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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948–1997)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13, 1948 in Lyallpur, Punjab, Pakistan [now Faisalabad, Pakistan]. He was married to Naheed Nusrat. He died on August 16, 1997 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 48) in London, England, UK

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 2012 Zero Dark Thirty (performer: "Night Song") / (writer: "Night Song")
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "The Long Road")
 2010 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Clark Raving Mad (2010) ... ("My Heart, My Life (Talvin Singh Remix)", uncredited)
 2010 Remember Me (writer: "Sanson Ki Mala Peh Simroon")
 2009/I 2012 (performer: "Afreen Afreen") / (writer: "Afreen Afreen")
 2009 The Real World of Peter Gabriel (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Signal to Noise" - uncredited)
 2006 Blood Diamond (performer: "Joyous Prayer", "Solemn Prayer") / (writer: "Joyous Prayer", "Solemn Prayer")
 2006 Outsourced (performer: "The Long Road")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... ("Sanson Ki Mala Pey", uncredited)
 2003 Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live (Video documentary) (performer: "Signal to Noise")
 2003 Code 46 (writer: "Thodasa Pagla")
 2002 Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Allah Hoo")
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham (performer: "Kinna Sohna" (1991), "Tere Bin Nahin Lagda") / (writer: "Kinna Sohna" (1991), "Tere Bin Nahin Lagda")
 2001 Monsoon Wedding (arranger: "Allah Hoo")
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "SWEET PAIN (R & D DIVISION REMIX)" - as Nusrat Fateh Ali-Khan) / (writer: "SWEET PAIN (R & D DIVISION REMIX)" - as Nusrat Fateh Ali-Khan)
 1999 Dillagi (performer: "Tanhai")
 1999 Strange Planet (performer: "Sweet Pain (Joì Remix)") / (writer: "Sweet Pain (Joì Remix)")
 1999 Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Boota Singh (performer: "Ishq Ni Darsda", "Ishq Da Rutba")
 1998 Aprile (performer: "Yaad-e-nabi Gulsham Mehka") / (writer: "Yaad-e-nabi Gulsham Mehka")
 1997 ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (performer: "Koi Jane Koi Na Jane", "Zindagi Jhoom Kar") / (writer: "Ek Din Kahin", "Hum Se Rahoge", "Jagi Hui Fizayen", "Koi Jane Koi Na Jane", "Meri Sanson Mein", "Sitara Aankhen", "Thodasa Pagla", "Uttar Dakshin", "Zindagi Jhoom Kar", "Meri Sanson Mein (Sad)")
 1995 Dead Man Walking (performer: "The Face of Love", "The Long Road", "Shadow" (1993)) / (writer: "The Face of Love", "Shadow" (1993))
 1994 Natural Born Killers (performer: "Taboo", "Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar", "Nusrat 1083/Nusrat") / (writer: "Taboo", "Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar", "Nusrat 1083/Nusrat")
 1990 I'm British But... (TV Movie documentary short) (performer: "Ali Maula Ali Maula Ali Dam Dam")
 1987 Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (performer: "Alimaula Alimaula Alidamdam, Ni Main Jogi De Naal, Haqali Alihaq, Allah Hoo Allah Hoo") / (writer: "Alimaula Alimaula Alidamdam, Ni Main Jogi De Naal, Haqali Alihaq, Allah Hoo Allah Hoo")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Soundtrack: The Last temptation of Christ. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Ali Khan Family | Late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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His family have been musicans and singers of Qawwali (Islamic devotional music) for six centuries. Nusrat's father, himself a singer, died in 1964 when Nusrat was about 16. His father had wanted his son to become a doctor because Qawwali is a very challenging style to learn. Ten days after his father's death, Nusrat had a dream where his father came to him and told him to sing, touching his ... See more »

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