TOP 10 PAKISTANI MEDIA PERSONALITIES WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
Talent is a gift of God, It is the skill that someone naturally has to do something that is hard. Talent is an ability that someone is born with. Talent is the high degree of ability or of aptitude. Some persons have talented and able to do something without trying as hard & someone has no talented. I believe everyone has unique skills and talent: Music, Dancing, Acting, Painting, Designer, Sports, Singing, Teaching, Writing and Lawyer etc. Yes, of course we are capturing peoples who made crazy and led the world with different talents.
1-Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan
Allah Rakha Wasai is a birth name of the Noor Jehan. She was born in a Muslim Family on 23 Sep 1926 in Kasur, Punjab. She has six children. Noor Jehan was a Pakistani singer, film actress, Music composer and film director. She sings a song in: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Sindhi, Classical, Ghazal and Qawwali. Noor Jehan, better known by her honorific title Malika-e-Tarannum (the Queen of Melody) and she is one of the greatest actresses who work first in British India and then Pakistan.
Her career consists seven decades (1930s_1990s). Noor Jehan considered the first female Pakistani film director. Noor Jehan holds the record for having given voice to the large number of film songs in the history of Pakistani Cinema with the help of Ahmed Rushdi. About 10,000 songs, she recorded in various languages. In 1951, Noor Jehan starts her acting career with film “Chan Wey”. Noor Jehan made her debut exclusively as a playback singer in 1690 with the film “Salma”.
She received several awards for her extraordinary capabilities: President’s Award in 1965, Lux Style Award for lifetime achievement, Pride of performance Awards and Nigar Awards.
Here are renowned albums: Punjabi Hits, Sham-e-Qalander, Sayoni Mere Dil Da Jani, Meri Pasand, Digital Collection and Kahani Ansoonon Ki.
Noor Jehan’s few movies: Jugnu in 1947, Anmol Gadhi in 1946, Zeenat in 1945, Badi Maa in 1945 and Khandan in 1942.
Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan died on 23 Dec 2000 in Karachi, Pakistan.
2- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on 13 Oct 1948 in Faisalabad. His birth name is Pervez Fateh Ali Khan. He has only one child. He was a Pakistani musician, singer, Ghazal, Classical, folk and Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours and he’s credited with introducing Qawwali music to an international audience. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali” meaning ‘The king of kings of Qawwali’.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s first publicly perform at the age of 16, at his father “Chelum” and khan became the head of the family Qawwali party in 1971. In 1980s, he was signed by Oriental Star Agencies in England. He went on to release movie scores & albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan and the US. Nusrat Fateh Ali khan engaged in collaboration & Experiments with western Artist & toured, performing in over 40 countries. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has given the title of “USTAD”.
Here are best renowned albums: Mastt Mastt in 1990, Night Song (1996), Dub Qawwali (2007), Shahen-Shah (1989), Wohi Khuda Hai Vol.57 (2007), Vision Of Allah (1999), Salaam, Vol.68 (2007) and Best Of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (2013).
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan received several awards for his extraordinary services:
“Lux Style Award for Icon of the Year” “Pride of Perfomance” “UNESCO” Award,
“UK Asian Music award” “Grand Prix Des Ameriques”and Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes”. He was listed in 14th position in UGO’s list Of the best singers of all time in 2008.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died on 11 August 1997 in London.
Iqbal Bano was born on 27 August 1935 in Delhi, India. Iqbal Bano was a highly acclaimed female Ghazal Singer from Pakistan. Iqbal Bano was best known for her semi-classical Urdu Ghazal songs and Classical thumris, Dadra, but she also sang easy-listening numbers in the 1950s films.
She starts singing a song on the radio in Delhi and become a ‘singing star’ by the 1950s. After she was invited by Radio Pakistan for classical performances on the radio. Her first concert took place in 1957, at the Lahore Arts Council. She’s become a cult icon when Bano roused a strong crowd of 50,000 people in Lahore.
Iqbal Bano renowned albums: Hum Dekhaingay, Nadeedha, Jaan E Mehfil and Ghazals.
For her protagonist services, Iqbal Bano received awards: Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
She was died on 21 April 2009 in Lahore.
Reshma was born on 1947 in Rajasthan, British India. She was renowned as a Pakistani folk singer and also very popular in India. Reshma better known as Reshman. Reshma belong to a tribe which had converted to Islam. She has two children. Reshma did not receive any formal education and spent much of time in singing at the ‘mazarz’.
Reshma starts her career at the age of 12 when she was spotted singing Shahbaaz Qalandar’s and Saleem Gilani arranged for her to make a recording of “ Laal Meri Pat Rakhio” on Radio Pakistan in 1968. Reshma was a flower of the desert, a symbol of love, peace and music.
For her deniable performances, she received “ Sitara-i-Imtiaz”, “Pride of Performance” and Lux Style Unilever Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Her renowned albums: Rog Bura Ishq Da, Treasured Moments, 20 Sufi Legends, Pakhivaas and Best of Reshma.
She was died on 3 November 2013 in Lahore.
Allan Faqerr was a Pakistani folk singer and he was one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music in Pakistan. He was born on 1932 Jamshoro in Pakistan. Allan Faqeer was belonged to Mangrasi tribe. He has five children. Allan Faqeer was particularly known for his ecstatic style marked with extreme devotional rhetoric and Sufi dance-singing. Allan was initially trained in singing with his father, he was singing Bhitai’s poetry. Allan starts his career in Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television Corporation. He sings a song mostly in Sindhi languages.
Allan Fakir received awards in appreciation of his services to folk culture: Pride of Performance in 1980, Shahbaz Award in 1987, Shah Latif Award in 1992 and Kandhkot Award in 1993.
Here are best songs: Ho Allah Ho Allah in 1976, Tarrin Paunda, Swali hun na Khali hu.
He was died on 4 July 2000 in Karachi.
Ghulam Muhammad, his real name of Pathanay Khan. Pathanay Khan was born on 1926 in Basti Tambu Wali. He was a great Seraiki folk singer from Pakistan and sings mostly Kafis or Ghazals in Seraiki, Sufi poetry Khwaja Ghulam Farid and Shah Hussain.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, invited him to Islamabad for a private performance in 1976. Pathanay Khan sang Jindarri lutti tain yaar sajan, Kadi mor maharan tay wal a watan”, Bhutto broke into tears. Bhutto says (three time) any wish, he said Bhutto Sahib, “Take care of the Poor”.
Pathany Khan’s popular hits on television: 1- Chheena een chhaneeda yaar.]
2- “Meda ishq vee toon”
3- “Peelu pakkian nee”
4- “Jindari lutti”
5-“Kia haal sunanwan dil da, koi mehram yaar na milda”[
He received award “Pride of Perfomance” in 1979 for his services.
He died on 9 March 2000 in Kot Addu.
Naseebo Lal was born into a nomadic family in Tehsil Kaloor. Naseebo Lal belong to Arain family. She spent childhood in Chishtian and singing at weddings and family gatherings. Naseebo learned the art of singing initially from her mother. She became famous in other countries and Naseebo delivered a concert in Birmingham in 2012. She is a Pakistani singer, singing in Punjabi and Marwari languages. Mostly, Naseebo Lal sang songs of Madam Noor Jehan. Naseebo Lal is one of the greatest singers and she recorded more than 100 albums and sung unlimited songs. She debuted as a featured artist in Coke Studio’s Ninth Season. DESI blitz met up with the singer to find out more about her music and life.
Her renowned albums: Ishqe Da Rog in 2003, Janniyan in 2010, Dukhi Dil Mera in 2007, Mehfil E Mujra in 2001 and Mera Ishq Vi Tu in 2000.
Naseebo Lal received awards for her brilliant performance. Yafta Sureelay Geet , Yafta Sureelay Geet , Vol.51.
8-Arshad Khan Chai Wala
Arshad Khan was born on 1998 in Islamabad. Arshad Khan and his family originally belong to Pathan in Mardan. He has 17 siblings. He is uneducated and he cannot even understand very common words of the English language. Arshad Khan earned 15000 monthly by selling tea.
Jiah in Islamabad at Sunday Market captured his photo while he was preparing the chai (tea) for his customers in the busy market he get popular in internet and also girls admire for his blue eyes, attractive natural pose. Arshad khan shows interest to be a model and perform in movies as well because he inspired by English movies most. Arshad Khan, perform for a local brand product in Islamabad as a model. I hope this modeling contract helpful in the future for Arshad Khan.
Sid, Mr Rapper and DjDanny released a video song Chai Wala, based on his life in November 2016. Other views in social media: Times of India said that Arshad Khan is being called Pakistan’s “nuclear weapon.” “Chaiwala is no more chaiwala, now he is fashion wala”. “This is the POWER of social media.” “This chai wala is more popular than Mamnoon Hussain’, said another”. India and Pakistan are divided by terrorism and cricket, but are united by hot chai wala. “Arshad khan is the most beautiful male in the world”. “Chaai walay babu mjy apni girl friend bana lo”. No one can beat the beauty of Pakistan. Pakistani chaye wala, surgical strike of Pakistan.
Arshad khan’s comparison with famous celebrities: Fawad khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Shahrukh khan, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kappor, Salman khan and Narendra Modi (India chaye wala). About 20,00000 like this Arshad khan in social media in 2 days.
Arshad Khan has also made it to the list at number 31, On The List Of Sexiest Asian Of 2016.
Arshad khan signs first film “Kabeer.
Arshad Khan interviews: 92 News Channel, Khyber News, Samma T.V, BBC NEWS, Good Morning Pakistan how and ATV Morning how.
9- Sania & Muqaddas
These two teenage sisters Sania & Muqaddas from Pakistan singing Justin Bieber’s Baby with their mother doing background beats on a pot, have become an internet sensation. Sania is 15 years old and Muqaddas 13 years old. These girls, who don’t speak English at all but learn this song they sounded out the words and transcribed them into Urdu and listened about 70 times. They come from a very poor family in Lahore & have not studied beyond primary school. Sania starts singing at the age of 5 and Muqaddas starts at the age of 4 with the help of the mother. They said, we love Justin Bieber’s song because they touch our heart.
Shahnaz Tabaydar, (mother) is also a committed Belieber and feels Justin Bieber is ‘like her son.’ “This song has been really lucky for us because we’ve now become famous!” They wish, is to meet with Justin Bieber and to sing with him. They say want to travel the world and they wish to become a professional singer in Pakistan and India.
Comments on social media: “Pakistan got talent”. Sania & Muqaddisa, from Pakistan are charming the online world with their rendition of the Justin Bieber hit, Baby. Competing with Justin Bieber: Two Pakistani girls sing Desi version of ‘Baby’.
Sania & Muqaddas interview: ARY Morning Show, Samma TV channel, BBC URDU and GEO.
Shazia Manzoor is a famous Pakistani singer born 1971 in Lahore, Pakistan. Shazia famous in Pakistan and India also. Shazia started her career in 1998. She sings mostly Punjabi music and sang various Punjabi folk songs and Punjabi Sufi poems and also Urdu songs. Shazia is a playback singer in films, radio, TV and stage artist. Shazia popular for her song “Aaja Soniya”. Shazia performed many concerts in live India and Dubai. Shazia also performs in charity Concert.
Here are renowned albums: Raatan Kaaliyan (June 1998), Hai Dil Jani (Sep 2003), Balle Balle (May 2011), Aish Karo (April 2015) and Chan mere Makhna (Dec 2001).
Shazia Manzoor performs for the Awadhi Wedding Song “Hare Hare Bans” in Coke Studio Season 8, along with Ustad Rizwan & Ustad Muazzam.But Episode 6 receive critical acclaim.
Shazia Manzoor sings a song in many films as a playback singer: Ishq Kkhuda, Jzaba and Balle Balle. Ishq Khuda (film) singing has commercially successful & widely praised by public.
Shazia Manzoor received several awards for her brilliant performance: Nigar award (for best female playback singer) in 1959-1960. Awaaz Radio Award, Awami Award and Lollywood Fan choice Award.
Her Duo collaboration is: · 1999: Dark And Dangerous (With Bally Jagpal) , 2001: Untruly Yours (With Bally Jagpal), 2001: Vix It Up (With DJ Vix), 2002: Dark And Direct (With Bally Jagpal), 2005: Groundshaker (With Aman Hayer), 2009: Collaborations 2 (With Sukshinder Shinda), 2014: 12B (With Bally Jagpal) and 2014: Collaborations 3 (With Sukshinder Shinda).