Atif Aslam Biography

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Atif Aslam biography
Atif Aslam

Atif Aslam (born Mohammad Atif Aslam) is a Pakistani pop singer and film actor. His debuted as an actor for the first time in the 2011 film Bol. He has generated numerous chart-topping songs, and is known for his vocal belting technique. Aslam is a recipient for the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan's highest civilian decorations.

Early life

Aslam was born into a Muslim family in Lahore, Pakistan. Aslam went to kindergarten at Kimberley Hall School, Lahore. 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. In 1991, he moved to Rawalpindi where he continued his studies in St Paul's School. Aslam came back to Lahore in 1995 where he continued his studies in DPS, Lahore. Aslam started his FSC in Fazaia Inter College, Lahore. Aslam has a Bachelor's degree from the Punjab Institute of Computer Science. Aslam was passionate about cricket. He practised bowling at Shapes Club Lahore. In his school team he was the fast bowler. He has had no professional training in singing or acting.

Music career

Career (2004 onwards)

After leaving the Pakistani pop band Jal, Aslam, released his first solo album, Jal Pari, on 19 July 2004, under Sound Master and IC records. His work has gradually became popular in India. His second album, Doorie, was released on April 2007, Aslam headlined in the Flex FX Dhamaka 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 22 April 2012 at the Flex FX Production's Dhamaka Bollywood Concert with Naz Choudhury and his Bolly Flex team to promote love, peace & unity among India and Pakistan becoming the first Pakistani pop singer to perform on The O2 Arena stage.

Aslam 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.

There were rumors circulating online that his new album was titled Shabnam. This was denied by Aslam. âRight now, my entire focus is on this project (The Dreamer Awakes). I may be singing with Chris Martin or John Mayer⦠weâre trying to bring a lot of people together.â He has been greatly influenced by singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kishore Kumar and K.K.

Sarmad Ghafoor, a guitarist and producer for Qayaas contacted 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 Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song and the episode received positive reviews from critics not only in Pakistan but also across the border in India.

Hollywood

Atif has three songs featured in a Hollywood Movie, Man Push Cart which has won several international awards and was praised by critics.

Acting career

Atif made his acting debut in the 2011 Pakistani movie Bol. 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 and Tu Mohabbat Hai.

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