Pakistani music industry has seen immense success not only in Pakistan but also across the border. A song or two on other side of the border has always been happening.
Back in the times of Nazia Hassan, she and Zohaib were music composer of Disco Deewane for India which was a success. Since 2004, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan has become an essential for all grand Bollywood movies.
After him, many other singers were welcomed by Bollywood with open arms and have sung some really fantastic scores for Indian movies.
Here are top 5 Pakistani singers who made it big in Bollywood over the past decade:
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
It is almost impossible to explain the grandeur of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. He has sung some of the most beautiful songs for Bollywood over more than the past 6 years. Each one of his songs has delighted the music lovers of not only India but Pakistan as well.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a face of Pakistan who has represented Pakistani singing skills in movies such as Om Shanti Om, Namaste London, Singh is King, Love Aajkal, Billy Barber, We Are Family, My Name is Khan, I Hate Luv Stories, We Are Family, Dabangg and many others.
Atif Aslam of Pakistan has been responsible for bringing diversity in Indian music industry. He introduced his one of the biggest hit songs “Woh Lamhe” for Zeher in 2005. It was from here when Atif became integral for almost all big Bollywood movies. Tere Bin topped charts in 2006 whereas Pehli Nazar Main was the biggest hit in 2008.
Shafqat Amanat Ali
Shafqat Amanat Ali is carrying the legacy of his legendary musical family and is now one of the most appreciated singers in India. His melodious voice with classical training is one of the best combinations for Bollywood. His debut was in famous song Mitwa for Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.
Another incredible song on his profile is Yeh Hosla for Dor and received lots of critical acclaim awards. He recently sang Bin Tere for I Hate Luv Stories which was a chartbuster. He has also sung for movies like Mumbai Cuttings, Hello and Aashayen.
Ali Zafar has been on double roller coaster ride as he is not only singing for Indian movies but he is also acting. He acted in Tere Bin Laden and sung four songs for the same movie. With the music of Shankar Ehsan Loy, he sung I Love Amreeka, Welcome to Amreek and Ullu Da Patha.
The depth of Shehzad Roy’s voice is irreplaceable. He joined the Bollywood bangdwagon with a song Bullshit for Akshay Kumar’s latest movie Khatta Meetha.