Rahat Fateh-ali Khan

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Birthday
9, 1973
Birthplace
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1973 (age 45)
Birthplace
Faisalabad, Pakistan

About

Famous for his work in the Islamic Sufi religious music genre of Qawwali, this Pakistani vocalist is also well known for his playback tracks in both Lollywood and Bollywood films.

Before Fame

He delivered his first public music performance when he was just nine years old and, at the age of twelve, joined a United Kingdom tour of Qawwali musicians.

Trivia

His work on the Bollywood movie Ishqiya (2010) earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Family Life

Born into a family of Qawwali singers, he is the child of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan; the grandchild of Fateh Ali Khan; and the nephew (and one-time music pupil) of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Associated With

He and Indian playback vocalist Sonu Nigam both judged India's STAR Plus television talent competition Chhote Ustaad.