Bollywood has given a platform to people of different nationalities to showcase their ability and prove themselves. The acceptance of foreigners in Bollywood proves that talent has no boundaries, and it doesn’t matter whether the artist is British, Indian, Sri Lankan or even Pakistani. Well, today we are going to meet you Pakistani singers who rules the hearts in bollywood.
1. Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and actor. The singer has a huge fan following in bollywood too. His first Bollywood song was Aadat (Kalyug) followed by Woh Lamhe (Zeher). His notable songs are Jeena Jeena (Badlapur), Ore Piya (Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya), Pehli Nazar Mein (Race), Be Intehaan (Race 2), Tere Bin (Bas Ek Pal).
2. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is one of the most eminent of Sufi, Qawwali singers from Pakistan. He is popular as a playback singer in Bollywood and in Pakistan film industry. Some of his famous songs in Bollywood are ‘O Re Piya’ from ‘Aaja Nachle’, ‘Tujhe Dekh Dekh’ from ‘Kalyug’, ‘Teri Ore’ from ‘Singh Is King’, ‘Sajda’ from ‘My Name Is Khan’, ‘Naina Thagg Lenge’ from ‘Omkara’ and many more.
3. Adnan Sami
A Canadian citizen of Pakistani, Indian, Afghan ancestry, Adnan Sami is a singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer who has the skill to play over 35 musical instruments. He rose to fame in India with his album Kabhi Toh Nazar Milao with music legend Asha Bhosle. Some of his famous songs are – ‘O Humdum Suniyo Re’ from ‘Saathiya’, Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob’ from ‘Ajnabee’, ‘Jaadoo Jaadoo’ from ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Gela Gela’ from ‘Aitraaz’,‘Baatein Kuch Ankahee Si’ from ‘Life in a Metro’ and many more.
4. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan needs no introduction. He was known as “The King of Qawwali”. He was considered one of the greatest voice ever. It was shortly before his death that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan started singing for Bollywood movies. He sings for movies like Kachche Dhaage, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Dillagi and Dhadkan.
5. Ali Zafar
Ali Zafar is a Pakistani composer, singer, song writer, painter and also an actor. He started his career as a music composer and gained popularity by his single ‘Channo’ from his debut album ‘Huqa Pani’.Zafar had acted in a few Bollywood movies as well. His famous songs are ‘Voh Dekhnay Mein’, ‘Ting Rang’, ‘Aaja’ from the movie ‘London, Paris, New York’, ‘Bas Ek Soch’, ‘I Love Amreeka’ from ‘Tere Bin Laden’ and many more.
6. Shafqat Amanat Ali
Shafqat Amanat Ali, son of Ustad Amanat Ali Khan is primarily known for being the former lead vocalist in the Pakistani band, ‘Fuzon’. We first heard him in ‘Mitwa’ song from the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and since then there’s no stopping this man with a magical voice. A few of his notable works include Mora Saiyyan from his album Khamaj, Aakhon Ke Sagar, Yeh Honsla (Dor), Dil Daara (Ra One), Tu Hi Mera (Jannat 2), Teri Jhuki Nazaar (Murder 3) and many more.
7. Ghulam Ali
Ali first hit the Bollywood scene in 1982 with his song “Chupke Chupke Raat Din” from Nikaah. Other notable films he’s done music for are Sabse Bada Beiman, Dada, Bengal Tiger, Aaj Ka Boss, and more.