The Pakistani playback singer and actor Atif Aslam has established himself as a bonafide global icon who is adored for his distinct and lovely renditions. He is celebrating his 39th birthday today.
Atif has sung many great songs in his career that you must have heard. He was born on 12 March 1983 in a Punjabi Muslim family in Pakistan. His silky voice and charming personality have made many fans in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and worldwide.
From Bas Ek Pal’s Tere Bin to Kabir Singh’s Kaise Hua, Atif Aslam's songs have touched the heartstrings of its listeners. His first single was Aadat which went viral and soon after he came out with his first album Jal Pari in 2004. Doorie and Meri Kahani are two of his albums which earned him recognition worldwide.
Atif Aslam sings mainly in Urdu and the occasional Hindi, but he has also performed in Bengali, Punjabi, and Pashto. He is often considered one of the best playback singers in the Indian and Pakistani music industries for the number of successful songs he has produced.
The Pakistani government awarded Aslam the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2008, which is the fourth-highest civilian honor. Aslam has also won several Lux Style Awards. Aslam debuted in 2011 with the Urdu social drama film Bol. His nomination for the best singer in Pakistan earned him a star on the Dubai Walk of Fame in 2019.
In December 2020, Forbes Asia featured him as one of the 100 digital stars in the region. Atif Aslam has mentioned quite a few times that he has no formal music training and is not considering a music career instead wanting to be a cricketer. During his college days, he actively participated in various music competitions and was eventually encouraged by his friends to enter the industry.