Rahat Fateh-ali Khan

World Music Singer

Birthday December 9, 1973

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Faisalabad, Pakistan

Age 49 years old

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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.


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.