Atif Aslam Wiki, Age, Songs, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More
Muhammad Atif Aslam is a playback singer and actor from Pakistan.
Atif Aslam, who has sung popular numbers in Bollywood films, has ‘strongly condemned the ‘violence and tyranny being conducted against the Kashmiris’. The Indian government abrogated the Constitution’s Article 370, which gave special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and allowed it to have a separate constitution, a state flag, and autonomy over the internal administration.
Atif wrote in his tweet, “Happy to share something very big with all of you. Inshallah, I’ll be leaving soon for the most important journey of my life. Before departing for Hajj, I would like to ask for everyone’s forgiveness, be it fans, family, or friends. Apologies for hurting anyone’s sentiments. kindly keep me in your prayers Also I strongly condemn the violence and tyranny being conducted against the Kashmiris. May Allah bless the lives of the innocent in #Kashmir and all over the world.”
Twitter was quick with the backlash. Several users asked him to stay positive, saying it is the best move for the Valley. One user wrote, “And please don’t fall for any propaganda. A good decision has been taken for a better future for Kashmiris. They are Indians. They are us. They will be protected. Let them cry for losing Kashmir (like land and resources, they don’t care about Kashmiris ) Kashmir has suffered.”
Atif has had some of the most successful hits in India and has worked with several celebs in Bollywood. Right from the chartbusters in his debut film, Zeher, to the more recent Baaghi 2 and Qarib Qarib Single, he has had a successful run in the Indian film industry. After the militant attack in Uri in 2016 that killed several Indian army jawans, Bollywood adopted a blanket ban on Pakistani artists working in the industry.
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, who has given numerous Bollywood hit numbers, took to his social media to criticize the decision by the Indian government to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by scrapping Article 370. In his latest Twitter post, Atif wrote that he strongly condemns the violence and tyranny being conducted against the Kashmiris, in reference to the Indian government's decision.
The singer took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "Happy to share something very big with all of you. Inshallah, I’ll be leaving soon for the most important journey of my life. Before departing for Hajj, I would like to ask for everyone’s forgiveness, be it fans, family, or friends. Apologies for hurting anyone’s sentiments. kindly keep me in your prayers.”
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam is a sensation in his own right. He has a massive fan base in the Indian subcontinent and has consistently churned out chartbusters — peppy ones, soulful ones, romantic ballads — since the beginning of his career in 2003. He began his career with the band Jal and later broke away to forge his own path as a solo artist.
Atif got his first breakthrough in Bollywood, thanks to Mahesh Bhatt who apparently had approached him for his consent to include one of his tracks for his production venture Zeher in 2005. The result was the slow, romantic song “Woh Lahey.” Post the warm, resounding welcome of “Woh Lamhey” by Indian fans, Atif continued to lend his voice to many songs over the years until the India-Pakistan tension escalated in 2016.
In an interview with BBC’s Haroon Rashid a while back, Atif acknowledged the same and said, “I loved that journey because it has taught me how to be more humble, and how to be more creative and patient.” However, not everything was hunky-dory since the singer admitted there were occasions when he had to make changes to his products because the producers had issues with it — “Few songs I had to change the lyrics for. I really felt bad about it. I did not want to do that, but yes, I had to (do it). There is a difference between doing your own work, and doing it for somebody else.”
Further adding that he doesn’t regret anything that he did during his time recording music for the film industry, Atif said, “I don’t look back and regret, that oh my god, I could have sung ‘Chashni’ and all of that…I have worked the most over there (India), and I have enjoyed myself thoroughly. The love that I have gotten from there, I still have. My heart still has it. It can never be bittersweet, because I am a firm believer in the fact that, if something is for me, it will come to me. It was not in my control not to sing for Bollywood movies. It was meant to be like this.”
Later in the interview, the beloved singer opened up about one particular Bollywood association that almost happened between him and superstar shah rukh khan. Apparently, Shah Rukh had claimed that he had approached Aslam to sing “Gerua” for Dilwale, but it never panned out. When asked to elaborate upon it, Atif laughed and said, “I have just come across him once in my life, and he is a wonderful person. But he never said it personally. His team got in touch with us, and we recorded the song, and we sent back the song. I don’t know what happened, his team did not put us through. Something happened which was not conveyed to him. And the next thing I see is him saying ‘Atif Aslam was not available for my song. Maybe he was too busy singing for a Chinese film.’ If Shah Rukh Khan watches this, (I want to say) I was not busy. I would never be busy for you. I would love to sing for you, any day.”
Music label and production house T-Series on Wednesday removed a song by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam from their YouTube channel after objections from Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). T-Series had on Saturday released Atif's version of Kinna Sona's track from last year's action-drama Marjaavaan on their YouTube channel. The move didn't go down well with MNS Chitrapat Sena president Ameya Khopkar who warned the production house of "major action" if it does not remove the video.
"We assure you that the song won't release on our platform and we won't promote it either. We are taking down the song and reassuring you that we won't be assisting any Pakistani singers," the letter read. Following the Pulwama terror attack last year, MNS had asked music companies to stop working with Pakistani singers.
Pakistani actors faced a similar ban in 2016 after the Uri terror strike. Filmmaker Karan Johar's film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced difficulties in its release for featuring Fawad Khan. The film was released after the director apologized and promised to never work with Pakistani actors again. Bollywood producers have avoided working with actors from across the border after the controversy.
Composer Vipin Patwa says singer Atif Aslam is a very seasoned artiste and hopes to continue working with him.
After "Sehmi hai Dhadkan", the two have teamed up once again for a song, this time for "Auliya" from Rajshri Productions' movie "Hum Chaar".
"Atif Aslam is a very seasoned artiste. Atif knows his merits very well so, it is easy for us to work with an artist who is successful and extremely professional as well. He also gives his inputs which are very useful," Patwa said in a statement. He had recorded the song with the Pakistani singer in Dubai."I feel very privileged and honored to work with Atif Aslam who is one of the most successful singers of our time," said the composer. He hopes their association continues.
"He lives across the border and 'Auliya' means messenger of God. I am talking about all the messengers of God as we love peace and even people living across the border love peace. This song has a lot of peace and positivity so, we hope that our association continues in the future as well," said Patwa.
Pakistani vocalist Atif Aslam has been trolled on social media and also criticized by the country's mainstream media, for singing an Indian song at a Pakistan Independence Day function in New York earlier this month.
Atif, who has lent his voice to many Bollywood songs, sang one of his Indian tracks 'Tera Hone Laga Hoon' from the 2009 film 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has been repeatedly shrugging off requests to promote his latest song Sehmi hai Dhadkanfrom the forthcoming Bollywood film Daas Dev, says its producer Sanjeev Kumar.
"Atif said he will do it, but it hasn't been done. I'm not sure why he isn't taking part in the activity, but, as a producer, I see that work promised hasn't been executed," Kumar said in a statement.
Sehmi hai Dhadkan was launched on February 22 as the first song from Sudhir Mishra's film Daas Dev, a contemporary take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas.
Earlier this month, politician Babul Supriyo had asked for a ban on Pakistani artists working in the Hindi film industry. He had also objected to the inclusion of Pakistan singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice in the film Welcome To New York.
Kumar said: "Normally, such statements are made by fringe groups. When a minister says it, it leaves an impact on more people. But we needed Atif for this song. He has 20 million followers on social media. Imagine the kind of traction we would have got had he promoted it."
Daas Dev stars Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Rahul Bhat. It is scheduled to hit the screens on March 23.
Popular Pakistani musician Atif Aslam might not have been able to entertain his fans in Pune with his rock numbers and melodious tracks as his concert was canceled by the Shiv Sena, but he says he has no grudges and has only love to share with his Indian fans.
Aslam’s concert was scheduled to be held in Pune on Saturday, but he couldn’t play in the city due to opposition from the outfit. “I respect all the promoters (of events) who invite us. But it is the responsibility of organizers. I love my fans and I like being in India. I’m a musician. I make music for everyone. I don’t categorize (anyone) into Hindus or Muslims.”
“When it comes to music, there are no boundaries. I’m here to share the love. I’m not doing anything wrong. Whatever I earn, I make sure to pay taxes,” Aslam told reporters here prior to his performance.
The 32-year-old, who entered Bollywood in 2005 with “Woh Lamhe” from the film “Zeher”, also shared that there is a lot of love for Indian artists in his country. “If you come to my country, you will see that there is a lot of respect for Lataji (Mangeshkar). People still listen to Rafi-Ji’s songs and people try to copy Kishore Kumar. Even Bollywood dance steps are followed by Pakistanis,” said Aslam.
The singer, who has performed in Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, is performing in Indore for the first time. “It feels good to be back here. People have appreciated (my work) and called me back here. This time around, I’ll be performing a different kind of music – EDM (electronic dance music). It’s not my kind of music. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I will perform with a DJ. My band won’t be there. I’ll miss that. It will be completely electronic music, but I might do some unplugged songs,” the “Tere bin”, “Doorie” and “Jalpari” hitmaker told IANS.
He is here for Royal Stag MTV Bollyland, which is a series of multi-city music concerts that see the fusion of popular Bollywood soundtracks with heady electronic beats
Muhammad Atif Aslam is a playback singer and actor from Pakistan. Aslam is known for his vocal belting technique. He has recorded numerous chart-topping songs that have been liked by his fans. Atif was born on March 12, 1983, in the Wazirabad city of Punjab, Pakistan into a Punjabi Muslim family. His Zodiac sign is Pisces.
In 1991 he started his primary schooling at ‘Kimberley Hall School, Lahore.’ then he moved to Rawalpindi and proceeded with his education in ‘St. Paul’s Cambridge School, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi.’ He returned to Lahore in 1995, and continued his studies at ‘Divisional Public School.’ he went to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Bsc) from Punjab Institute of Computer Science (PICS).
He also likes to Play Cricket along with Sketching and Travelling. He was selected in his school cricket team as a bowler, He was also part of the Under-19 Pakistani Cricket Team as a pace bowler. During this time, he was trying his best to become a professional cricketer. He also played Table Tennis. Atif’s friend informed his parents about his interest in music.
Atif Aslam has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 70 Kg (165 lbs). Atif Aslam always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is34 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Dark Brown Eyes.
Atif Aslam is from a Punjabi Muslim family, his father's name is Mohammad Aslam and his mother is
Rehana Shaheen. He has three siblings named Shahbaz, who is a Designer, Shahzad, who is a Photographer, and Sheraz. During his college, he fell in love with “Sara Bharwana,” Atif married Sara on 29th March 2013, in Lahore, after seven years of relationship. Bharwana is an Educationist. Their first baby boy was born in 2014, his name is “Ahad Atif Aslam.” Atif and Sara became parents again in December 2019, with their second son.
At the age of 22, Atif released his first collection on July 17, 2004, entitled ‘Jal Paris (signifying ‘Mermaid’) which was an enormous hit. He also released two solo collections ‘Meri Kahani’ and ‘Doorie.’ In 2005 Mahesh Bhatt signed Atif Aslam for the song “Woh Lamhey” in his new movie, Zeher. Atif Aslam recorded many melodious songs for Bollywood such as, ‘Aadat’ (which become very much popular and made him a star overnight.), and Bheegi Yaadein, which are appreciated by the people till now.
His first real concert was held at McDonald’s and earned 500 Rs. He also did some free live concerts for charity. He started his career as an actor with the film “Bol.” it was critically acclaimed by everyone and became one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films at that time. Atif Aslam was honored with several awards for his amazing voice and brilliant performance – ‘Indus Music Award’ for Best Lyrics, Best Song, Best Composition for his song “Aadat,” ‘Sahara Sangeet Awards’ for the Best Playback Singer, and best Debut Singer in 2005, Honoured with ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ (Medal of Distinction) by the Government of Pakistan in 2008, ‘Pakistan Media Awards for Best Singer (Male) in 2010, ‘The BrandLaureate International Awards’ for Brand Personality in 2013.
|Real Name||Muhammad Atif Aslam|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Actor|
|Album Debut, Singing Debut||Jal Pari, Woh Lamhe|
|Date Of Birth||12 March 1983|
|Age (as in 2020)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Pisces|
|Height in Centimetres||175 Cm|
|Height In Meters||1.75 Cm|
|Height in Inches||5′ 9”|
|Weight in Kilograms||70 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||154 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx)||Chest- 40 Inches
Waist- 34 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Sister||Shahbaz, Shahzad, Sheraz|
|Brother||Shahbaz, Shahzad, Sheraz|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor In Computer Science (B.C.S)|
|School||Kimberley Hall School, Lahore, St. Paul’s Cambridge School, Rawalpindi, Divisional Public School, Lahore|
|Collage/University||Punjab Institute Of Computer Science, Lahore|
|Favorite Actors||shah rukh khan, Amitabh Bachchan
|Favorite Actress||Deepika Padukone, Kajol|
|Food Habit||Not Known|
|Favorite Perfume||Not Known|
|Favorite Food||Biryani, Aloo Palak|
|Favorite Film||Parinda, Yugpurush, Terminator 2, Judgment Day, Fight Club, Castaway, Legends Of The Fall|
|Hobbies||Sketching, playing cricket, traveling|
|Favorite color||Black, White|
|Car Collection||Ford Comet Classic, Toyota Crown Classic, Audi Sports, Lexus RX|
|Favorite Holiday Destination||Europe|
|Salary (approx)||INR 9 – 10 Lakhs|
|Net Worth (approx)||$ 20 Million – $ 22 Million|