Articles about Atif Aslam

He wanted to be a cricketer and had no formal training whatsoever, but none of that stopped Atif Aslam from being one of the most recognizable voices of the 21st century in the Indian subcontinent. With chart-toppers in both India and Pakistan, Aslam wrote a special page for himself in both countries’ music history. Born on March 12, 1983, in Wazirabad, Pakistan, Aslam did his schooling in Lahore and Rawalpindi. He did his bachelor’s in computer science from PICS, Lahore. It was only during his college days that he began to show interest in music. Aslam began his career by forming a band called ‘Jal’ in 2003 with Goher Mumtaz. The band did not last long as he quit the band in 2004. He released his first album ‘Jal Pari’ in 2004. It was a huge success and won the Lux Style Award in 2005 for Best Album. His Bollywood career began after the inclusion of his song ‘Woh Lamhe’ in Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Zeher’ in 2005. Another song of his from the album ‘Jal Pari’ was included in the 2005 film ‘Kalyug.’ The first time he recorded a song for a Bollywood film was in 2006 - ‘Tere Bin’ from ‘Bas Ek Pal.’ He has been nominated for the Filmfare Awards on five different occasions (2006, 2007, 2010, 2016, and 2017). After the decision of the All Indian Cine Workers Association to ban Pakistani artists in light of the Pulwama attacks in 2019, Aslam departed to Pakistan.

Akshay, SRK feature on Forbes' list of most influential stars

09 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Akshay, SRK feature on Forbes' list of most influential stars

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Mika fights with journalist when questioned over his Pakistan performance

22 Aug 2019

Entertainment
Mika fights with journalist when questioned over his Pakistan performance

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#PulwamaAftermath: MNS wants radio-stations to stop playing Pakistani singers' songs

19 Feb 2019

India
#PulwamaAftermath: MNS wants radio-stations to stop playing Pakistani singers' songs

Days after a deadly terror attack in Pulwama shook the nation, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has asked radio stations to stop playing songs of singers from Pakistan.

Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

18 Feb 2019

India
Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

In wake of horrendous Pulwama attack, the Cine Workers Association on Monday announced a complete ban on Pakistani actors and artists.

#PulwamaAttack: T-Series removes Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel

17 Feb 2019

India
#PulwamaAttack: T-Series removes Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel

In the wake of the horrific Pulwama attack that martyred 40 CRPF jawans, music and film production company T-Series has unlisted Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel, which is YouTube's second-most followed channel.

After Lata Mangeshkar's view on 'Chalte Chalte', Jackky Bhagnani clarifies

08 Sep 2018

Entertainment
After Lata Mangeshkar's view on 'Chalte Chalte', Jackky Bhagnani clarifies

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After receiving backlash for singing Indian song, Atif Aslam reacts

10 Aug 2018

Entertainment
After receiving backlash for singing Indian song, Atif Aslam reacts

Following the controversy over singing Indian song on a Pakistani Independence Day function in New York earlier this month, Pakistani singer Atif Aslam yesterday said that he simply loves haters.

Alia, Varun hooked to 'Selfish' song from Salman's 'Race 3'

27 May 2018

Entertainment
Alia, Varun hooked to 'Selfish' song from Salman's 'Race 3'

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Salman turns lyricist with 'Race 3' song 'Selfish'

25 May 2018

Entertainment
Salman turns lyricist with 'Race 3' song 'Selfish'

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Babul Supriyo launches protest against Pakistani artists singing in Bollywood

19 Feb 2018

Entertainment
Babul Supriyo launches protest against Pakistani artists singing in Bollywood

While Pakistani actors were banned from working in Bollywood post the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' fiasco, the singers from across the border continue to lend their voices to songs in Hindi films.