Wiki – Atif Aslam is a popular Pakistani pop singer and actor who also was seen making cameo appearance in few Bollywood movies. He made his debut in acting in 2011 in a movie called Bol by ShoMan. He is known for using some of the best vocal belting techniques and has been awarded with the highest civilian award of Pakistan called Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. He comes from a Muslim family based in Wazirabad in Pakistan. He did his schooling and college in Rawalpindi. He attended Paul’s Cambridge School and college from Punjab College wherein did his graduation.
Biography : Atif Aslam loved singing and legends like Abida Parveen and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, his first love is considered to be a cricket fan. He was a fast bowler and dreamt to present his country in Cricket. He was even selected for playing nations in Under 19 Cricket team and was even undergoing his training to represent his nation. However, spurred by his close friends he started singing in public in his college days and even recorded his first song called Adat, which helped him to earn certain pocket money. Within a week’s time his song went viral, which led him to embark with his first album known as Jal Pari in 2004. All the songs of this album were a big hit, helping him to carve his niche in singing.
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So, with just three years, he has recorded more than 20 songs, which were among the popular ones topping the chart of leading songs in Pakistan and abroad. His song – Pehli Nazar Mein, from the Bollywood movie Race was even nominated in Filmfare. A number of filmmakers from Bollywood were attracted towards him to record a couple of songs to promote their films in India and abroad. Soon he started performing in a number of concerts and film festivals, which made him popular and garner a good fan base all over the world. Some of his early live performances included the ones in Canada and Unites States with Annie Khalid and RDB. He was even seen solo in New Jersey during 2008 in Summer Beats, which even brought in Richa Sharma Amanat Ali and Kailash Kher under the banner of Sovereign Bank Arena.
He has even sung three songs for different Hollywood movies called Man Push Cart that gave him several international awards bringing applauds from the critics. His two songs in the movie The Reluctant Fundamentalists was also been recognised giving him other options to sing. As far as his acting career is concerned, he did his debut in a movie called Bol in Pakistan, while made a couple of special appearances in a couple of movie songs. He was also seen in TV in a show called Sur Kshetra that was telecasted from Dubai wherein the team of Atif was seen winning the competition.