Altaf Raja

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Altaf Raja
Born (1967-10-13) 13 October 1967 (age 53)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India [1]
Genres Qawwali
Occupation(s)Playback Singer
Years active1991- Present

Altaf Raja is an Indian Qawwali singer. [1] [2] In 1997 Altaf gained recognition with his debut album Tum To Thehre Pardesi. [3] His most recent song is Ae Sanam. [4]


Early life

Born in 1967 at Nagpur to professional Qawwals, Altaf Raja began musical training at the age of 15.


Raja's breakthrough came in 1997 with the album Tum To Thehre Pardesi, [1] which sold 4 million units. [5]

Raja has also acted in Bollywood movies such as Shapath (1997), [6] Yamraaj (1998), Mother (1999), and Ghanchakkar (2013).


YearAlbumArtistMusic DirectorLabel
1997Tum To Thehre Pardesi [1] Altaf RajaMohd. Shafi NiyaziVenus
1999Mujhe Apna Bana LoAltaf RajaMohd. Shafi NiyaziVenus
1999Aaj Ki Raat Na Ja Pardesi [7] Altaf RajaMohd. Shafi NiyaziVenus
2000Do Dil HaareAltaf RajaAltaf Raja, Vaishnav DevaVenus
2000Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Huye [7] Altaf RajaAltaf Raja, Vaishnav DevaVenus
2001Sai Ka DeewanaAltaf Raja, Farid Sabari Jaipuri, Ram ShankarVenus
2001Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala [7] Altaf RajaAltaf Raja, Vaishnav DevaVenus
2001Altaf and Adnan Ek Saath [8] Altaf Raja, Adnan SamiAltaf Raja, Adnan Sami, Vaishnav DevaVenus
2001Taaza Hawa Lete HainAltaf RajaAltaf Raja, Vaishnav DevaVenus
2002Khilona Jaan Kar [9] Altaf RajaVenus
2003Ek Dard Sabhi Ko Hota Hai [10] Altaf RajaAltaf Raja, Vaishnav DevaVenus
2003Market [11] Altaf RajaVenus
2004Dukaan [12] Altaf RajaVenus
2006Tere Ishq Ne Maalamaal Kiya [13] Altaf Raja
2006Harrjaiie [7] Altaf Raja
2007Koi Patthar Se Na MareAltaf Raja
2009Chalo Maikhane ChaloAltaf RajaVenus
2012Ashqon Ki BaraatAltaf RajaAltaf RajaVenus
2015BumGolaAltaf Raja, Raj MittalAkashraj Zee Music Company
2020Ae Sanam [14] Altaf Raja, Payal Dev Payal DevApni Dhun

Movies as playback singer

  1. Dil Lagana - Hunterrr (2015)
  2. Jholu Ram - Ghanchakkar (2013)
  3. Madholal: Keep Walking (2010)
  4. Toonpur Ka Superhero (2010)
  5. Market (2003) [11]
  6. Tumse Kitna - Company (2002)
  7. Aaapka Naam kya - Benaam (1999)
  8. Mother (1999)
  9. Pardesi Babu (1998)
  10. Keemat: They Are Back (1998)
  11. Hayo Rabba Pyar Ho Gaya - Tirchhi Topiwale (1998)
  12. Harjai (2007)
  13. Hum Hain Aise Chore - Yamraaj (1998)
  14. Peelo Ishq Di Wisky - Mard (1998)
  15. Karlo Pyar Karlo - Chandaal (1998)
  16. Ishq Aur Pyar Ka Maza Lijiye - Shapath (1997)
  17. Tamasha (2015)

Movies as composer

  1. Dukaan: Pila House (2004)
  2. Market (2003) [11]

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