Junaid Jamshed was born on 3rd September, 1964 in Karachi. He belonged to an Air Force family and like his father Junaid Jamshed was greatly inclined towards Air Force himself but due to his weak eye sight soon shifted to Aeronautical Engineering from UET, Lahore.
Junaid Jamshed entered the music industry by becoming the lead singer of the band Vital Signs. The band Vital Signs rose to fame as soon as they entered the market in 1986.
Junaid was still a fresh graduate of Aeronautical Engineering. Junaid Jamshed initially started it out as a hobby but later made a huge career out of it. “Dil Dil Pakistan” was the debut song of the band which made it rise to fame. In 1994, the band split up after a long list of chart topping albums and many hit songs.
Junaid then started his solo career as a singer. “Us Rah Par” and “Na Tu Aayegi” were two of his famous solo songs that still are being hummed by millions on several occasions. In 2001, “Dil Ki Baat” was released, it was the last album released by Junaid Jamshed, the pop singer.
After 2001, Junaid Jamshed distanced himself from the music industry and in 2004 renounced music and declared to devote his life to Islam. He became a naat khawan and an Islamic preacher. He also opened a clothing store so to earn and support his family.
After this major change on his personality, he has created and presented several “Naats” which are very soothing for the ears and heart. He has launched 7 albums of Nasheed altogether and intends to produce many more.
On 7th December, 2016, Junaid Jamshed and his second wife passed away when their plane crashed. The plane was in route to Islamabad from Chitral. He was awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2018.