Shafqat Amanat Ali is an unforgettable name in the music industry who started his career with the band ‘Fusion,’ and today he is known as ‘Rockstar Ustad’ worldwide. He was introduced in Bollywood by another amazing singer Shankar Mahadevan who listened to his song ‘Aankhon Kai Sagar’ on the radio and approached him to sing a few songs for Bollywood movies.
Shafqat is the 9th Generation of Patiala Gharana and is the younger brother of a musician, Asad Amanat, who died at a younger age due to a heart attack. His father, Amanat Ali Khan, was also a Ghazal and classical singer. This article has all the details about him, including Shafqat Amanat Ali Biography.
|Name:||Shafqat Amanat Ali|
|In Urdu:||شفقت امانت علی|
|Famous As:||Classical singer|
|Awards :||President’s Pride of Performance Civil Award|
|First Film:||Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna|
|Associated Acts :||Fuzon, The Dewarists, MTV Unplugged (India), Coke StudioBasit Ali Shah Banoori|
|Years Active :||2000-present|
|Genres :||Rock music, Sufi, playback singing, Classical Music|
|Date:||26th February 1965|
|Parents:||Ustad Amanat Ali Khan|
|Siblings :||Asad Amanat Ali Khan|
Shafqat Amanat Ali Biography
Shafqat Amanat is a notable name in the singing field who, despite coming from a music background, made his place with his talent and hard work. He is being recognized internationally for singing blockbuster songs in different Bollywood movies, including ‘Mitwa’ in the movie ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.’
Shafqat started his career with the Band ‘Fuzon’ that he left in 2006 and later pursued his solo career and released various hit Albums. In 2008 he was honored with the Pride of Performance Award for his contribution to the music field. He also sang OSTs of various Pakistani dramas.
He was also part of Coke Studio Season 2; whenever anyone talks about Pakistan’s legendary singers, his name would definitely be included in the list of who has made everyone proud with his singing skills.
Shafqat Date of Birth
He was born on 26th February 1965 in Lahore.
Education of Shafqat
He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lahore Government College University.
Shafqat Amanat Ali Family
He belongs to a notable family of musicians. His grandfather Akhtar Hussain and father Ustad Amanat Ali were notable classical and Ghazal singers. His elder brother Asad Amanat was also an internationally recognized singer who unfortunately died at a young age.
Shafqat’s son Saadat Shafqat Ali Khan has also followed in his father’s footsteps and has recently made his singing debut.
Singing runs in his genes as he was born in a musical family, so he was supposed to become a singer. He is in the industry since 2000 when he started with the ‘Fuzon’ band. The band came into being in 2001 by Imran Momina and Shallum Asher.
The duo was highly impressed by Shafqat’s singing, so they offered him to be a part of this band. He collaborated with them till 2006, and later, he decided to carry his career as a solo singer.
He was introduced in Bollywood by a striking Bollywood singer Shakar Mahadevan who heard his voice on the radio and later contacted him. Shafqat instantly agreed to work in Bollywood. He was offered to sing a song ‘Mitwa’ in the famous Bollywood movie ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ starring Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, released in 2006.
The song became one of the blockbusters, after which he started getting many other offers from different Bollywood movies. He was the man behind another famous song, ‘Ye Hosla.’
His first album ‘Tabeer’ released in 2008 that compromises many hit numbers. A few famous songs of his debut album include ‘Bulleh Shah,’ ‘Manqabat,’ ‘Naina,’ ‘Dum Ali Dum Ali,’ and others. Shafqat wrote the lyrics of songs. After his debut album, he released many other albums, including ‘Muh Dikhai,’ ‘Kyun Dooriyan,’ etc.
Shafqat Amanat Ali Songs
List of Albums
- Muh Dikhai
- Kyun Dooriyan
List of Singles
- Kashmir Song
- Lahore Qalandar Anthem
- Alif Allah Aur Insan
- Mitwa – Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
- Yeh Hosla – Dor
- Phir Wohi Raste – Ramchand Pakistani
- Allah Megh Dai – Ramchand Pakistani
- Carvaan – Hello
- Tere Naina – My Name is Khan
- Bin there – I Hate love Story’s
- Kyun Mein Jagoon – Patiala House
- Chayee Hai Tanhaai – Love Breakups Zindagi
- Dildarra – Ra One
- Jannat 2 (Mashup) – Jannat 2
- Ye Maula – Maximum
- Zindagi Se – Raaz 3D
- Tera Mera Naam – Akaash Vani
- Kuch Nahi – Tubelight
- Piya Dekhan Ko – Maah e Mir
- TBA – Azaad
Social Media Handles
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