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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Biography, Height, Age, Weight, Wife & More

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Biography

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Biography!! He is the Pakistani singer, primarily Qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music. Khan was one of the most popular and highest paid singers in Pakistan. Khan is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and he is the son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and he also the grandson of Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan. In addition to Qawwali, Khan also performs ghazals and other light music. Khan is also well-known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema and the Pakistan film industry.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Biography

Real Name Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Nickname Rahat and RFAK
Name Earned Shahenshah-e-Qawwali (Kings of Kings of Qawwali)
Profession Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 3½”
Weight in Kilograms- 90 kg
in Pounds- 198 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 38 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 December 1973
Age (as in 2016) 43 Years
Birth Place Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Nationality Pakistani
Hometown Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Debut Singing 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
Family Father– Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan (Musician)
Uncle– Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Singer)
Religion Islam
Hobbies Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar
Favourite Actress Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone
Favourite Musician(s) Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Hussain Khan, Alla Rakha, Shaukat Ali Khan, Parveen Sultana, Farida Khanum, Ghulam Ali
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Nida Khan
Children Son– Shazmaan Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Age

Khan was born on 9 December 1974 in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He was born into a Punjabi family of Qawwals and classical singers. Khan is the son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and he is the grandson of Fateh Ali Khan and he is the nephew of legendary Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Career

Khan performed publicly for the first time, when he was 9, at the death anniversary of his grandfather. Since Khan was 15, he was an integral part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s well-known qawwali group and toured in UK with his uncle in 1985. Khan also performed solo songs at different concerts, in addition to fulfilling his roles in the Qawwali group.

Some Facts About Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

  • Khan 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.
  • When Khan was 7 years old, he started learning music from his father. At the age of 13, Khan started his formal training in music.
  • Khan considers his uncle, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his father, Ustaad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan as his inspirations.
  • In 1985, Khan gave his first stage performance at the age of 10 when Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan toured UK.
  • In 1995, Khan made his Hollywood debut by contributing to a soundtrack of a film, Dead Man Walking.

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