Shafqat Amanat Ali
Shafqat Amanat Ali at Tri Nation Mega Festival
|Born||26 February 1965|
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Genres||Rock music, Sufi, playback singing, Classical Music|
|Associated acts||Fuzön, The Dewarists, Coke StudioBasit Ali SHah Banoori|
Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu : شفقت امانت علی خان ), (born 26 February 1965) is a Pakistani classical singer belonging to Patiala Gharana lineage. He was the lead vocalist of the Pakistani rock band Fuzön. He was awarded the President's Pride of Performance civil award on 23 March 2008.
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
The President's Award for Pride of Performance is one of the awards conferred by the Government of Pakistan on Pakistani civilians in recognition of distinguished meritorious work in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, and science. It has no particular official standing in the Pakistani civil decorations hierarchy.
Shafqat Amanat Ali was born into a Muslim family in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan to Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and his wife Almas Amanat Ali Khan, on 26 February 1965 making him the ninth generation of Patiala Gharana. He is the youngest brother of the late Asad Amanat Ali Khan. He received his bachelor's degree from Government College University, Lahore (now known as GC University). He received the roll of honour from the Music Society of Government College University, Lahore, which is led by Tariq Farani.
Lahore is a city in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Lahore is the country's second-most populous city after Karachi, and is one of Pakistan's wealthiest cities with an estimated GDP of $58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2015. Lahore is the largest city, and historic cultural centre of the Punjab region, and one of Pakistan's most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities.
Punjab is Pakistan's second largest province by area, after Balochistan, and it is the most populated province, with an estimated population of 110,012,442 as of 2017. Forming the bulk of the transnational Punjab region, it is bordered by the Pakistan provinces of Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the enclave of Islamabad, and Azad Kashmir. It also shares borders with the Indian states of Punjab, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir. The provincial capital of Punjab is the city Lahore, a cultural, historical, economic and cosmopolitan centre of Pakistan where the country's cinema industry, and much of its fashion industry, are based.
Asad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: اسَد امانت علی خان ), (25 September 1955 – 8 April 2007) was a popular classical, semi-classical and ghazal singer from Pakistan. Hailing from Patiala Gharana, Asad was son of musician Ustad Amanat Ali Khan. Asad Amanat Ali Khan died relatively young of a heart attack on 8 April 2007 in London.
"Aankhon Ke Saagar," "Khamaj," "Ankhiyan" and "Mitwa" are some of his most popular works. He also sang the songs "Phir Wohi Raastey" and "Allah Megh De" for a Pakistani film named Ramchand Pakistani .
"Mitwa" is a popular Hindi song from the 2006 Hindi film Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna directed by Karan Johar, starring Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta. The song is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while the lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar the song was sung by Pakistani folk singer Shafqat Amanat Ali.
Ramchand Pakistani is an Urdu-language Pakistani drama film directed by Mehreen Jabbar and produced by Javed Jabbar. The film features Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazel Hussain, Maria Wasti and Noman Ijaz in lead roles. The film is based on a true story of a boy who inadvertently crosses the border between Pakistan and India and the following ordeal that his family has to go through. Ramchand Pakistani was also released in India.
Shafqat was introduced to Bollywood by Shankar Mahadevan. One morning while driving to his studio, he heard Shafqat's hit song "Aankhon Ke Saagar" on the radio. He immediately called the radio jockey who was his friend and got Shafqat's contact number. Shafqat sang "Mitwa" composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy for the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna .The song was listed in the top charts in India, helping propel Shafqat into stardom. He was the voice behind the critically acclaimed song "Yeh Honsla" [sic] in the Bollywood film Dor . He sang background for the films Hello and Mumbai Cutting . His songs "Mora Saiyaan" and "Tere Bina" were featured in Nagesh Kukunoor's Hyderabad Blues 2 .
Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian singer and composer who is part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composing trio team for Indian films.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is a 2006 Indian musical romantic drama, directed by Karan Johar and produced under the Dharma Productions banner. Released on 11 August 2006 in India and North America, it stars Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji and Kirron Kher. Arjun Rampal makes a special appearance in the film.
Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood". As India is a multi-lingual society with variety of languages spoken by its residents, multiple language films are churned out in their native languages by film industries such as Hindi-language film industry, Tamil film industry (Kollywood), Telugu film industry (Tollywood) and others, together combined they form the massive Indian Cinema, the largest film industry in the world.
After leaving the band Fuzon in 2006, Shafqat concentrated on his solo career.Based on folk and Sufi works, the album Tabeer was commissioned and released by Music Today in mid-September 2008.
Tabeer is the debut album by singer Shafqat Amanat Ali,launched in 2008.
The album was released by Fire Records in Pakistan in September 2008 as their mega Eid release. The entire album has been produced, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered in Pakistan by Shani Haider (Zeeshan Haider) at "Couple of Good Studios". All songs except "Naina" and "Tu hi tu hai" were composed by Shafqat. Naina was composed by Shani Haider.[ citation needed ]
The first video of the premier song of the album, "Khairheyan De Naal", was aired on all channels in India and Pakistan.He has fondly been nicknamed the "Rock star Ustad" by Saleem Merchant of the Saleem-Suleman duo. He also appeared on the Rubaroo episode of Indian Idol 4. He released his second solo album Kyun Dooriyan in 2010. It included a couple of songs — "Kaga Ja" and "Naal Naal" — which he had written during his time with Fuzon.
His vocals in the song "Dildaara" from the movie Ra.One fetched him a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for 2012. Recently he sang "Raske Bhare Tore Naina" for the 2013 movie Satyagraha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai in lead role. He was also featured on MTV Unplugged Season 2.
Season 10 (2017)
Allah Huakbar Pakistan National Anthem
|2017||"TBA"||Azaadi||Solo||Sahir Ali Bagga|
|"Tere Naal"||Punjab Nahi Jaungi||Solo||Shani Arshad|
|2016||"Piya Dekhan Ko"||"Mah e Mir"||Solo||Various|
|2015||"Main Nai Jaana Pardes"||Tevar||Solo||Sajid–Wajid|
|2014||"Bhugol"||Filmistaan||Shabab Shabri||Arijit Datta|
|"Jeenay Chalay"||Dukhtar||Solo||Sahir Ali Bagga, Peter Nashel|
|2013||"Jera Vi"||Main Hoon Shahid Afridi||Solo||Shani & Kami|
|"Tera Mera Naam"||Akaash Vani||Hitesh Sonik|
|2012||"Zindagi Se"||Raaz 3D||Jeet Gannguli|
|"Ya Maula"||Maximum||Amjad Nadeem|
|"Tu Hi Mera"||Jannat 2||Pritam|
|"Jannat 2 (Mashup)"||KK, Nikhil D'Souza, Javed Ali & Anupam Amod|
|"Darmiyaan"||Jodi Breakers||Clinton Cerejo||Salim–Sulaiman|
|2011||"Dildaara (Stand by Me)"||Ra.One||Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Clinton Cerejo||Vishal–Shekhar|
|"Chayee Hai Tanhayee"||Love Breakups Zindagi||Salim Merchant, Shruti Pathak||Salim–Sulaiman|
|"Jaane Kyun" (Sufi version)||Always Kabhi Kabhi||Solo||Pritam|
|"Kyun Mein Jagoon"||Patiala House||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|"Kyun Mein Jagoon" (Remix)|
|"Kyun Mein Jagoon" (Reprise)|
|2010||"Bin Tere"||I Hate Luv Storys||Sunidhi Chauhan||Vishal-Shekhar|
|"Allah Megh De"||Ramchand Pakistani||Shubha Mudgal||Debojyoti Mishra|
|"Phir Wahi Raaste"||Solo|
|2006||"Yeh Honsla"||Dor||Salim Merchant||Salim–Sulaiman|
|"Mitwa"||Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||Shankar Mahadevan, Caralisa Monteiro||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result||Notes|
|2012||Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer||"Dildaara" – Ra.One||Nominated|
|"Bin Tere" – I Hate Luv Storys||Nominated|
|2012||IIFA Award for Best Male Playback Singer||"Bin Tere" – I Hate Luv Storys||Nominated|
|2012||GiMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer||"Bin Tere" – I Hate Luv Storys||Nominated|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards|
|2012||Best Playback Singer – Male||"Tere Naina" – My Name Is Khan||Nominated|
|Global Indian Film Awards|
|2006||GIFA Best Male Playback Singer Award||"Mitwa" – Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards|
|2012||Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer – Male||"Dildaara" – Ra.One||Nominated|
|2013||"Tu Hi Mera" – Jannat 2||Nominated|
|Pakistan Media Award|
|2011||Best Playback Singer – Male||Nominated|
|The Musik Awards|
|2008||Most Wanted Male||Won|
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