Altaf Raja

BORN: 15 October

OCCUPATION: Playback Singer

GENRES: Qawwali,Sufi

PRESENT CITY: Mumbai

NATIONALITY: Indian

PROFILE   968

Biography:

Altaf Raja is a renowned Indian playback singer and ghazal performer, celebrated for his unique voice and emotive singing style. Born on October 15  in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Altaf Raja rose to fame in the late 1990s with his soulful and heart-wrenching renditions. His music primarily revolves around themes of love, heartbreak, and longing, making him a beloved figure among ghazal and Hindi music enthusiasts.

Early Life and Career:

Altaf Raja developed an interest in music at a young age and received formal training in classical music. His dedication and passion for singing eventually led him to Mumbai, the heart of India's music industry. He made his mark with his debut album "Tum To Thehre Pardesi," which became an instant hit and catapulted him to stardom.

Career Highlights:

Altaf Raja's music is characterized by its deep emotional appeal and distinct style. Over the years, he has released numerous albums and singles that have resonated with a wide audience. His songs often feature poignant lyrics and melodious tunes, creating a lasting impact on listeners.

Notable Works:

Here is a list of some of Altaf Raja's notable songs along with their year of release:

  1. Tum To Thehre Pardesi - 1994
  2. Pehle To Kabhi Kabhi Gham Tha - 1994
  3. Ishq Aur Pyar Ka Maza Lijiye - 1996
  4. Pehle Se Zyada - 1997
  5. Pehle Mil Jata - 1998
  6. Aaj Ki Raat Na Ja Pardesi - 1999
  7. Ishq Mein Bewafai - 2001
  8. Abhi Tune Jana Nahi - 2002
  9. Teri Yaad Aayi - 2004
  10. Dil Ke Tukde - 2006

Legacy:

Altaf Raja's contribution to the Indian music industry, particularly in the ghazal genre, remains significant. His songs continue to be cherished by fans old and new, and his influence is evident in the work of contemporary artists. His ability to convey deep emotions through his voice has made him an enduring figure in Indian music.

Personal Life:

Despite his fame, Altaf Raja maintains a relatively private personal life. He is known for his humble nature and dedication to his craft. His journey from a small-town boy to a celebrated singer serves as an inspiration to many aspiring musicians.


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