Published on 15 Jul 2010 | over 6 years ago
Aisf Mehdi (born 1966) is a Pakistani ghazal singer and a playback singer in Lollywood. He is who is known as much for reviving classical singing in his country as for being the son of legendary Mehdi Hasan
Born in Pakistan to legendary ghazal singer, Mehdi Hassan. He started his training at 13 from his father and his relative Ghulam Qadir. His family migrated from Mandawa in Rajasthan, to Pakistan at the time of partition of India.
Asif Mehdi performed with my father in Los Angeles in 1983 for the first time. When he sang for the first time, father Mehdi Hasan was so annoyed that he rebuked him for singing in an effeminate voice. He toured on the concert Music for Peace which seeks to establish peaceful relations between India and Pakistan which share a common culture and language.
He, like his father, is fond of singing nazms by famous lyricists like Mir Taqi Mir, Ahmed Faraz, Katil Shifai, Hafeez Jalandhari and Mirza Ghalib.
He signed a contract with Sony Entertainment last year and the album will be released across the globe in January 2010.
He did 60 movies in Lollywood.
Asif Mehdi won the Nigar Award in 1999 for his playback singing.
Asif Mehdi lives with his family in Karachi.