At that time he was the lead singer of the band “Jal”. Incidentally the band split up after the release and mega success of their very first song.
Atif Aslam got phenomenal success and fame with the songs “Aadat and “Who Lamhey”. These songs were later featured in Indian movies making him more popular than ever in both Pakistan and India.
With his good looks and style he soon became the heart throb of many. His first album was “Jal Pari” and second album “Doorie” were both hits across both sides of the border.
Atif Aslam’s voice can be defined as sensational, powerful and electrifying. Atif Aslam was never keen to be a singer. The encouraging response he got from his friends when he sang during his college days boosted his confidence and he started participating in competitions and winning them.
Atif Aslam has performed in many countries of the world. But he has been appreciated a lot by the Indians. He has sung for many Hindi films and all of his songs have been a mega hit.
Atif has faced criticism from some corners in India but generally people like his songs. An Iranian director has also used Atif’s voice in a Hollywood movie “Man Push Cart”.
Atif was also seen as an actor in Shoaib Mansoor’s movie “Bol”. Atif has been nominated and has one a number of awards. He was also awarded “Tamgha-e- Imtiaz”; the highest civil award.
He is regarded as one of the all-time best playback singers in the Indian and Pakistani music industries. He has won numerous awards, a total of 23. He has a star on Dubai’s Walk of Fame.