Mini Biography : Ataullah Khan Essa Khailwiis 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 also recorded albums in the Punjabi language. 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.
When he sings a song, his face and acting is very emotional. Some of his more famous songs are: Tujha bhulna to chaha lakin bhula na paae Aae jab bhe yaad tere Mujh ko sakoon aae.
Ataullah Khan (as he is commonly known in India) became very famous in India following the use of the lyrics of his songs in the Indian movie Bewafa Sanam, by T Series. Sonu Nigam sang his music where he went to become a huge singer. The songs of the movie were quite popular in India and played a big part in the success of the movie. It is often said that the story of the movie was based on the life of Ataullah Khan himself