Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Wife & More
Bio Real NameRahat Fateh Ali Khan NicknameRahat and RFAK Name EarnedShahenshah-e-Qawwali (Kings of Kings of Qawwali) ProfessionSinger Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 162 cm in meters- 1.62 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 3½” Weightin Kilograms- 90 kg in Pounds- 198 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches - Waist: 38 Inches - Biceps: 13 Inches Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth9 December 1973 Age (as in 2016)43 Years Birth PlaceFaisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius NationalityPakistani HometownFaisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan SchoolNot Known CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsNot Known DebutSinging Debut: Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley (Pakistani film - Mard Jeenay Nahi Detay (1997) Awards• President of Pakistan's Award for Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan in 1987 • UNESCO Music Prize in 1995 • Grand Prix des Amériques at Montreal World Film Festival in 1996 • Arts and Culture Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes in 1996 • Legend Awards at UK Asian Music Awards in 2005 posthumously • He holds Guinness World Record for the Most Qawwali Recordings • Time magazine's issue of 6 November 2006 "60 Years of Asian Heroes" listed him as top 12 artists and thinkers in the last 60 years • Listed on 14th position in UGO's list of the best singers of all time in 2008 • Appeared on NPR's (National Public Radio) 50 great voices list in 2010 • Listed in CNN's list of the twenty most iconic musicians from the past fifty years in 2010 FamilyFather- Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan (Musician)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Does Rahat Fateh Ali Khan smoke?: Yes
Does Rahat Fateh Ali Khan drink alcohol?: Not Known
Rahat is popularly known as a Qawwal and belongs to the ‘Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana ( lit. the house of Qawwal Children),’ a primordial qawwali group of 12 children said to have been assembled by Amir Khusro in the 13th century ACE for a musical dialogue with a Hindu religious luminary.
His family has its roots in Ghazni in Afganistan. During the era of Mahmud of Ghazni, his forefathers migrated to India with the saint, Sheikh Darwesh.
When Rahat was 7 years old, he started learning music from his father. At the age of 13, he started his formal training in music.
He considers his uncle, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his father, Ustaad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan as his inspirations, with whom he used to attend live concerts.
In 1985, he gave his first stage performance at the age of 10 when Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan toured United Kingdom.
In 1995, he made his Hollywood debut by contributing to a soundtrack of a film, Dead Man Walking.
After the death of his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 1997, he composed and sung few songs, but at that time it couldn’t be released. In 2002, when Pooja Bhatt went to Pakistan, she liked his song Mann Ki Lagan and took it for her film Paap, that’s how he made his Bollywood debut in 2003.
In 2011, he had a car accident in the US on his journey from Detroit to Chicago in which he miraculously got saved.