Pakistani singers ruling Bollywood

Momina Khan By Momina Khan, 15th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Pakistani singers Adnan Sami, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to name a few; have already made their mark in the competitive world of Bollywood.

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Pakistani singers among the most hit playback singers in Bollywood today. Many Pakistani famous singers made their name Mumbai and got a lot of fame and popularity at the top of the charts in worldwide entertainment news. Crossing over the border and making their presence felt in Bollywood with its larger viewer base and far-reaching influence has really helped these artists reach the peak of success in their respective careers. Their consistent work in the industry has lived upto the viewer's expectations and helped them prove their worth in the cut-throat entertainment business.

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami in Bollywood

Adnan Sami received a lot of fame in India.
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami received much more fame, work and money in Indian movies than he ever did in Pakistan. After one movie and some musical success back home, the foreign-returned singer entered the Indian scene with a bang in 2001 with "Kabhi To Nazar Milao", his album with Asha Bhonsle, which topped the Indipop charts all of that year and into the next, selling over 20,00,000 copies, according to reports at the time. Bollywood and other albums followed, with music videos that almost always featured a famous face Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan have both, for instance, been a part of them. Till his very public and turbulent spat with former wife Saba Galadari, Pakistani singer Adnan had to his credit 66 films as a singer, and 10 as composer. He's also judged the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs.

Pakistani singer Atif Aslam and Ali Zafar in Bollywood songs

Atif Aslam and Ali Zafar got a fully fledged career across the border:
Atif’s popularity in India gave him not only a full-fledged career this side of the border. According to Pakistani singer Atif Pakistani film industry is not established, so leading singers have to explore other avenues. India has way more exposure in terms of both films and music, thus creating better opportunities for artistes there after six years of soaring popularity in Bollywood as a singer, his first film as an actor, a Pakistani production called "Bol", opened this summer in both Pakistan and in India. Pakistani singer Ali Zafar dashing looks, crooning voice, and acting talent has garnered him quite a fan following. His diverse roles in Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and the recently released London Paris New York have got him critical acclaim as well as commercial success in singing.

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Bollywood

Indians Heart favourite Pakistani singer is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Pakistani singer Rahat has sought to perform various kinds of music and therefore is well-known outside Pakistan too. But unlike Nusrat, Rahat's primary foreign conquest remains Bollywood, where he is a sought-after singer for the earthy, qawwali feel that he gives to many songs.Yahi toh reason hai for why I love performing in India. Bollywood has given me a huge platform to showcase my talent, Rahat had once said in an interview to DT. In another interview, he'd said, Bollywood meri jaan hai and it's like my home now. No surprise, that - since Paap in 2003, for which he sang the still popular Lagi Tumse Mann Ki Lagan Pakistani singer Rahat has been a part of at least 45 other films, and has judged the TV shows Chhote Ustaad 2 and Junoon - Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka.

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Bollywood, Bollywood Films, Bollywood Songs, Pakistan, Singer

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I am professional fashion writer. I write about latest fashion in Pakistan.
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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Apr 2013 (#)

All these country borders exist in the minds of few - we all have same tastes. Nice post, Momina - siva

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author avatar Momina Khan
15th Apr 2013 (#)

thank you for your valuable feedback.

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author avatar Kingwell
23rd Apr 2013 (#)

There are some great stars. Thank you sharing this.

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