Nupur Pant is a well-known playback singer. She was born in Nanital, Uttarakhand. She is singer, composer and musician professionally. Her family always encouraged music and was passionate about it too. Nupur Pant was trained as a singer in Hindustani classical music right from the childhood. She was trained in various fields of music.

She has post graduated in Indian Classical Vocal from Delhi University. She moved to Mumbai after finishing her education. Her family has always supported her and thus she is now a successful singer, composer and a musician. Nupur Pant has worked for TV shows as well as for the film industry of India.

She has sung the title tracks of various daily soap operas like ‘Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Dun’, ‘ Do Dil Ek Jaan’ and many more, which became a great startup for her musical career. She has worked as a playback singer in the movie ‘Hasee To Phasee’ in 2014 which became a great stepping stone for her towards success. We all loved the song ‘Manchala’ from the movie Hasee To Phasee which was sung by her.

After the great success of this song she started getting offers for other movies like Proper Patola, a Punjabi Romantic comedy film, directed by Harish Vyas, for singing ‘Ishqfehmia’ and for the movie ‘ Mastram’, a fictional biography film, directed by Akhilesh Jaiswal for singing ‘Aaye Mora Re’ and ‘Hai Teri Rumala’ in 2014, and many other Bollywood musical hits which increased her fan following considerably. She has also worked as a playback singer in ‘ Calapor’ movie, directed by Dinesh P. Bhonsle in 2013.

Nupur Pant has sung in many events like the Mela Nauchandi in Meerut (U.P.), Ardh Kumb Mela Celebration and many more events like Rafting and Camping Festival. She has also sung in live concerts in many cities like Meerut, Haridwar, Aligarh, etc. Thousands of people come for her live concerts and this is just not a number but the fans’ love for her talent and hard work. Her fans are always waiting for more songs performed by her.

Nupur Pant really is a great singer as well as a very nice person. Nupur Pant’s music is available on radio, hungama and many other online websites and mobile applications. You can also subscribe to Nupur Pant music on her YouTube channel. Her fans are proud of her! Hope to listen to more of her hits soon!

Noor Jehan Hindi Actor

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan is a singer of two countries India and Pakistan. She has sung over 10,000 songs in various languages of India such as Urdu, Hindi, Punjab and Sindhi. She is known by her stage name ‘Noor Jehan’ – a name and an identity that she picked from Indian soil and left to Pakistan after the partition of Pakistan and India. Her songs in Pakistan films were better undoubtedly than she had sung in India. Before partition, she was almost a household name in India. Her songs with high-pitched range and nasal voice in Indian films Khandaan (1942), Naukar (1943), Dost (1944), Zeenat (1945), Village Girl (1945), Badi Ma (1945), Anmol Ghadi (1946) and Jugnu (1947) made her highly popular. Her quit from India sent shockwaves then to Hindi filmmakers- she packed her belongings to Lahore and got settled there. After 1951, she appeared in movies in Pakistan. Actually, before partition, Lahore was the prominent filmmaking centre before 1947. When riots broke, studios were burnt down, and local Indian filmmakers did not have basic infrastructure or equipment to make films. Noor Jehan’s husband, Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi also directed many of her hit films, Her husband left a studio ‘Shorrey Studio’ in Uttar Pradesh for which later she and her husband made a claim. The studio name was changed to ‘Shahnoor’. Noor Jehan was first Pakistani film director. In India, she acted opposite Pran before India’s Independence(1942) in a film called ‘Khandan’ which was her fist adult debut in cinema. The film was a major hit, and she then shifted to Mumbai. As an actress, she acted 14 films in Pakistan, ten in Urdu, four in Punjabi as a film actress. Noorjehan had multiple affairs with filmmakers. She married Rizvi but got divorced in 1953. The couple had three children. She married Ejaz Durrani in 1959 which also ended in divorce in 1979. From the second marriage, she had three children again. Her fans include legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and Mohamad Rafi and even actor Dilip Kumar. Lata was praise for her voice as she was a trained playback singer and in films she maintained her vocal quality same both in high and low pitches. It is said that Lata was inspired from her singing. She was crowned with Pakistan President's Award in 1965 for her contribution to Pakistani films and music. She passed away in Karachi on December 23, 2000, Karachi.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a well-known Pakistani singer, musician, Qawwali, devotional music of the Sufis. Khan was born in Faisalabad in the year 1948 in a Punjabi Muslim family. His family has migrated to Pakistan in 1947 post partition of India from their city Jalandhar, East Punjab, British India present Punjab, India. His father, Fateh Ali Khan, was a vocalist, instrumentalist, musician and also a qawwal. The tradition of qawwali has been followed through successive generations of Khan since six centuries. Khan was the youngest among the 5 children to his parents and the only son. Khan was married to Naheed, daughter of his uncle Salamat Ali Khan; they daughter named Nida. At the initial stage, his father didn’t want his son to follow the path of qawwali as he thought they bear low social status being Qawwali artists; he wanted him to become doctor or engineering. But Khan developed his keen interest in the Qawwali. Before moving to learn vocals, Khan learned Tabla. After his father’s death in 1964, he took his further musical learning under Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan, his paternal uncles. Mubarak Ali Khan died in 1971; after which, officially Khan became the leader of ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan & Party’, his family Qawwali party. Khan did his first performance as a leader at annual musical festival’s studio recording broadcast organized by Radio Pakistan; Jashn-e-Baharan. He was well versed in singing in Punjabi and Urdu; he also sang in Persian, Hindi and Braj Bhasha. His song ‘Haq Ali Ali’ was his first hit in Pakistan; the song witnessed Khan’s sargam improvisations. Khan performed at many international platforms as a Festival in London (1985); which was ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance’, in Paris (1985 and 1988), Japan (1987) and Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (1989); he was praised on all the platforms. He also has performed in Japan at the 5th Asian Traditional Performing Art Festival. Khan worked with international singers, musicians as Peter Gabriel, Michael Brown, Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder for various albums/songs as ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’, Mustt Mustt, Night Song and ‘Dead Man Walking’; also improvised his qawwalis with Western music working with Peter Gabriel. Khan’s international album ‘Intoxicated Spirit’ was nominated in 1997 for Best Traditional folk album in Grammy Award and also the album ‘Night Song’, the same year, were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album. Khan has been honored with the Award Pride of Performance from President of Pakistan’s Award. He received the UNESCO Music Prize in 1995. For his contribution to the art of cinema, he was awarded Grand Prix des Ameriques at Montreal World Film Festival in 1996. Khan has received many international awards apart from these; some other few are Legends Awards at UK Asian Music Awards, Arts and Culture Prize at Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes. He was given the title ‘Ustad’ at a function in Lahore; which was held on his father’s death anniversary. Khan sang many songs in Pakistani films. Also, his songs that he sang in Bollywood are ‘Koi Jane Koi Na Jane’ from the film ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’, ‘Saya Bhi Saath Jab Chhod Jaye’ from ‘Dillagi’ and ‘Dulhe ka Sehra’ from the film ‘Dhadkan’. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died on 16th August 1997 at Cormwell Hospital due to sudden cardiac arrest; before that he was admitted on 11th Aug due to his kidney and liver failure. Khan’s music legacy is continued by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, his nephew.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Hindi Actor