Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Atif Aslam

Background information
Also known as Aatif, Aadee
Born Wazir abad, Pakistan
12 March 1983 (age 29)
Origin Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Rock, pop
Occupations Singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001-present
Labels Fire, Tips
Associated acts Strings, Jal, Hadiqa Kiani, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Sachin Gupta, Pritam, Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan
Atif Aslam (Urdu: عاطف اسلم, born Mohammad Atif Aslam; 12 March 1983 in Wazirabad, Gujranwala, Pakistan) is a Pakistani pop singer and film actor .He debuted in the film Bol and has given several hit songs[1] .He is known for his vocal belting technique.[2] In 2008, he was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. He has sold over 40 million copies worldwide[citation needed].Atif Aslam has done his Bachleors in Computer Sciences from Punjab Institute Of Computer Sciences (PICS).


Music career

Solo career (2004 onwards)

After leaving Pakistani pop band Jal, Atif released his first solo album, Jal Pari, on 19 July 2004, under Sound Master and IC records. He work has gradually also become became popular in India. His is second album, Doorie, was released on 22 December 2006.
His first major concert was at Al Hamra Hall, Mall Road Lahore where he performed during the break of a stage drama Moulin Rouge. On 14 April 2007, Atif headlined in the Flex FX Dhamaka[3] alongside Jay Sean at Royal Albert Hall. His first international concert was at W. StarDreamz Entertainment Group during his tour of USA and Canada with RDB and Annie. He recently performed in London's O2 Arena on 22nd April 2012 at the Flex FX Production's Dhamaka[4] Bollywood Concert with Naz Choudhury[5] and his Bolly Flex team to promote love, peace & unity among India and Pakistan becoming first Pakistani pop singer to perform on The O2 Arena stage.
Atif also mentioned in a press conference held in Karachi that he will be working on an international project titled The Dreamer Awakes, alongside members of American rock band Guns N' Roses.[citation needed]
There were rumors circulating online that his new album was titled Shabnam. This was denied by Atif. “Right now, my entire focus is on this project (The Dreamer Awakes). I may be singing with Chris Martin or John Mayer… we’re trying to bring a lot of people together.”[6] He has been greatly influenced by the singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kishore Kumar and K.K.
Sarmad Ghafoor, a guitarist and producer for Qayaas contacted Atif Aslam to collaborate with them for the Fifth Season of Coke Studio (Pakistan). Atif Aslam in collaboration with Qayaas performed a revived rendition of "Charkha Nolakha" by Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song and that entire episode received positive reviews from critics not only in Pakistan but also across the border in India.


Atif has sung frequently for Bollywood films. His voice as a playback singer can be heard in Indian films such as "Pehli Nazar Mein", Race, "Tere Bin", Bas Ek Pal, "Bakhuda Tumhi Ho" in Kismat Konnection, "Tera Hone Laga Hoon" and "Tu Jaane Na" in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, "Aa Bhi Ja Sanam", "O Mere Khuda", "Tere Liye" and "Kaun Hoon Main" in the film Prince.[7] He sang two songs "Piya O Re Piya" and "Tu Mohabbat Hai" in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya.


Atif has three songs featured in Hollywood movies as well.[8]

Acting career

Atif made his acting debut in a Pakistani movie named Bol, 2011. He also made a special appearance in the film Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya's song Tu Mohabbat Hai.




No. Song Co-singer
1 Meri Hamjoliyan None
2 Yunhi None
3 Teriyan Yaadan None
4 Ab Khud Kuch Karna Paray Ga Strings
5 Haath Uthao (For Flood Victims) None
6 Lambi Judai None
7 Dosti None
8 Aas Paas Hadiqa Kiani
9 Ankhiyan Noo Rayen De None
10 Juro Gey to Jano Gey None

Bollywood/Lollywood songs

Year Song Film Film industry Co-singer
2005 Woh Lamhe Zeher Bollywood
Woh Lamhe (Remix)
Aadat Kalyug
Aadat (Remix)
2006 Tere Bin Bas Ek Pal
2008 Pehli Nazar Mein Race
Bakhuda Tumhi Ho Kismat Konnection Alka Yagnik
Bakhuda Tumhi Ho (Remix)
2009 Tera Hone Laga Hoon Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Alisha Chinoy
Tera Hone Laga Hoon (Remix)
Tu Jaane Na
Tu Jaane Na (Remix)
2010 O Mere Khuda Prince Garima Jhingoon
Tere Liye Shreya Ghoshal
Tere Liye (Remix)
Kaun Hoon Main
Aa Bhi Ja Sanam
Prince Theme (Mega Mix) Shreya Ghoshal, Alisha Chinoy, Garima Jhingoon, Monali Thakur
Rona Chaditta (Mahi Mahi) Mel Karade Rabba
2011 Hona Tha Pyaar Bol Lollywood Hadiqa Kiani
Aaj Bol Do
Le Ja Tu Mujhe F.A.L.T.U Bollywood
2012 Piya O Re Piya Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Shreya Ghoshal
Tu Mohabbat Hai Monali Thakur, Priya Panchal

Coke Studio

In 2009, Atif Aslam sang five songs for Pakistani music show called Coke Studio.
Year Episode Song name Co-singer
2009 1 Jal Pari None
2 Kinara Riaz Ali Khan
3 Wasta E Pyaar Da None
4 Main Ni
5 Humein Kya Hua
Year Episode Song name Co-singer
2012 1 Charakha no Lakha None


Year Group Award Result
2005 Indus Music Awards Best Lyrics Aadat Won
Indus Music Awards Best Song Aadat Won
Indus Music Awards Best Composition Aadat Won
Sahara Sangeet Awards Best Playback Singer Won
Sahara Sangeet Awards Best Debut Singer Won
2006 The Musik Awards Most Wanted Male Nominated
Lux Style Awards Best Album Doorie Won
Filmfare Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Woh Lamhe - Zeher Nominated
2007 Lycra MTV Style Awards Most Stylish Person in Music Won
Filmfare Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Tere Bin - Bas Ek Pal Nominated
2008 Lux Style Awards Most Well Dressed Celebrity - Police Dress Won
The Musik Awards Most Wanted Male Won
Government of Pakistan Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) Awarded
2009 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Pehli Nazar Mein - Race Nominated
Star Screen Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Pehli Nazar Main - Race Nominated
2010 Filmfare Awards Best Playback Singer – Tu Jaane Na


  1. ^ "Music knows no boundaries: Atif Aslam". February 12, 2010. Retrieved 23 september 2011.
  2. ^ "So you think you can act?". May 17, 2010. Retrieved 23 september 2011.
  3. ^ "Dhamaka Bollywood Concert". Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Atif Aslam Dhamaka London concert". Retrieved 07 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Atif Aslam Rocked the O2!". Retrieved 08 May 2012.
  6. ^ Imtiaz, Saba. "I may sing with Chris Martin or John Mayer: Atif Aslam – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  7. ^ "Rumours add to your life: Atif". timesofindia. August 21, 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Official website of Atif Aslam". Retrieved 2010-11-04.

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