Adnan Sami

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Background information
Birth nameAdnan Sami Khan
Born (1971-08-15) 15 August 1971 (age 47) [1]
London, United Kingdom [2]
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsPiano, keyboard, guitar, accordion, saxophone, violin, drums, bongos, congas, bass guitar, electric guitar, tabla, dholak, harmonium, harpsichord, santoor, sitar, sarod, percussion.
Years active1984–present

Adnan Sami Khan (born 15 August 1971) is a singer, musician, music composer, pianist and actor. [3] [4] He performs Indian and western music, specially for Hindi movies. His most notable instrument is the piano. He is credited for being the first person to play Indian classical music on the piano in a style he created through the Santoor. [5] A review in US-based Keyboard magazine described him as the fastest keyboard player in the world [6] and called him the keyboard discovery of the nineties. [7] As a multi-platinum recording artist, he has sold the biggest selling independent albums of all time in India. He can play over 35 musical instruments. [5]

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Santoor

The Indian santoor instrument is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer, and a variation of the Iranian Santur. The instrument is generally made of walnut and has 25 bridges. Each bridge has 4 strings, making for a total of 100 strings. It is a traditional instrument in Jammu and Kashmir, and dates back to ancient times. It was called Shatha Tantri Veena in ancient Sanskrit texts.

Keyboard is a magazine that originally covered electronic keyboard instruments and keyboardists, though with the advent of computer-based recording and audio technology, they have added digital music technology to their regular coverage, including those not strictly pertaining to the keyboard-related instruments. The magazine has its headquarters in San Bruno, California.

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He was born in London to Arshad Sami Khan, a Pakistani diplomat of Pashtun origin, and Naureen, who was originally from Jammu and Kashmir state in North India. [2] [6] [8] The Times of India has called him the "Sultan of Music". [8] [9] [10] [11]

Arshad Sami Khan Pakistani diplomat and Air Force officer

Arshad Sami Khan ; was a Pakistani diplomat, bureaucrat and soldier. He started his career as a Pakistan Air Force fighter pilot and later served 3 Presidents of Pakistan as their aide-de-comp (A.D.C.) and later went on to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he served 3 Presidents and 4 Prime ministers as chief of protocol. He was later appointed as a diplomatic ambassador of Pakistan to 14 countries. This was followed by his appointment as the first Commissioner General of Pakistan. He was also Federal Secretary of Culture and retired as a top Grade-22 bureaucratic officer. He was also the father of singer and music composer Adnan Sami.

Pashtuns ethnic group belonging to Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Pashtuns, historically known as ethnic Afghans and Pathans, are an Iranian ethnic group who mainly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan in South-Central Asia. They speak the Pashto language and adhere to Pashtunwali, which is a traditional set of ethics guiding individual and communal conduct. The ethnogenesis of the Pashtun ethnic group is unclear but historians have come across references to various ancient peoples called Pakthas (Pactyans) between the 2nd and the 1st millennium BC, who may be their early ancestors. Their history is mostly spread amongst the present-day countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, centred on their traditional seat of power in that region.

Jammu and Kashmir State in India

Jammu and Kashmir is a state in northern India, often denoted by its acronym, J&K. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, and shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. The Line of Control separates it from the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in the west and north respectively, and a Line of Actual Control separates it from the Chinese-administered territory of Aksai Chin in the east. The state has special autonomy under Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

Early life and education

Adnan Sami was born in 1971 in London. [2] He was raised and educated in the United Kingdom. His father, Arshad Sami Khan, was a Pashtun [5] [12] while his mother Naureen Khan was from Jammu. [5] [13] Adnan's father served as a Pakistan Air Force pilot, before becoming a senior bureaucrat and serving as Pakistan's ambassador to 14 countries. [14] [15] His paternal great-grandfather, General Ahmed Jan, was from Afghanistan and a military advisor to king Abdur Rahman Khan. [15] His paternal grandfather Agha Mehfooz Jan was the governor of four Afghan provinces under King Amanullah Khan's reign and was also the King's first cousin. He was assassinated by Habibullah Kalakani and therefore his father's family migrated to Peshawar, then in British India. [16]

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but more commonly known as the UK or Britain, is a sovereign country lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

Pakistan Air Force Air warfare branch of Pakistans armed forces

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is the aerial warfare uniform service branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, tasked primarily with the aerial defence of Pakistan, with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy. The PAF has a tertiary role of providing strategic air transport and logistics capability to Pakistan. As of 2017, per IISS, the PAF has 65,000 personnel. It operates 883 aircraft.

Afghanistan A landlocked south-central Asian country

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, while the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

Sami attended Rugby School in Rugby, West Midlands, UK. [17] Adnan followed his bachelor's degree with a law degree (LLB) from King's College London. [18] He went on to qualify as a barrister from Lincoln's Inn, England. [1]

Rugby School independent school in the United Kingdom

Rugby School is a day and boarding co-educational independent school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. Founded in 1567 as a free grammar school for local boys, it is one of the oldest independent schools in Britain. Up to 1667, the school remained in comparative obscurity. Its re-establishment by Thomas Arnold during his time as Headmaster, from 1828 to 1841, was seen as the forerunner of the Victorian public school. It is one of the original seven Great Nine Public Schools defined by the Clarendon Commission of 1864. Rugby School was also the birthplace of Rugby football. In 1845, three Rugby School pupils produced the first written rules of the "Rugby style of game".

Kings College London public research university located in London, United Kingdom

King's College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding constituent college of the federal University of London. King's was established in 1829 by King George IV and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, when it received its first royal charter, and claims to be the fourth oldest university institution in England. In 1836, King's became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London. In the late 20th century, King's grew through a series of mergers, including with Queen Elizabeth College and Chelsea College of Science and Technology, the Institute of Psychiatry, the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Barrister lawyer specialized in court representation in Wales, England and some other jurisdictions

A barrister is a type of lawyer in common law jurisdictions. Barristers mostly specialise in courtroom advocacy and litigation. Their tasks include taking cases in superior courts and tribunals, drafting legal pleadings, researching the philosophy, hypothesis and history of law, and giving expert legal opinions. Often, barristers are also recognised as legal scholars.

He had played the piano since the age of five and composed his first piece of music when he was nine years old. Sami began taking lessons in Indian classical music from the santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma when visiting India during his school vacations. Indian singer Asha Bhosle saw him at age ten at an R. D. Burman concert in London, and encouraged him to take up music as a career. He is an accomplished concert pianist, music composer and singer with a command of Indian and Western classical/semi-classical music, jazz, rock and pop music. As a teenager, Adnan, when performing on the piano on a TV program in Stockholm, was described by the US-based Keyboard magazine as the fastest man on keyboard in the world [6] and the keyboard discovery of the nineties. [7] Sami went on to learn Indian classical music from Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, the Santoor maestro in India. At the age of sixteen, Sami was approached to write a song for famine-hit Ethiopia, for which he won a special award from UNICEF. [4]

Shivkumar Sharma Indian classical musician

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is an Indian music composer and santoor player from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The santoor is a folk instrument.

Asha Bhosle Indian singer

Asha Bhosle, is an Indian playback singer. She is best known for her playback singing in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle's career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. Bhosle is the sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.

R. D. Burman Indian musician

Rahul Dev Burman was an Indian music director who is regarded as one of the most influential composers of the Indian film industry. Nicknamed Pancham, he was the only son of the composer Sachin Dev Burman.

In his career of 32 years, Sami has won many international awards including the Nigar Award, Bolan Academy Award and Graduate Award. Adnan is the youngest recipient of the Naushad Music Award for Excellence in Music. Previous recipients of this award include Lata Mangeshkar and Music Maestro Khayam. Sami was invited as a member of the jury of the music festival Voice of Asia competition held annually at Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Voice of Asia

Voice of Asia is a music festival held annually in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Acts from all over Asia and other areas take part. The usual venue for the festival is the outdoor Medeo speed skating rink, situated on the mountainous outskirts of the Tian Shan, several kilometers away from the Almaty center.

Career

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Adnan Sami at the release party of his album Kisi Din

His first single, "Run for his life", was released in 1986. It was in English, and recorded for UNICEF. It went to No. 1 in the music charts in the Middle East. [19] This was followed by three more No. 1s: "Talk To Me", "Hot Summer Day" and "You're My Best Kept Secret". [20]

His first formal album, The One & Only (1989), was a classical album on the piano accompanied by tabla maestro Zakir Hussain. He released his first vocal solo album Raag Time in 1991. [21] The song from his album Teri Yaad was the title track of his first album, which became a huge hit in Pakistan.

In 1994, he composed music for a film for the first time. [22] The 1995 Pakistani film Sargam , in which he was the lead actor and Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle did the playback Sargam, was a box office success. [23] It was also the first time that an Indian playback singer was featured in an album in Pakistan. To date Sargam is the only film Sami has acted in, and the score is the best selling album of all time in Pakistan. [24]

In 2000, Asha Bhosle collaborated with Sami on collection of love songs named Kabhi to Nazar Milao [25] in India. The music was also composed by Adnan. The album became an instant success and had topped the Indipop charts [26] for the most of 2001 & 2002. [27] According to Business Week magazine, the album sold 4 million copies in India alone. [28]

Two songs from the album Kabhi To Nazar Milao, whose music video featured model Aditi Gowitrikar, [29] and Lift Karaa De, whose music video starred the popular Indian actor Govinda became popular at that time. The videos were shot by Anil Mehta who had shot popular Hindi films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Lagaan . [30] Because of the album's success, Magnasound and Sami released an album named Always Yours which was a remix version of numbers from that album. [31]

He soon became popular, which led Hindi filmmaker Boney Kapoor to invite him to provide music for his film. [32] This was the beginning for him to compose and sing for Hindi films and for the top Hindi film producers of the time like Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai. Due to the popularity of his music videos and live performances, he started getting acting offers at the same time. [33]

The song "Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob" from the Hindi film Ajnabee , sung by Adnan, had become popular [34] and was declared a "superhit" by Screen Magazine , who called him the pop personality of the year in 2001. [27]

In 2002, Pepsi Foods made Sami its brand ambassador in India, a contract which involved hosting a series of live music concerts across cities as well as featuring in ads for Pepsi products. [35] [36] He is the only artist in all of Asia and Europe to have endorsed Pepsi Cola and Coca-Cola together. [37] [38]

According to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn , no Pakistani artist has ever managed to gain as much popularity in India as Sami has. [39] According to an article in The Times of India , Sami is the "most successful face in non-film music in India". [40]

His second studio album, Tera Chehra, was released in October 2002 to critical acclaim. [41] The music videos for this album were shot by Binod Pradhan, who had shot the popular 2002 Hindi film Devdas . The album features Bollywood stars Rani Mukerji in the title track and Amitabh Bachchan in the track "Kabhi Nahi", who also sang the duet with Sami. [30] [42] Actress Mahima Chaudhry was also seen in another song. [43] The title track was written by well-known Hindi movie lyricist Sameer. [42] According to Screen Magazine , it was the only successful pop album of the year. [44]

Saathiya (2002) brought him the opportunity to work with A. R. Rahman in the form of "Aye Udi Udi". According to Screen Magazine , the song was "the highlight of the album". [45] Rediff.com called him the "Reigning King of Indipop" in early 2003 based on the sales of his albums in the previous two years. [43]

His most successful albums have been Kabhi To Nazar Milao (with Asha Bhosle) and Tera Chehra, [46] and his music videos usually have had Bollywood stars in them, including Namrata Shirodkar ("Bheegi Bheegi Raat"), Mahima Chaudhry, Raveena Tandon, Rani Mukerji ("Tera Chehra"), Govinda, Fardeen Khan, Amisha Patel ("O Meri Jaan"), Bhumika Chawla ("Maahiya"), Dia Mirza ("Pal Do Pal") and the most famous, Amitabh Bachchan (Kabhi Nahi). [46]

Since 2003, he has sung for a few Tamil movies like Boys , Aaytha Ezhuthu composed by A.R. Rahman. The songs, "Boom Boom" from Boys [47] and "Nenjamellam Kadhal" from Aayitha Ezhuthu , were hits.[ citation needed ] He also sang for the Tamil and Telugu versions besides the Hindi version of songs from the movie Yuva (2004) whose music was also composed by A. R. Rahman. Besides Rahman, he also worked together with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, and sung Tamil songs "Oh Intha Kadhal" from Satham Podathey and "OruKal" from Siva Manasula Sakthi , which was popular.[ citation needed ] He sang the song "Chanchadi Adi Urang Nee" in the Malayalam movie called Makalkku.[ citation needed ] He has also sung for a Kannada film. His first Kannada song, "Don't Worry Madabeda" for the film Super Star starring Upendra. He has also worked with music composers Devi Sri Prasad and M. M. Keeravani and sang songs in Telugu films Varsham , Chatrapathi, Shankar Dada MBBS and 100% Love .[ citation needed ]

In 2005, he suffered from lymphoedema and developed an abscess in the knee, which interrupted his career. [48] [49]

In 2006, he took a sabbatical and reportedly lost over 160 kg. [50] He came back in April 2007 with the album Kisi Din.[ citation needed ] In 2007, he sang the soundtrack "Dil Kya Kare" from the Hindi film Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love and "Noor-e-Khuda" from My Name Is Khan .

He has composed film music for several other Hindi films, including Lucky: No Time for Love , Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke, Dhamaal , 1920 , Chance Pe Dance , Mumbai Salsa , Khubsoorat, Sadiyaan , Shaurya and several others. [51]

As a classical concert pianist, Sami has given solo performances before royalty such as the King of Sweden and King Hussein of Jordan. [52] [53] He has performed before heads of state and governments such as President Mitterrand of France, the President of the United Arab Emirates, the President and Prime Minister of India, the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, the President and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, the Prime Minister of Sweden and Princess Christina of Sweden. Adnan has performed for music festivals to sold-out stadiums of his solo concert tours all over the world in over forty countries.

Sami wrote a song for India during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The video of this song captures the nationalistic spirit of competition, depicting Adnan performing with the Indian cricket team with guest appearances from Indian film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Fardeen Khan and Kareena Kapoor. [54] [55]

His work has associated him with prominent people from the Indian film and music industry.

On 15 December 2002, BBC World Service celebrated 70 years of broadcasting by organizing a worldwide live concert with artists representing different parts of the world who performed before a global audience via satellite. Sami was chosen to represent India. [56]

In the summer of 2003, Sami became the only musical artist from the entire Asian region to have sold out Wembley Stadium in London for two nights in a row; this was recorded in the Limca Book of World Records [57] [58] (Asia's equivalent to the West's Guinness Book of World Records ). He did this again in 2005, 2008, and 2012.

In 2010, Sami received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony by Pakistan Television. [59] [60]

In 2011, Sami was given the "Glory of India Award" by the Government of India. This was the 350th anniversary of the completion of the Taj Mahal, and Sami gave a solo concert performance in front of the Taj Mahal on the final night of the celebrations. [61] After this performance, the Indian media dubbed him the "Sultan of Music". [62]

He hosted the Indian version of the American music game show Don't Forget the Lyrics! called Bol Baby Bol on the Star TV network in 2008. [63] [64] Prior to that in 2005, he was the sole jury for the singing competition program on Channel [V] called Super Singer. In 2011, Adnan returned as a judge on the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs , which became popular worldwide. [65]

His performance of a qawwali called "Bhar Do Jholi Meri" from the blockbuster film Bajrangi Bhaijaan , released in July 2015, became a worldwide hit; he appeared in the movie as well. This was the first time he attempted to sing a qawwali at the insistence of actor Salman Khan,[ citation needed ] who starred in the film.

Personal life

Sami was first married to actress Zeba Bakhtiar (her third marriage) in 1993, with whom he had a son named Azaan Sami Khan. They divorced after three years.

Sami began living in India on March 13, 2001, on a visitor's visa which was extended from time to time. [66]

In 2001, Sami married Dubai-based Arab Sabah Galadari. This was his second marriage and Sabah's second marriage as well; she had a son from her previous marriage. This relationship also ended in divorce, a year-and-a-half later.

In June 2006, he weighed 230 kilograms (506 lb); he claimed his doctor had given him just six months to live. By diet and exercise, he lost 167 kilograms (368 lb) in 16 months. [67] [68] [69] [70]

In 2008, his wife Sabah returned to Mumbai, remarried him and began living with him, but the marriage only lasted one year, after which Sabah filed for divorce again. [71] [72]

In 2009, his father died of pancreatic cancer, which he described as the "biggest blow" of his life, saying that he had been extremely close to his father. [73] [74]

On 29 January 2010 Sami married Roya Sami Khan, the daughter of a retired diplomat and army general. [12] [75] He first met Roya in India during her visit in 2010 and proposed to her after some time. [76] On 10 May 2017, he became a father to a daughter, Medina Sami Khan. [77]

On May 26, 2015, he submitted a request for Indian citizenship to the Home Ministry, when his Pakistani passport expired and was not renewed by Pakistan's government. [66] In late December 2015, the Indian Home Ministry approved his request for legal status as a citizen of India, [78] effective as of 1 January 2016. [66]

Awards and accolades

Sami has won a number of international awards, including the Nigar Award, [79] the Bolan Academy Award, [79] and the Graduate Award. [42] He was given a special award by UNICEF for the song he wrote for famine-hit Ethiopia as a teenager and a United Nations Peace Medal for a song he wrote and performed for Africa. [42]

A review of his piano solo performance on British TV Channel 4 in Keyboard magazine called him the "Keyboard Discovery of the 90s". [7] [42]

In 2001, he was awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year by MTV. [43] [80]

Swedish and British radio and television have often referred to him as the fastest keyboard player in the world. [81] [82] Adnan has performed for prestigious music festivals to sold-out stadiums of his solo concert tours all over the world in over forty countries. In summer 2003, he became the only Asian artist to have sold out Wembley Stadium, London, for two consecutive nights, which won him a place in the Limca Book of Records. [57] [58]

As a classical concert pianist, Sami has given performances before the King of Sweden and King Hussein of Jordan. [7] [83]

In 2007, Sami was given a Special Award from the U.K. Parliament (House of Commons) for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Sub-Continental Music'.

In 2008, he was presented the "Naushad Music Award" by Andhra Pradesh Department of Culture, in Hyderabad. [84] [85]

In 2008 he also won "Best International Act" at the UK Asian Music Awards. [86]

In 2013, he was given the BrandLaureate International Brand Personality award by the President of The BrandLaureate, Dr KK Johan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [87]

Later in 2013, Sami was given a Special Award by the Canadian Parliament for his 'Exceptional Services to Indian Music'.

In April 2017, Sami became the first South Asian to have performed at London's Wembley Stadium 8 times; tickets were sold out on all 8 occasions. [88] The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, attended the concert. [89]

Discography

YearAlbumSongsCo-singers
1986Live in Karachi1. "Durga" Zakir Hussain
2. "Folk Tune" Zakir Hussain
3. "Jazz Piece" Zakir Hussain
4. "Bageshri" Zakir Hussain
1989Ecstasy 1. "Raag Bairagi" Zakir Hussain
2. "Folk Tune from N.W.F.P" Zakir Hussain
3. "Dhun in Mishr Khamaj" Zakir Hussain
4. "Dhun in Pillu" Zakir Hussain
1991Raag Time1. "Wahin Kahin Paao Gi"
2. Teri Yaad Aati Hay
3. "Raag Time"
4. "Kahan Bas Gay Ho"
5. "I Can Never"
6. "Feel Your Soul"
7. "Burning for You"
1992Behta Darya1. "Durga"
1995Sargam1. "Aae Khuda, aae Khuda"
2. "Suhani rutt ayi" Hamid Ali Khan, Hadiqa Kiyani
3. "Pall do pall kay"
4. "Bheega hua mousam"
5. "Chamki kiran"Hamid Ali Khan
6. "Kab sey khili ho" Maharaj Ghulam Hussain Kathak, Hadiqa Kiyani
7. "Kya hay, yeh uljhan"Hadiqa Kiyani
8. "Zara Dholki bajao" Asha Bhosle
9. "Pyar bina jeena nahin"Hadiqa Kiyani
10. "Barse Badal"Hadiqa Kiyani
11. "Woh mujhay yaad"Hadiqa Kiyani
1997Badaltey Mausam1. "Badaltay Mausam"
2. "Kabhi to Nazar Milao" Asha Bhosle
3. "Bahoon Kay Gheray"
4. "Pehli Wari"
5. "Hum Phir Milengay"
6. "Dil to Mera"
7. "Koi Rehta Hai"
8. "Aao Na"
9. "Nakhra Us Ka"
2000Always Yours1. "Bheega Mausam"
2."Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein"
3. "Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein(Unplugged)"
4. "Lift Karadey"Ft. Govinda (actor)
5. "Mehndi Masala"Asha Bhosle
6. "Pyar Bina"Asha Bhosle
2002Tera Chehra1. "Kabhi Nahin"Ft. Amitabh Bachchan
2. "Meri Yaad"
3. "Nain Se Nain"Ft. Raveena Tandon
4. "Roothey Hue"Ft. Aarti Chhabria
5. "Sanson Mein"
6. "Tera Chehra"Ft. Rani Mukherjee
7. "Teri Baahon Mein"Ft. Namrata Shirodkar
8. "Tera Bina"Ft. Mahima Chaudhry (actress)
2003Kabhi To Nazar Milao1. "Kabhi To Nazar Milao" Asha Bhosle
2. "Pyar Hai" Asha Bhosle
3. "Dholki" Asha Bhosle
2004Teri Kasam1. "Kasam"Ft. Amisha Patel
2. "Mahiya"Ft. Bhoomika Chawla
3. "Kabhi Aisa Lage"Ft. Shonali Nagrani
4. "Pal Do Pal"Ft. Dia Mirza
5. "Chand Nikla"
6. "Tauba!"
7. "Poocho..."
8. "Best Friend!"
2007Kisi Din1.Asalaam Walekum
2.Baarish
3.Baarish (Unplugged)
4."Dekho Jaaneman"
5."Jharonkha"
6."Kisi Din"
7."Kisi Din (Remix)"
8."Koi Rehta Hai"
9."Sargaroshi"
10."Teri Yaad"
11."Teri Yaad (Remix)"
12."Best Friend"
2009Ek Ladki Deewani Si1. "Chalo"
2. "Dekha Tujhe" Tulsi Kumar
3. "Ek Ladki"
4. "Laila"
5. "Let's Go Mumbai City" Jermaine Jackson
6. "Let's Go Mumbai City (Remix)"
7. "Mehfooz"
8. "Sharmili"
9. "Tu Salaamat Rahe"
2013Press Play1. "Ali Ali"
2. "Roya"
3. "Mere Baap"
4. "Kudi Tight"
5. "Mein Tere Saath Hun"
6. "Karun Na Yaad"
7. "Baba"
8. "Dua De"
9. "Ali Ali (Remix)"
10. "Roya (Remix)"
11. "The Azaan (Call To Prayer)"

Badaltay Mausam (1997) was re-released in India as Kabhi To Nazar Milao (2000).

Filmography

As an actor

As a playback singer

YearFilmSongsCo-singers
1995 Sargam Aae Khuda, Aae Khuda, Jis Nay Ki Justuju
Suhani Rutt Ayi, Mann Jhoomay Hamid Ali Khan, Hadiqa Kiyani
Pall Do Pall Kay Hayn Andheray
Bheega Hua Mousam Pyara
Chamki Kiran, Khilay Purwa Hamid Ali Khan
Kab Sey Khili Ho (Classic music vs Pop music) Maharaj Ghulam Hussain Kathak, Hadiqa
Kya Hay, Yeh Uljhan Kya Hay...? Hadiqa Kiyani
Zara Dholki Bajao Gorio Asha Bhosle
Pyar Bina Jeena Nahin Jeena Hadiqa Kiyani
Barse Badal, Dil Mein Halchal Hadiqa Kiyani
2001 Ajnabee Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob Sunidhi Chauhan
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Kuch Pyar Bhi Kar
Deewaanapan Nach Nach Nach Falguni Pathak, Sukhwinder Singh
2002JunoonAankhon Ne Kiya Ishara – (Duet) Kavita Subramaniam
Aankhon Ne Kiya Ishara – (Male)
Super Star (Kannada)Bittaku BittakuShweta Malviya
Ab Ke Baras Mujhe Rab Se Pyaar Anuradha Sriram
Awara Paagal Deewana Ya Habibi Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan
Chor Machaaye Shor Ishqan Ishqan – Karsan Sargathiya
Shakti: The Power Dil Ne Pukara Alka Yagnik, Ravindre Sathe, Prakash
Hum Tum Mile
Pyaasa Tere Pyaar Ka Chhaya Sunidhi Chauhan
Annarth Bewafa Bar MeinPinky, Preeti Jhangiani
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar Indian Se Aaia
Karz: The Burden of TruthAashiqui Ban Ke Kavita Subramaniam
Saathiya Aye Udi Udi Udi
2003 Love at Times Square Aaja Aaja
Raat Hai Jawan
Calcutta Mail Kahan Pe Meri Jaan Pamela Jain
' Chori Chori'Ruthe Yaar Nu Sabri Brothers
Koi... Mil Gaya Jadoo Jadoo Alka Yagnik
Boys Boom Boom Sadhana Sargam
Joggers' Park Ishq Hota Nahin Sabke LiyeZameer Kazmi
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