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Sajjad Ali is a world-renowned singer-songwriter as well as an actor and a director. Born in 1966, Karachi, he is the son of Shaqfat Hussain (cricketer and actor), grandson of the renowned cricketer Khadim Hussain and the grand-nephew of the legendary Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib.

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Faran Tahir


Pakistani-American Hollywood actor, best known for his role as Raza in Iron Man.

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Humayun Saeed is a Pakistani actor and producer. He runs his own production house Six Sigma Entertainment as CEO.

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Formed by guitarist Kashan Admani, fusion pop-rock band Mizmaar rose to fame in their native Pakistan with their debut album Kash, the release producing two hit singles for the songs ‘Kash’ and ‘Laut Ke Aa’ in 2003. Their second album, Sitara, was released worldwide on Universal Music in 2007, and spawned the hits ‘Hai Pyar Kya’ and ‘Sitara,’ the latter landing on a soundtrack to the Hollywood film ‘Dragon War.’

Despite their early success, the band was plagued by several personnel changes, prompting Kashan to focus more on his recording studio and commercial music production company, collaborating with longtime friend, band mate and drummer Alfred D’Mello. For several years to follow, the band was silent until Kashan and Alfred happened upon a young vocalist [name to be revealed soon!]: this phenomenally talented singer immediately had the two thinking seriously about reforming Mizmaar with a new front man and revitalizing their sound. The new vocalist brings a new strength to the band, combining classic eastern influences with a western pop attitude. There is currently a new album in the works. This widely anticipated comeback is due to be released soon, along with a video directed by Kashan featuring the newly recharged lineup.

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An Indo-Pak Canadian band. Mystical sufi music of the east with strings and rhythms from the west, create a uniquely Canadian sufi rock sound – that is naQsh.

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Nasir Sain, Sheraz Siddiq & Farhad Humayun 3


Overload is a Pakistani rock band from Lahore, formed in 2003. The group is directed by producer, lead vocalist and drummer, Farhad Humayun and keyboard/synth player, songwriter and composer, Sheraz Siddiq, who were soon joined by Hassan Mohyeddin on percussion along with dhol players Pappu Sain and Jhura Sain.[2] The band is widely regarded by many critics as being the “Loudest band in Pakistan”Since then the band has received acclaim from music veterans, artists, literary figures and the general public alike. Concert after concert, locally and internationally the band has come to be recognized as the only arena band and the best live act from Pakistan for which they won the 2006 Lux Style Award also.Their self titled debut album was released in January 2006 in Pakistan. It was the largest selling album of the year for which we also received a number of awards including Indus/MTV ‘break though artist. In the last 4 years Overload has taken a number of countries by storm playing festivals and solo concerts in Japan, Sri Lanka, Norway, UAE and UK. The CORE comprising Farhad Humayun on Vocals & drums and Sheraz Siddiq on keyboards & synths, believes that the unique sound of the band has evolved due to collaborating with artists with individual styles. Overload is a band thats known for featuring new players and singers and bringing them to the forefront.New works by Overload are full of funky bass grooves, soaring vocal melodies, explosive drumming and the signature pounding beats of the dhol.
Farhad Humayun – Drums/Vocals
Sheraz Siddiq – Synth/Keys
Nasir Sain – Dhol

The Loudest Band in Pakistan

John Leo is a Norwegian-Pakistani singer/songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist.
The Spellz is an artistic name of a Canadian artist NAS. The Spellz has a strong vision to be the very first international artist to attract and inspire English speaking and Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi speaking global population through messages of peace and love for all.
The Spellz idea of music is “Love for music and music for all”.
Vocalist/Performer, TV Show Host & TV Actor. Komal has won several Awards in Pakistan which include National awards for Best Newcomer on the silver screen and Best Female Pop Vocalist.Starting off her career as a teenager with popular TV show BPL OYE, Komal took a break from singing in-between. Komal made a come-back in 2009 and since then has launched 3 singles and an album. Her last album was launched world-wide with Saregama HMV @Canvas, Palladium on the 4th of December 2012. The two songs she performed in Coke Studio Season 4 hold a position in the top ten ALL TIME Coke Studio Pakistan Hits, to date. Komal has hosted the famous TV Dance Competition Nachley on ARY Digital. She also had her own talk show called “Karachi Nights with Komal Rizvi” on APlus TV, and is currently judging the Pekistan Talent Hunt Show, which is airing on ten channels simultaneously.Komal has starred in Pakistan Television’s [PTV] biggest Drama Serial called HAWWEIN, amongst many other serials, including Mujhe Rotney Na Deyna last year. However, Hawwein to this day holds the record for making the highest money ever in the history of PTV. Aside from being the first Pakistani female VJ on a music channel and the first female to launch a solo album internationally (through Milestones EMI), Komal is making waves currently also with her tours and concerts being held all over the world from England, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia to Karachi, Kolkatta, and Quetta! Furthermore, Komal just launched her much awaited new song Kalli Kalli on 11th April, 2014 with a big bang!

Annie Khalid


Annie was born in Lahore on 27 March 1987. She came to UK at the age of 6 months. She grew up in East London and later moved to Essex with her parents. Annie was brought up in a multicultural town. She became a part of the East London Dance Company during her school years. Her music career started in late 2005, when Annie, sitting bored at home, started humming a melody. She met a music arranger through a friend, who helped her compose the very simple, yet catchy song “Mahiya.”

Annie was encouraged by family and friends to take it a step further. She got in touch with a record company and preparations for an ordinary video were made. The video was soon released in Pakistan. With her simple rendition and style of singing, along with catchy lyrics, the song became an instant hit. It started getting ripped from the video to be sold separately. Mahiya became the most accessed Pakistani pop song on the Internet for in 2005 and 2006.

Annie won “The Most Wanted Song 2006” viewers choice award at TMA Pakistan, “The Most Wanted Female” 2006 and 2008, “Pride Of Performance” from the 14th August Committee Oslo, Norway and many more awards as her career progressed. Bollywood cinema moguls Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt expressed their desire to use Annie’s song Mahiya, for their movie “Awarapan,” which consequently gained her more fame and fan following. After the success of Mahiya, she started working with various charities, raising awareness for education and health. Also within this short span of time, Annie became a household name and endorsed high profile brands, including Pepsi, Telenor and Tony & Guy, becoming the most popular female artist in Pakistan to date. She has also walked the ramp as a showstopper at the 2010 L’Oreal Karachi fashion week, for BNS couture. 2010 proved to be a lucky year for the star. On 25th November 2010 Annie released her UK Debut single “BE MY BABY” along with the remix of the track done by the UK’s Top DJ Judge Jules.

Along with music her charity work was also recognized when she was appointed to be the Goodwill Ambassador for the International Red Cross on September 23rd, 2010, in Norway, where she raised money with the Red Cross for the flood victims in Pakistan by supporting and contributing in various activities. All the proceeds from her UK debut single “Be My Baby” were donated to the flood victims in Pakistan. This honour gave her the opportunity to represent Pakistan on an international level.

In June 2011, Annie was the first South Asian celebrity to be featured in LOOK, a high-end fashion and celebrity weekly magazine coming out of The UK. The same month, she launched her café in Lahore, which is located in one of the most popular areas and was an instant hit among the youngsters. AK Lounge continues to grow with the star herself. She is the first Pakistani Artist to endorse a Label internationally. In August 2011, she signed a contract with Lebara, a telecommunication company, in Norway, for their current campaign. Besides newspapers and billboards, she can be seen on every bus, tube, train and their stations in Norway.

She has collaborated with the famous British – Norwegian boy band “A1″ for a single “Just 3 words” and has performed at the Emmy Awards in Oslo and also at the O2 Academy. Annie Khalid is back with a great new song featuring the legendary BEENIE MAN. BOOM BOOM DANZE is an infectious radio friendly – dance track with a reggae twist that is bound to catch on with Annie’s army of fans worldwide, it is also sure to introduce her to the main stream with the many various banding reggae & club remixes also available – The Charts and Radio beckon ! Annie has recorded another new single ” Tujhe Yaad Kiya” #TYK produced by the award winning Rishi Rich releasing on the 17th October 2013. Her upcoming single #TharkiSala is due out soon, along with its video.


Amanat Ali


Amanat Ali (born on 10 October 1987) was the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Middle East – Pakistan Challenge 2007 and was a finalist on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. He came 3rd in the competition and garnered 3,34,314,257 votes in the final two weeks. Many respected stars of the Indian entertainment industry such as choreographer Farah Khan and Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh heralded him as a “great discovery” and remarked that he “goes beyond the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007″. Many say that a selection of his performances including ‘Hungama Hai Kyon’, ‘Mitwa’ and ‘Tujh Se Naraz Nehi Zindagi’ were sung in a unique manner, with some claiming that his performances topped the original.


Faysal Quraishi


Best Actor Lux Style Award 2007, 2010 & 2011, Indus Award ‘Harjai’ Best Actor, Pakistan Media Awards ‘Best Actor’ 2009 & 2011, Best Morning Show Host 2010




Named “the next big thing” by MTV India and HELLO! Magazine, Abbas Hasan is best known as the French heartthrob of the Asian music scene. Winner of the prestigious “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” award in Canada, and named one of the Top 10 Asian artists to watch by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Abbas Hasan is already making waves across continents.