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Shafqat Amanat Ali

About

Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: شفقت امانت علی خان; pronounced [ˈʃəfkət əˈmaːnət əˈliː xaːn]; born 26 February 1965) is a Pakistani pop and classical singer, songwriter, and composer belonging to the Patiala Gharana tradition of music. He was the lead vocalist of the Pakistani pop rock band Fuzön until 2006 and is a prominent playback singer in the Indian film industry. The youngest son of noted classical vocalist Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Ali started his musical training at the age of four under the tutelage of his uncle, Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan, who was widely regarded as the foremost exponent of Hindustani classical music in Pakistan.Ali rose to prominence in both India and Pakistan with the lead single, Aankhon Ke Saagar, and the song Khamaj (also known as Mora Saiyaan) from Fuzön's debut album, Saagar (2002). In 2006, Ali went on to achieve breakthrough success in Bollywood with two songs – Mitwa (from the film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) and Yeh Honsla (from the film Dor). Both songs earned Ali significant commercial success and critical acclaim, and helped him quickly establish himself as a playback singer in the Indian film industry. Since his Bollywood debut with Mitwa, Ali has sung prolifically for Bollywood movie soundtracks, with Bin Tere (I Hate Luv Storys), Kyun Main Jaagoon (Patiala House), Dildaara (Ra.One), Phir Le Aaya Dil (Barfi!), Tu Hi Mera (Jannat 2), and Darmiyaan (Jodi Breakers) being some of his most popular Hindi movie songs.

Ali is well known for his numerous live performances in Coke Studio Pakistan where he has collaborated with Rohail Hyatt and Strings (among others) and has performed original music composed for Coke Studio as well as modified renditions of his own songs. His three solo albums – Tabeer (2008), Kyun Dooriyan (2010), and Muh Dikhai (2015) – were well received in both India and Pakistan. Ali is particularly noted for his Sufi style of singing, and several of his songs feature mystical themes and references to Sufi philosophies. In 2015–16, he served as a judge and coach on Zee TV's Asia's Singing Superstar along with Shankar Mahadevan.

Ali was awarded the highest national literary award of Pakistan, the Presidential Pride of Performance, on 23 March 2008 for his contributions to the arts, making him the sixth person in his family to receive the honour. In July 2020, he was included on the New York Press News Agency's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Asia/UK/EU. According to data released by Spotify in February 2022, Ali is among the most streamed Pakistani artistes in the world.

Discs

Baal Ke Deeva Dua Kar Di Ay Dhi Shabeer Di

July 31, 2022

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Hey Daata

July 24, 2022

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Kya Hai Ali Ye Nutqay Payamber Batayega

July 24, 2022

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Pehray Dekho Ya Ali Harman Di Pehray Daar De

July 24, 2022

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Haye Haye Ay Lutiyan Vich Karbal De

July 24, 2022

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Fareyaad Mohammad Salay Aala

July 24, 2022

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Dil Hai Tera Ghar Ya Ali

July 24, 2022

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Yaad

July 15, 2022

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Lassi

June 10, 2022

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Ghar Angan

May 19, 2022

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Mora Saiyyan

January 27, 2022

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Main Kya Janu

December 1, 2021

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Mader E Meherban

September 6, 2021

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Main Agar Chup Hoon (Original Score)

November 23, 2020

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Shafqat with Shafqat (Lakh Jatan / Khamaj)

October 19, 2020

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Dil Dharkey Levies Levies - Single

August 24, 2020

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Zindagi Hai Pakistan

August 11, 2020

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Bewafa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

October 7, 2019

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Milon Ke Faasle (From "Ishqeria")

September 16, 2018

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Jindadi

May 14, 2018

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Nain Mila

April 26, 2018

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Kaahay Lagi Lagan

February 8, 2018

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Deedar

October 29, 2017

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Samajh Na Aave

October 10, 2017

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Pyar (From "Bailaras")

September 20, 2017

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Lakin (From "Lakin")

August 17, 2017

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Gustakh Ishq (From "Gustakh Ishq")

August 17, 2017

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Ishq Ramazan (From "Ishq Ramazan")

May 16, 2017

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Alif Allah Aur Insaan (From "Alif Allah Aur Insaan")

April 25, 2017

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Alvida

August 18, 2016

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Dil-e-Majboor (From "Dil-e-Majboor")

January 1, 2016

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Arshinagar

December 2, 2015

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Tere Jaane Ke Baad (From "Tere Jaane Ke Baad")

August 21, 2015

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Dil Ka Mehram

July 22, 2015

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Muh Dikhai

March 23, 2015

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Alvida (From "Alvida")

February 11, 2015

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Teri Yad Aayi (From "Khamoshiyan")

July 26, 2011

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Ishq Gumshuda (From "Ishq Gumshuda")

June 25, 2010

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Kyun Dooriyan

March 2, 2010

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Saiqa (From "Saiqa")

January 19, 2009

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Tabeer

September 9, 2008

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