Born8 August 1973 (age 42)
Lahore, Pakistan (1973-08-08) GenresSufi, Qawwali, Classical, Pop, Rock Associated actsMekaal Hasan Band, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Pritam Chakraborty, Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 2), Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 7), Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 8) AlbumsSubrang, Sampooran, Dholna, Vol. 1 Music groupMekaal Hasan Band (2002 – 2013) NominationsZee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer – Male Similar PeopleNikhil D'Souza, Shefali Alvares, Humaira Channa, Mohit Chauhan, Bally Sagoo
Music directorIn the Name of God
Echoes of sufi chants kafi bulleh shah chal chal bulihaya javed bashir
Javed Bashir (Punjabi, Urdu: جاوید بشیر; born 8 August 1973) is a Pakistani playback singer who is known as master of Hindustani classical music. Javed has sung songs for many Bollywood movies including Cocktail, Kahaani, Rush, Bombay Talkies, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!.
Javed Bashir's parents hail from Jalandhar, Punjab, India Nalan Gharana. Though He has been singing since childhood but the professional training of Qawwali began from 1992 by his father Ustad Bashir Ahmad Khan. Javed Bashir's father, Ustad Bashir Ahmed Khan was a Qawwal. Javed Bashir took classical vocal training from his uncle Ustaad Mubarik Ali Khan.
Bashir started his solo singing career in 2001 by singing his first debut song "Deewane Nachde" from the album Anything But Silent By "Bally Sagoo". Javed Bashir's lucky break came when Mekaal Hasan of the Mekaal Hasan Band called him on board to join his band Mekaal Hasan Band. He was featured on Sampooran, Mekaal Hasan Band's first full-length album in 2004, the album landed Bashir mainstream success and appreciation. The band's world over famous song "Chal Bulleya" happened in 2009 from the album Saptak in collaboration with Mekaal Hasan Band. Post the release of Chal Bulleya, Javed and the band parted ways owing to differences on musical terms. Javed has since been working on a musical project for Indo-Pak peace in collaboration with Shankar Mahadevan. Javed Bashir also released an album, Subrang in 2011. Another of his albums include Vanga Ishq Diyan. He also sang in Coke Studio Season 2 and Season 7.
Television and Reality Shows
Javed Bashir has also sung a couple of original sound tracks for Pakistani TV Serials.
Lollywood (Pakistani Cinema)
Javed Bashir has recently made his debut in the movie Moor. He has also sung a song in the movie Manto.
Pollywood (Indian Punjabi Cinema)
Bashir made his debut in the Punjabi movie Mitti Na Pharol Jogiya. He has sung the title song of this movie.
Javed Bashir made his entry in Bollywood through A. R. Rahman's scored movie Yuva in which his presence was heard in Background Score where he sang Alaps and Sargams. He debuted in Bollywood as Playback Singer with Kahaani's Piya Tu Kaahe Rootha Re composed by Vishal–Shekhar. Next came Tera Naam Japdi Phiran from Cocktail. Pritam composed the music for that film. He also sang O Re Khuda for him for another film that year, Rush. The year 2013 began with the solo track Murabba from Bombay Talkies. His latest songs include Mera Yaar and O Rangrez of the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Ye Tune Kya Kiya from Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! with music by Pritam.
Awards & Nominations
Javed Bashir's first Bollywood nomination was in Mirchi Music Awards in the category of Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year in 2012 for his song Tera Naam Japdi Phiran from the film Cocktail followed by his nomination in Global Indian Music Awards in the category of Best Duet for his song O Rangrez from the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.