Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Ustad Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Img_capt = Rahat Fateh in music video
Background = solo_singer
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Origin = Pakistan
Born = 1974, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Genre = Qawwali
Occupation = Vocalist, Musician, Recording Artist
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Instrument = Harmonium
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Latest_album = Charkha
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Notable songs = Tere Bina
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Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (b. 1974 in Faisalabad, Pakistan is a musician, and primarily, a singer of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Sufis. He is the nephew of the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He has toured extensively and performed in Pakistan, India and all around the world.

Traditionally, Qawwali has been a family business. Rahat's family has an unbroken tradition of performing Qawwali for more than 600 years. Rahat took over the family Qawwali party after Nusrat's death in 1997. (Nusrat had formally nominated Rahat as his successor during his lifetime).


He was born in 1974 in Faisalabad, Pakistan into a family of traditional musicians. The son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat was trained rigorously by his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of classical music and Qawwali, as Nusrat had no son of his own. An extremely gifted child, he started his musical training at a very early age. In an interview, his father Farrukh has spoken of how Rahat would be receiving musical instruction from Nusrat with a pacifier in his mouth.

Under the tutelage of his uncle, his first public performance was at the age of eleven. He can be seen in numerous videos alongside his father and uncle in recordings from the 1980s and 1990s. His voice is high-pitched, unlike the huskier tenor voice of Nusrat. After two decades of captivating performances for international audiences, Rahat is a star in his own right.

oundtracks and other projects in the United States

In a subordinate role with his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, working in collaboration with Eddie Vedder, of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, Rahat contributed to the soundtrack of the 1995 Hollywood film "Dead Man Walking".

In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of "Four Feathers" in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner.

Also in in music, Nusrat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song "Makki Madni" in Trucks' album, "Joyful Noise".

More recently, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto".

Film Songs

Some of his recent songs in Bollywood films include:

Album: AGAR TUM MIL JAO - TOP 10 (2005)

Mann Ki Lagan - Paap


Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye

Garaj Baras

Laal Alaap Sufi


Mann Ki Lagan - Paap Album: JIYA DHADAK DHADAK - TOP 12 (2006)

Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye - Kalyug

Mann Ki Lagan - Paap

Album: LOVE ROCKS - CD 2 (2007)

Mann Ki Lagan

Jiya Dhadak Dhadak


Mann Ki Lagan


Mann Ki Lagan

Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye


Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye - Kalyug


Koi Chala Jar Aha Hai

Though Rahat is excited to play with Western musicians and lay down tracks in state-of-the-art studios, he is ultimately most concerned with the art of Qawwali and its message. As he states, "Qawwali music is not only music, it is a message. It was created by Sufis, and when we compose and practice this music, it stays forever. Other music comes and goes, but Qawwali never goes. Once you start listening, it goes straight to your soul, goes to your spirit, and you become more human. I feel that this music is my duty, in order to spread the message of Sufism. My future is that one day I will fulfill the desire of Nusrat to give this message to the world". In another interview, Rahat fondly mentioned how his own children have begun to sing, though he hasn't taught them yet. When asked how they have learnt to sing, his children pointed at Nusrat's picture.

olo career

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan recently released his brand new album called "Charkha"(2008). Which is doing good business in the market, Hit songs like "Kanday Utay", "Tere Bina" already topping Asian Music Charts.First album released in nusrat's life was

MAI NE USSE DEKHA HAI (SONGS)music composer:Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanTrack List:1 mai ne usse dekha hai2 likh bhi lo apnay dill pe3 kisi roz milo4 khat ye tumhara5 kal raat6 dill tutne te7 teray nain soniye8 mukhray ton chukhain9 kudi si k koi10 beegi beegi raat11 0 larki sun

First [QHis first qwaali album in pakistan was


1 Ya nabi ya nabi2 Allah jalay shaan3 jane ya ali4 faize alam data

PILA DE SAKIYA(QWAALIES GUZZALS)composer:Rahat fateh ali khan

1 pila de sakiya2 raat anehri3 aa je ve door jan waliya4 mera sohna sajan

AA JE MERAY YAAR AA (SONGS)COMPOSER:RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN & M arshad1 meray yara maino apni kar le2 choda ka ye chand3 rang rangeele4 yar kabhi tu sun le5 sun yara6 ankhain gulabi7 beega beega mosum8 dill gya dill gya9 aja meray yaar aa

Tar meri bayri (qwaalies)

1 Tar meri beri2 jinha kar le3 dam meran4 mori mondri

Ankh se Ankh milao

1 ankh se ankh milao2 mai ne 3 unknown4 jaray ishq terey wich

Rabba ve mera yaar mor de (qwwalis guzzalz)composer:rahat fateh ali khan

1 raba ve mera yar2 meray dill wich3 mahi janda hoya4 Raaton ko chain se na soya karain gai app Mola ali mola (qwaalis)

1 mola ali mola2 ali da laal2 rakh baba

yar jab se yar ho gyacomposer Rahat fateh ali khan & nusrat fateh ali khan late

1 nigahon se2 rukh se zulf3 yaar jab se yaar4 ae meri jane jan


1 nuch haidri malunga2 pooaray daday3 yaar makaan4 sada rehna naam

Khan family master mind

1.Jane Ya Ali 2.Dholna 3.Main Kiwain 4.Ni Sayyo 5.Mehfil Mein 6.Sayyan Main 7.Kande Utte 8.De Jaam 9.Pass Aane Do 10.Mera Charkha

sugra k khwaab ki tabir (qwaalies)

1 asagar teray jhoolay2 hai ashqon ka kafila3 saki karbal4 dastane alam5 shaha swaar karbla6 sugra k khwaab ki tabir

These are some albums of Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He has released more than thirty ambums of qwaalies and gazalsCharkha is the new one which he has released.

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External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1842768/ Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Profile - IMDb.com]
* [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo.cms?msid=658118 Rahat Fateh Ali Photos - Times of India]

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