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Professional Training in Music
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan started learning music since his childhood times. He was born into a family of Qawwals and classical singers and so for him, music is an eternal part of his life. He started his musical training at an early age of 3 and his training in Qawwali started just at an age of 7. His uncle is the most important person behind his training. Yes, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has shaped his nephew’s career in a very strategic manner.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan always took him with his troupe so that one day, he becomes mature enough to perform in his place. Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is his stage name, the name Nusrat belongs to his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a man responsible for gaining Sufi music a worldwide recognition. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was his uncle and mentor who has taken his Nephew’s career to new heights.
Musical Performances & Concerts
You will be amazed to know that he gave his first public performance on the death anniversary of his grandfather. At an age of 15, he became an integral part of his uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s group and performed on many occasions with him. In 1985, he along with his uncle toured the UK and at a concert there, he sang many solo songs besides singing Qawali with the group.
In the 90’s he started singing as a playback singer in the Bollywood and sang his first song namely “Mann ki lagan” in the Bollywood movie “Paap” in 2003. Recently, he also sang nationalist songs for Pakistan. In April 2012, he toured the UK to perform at Wembley Arena and Manchester Arena. He also toured many other countries of the world and has proved why he is the most famous Sufi singer of today’s time. He enjoys immense love from his fans across the world.
He also worked soundtracks in collaboration for Hollywood films. Working as a subordinate with his uncle in collaboration with Eddie Vedder of the American Rock Band, Pearl James, he contributed to the soundtrack of 1995 Hollywood film, Dead Man Walking. In collaboration with American composer, James Horner, he worked on the soundtrack of The Four Feathers in the year 2002. In the same year, he guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song Maki Madni
For Trucks’ album Joyful Noise. He also featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.
Reality TV and others
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan also judged Singing reality shows like Chotte Ustad and Junoon on the television. One of the worth remembering achievements of his life is that he is the first Pakistani Singer till date to sing at a concert of Nobel Peace Prize, 2014 and at this concert, he sang the most memorable Qawwalis of his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Pakistan Day was celebrated for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly on 23 March 2016. The name the concert was “Sufi Night: Music of Peace” and the solo performer at the concert was Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who entertained the 140 diplomats from different countries to the fullest.
Apart from Bollywood singing and solo performances, he also appeared in three seasons of Pakistani musical show Coke Studio and sung in collaboration with other singers in many seasons. In season 1, he collaborated with the singer Ali Azmat and sang track “Garaj Baras”. In season 6 he sang in collaboration with “Abida Parveen” and in season 9, he sang “Afreen Afreen” in collaboration with Momina Mustehsan and also sang “Rang” with Amjad Sabri.