Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani musician. He is the nephew of very famous Late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who trained him in Qawwali and Classical music. He was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan in 1974. He was born and brought up in the family of Qawwals, hence music comes naturally to him. He started singing at the age of three and performed at the age of nine. He has also been a very famous singer in the Indian Film Industry. He not only sings for the movies, but also sings Qawwali, Ghazals and Sufi songs. He has been working since 1985. He has sung hundreds of songs in many genres. Here we will discuss 10 of his most popular and hit songs:
Top 10 Songs By Rahat Fateh Ali Khan until 2017:
Checkout this list of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan top 10 songs of all time that are loved by the people all over the world.
10. Ajj Din Chadheya:
The song is from the movie “Love Aaj Kal”. What a romantic song. It was perfect in the movie and became super hit and chart busting song. The music and lyrics of the song touches the heart and remains with the person forever. He got his nomination in the Filmfare Awards for the song as the best playback singer-Male and won the award at Screen Weekly Award for the same.
9. Jag Soona Soona Lage:
The song broke all the records and became one of the most popular songs in sad- song category. It was picturized on Shah Rukh Khan which also made this song popular. The song is still used by the TV serial makers in emotional scenes of their serials. The song has been one of the most popular tracks by the singer.
8. Teri- Meri:
Along with the movie “Bodyguard”, the song became super hit among the masses. It is a romantic yet emotional song which describes the pain of two lovers who can’t live together. It was loved by all. The song made him very popular an increased his fan following in India.
7. O re Piya:
Another super hit song by the singer in the movie “Aaja Nachle”. This was also an emotional plus romantic song which describes the pressure felt by the lovers from the society. It was shot in the backdrops of romantic sequence filmed on Madhuri Dixit.
6. Main Jahan Rahun:
Each and every song of Rahet Fateh Ali Khan has been a hit song. He usually sings romantic and sad numbers in the movies. This song is another favourite of all- from the movie Namaste London. Each and every aspect of this song right from the music, voice, lyrics to shooting locations everything was perfect and loved by all.
5. Bol na Halke Halke:
From the movie “Jhoom barabar Jhoom” became super hit and broke all the sales records. The song made him overnight star in Indian Music Industry. He became the favourite singer of all Indians. Another hit romantic number recorded in the melodious voice of Rahet Fateh Ali Khan won the hearts of millions of lovers.
4. Tere Mast Mast Do Nain:
This song is a bit different from all the above mentioned songs. Though this one also a romantic song but it has mix of fun element which went perfect on the on-screen image of the actor Salman Khan- for whom this song has been recorded by the singer. He got IIFA award for Best Male Palyback singer for this song.
This song has a very deep meaning. This was also a romantic song but has soothing music and meaningful lyrics by Gulzar. The song is very romantic and loved by millions of fans of the singer. The song got nominated in many award shows. The song is from the movie “Omkara” which was adapted from the Play “Othello” written by Shakespeare.
2. Dil to Baccha Hai Ji:
The song had mix elements of fun, comic, romance, fear felt by the mid-age lovers. The fun and quirky element of the song made it the super hit song of the year 2009. It was penned down by the very famous and world acclaimed lyrists- Gulzar. The song was nominated in many award shows and even won the Filmfare award for the best lyrists and the best Playback singer. Rahet Fateh Ali Khan’s soulful voice gave a new dimension to the quirky and utterly romantic song by Gulzar.
1. Jag Ghoomeya:
This song tops the list of his most popular songs. The song was recorded for the movie “Sultan” which became super hit in the year 2016. The song got instant liking and fan following because of his soulful music and soothing voice of Rahet Fateh Ali Khan. He also got nominations in the 62nd Filmfare Awards for the best playback singer-male.
Recent Songs and Events in 2017:
There has been no update on his recent songs but he is recently on his music concerts to many states of USA, Canada and many more. There is no event or song recording of the singer in India due to the Ban imposed on Pakistani artist by the Government of India after the terror attack in Uri, J&K in 2016.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a phenomenal singer who touches your heart with his music and voice. He was the first Pakistani singer to be invited for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in the year 2014. He sang two of the most popular songs of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan- “Tumhe Dillagi” and “Mast Qalandar”. He has won several awards and recognition around the world and won the hearts of millions of people around the globe with his soulful voice. He has been and will always be a popular singer in India and Pakistan and in the world.