Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam

Atif Aslam

About Atif Aslam

While still in college, Atif Aslam formed the rock band Jal and financed the recording of their hit single “Aadat” with money he’d earned working as a driver.

∙ A trio of songs from his solo debut, Jal Pari, including a version of the Jal single “Aadat,” appeared in the acclaimed independent film Man Push Cart.
∙ The success of “Aadat” drew the attention of Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt, who asked Aslam to record a track for the film Zeher.
∙ Aslam is best-known for his prolific work as a playback singer, recording vocals for tracks that Bollywood actors then lip sync to onscreen.
∙ In one of two songs that he recorded for the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, he trades vocals with Peter Gabriel.
∙ He not only appeared on the soundtrack for Bol—one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time—but he also made his acting debut as its lead character, Mustafa.
∙ He is the youngest-ever recipient of the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, a government honor given to Pakistani citizens who excel in their fields.

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