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Atif Aslam.

Atif Aslam

Background information
Also known asAatif, Aadee, Prince
Born 12 March 1983 (age 30)
Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginLahore, Pakistan
GenresRock, pop
OccupationsSinger, Actor, Guitarist, Song writer
InstrumentsVocals,Guitar
Years active2001-present
Associated actsStrings, Jal, Coke Studio (Pakistan), Hadiqa Kiani, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Sachin Gupta, Pritam, Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Qayaas
Websitewww.aadeez.com

Atif Aslam (Urdu: عاطف اسلم‎; born in Wazirabad, Gujranwala District, Punjab, Pakistan as Muhammad Atif Aslam) is a Pakistani pop singer and film actor, and makes cameo appearances in Bollywood (Indian) films. His debut as an actor was in the 2011 film Pakistani movie Bol. He has generated numerous chart-topping songs,[1] and is known for his vocal belting technique.[2] Atif is a recipient for the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan’s highest civilian decorations. He was also awarded with Brandlaureate International Brand Personality Award[3] in Malaysia for his contributions towards enhancement of the well being of society. He recently became the first Pakistani pop singer to perform at The O2 Arena London twice.[4][5][6]
Early life

Atif was born into a Muslim, Arain family in Wazirabad, of Gujranwala District, Punjab, in Pakistan and educated in Larkana & Rawalpindi.[7] Atif went to kindergarten at Kimberley Hall School, Larkana. In 1991 he moved to Rawalpindi where he continued his studies in St Paul’s Cambridge School,Satellite Town Rawalpindi. Atif came back to Lahore in 1995 where he continued his studies in Divisional Public School, Lahore. He started his FSC in PAF Inter College Lahore. Atif is also a holder of a Bachelor’s degree.[8][9][10][11]
Debut

On 17 July 2004 the first album titled Jal Pari.[12] of Atif Aslam was released. On the outset, the album stood on the success of “Aadat” but as the weeks progressed; it was made clear to everyone that Atif wasn’t merely a one hit wonder.[13] The album featured various smash hit tracks such as “Bheegi Yaadein”, “Ehsaas”, “Mahi Ve”, “Ankhon Sey” along with the title track “Jalpari”. Atif came up with his own sound. His unique vocal capabilities and powerful renditions elevated him to stardom within weeks. The album had become the youth anthem of Pakistan.

Atif never came from a family of musicians nor was he musically trained, but he used all these factors to his advantage. All he had was raw talent and the passion to be a musician. He was courageous enough to sing in his own style without giving an ear to his detractors. Many believe that the courage and passion he displayed in his first album became the foundation of his success. As Atif rode on the success of Jal Pari, he developed rapidly as an exiting concert artist and soon also proved that he was an electrifying performer through his concerts, which grew in demand across the subcontinent.

People were amazed to experience the kind of voice quality Atif was able to deliver in a live performance. His energy on stage, his charisma, his ability to work the crowd and his vocals made him the most sought after live performer in Pakistan and numerous countries across Asia. The artist started performing to sellout crowds on a regular basis. The energy level never reduced but the crowd kept on increasing. He has always admired Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Abida Parveen.[14]
Concerts & Tours

His first stage performance was in a fancy dress show at his school where he performed as Imran Khan, the former captain of Pakistan national cricket team. Atif’s collaborative performances include his tour of USA and Canada with RDB and Annie. Atif did his debut concert in New Jersey in Summer Beats 2008 that also featured Kailash Kher, Richa Sharma & Amanat Ali with 40 musicians and dancers at Sovereign Bank Arena NJ.[15] After a sold out concert in New Jersey, Atif returned with his band and special guests to Queens Colden Center, New York after 6 years with same promoters to perform on July 2, 2010[16] with special attention to Sound, Light and the whole production to give the audience a memorable experience.

North America saw Aslam & Shreya Ghoshal on their March, 2010 Tour of 10 shows in USA and Canada which got a huge success & inspired the organizers to conduct shows again in six more cities.[17] Same year in April, Atif was also seen at Anthony Nesty Sports Hall, Suriname in South America.[18]

Aslam also performed with Sunidhi Chauhan for the first time at Hershey Centre, Mississauga[19] followed by another show at Oracle Arena, San Francisco, Oakland[20] in July 2011 during their USA & Canada tour.

Atif headlined [21] alongside Jay Sean at Royal Albert Hall. He recently performed in London’s O2 Arena on 22 April 2012 [5] in a Bollywood Concert [4] to promote love, peace & unity among India and Pakistan becoming the first Pakistani pop singer to perform on The O2 Arena stage, followed up by shows in Manchester[22] & Glasgow.[23] His debut concert in Bangkok took place in October 2012[24] alongside three other Thai-Indian bands. Aslam will also be performing in 10 Major cities of Pakistan during his Jazz Jazba Generation Tour [25] where an exclusive backstage footage of Atif Aslam’s experience during the tour, his interactions with his fans and intimate look at the man behind the superstar will be filmed for the very first time.

Atif in 2012 was named among top performers of Dubai alongside Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Il Divo, Gotye, Evanescence & Swedish House Mafia.[26] With 25,000[27] crowd his concert in Nepal was also a great success [28] where collective voice for his name made a song in the air. Atif also shared stage with Shalmali Kholgade in Dubai at Domeland.[29] His debut concert in Birmingham took place [30] during his 2013 UK tour after which he performed for the second time at London’s O2 Arena but this time alongside Shaan, Malaika Arora Khan & Bipasha Basu.[31]
Hollywood

Atif has three songs featured in a Hollywood Movie, Man Push Cart which has won several international awards and was praised by critics. He than sung 2 songs in Mira Nairs film The Reluctant Fundamentalist.[32] His two more songs ‘Doorie‘ and ‘Maula‘ from his second album Doorie have been picked up in 2010 for the soundtrack of the Hindi Version of a Mexican film La mujer de mi hermano directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.[33]
Acting career

Atif made his acting debut in the 2011 Pakistani movie Bol which was a huge success.[34] He also made a special appearance in film songs such as Tere Bin, Pehli Nazar Mein and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’s song’s Piya O Re Piya, Tu Mohabbat Hai, Be-Intehan (Race 2) & Dil Na Jaane Kyun from Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story
Television

Atif also appeared as a captain of Team Pakistan in a singing talent show called Sur Kshetra which was shot & broadcasted from Dubai where Indian & Pakistani contestants were competing against each other.[35]
Discography
Main article: Atif Aslam discography
Albums
YearTitle
2004Jal Pari
2006Doorie
2007Meri Kahani

Promotional singles
YearSong
2010Jee Lay Zindagi
2012Juro Gey to Jano Gey

Hollywood songs
YearSongFilm
2005AadatMan Push Cart
Ehsaas
Yakeen
2013Mori Araj SunoThe Reluctant Fundamentalist
Bol Ke Lab Azaad Hain

Bollywood songs
YearSongFilmCo-singer(s)
2005Woh LamheZeher
AadatKalyug
2006Tere BinBas Ek Pal
2008Pehli Nazar MeinRace
Bakhuda Tumhi HoKismat KonnectionAlka Yagnik
2009Tera Hone Laga HoonAjab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniAlisha Chinoy
Tu Jaane Naa
Tera Hone Laga Hoon (Remix)
Tu Jaane Na (Remix)
2010O Mere KhudaPrinceGarima Jhingoon
Tere LiyeShreya Ghoshal
Kaun Hoon Main
Aa Bhi Ja Sanam
Rona Chaditta (Mahi Mahi)Mel Karade Rabba
2011Le Ja Tu MujheF.A.L.T.U
2012Piya O Re PiyaTere Naal Love Ho GayaShreya Ghoshal
Piya O Re Piya (Sad Version)Priya Panchal
Tu Mohabbat HaiMonali Thakur, Priya Panchal
2013Aa Bhi Ja Mere MehermaanJayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story
Hai NaPriya Panchal
Dil Najaane KyunAnushka Manchanda
Be IntehanRace 2Sunidhi Chauhan
Allah Duhai HaiVishal Dadlani & Anushka Manchanda
Jeene Laga HoonRamaiya Vasta VaiyaShreya Ghoshal
Bairiyaa
Rang Jo Lagyo

Lollywood songs
YearSongFilmCo-singer(s)
2011Hona Tha PyaarBolHadiqa Kiani
Kaho (Aaj Bol Do)Hadiqa Kiani

Collaborative songs
YearSongCo-singer(s)
2009Lumbi JudaaiReshma
2010Ab Khud Kuch Karna Paray GaStrings
2011Wish You Were HereSlash
We Will Rise AgainLanny Cordola
2013Zameen Jaagti HaiShiraz Uppal

Pakistani Drama Soundtrack
YearSongDrama SerialCo-singer
2008Aas PaasMere Paas PaasHadiqa Kiani

Coke Studio Pakistan
YearSongCo-singer
2009Jal Pari (Reprise)
Wasta E Pyar Da
Mai Ni (Reprise)
Kinara (Reprise)Ustad Riaz Ali Khan
Humain Kya Hua
2012Charkha NolakhaQayaas
Rabba Sacheya (Reprise)
Dholna

Filmography

Actor
Awards
YearFilmRoleLanguageNote(s)
2006Bas Ek PalHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Tere Bin
2008RaceHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Pehli Nazar
2010PrinceHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Kon Hoon Main
2011BolMustafaUrduFilm debut as an actor
2012Tere Naal Love Ho GayaHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Piya O Re Piya
HimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Tu Mohabbat Hai
2013Jayantabhai Ki Luv StoryHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Dil Na Jaane Kyun
Race 2HimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Be Intehaan
2013Ramaiya VastavaiyaHimself[Hindi]]Special appearance in song Jeene Laga Ho

YearCategorySong/NominationResult
Indus Music Awards
2005Best LyricsAadat combined awards with JalWon
Best SongWon
Best CompositionWon
Sahara Sangeet Awards
2005Best Playback SingerWon
Best Debut SingerWon
The Musik Awards
2006Most Wanted MaleNominated
2008Most Wanted MaleWon
Lux Style Awards
2005Best AlbumJal PariNominated
2007Best AlbumDoorieWon
2008Most Well Dressed CelebrityPolice DressWon
Best AlbumMeri KahaniNominated
2012Song of the YearHona Tha Pyaar – BolNominated
Best Original Sound TrackHona Tha Pyaar – BolNominated
2013Music Icon of the yearWon
MTV Brrr Music Awards
2009Best Rock SongHungami HalaatNominated
Best Singer (Male)Nominated
Government of Pakistan
2008Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction)Won
Filmfare Awards
2006Best Playback Singer (Male)Woh Lamhe – ZeherNominated
2007Best Playback Singer (Male)Tere Bin – Bas Ek PalNominated
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
Lycra MTV Style Awards
2007Most Stylish Person (Music)Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)
2006Best Playback Singer (Male)Woh Lamhe – ZeherNominated
2009Best Playback Singer (Male)Pehli Nazar Mein – RaceNominated
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
Star Screen Awards
2009Best Playback Singer (Male)Pehli Nazar Main – RaceNominated
Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA)
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
MTV IGGY
2011Best New Band In The WorldNominated
Pakistan Media Awards
2010Best Singer (Male)Won
2011Best Singer (Male)Nominated
2012Best Film ActorMustafa – BolNominated
Best Playback SingerHona Tha Pyaar – BolNominated
BrandLaureate Brand Personality Awards
2012Brand PersonalityWon

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Atif Aslam.

Atif Aslam

Background information
Also known asAatif, Aadee, Prince
Born 12 March 1983 (age 30)
Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OriginLahore, Pakistan
GenresRock, pop
OccupationsSinger, Actor, Guitarist, Song writer
InstrumentsVocals,Guitar
Years active2001-present
Associated actsStrings, Jal, Coke Studio (Pakistan), Hadiqa Kiani, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Sachin Gupta, Pritam, Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Qayaas
Websitewww.aadeez.com

Atif Aslam (Urdu: عاطف اسلم‎; born in Wazirabad, Gujranwala District, Punjab, Pakistan as Muhammad Atif Aslam) is a Pakistani pop singer and film actor, and makes cameo appearances in Bollywood (Indian) films. His debut as an actor was in the 2011 film Pakistani movie Bol. He has generated numerous chart-topping songs,[1] and is known for his vocal belting technique.[2] Atif is a recipient for the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan’s highest civilian decorations. He was also awarded with Brandlaureate International Brand Personality Award[3] in Malaysia for his contributions towards enhancement of the well being of society. He recently became the first Pakistani pop singer to perform at The O2 Arena London twice.[4][5][6]
Early life

Atif was born into a Muslim, Arain family in Wazirabad, of Gujranwala District, Punjab, in Pakistan and educated in Larkana & Rawalpindi.[7] Atif went to kindergarten at Kimberley Hall School, Larkana. In 1991 he moved to Rawalpindi where he continued his studies in St Paul’s Cambridge School,Satellite Town Rawalpindi. Atif came back to Lahore in 1995 where he continued his studies in Divisional Public School, Lahore. He started his FSC in PAF Inter College Lahore. Atif is also a holder of a Bachelor’s degree.[8][9][10][11]
Debut

On 17 July 2004 the first album titled Jal Pari.[12] of Atif Aslam was released. On the outset, the album stood on the success of “Aadat” but as the weeks progressed; it was made clear to everyone that Atif wasn’t merely a one hit wonder.[13] The album featured various smash hit tracks such as “Bheegi Yaadein”, “Ehsaas”, “Mahi Ve”, “Ankhon Sey” along with the title track “Jalpari”. Atif came up with his own sound. His unique vocal capabilities and powerful renditions elevated him to stardom within weeks. The album had become the youth anthem of Pakistan.

Atif never came from a family of musicians nor was he musically trained, but he used all these factors to his advantage. All he had was raw talent and the passion to be a musician. He was courageous enough to sing in his own style without giving an ear to his detractors. Many believe that the courage and passion he displayed in his first album became the foundation of his success. As Atif rode on the success of Jal Pari, he developed rapidly as an exiting concert artist and soon also proved that he was an electrifying performer through his concerts, which grew in demand across the subcontinent.

People were amazed to experience the kind of voice quality Atif was able to deliver in a live performance. His energy on stage, his charisma, his ability to work the crowd and his vocals made him the most sought after live performer in Pakistan and numerous countries across Asia. The artist started performing to sellout crowds on a regular basis. The energy level never reduced but the crowd kept on increasing. He has always admired Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Abida Parveen.[14]
Concerts & Tours

His first stage performance was in a fancy dress show at his school where he performed as Imran Khan, the former captain of Pakistan national cricket team. Atif’s collaborative performances include his tour of USA and Canada with RDB and Annie. Atif did his debut concert in New Jersey in Summer Beats 2008 that also featured Kailash Kher, Richa Sharma & Amanat Ali with 40 musicians and dancers at Sovereign Bank Arena NJ.[15] After a sold out concert in New Jersey, Atif returned with his band and special guests to Queens Colden Center, New York after 6 years with same promoters to perform on July 2, 2010[16] with special attention to Sound, Light and the whole production to give the audience a memorable experience.

North America saw Aslam & Shreya Ghoshal on their March, 2010 Tour of 10 shows in USA and Canada which got a huge success & inspired the organizers to conduct shows again in six more cities.[17] Same year in April, Atif was also seen at Anthony Nesty Sports Hall, Suriname in South America.[18]

Aslam also performed with Sunidhi Chauhan for the first time at Hershey Centre, Mississauga[19] followed by another show at Oracle Arena, San Francisco, Oakland[20] in July 2011 during their USA & Canada tour.

Atif headlined [21] alongside Jay Sean at Royal Albert Hall. He recently performed in London’s O2 Arena on 22 April 2012 [5] in a Bollywood Concert [4] to promote love, peace & unity among India and Pakistan becoming the first Pakistani pop singer to perform on The O2 Arena stage, followed up by shows in Manchester[22] & Glasgow.[23] His debut concert in Bangkok took place in October 2012[24] alongside three other Thai-Indian bands. Aslam will also be performing in 10 Major cities of Pakistan during his Jazz Jazba Generation Tour [25] where an exclusive backstage footage of Atif Aslam’s experience during the tour, his interactions with his fans and intimate look at the man behind the superstar will be filmed for the very first time.

Atif in 2012 was named among top performers of Dubai alongside Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Il Divo, Gotye, Evanescence & Swedish House Mafia.[26] With 25,000[27] crowd his concert in Nepal was also a great success [28] where collective voice for his name made a song in the air. Atif also shared stage with Shalmali Kholgade in Dubai at Domeland.[29] His debut concert in Birmingham took place [30] during his 2013 UK tour after which he performed for the second time at London’s O2 Arena but this time alongside Shaan, Malaika Arora Khan & Bipasha Basu.[31]
Hollywood

Atif has three songs featured in a Hollywood Movie, Man Push Cart which has won several international awards and was praised by critics. He than sung 2 songs in Mira Nairs film The Reluctant Fundamentalist.[32] His two more songs ‘Doorie‘ and ‘Maula‘ from his second album Doorie have been picked up in 2010 for the soundtrack of the Hindi Version of a Mexican film La mujer de mi hermano directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.[33]
Acting career

Atif made his acting debut in the 2011 Pakistani movie Bol which was a huge success.[34] He also made a special appearance in film songs such as Tere Bin, Pehli Nazar Mein and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’s song’s Piya O Re Piya, Tu Mohabbat Hai, Be-Intehan (Race 2) & Dil Na Jaane Kyun from Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story
Television

Atif also appeared as a captain of Team Pakistan in a singing talent show called Sur Kshetra which was shot & broadcasted from Dubai where Indian & Pakistani contestants were competing against each other.[35]
Discography
Main article: Atif Aslam discography
Albums
YearTitle
2004Jal Pari
2006Doorie
2007Meri Kahani

Promotional singles
YearSong
2010Jee Lay Zindagi
2012Juro Gey to Jano Gey

Hollywood songs
YearSongFilm
2005AadatMan Push Cart
Ehsaas
Yakeen
2013Mori Araj SunoThe Reluctant Fundamentalist
Bol Ke Lab Azaad Hain

Bollywood songs
YearSongFilmCo-singer(s)
2005Woh LamheZeher
AadatKalyug
2006Tere BinBas Ek Pal
2008Pehli Nazar MeinRace
Bakhuda Tumhi HoKismat KonnectionAlka Yagnik
2009Tera Hone Laga HoonAjab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniAlisha Chinoy
Tu Jaane Naa
Tera Hone Laga Hoon (Remix)
Tu Jaane Na (Remix)
2010O Mere KhudaPrinceGarima Jhingoon
Tere LiyeShreya Ghoshal
Kaun Hoon Main
Aa Bhi Ja Sanam
Rona Chaditta (Mahi Mahi)Mel Karade Rabba
2011Le Ja Tu MujheF.A.L.T.U
2012Piya O Re PiyaTere Naal Love Ho GayaShreya Ghoshal
Piya O Re Piya (Sad Version)Priya Panchal
Tu Mohabbat HaiMonali Thakur, Priya Panchal
2013Aa Bhi Ja Mere MehermaanJayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story
Hai NaPriya Panchal
Dil Najaane KyunAnushka Manchanda
Be IntehanRace 2Sunidhi Chauhan
Allah Duhai HaiVishal Dadlani & Anushka Manchanda
Jeene Laga HoonRamaiya Vasta VaiyaShreya Ghoshal
Bairiyaa
Rang Jo Lagyo

Lollywood songs
YearSongFilmCo-singer(s)
2011Hona Tha PyaarBolHadiqa Kiani
Kaho (Aaj Bol Do)Hadiqa Kiani

Collaborative songs
YearSongCo-singer(s)
2009Lumbi JudaaiReshma
2010Ab Khud Kuch Karna Paray GaStrings
2011Wish You Were HereSlash
We Will Rise AgainLanny Cordola
2013Zameen Jaagti HaiShiraz Uppal

Pakistani Drama Soundtrack
YearSongDrama SerialCo-singer
2008Aas PaasMere Paas PaasHadiqa Kiani

Coke Studio Pakistan
YearSongCo-singer
2009Jal Pari (Reprise)
Wasta E Pyar Da
Mai Ni (Reprise)
Kinara (Reprise)Ustad Riaz Ali Khan
Humain Kya Hua
2012Charkha NolakhaQayaas
Rabba Sacheya (Reprise)
Dholna

Filmography

Actor
Awards
YearFilmRoleLanguageNote(s)
2006Bas Ek PalHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Tere Bin
2008RaceHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Pehli Nazar
2010PrinceHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Kon Hoon Main
2011BolMustafaUrduFilm debut as an actor
2012Tere Naal Love Ho GayaHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Piya O Re Piya
HimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Tu Mohabbat Hai
2013Jayantabhai Ki Luv StoryHimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Dil Na Jaane Kyun
Race 2HimselfHindiSpecial appearance in song Be Intehaan
2013Ramaiya VastavaiyaHimself[Hindi]]Special appearance in song Jeene Laga Ho

YearCategorySong/NominationResult
Indus Music Awards
2005Best LyricsAadat combined awards with JalWon
Best SongWon
Best CompositionWon
Sahara Sangeet Awards
2005Best Playback SingerWon
Best Debut SingerWon
The Musik Awards
2006Most Wanted MaleNominated
2008Most Wanted MaleWon
Lux Style Awards
2005Best AlbumJal PariNominated
2007Best AlbumDoorieWon
2008Most Well Dressed CelebrityPolice DressWon
Best AlbumMeri KahaniNominated
2012Song of the YearHona Tha Pyaar – BolNominated
Best Original Sound TrackHona Tha Pyaar – BolNominated
2013Music Icon of the yearWon
MTV Brrr Music Awards
2009Best Rock SongHungami HalaatNominated
Best Singer (Male)Nominated
Government of Pakistan
2008Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction)Won
Filmfare Awards
2006Best Playback Singer (Male)Woh Lamhe – ZeherNominated
2007Best Playback Singer (Male)Tere Bin – Bas Ek PalNominated
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
Lycra MTV Style Awards
2007Most Stylish Person (Music)Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)
2006Best Playback Singer (Male)Woh Lamhe – ZeherNominated
2009Best Playback Singer (Male)Pehli Nazar Mein – RaceNominated
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
Star Screen Awards
2009Best Playback Singer (Male)Pehli Nazar Main – RaceNominated
Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA)
2010Best Playback Singer (Male)Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniNominated
MTV IGGY
2011Best New Band In The WorldNominated
Pakistan Media Awards
2010Best Singer (Male)Won
2011Best Singer (Male)Nominated
2012Best Film ActorMustafa – BolNominated
Best Playback SingerHona Tha Pyaar – BolNominated
BrandLaureate Brand Personality Awards
2012Brand PersonalityWon