Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Qameez Teri Kaali...." - - Ataullah Khan Esakhelvi: The Unmatched Folk Singer With World Record For The Highest Number of Audio Albums

Born on August 19, 1951, "ESAKHELVI" was given the family name "Atta Ullah Khan Niazi". He was brought up in Esakhel. He got his basic education and done matric from Esakhel. For higher education he got admission in Faisalabad and done intermediate from there. Then he got his Graduate degree from Mianwali.
After coming to the music profession the first radio program he signed with Radio Pakistan, Bahawalpur in 1972. The same year he done his first stage show in Mianwali. Then he performed in his first T. V. Program at Nilam Ghar, Karachi in 1973. After his success in homeland he won hearts of his fans in England in 1980 in his first foreign concert.
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Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi is a well known folk singer and poet of Pakistan. He has the world record for the highest number of audio albums ever released by a singer. He is traditionally considered a Seraiki artist but mostly he has recorded albums in Punjabi and Urdu. The reason behind his astonishing success is that he sings only for the poor, desperate and afflicted. His voice has a healing effect and is considered one of the best folk singers Pakistan has ever produced. He has dominated the folk music scene of Pakistan for over thirty years. He gathers thousands in his audiences whenever and wherever he performs.

He hails from the famous Niazi tribe of the Pashtun people. Other famous Niazi people are Imran Khan the cricketer, Majid Khan (cricketer) and Muneer Niazi (Urdu poet).

He has released smash hits such as Qameez Teri Kaali, Raatan, and Mahi Wasey Mera. He has become one of the most well known singers in Pakistan. In his early years, the love of his life left him for another man and he turned to alcohol, but since then he has changed his ways.
His first film as a singer was "Siren" in Punjabi. While "Dil Lagi" was his first film as actor. Atta has a number of films on his record, he appeared in three (3) movies as main character or a "Hero" and sung for about eight (8) movies. Esakhelvi sings in 5 different languages including Saraiki, Urdu, Punjabi, Pushto and Sindhi. His first professional cassette was recorded by RGH-Faisalabad in 1978. Now his cassettes are officially released by RGH, PMC, Sonic and other Music Lords.

Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi's Best Songs

  • 2. Main Sun Ke Buk Buk Roya
  • 3. Kameez Teri Kali
  • 4. Kamlee Akhiyan
  • 5. Mundri Da Thewa
  • 6. Idhar Zindagi Ka Jinazaa
  • 7. Aadat Aye Jo Meri Remix
  • 8. Tera Har Gham Mera Gham
  • 9. Aadat Aye Jo Meri
  • 10. Raatan

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