Adnan Sami

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Date of Birth : August 15, 1973
Birthname : Adnan Sami Khan
Nickname : NA
Mini Biography :

Adnan Sami Khan is a popular South Asian Pakistani singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer. Born to an Indian muslim mother and a Pakistani father, his style merges Indian and Western styles and instrumentation and ranges from classical to jazz to modern pop-rock. He was awarded MTV’s 2001 “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”.

Sami was born, reared and educated in Britain. His father, Arshad Sami Khan, was a Pakistani diplomat and had training in composing classical and jazz music.[citation needed] Sami attended Rugby School and studied at London School of Economics.

He had played piano since his childhood and so studied music in school and in college. Indian singing legend Asha Bhosle spotted talent in a ten-year-old Sami at an R D Burman concert in London, and encouraged him to take up music as a career. Sami then went on to learn Indian classical music from Mahraj Khatak, a Indian classical singing teacher in Pakistan and dancer.

Sami further learned from Indian Santoor maestro, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, and became one of the first people to play Indian classical music on the piano and electric piano. Sami’s parents and younger brother now reside in Houston, Texas. He was married to Safa Galadhari and has a son from another previous marriage with Zeba Bakhtiar. Sami has now moved from Pakistan to India however, says his home will always be Pakistan.

Filmography :As Dipartment :

  1. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) (playback singer)
  2. Taxi No. 9 2 11 (2006) (playback singer)
  3. Garam Masala (2005) (playback singer: “Kiss Me Baby”)
  4. Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Love Takes Over (2005) (playback singer)
  5. Lucky: No Time for Love (2005) (playback singer)
  6. Sehar (2005) (playback singer)
  7. Chot [Aaj Isko, Kal Tereko] (2004) (playback singer)
  8. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004) (playback singer)
  9. Muskaan (2004) (playback singer)
  10. Tum: A Dangerous Obsession (2004) (playback singer)
  11. Out of Control (2003) (playback singer)
  12. Joggers’ Park (2003) (playback singer)
  13. Boys (2003) (playback singer)
  14. Chori Chori (2003) (playback singer)
  15. Calcutta Mail (2003) (playback singer)
  16. Love at Times Square (2003) (playback singer)
  17. Saathiya (2002) (playback singer)
  18. Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) (playback singer)
  19. Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar (2002) (playback singer)
  20. Annarth (2002) (playback singer)
  21. Shakthi: The Power (2002) (playback singer)
  22. Chor Machaaye Shor (2002) (playback singer)
  23. Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) (playback singer)
  24. Junoon (2002) (playback singer)
  25. Ajnabee (2001) (playback singer)

As Music Soundtrack:

  1. Shankardada Zindabad (2007) (performer: “Bhoogolamantha”)
  2. Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007) (performer: “Cheli Chamaku”)
  3. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) (performer: “Ab Kya Karenge”)
  4. Garam Masala (2005) (performer: “Garam Masala”)
  5. Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Love Takes Over (2005) (performer: “Dilnasheen”)
  6. Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) (performer: “Apne Jahanke”)
  7. Lucky: No Time for Love (2005) (performer: “Shayad Yehi To Pyar Hai”) (“Jaan Meri Jaa Rahi Sanam”, “Sun Zara”, “Lucky Lips”, “Hum Deewane”, “Chori Chori”, “Shayad Yehi To Pyar Hai”)
  8. Yuva (2004) (performer: “Baadal”)
  9. Boys (2003) (performer: “Boom Boom”)
  10. Saathiya (2002) (performer: “Aye Udi Udi”)
  11. Ajnabee (2001) (performer: “Mehbooba Mehbooba”)

As Music Composer :

  1. Shaurya (2008) (filming)
  2. Mumbai Salsa (2007)
  3. Dhamaal (2007)
  4. Lucky: No Time for Love (2005)
  5. Love at Times Square (2003)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2006 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Music
for: Lucky: No Time for Love (2005)

2002 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Ajnabee (2001)
For the song “Mehbooba Mehbooba”.

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