Highlights

Rahat Fateh Ali khan began his singing profession from 1985, he is otherwise called a performer, he can play The Harmonium exceptionally well, he is one of the popular artists in this time and got bunches of honors. We can undoubtedly discover his fans everywhere throughout the world. By the assistance of his diverse voice, he substantiated himself in Bollywood film industry.

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan arose as a striking new singer in qawwali music, intended to bring the music to new listeners and for the first time, outside the margins of parks of its basis. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was one of the great singers of Sufi music and a representative of harmony. Six weeks after Nusrat’s death, his family rendered the veil of the headship of his cluster to Rahat in occasions in Faisalabad, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan gained control of Ustad Nusrat’s inheritance and is delivering over the divine communication to the globe.

He acquired the task after the unfortunate demise of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and as his inheritor, he conceded the customary music of Hazrat Amir Khosroo. With his Sufi music he has built a bond amongst the East and the West, and under no circumstances dissatisfied millions of supporters of the Sufi music throughout the universe.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was selected by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for mentoring in the conventions of Qawwali. Rahat was singing with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan when he was just three years old. When he was seven years old, he started formal preparation with Nusrat Fateh he performed first time out in the public at nine years old at the death commemoration of his granddad.

When he was fifteen years of age he was made an essential member of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s renowned qawwali cluster. At a show in Birmingham on 27 July 1985, he played out the performance ghazal, Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalon Changa Ae. At a show at the Harrow Leisure Center in 1985, he played out the performance melody, Gin Taare Lang Gaiyaan Rattaan. He sang Bollywood song in the 90s and he made his debut as a singer in Bollywood with the movie Paap which was released in the year 2003, highlighting the hit melody, Mann Ki Lagan. His latest works incorporate Pakistani patriotic tracks, for example, Dharti and Hum Pakistan. Moreover, his recent works include his songs for Bollywood movies. He has given performances in Pakistan, India, United Kingdom and a further nation state. In April 2012 Rahat visited in the United Kingdom, giving a performance at Wembley Stadium and the Manchester Arena, playing to total onlookers of more than twenty thousand individuals.

In a subsidiary part with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, functioning in association with Eddie Vedder, of the American rock group, Pearl Jam, Rahat added to the recording of the 1995 Hollywood movie, Dead Man Walking.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has additionally performed at the Slamdance Film Festival to a totally spellbound and fascinated gathering. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, whose particular, piercing voice can excite in its magical, jumps of energy and at different circumstances relieving in the supported warmth of its established movements, easily grasps the raising art of qawwali convention.

Rahat conveys a message of adoration, peace, and mysticism. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Party appeared in America in the late spring of 2000 with two prominent exhibitions in the most important media hubs, New York, at central Park Summer stage, and Los Angeles, The Hollywood Bowl. Mel Gibson portrayed Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s vocal involvement to the score in Apocalypto: “He’s an important advantage for our soundtrack. His melodic and soothing tenors include feelings and sentiments. We do not have an ensemble so he is satisfying a lot of the gatherings that would commonly be provided by the utilization of a full ensemble. Just all in one man; he’s a one-man band.”

In 2002, he dealt with the recording of The Four Feathers in a joint effort with the American musician of instrumental and film music, James Horner.

In 2002, Rahat visited with The Derek Trucks Band on the melody Maki Madni for Trucks’ collection, Joyful Noise. In 2006, his songs were brought forward on the track of Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

He was a judge at the singing competition, Chhote Ustaad 2 along with Sonu Nigam. Additionally, he was one of the juries on the singing reality show Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka, broadcasted on NDTV Imagine in 2008.

Rahat turned into the first ever Pakistani to be welcomed at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, to perform at its show. He performed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s most outstanding qawwali “Tumhe Dillagi…” and “Pole Qalandar…”, he additionally sang “Aao Parhao – Jo Seekha hai woh sab ko seekhao”. Pakistan Day was praised interestingly at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on 23 March 2016. At the event, a show named “Sufi Night: Music of Peace” was sorted out. The sole entertainer at the show was Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Ambassadors from 140 nations were existing in the show.

Coke Studio

Rahat has shown up for numerous times in the well-known melodic show Coke Studio. Rahat performed for the first time in season 1, where he worked together with songster Ali Azmat for the song “Garaj Baras”.  He then showed up in season 6, this time he performed with Abida Parveen. Rahat was likewise a member of season 9, where he produced the hit tune “Afreen” alongside Momina Mustehsan, then additionally he sang “Rang” alongside Amjad Sabri. This was one of the last exhibitions of Sabri, who was killed in Karachi on 22 June 2016. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan also performed on MTV Unplugged with new configurations of the Qawalis sung by himself and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.


On 7 May 2011, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan barely got away with a demise when his Indian chief Chitresh Srivastava was slaughtered in an auto crash while heading out from Detroit to Chicago for a show. The auto which Chitresh Srivastava was going in smashed and flipped many times, slaughtering him and harming four travelers. The mischance happened on the roadway in Emmett Township on Interstate 94 in Michigan. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was not in the auto that slammed, but rather on a transport with the rest of his band. “He should be in the auto, however for few reasons he got on the bus with the rest of his group,” said Bhavesh Patel, the coordinator of the show.

On November 2013, there was talk in the media that he is getting a separation from his first spouse Nida and wedding a model, Falak. In any case, he later elucidated that there is nothing true about it.

On 31 December 2015, he was extradited from Hyderabad where he was welcomed to perform on the New Year’s Eve at Taj Falaknuma Palace, this was for the reason that Pakistani nationals can just enter India through Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chenna.

Hobbies & Life Besides Work

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s hobby is traveling. His favorite male actors are Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar and female actors are Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. The musicians he adores are Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mohammed Rafi, Sonu Nigam, Lata Mangeshkar, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, A.R.Rahman, Ankit Tiwari, Sunidhi Chauhan. He takes 10-12 lakhs per song.

He ponders his uncle, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his dad, Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan as his motivations, with whom he used to go to live shows. In 1985, he gave his first stage execution at 10 years old when Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan visited the United Kingdom. After the demise of his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 1997, he created and sung couple of tunes, however, around then, it couldn’t be discharged. In 2002, when Pooja Bhatt went to Pakistan, she loved his melody Mann Ki Lagan and took it for her film Paap that is the way he made his Bollywood a big appearance in 2003. In the year 2011, he had a car mishap in the United States on his trip from Detroit to Chicago in which he unbelievably got protected.

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