Rahat Fateh Ali Khan biography
Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (born. 1974 in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan) is a musician, and primarily, a singer of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Sufis. He is the nephew of 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.
He was born in 1974 in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan into a family of traditional musicians. The son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat was trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of classical music and Qawwali. Under the tutelage of his uncle, his first public performance was at the age of eleven.
Soundtracks and other projects in the United States
In a subordinate role with his uncle 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 2002, Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song "Maki Madni" for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise.
More recently, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.
Success in Bollywood
* Laal - Alaap
* Man ki Laghan - Paap, 2004
* Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye - Kalyug - 2005 Film produced by Mahesh Bhatt
* Naina Thug Lain Ge - Omkara - 2006 film
* Jag Soona Soona Lage - Om Shanti Om - 2007 Film directed by Farah Khan
* O Re Piya - Aaja Nachle - 2007 Film
* Main Jahaan Rahoon - Namastey London - 2007 film
* Bol Na Halke Halke - Jhoom Barabar Jhoom - 2007 film
* Haal-e-Dil - Haal-e-dil - 2008 film
* Koi Chala Ja Raha Hai - Woodstock Villa - 2008 film
* Jag Jeondeyan De Mele - Jag Jeondeyan De Mele - 2009 Punjabi Film
* Teri Ore - Singh is Kinng - 2008
* Jaau Kaha - Billu Barber - Feb 2009
* Aankhon Mein Kyon - Dekh Bhai Dekh (film) - 2009 Film
* Ajj Din Chadheya - Love Aaj Kal - 2009 Film
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan released his brand new album called Charkha in 2008