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Coke Studio: Season 2

Looks like you’re new here. To stay on top of Pakistani entertainment news and celebrity gossip, subscribe to the PakistaniMusic.com RSS feed or sign up for convenient email updates. Thanks for visiting!Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you know Coke Studio is the latest sensation on the Pakistani music [...]

A Tribute to Nazia Hassan

The news of the death of pop star Nazia Hassan on Sunday, August 13, 2000, spread like wildfire. Within seconds, the Internet, newspapers and the rest of the news media around the globe were flashing news of her final journey.
Amidst the sobs and tears, almost every one had one thing in mind, i.e., “God Almighty [...]

Barbara Sharif: Stamp of Success

‘Life is a movie and you are the star. Give it a happy ending’.
Presumably, the first time Pakistanis came across Barbara was in the early 1970s. She made her presence felt in a ‘Jet’ washing powder commercial and came to be known as ‘Jet’ powder girl. Fair-haired, attractive and intelligent, Barbara soon became a house- [...]

Junoon: A Detailed Look

Salman Ahmad
Water. Restless, moody, flowing. Ustad Ashiq Ali Mir says “Salman jo kehta hai woh kar ke dikhata hai.” While growing up, this ex-cricketer, ex-doc was all over London, Virginia, Kuwait, NY. Good he gave up medicine. Imagine him doing to patients what he does to the guitar!
A song you’d like everyone to know: “Imagine”. [...]

Atiqa Odho: As I Know Her

Luckily, there are many examples of people in show business who appreciate and recognize the virtues of hard work and ingenuity. A quick example is Atiqa Odho, who is amply endowed with numerous qualities, including the aforementioned hard work and ingenuity.
Born to an enlightened family, she received the best possible education and upbringing in the [...]

In Memory of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

It’s hard to believe it was eleven years ago when Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the world-renowned Qawwal, left us to meet his Maker. The date was August 16, 1997.
Regarded by PakistaniMusic.com to be “Pakistan’s greatest export”, Khan redefined how Pakistan and Qawwali was viewed across the world.  Trained in the art of qawwali, as [...]

Munni Begum: A Symbol of Simplicity

There are artists who achieve great name and fame, when they are at the pinnacle of their career. As far as I am concerned, all I have been endeavoring to do is just to be like an artist and that is it.

Ahmed Rushdi: We Miss You

One fine morning in 1954, people were listening a song from radio Pakistan Karachi’s station: The message of the song was unique, the voice was clear and forceful and the lyrics were "Bunder Road say Keamari". Little did the listeners realized that the boy who was singing then, is going to become the part and [...]

Zubeida: Zeal for Music

Reminiscing about the Pakistan film industry’s post independence years refreshes our memory about great artists of all times like Santosh Kumar, Sabiha Khanum, Darpan etc. However, this list will never be considered complete without including the name of our renowned, highly respected singer and actress Zubeida Khanum. For Zubeida, life was music and music was [...]

The Golden Era of the Pakistani Film Industry

1. Ahmed Rushdi’s first song was "Bunder Road say Keamari" (1954) not recorded for movie.
2. Waheed Murad’s first film was "Aulad" (1962)
3. Mohammed Ali’s first film was " Chiragh Jalta Raha" (1962)
4. Deeba’s first film was " – "
5. Kamal Irani’s first film was " – "
6. Nadeem’s (Nazeer Baig) first film was [...]