prachi baidwrote on Jul 15 2009 3:39PM
Adnan Sami was born on 15 August , is a popular British/Pakistani. He is a born Pakistani singer , musician, pianist, actor and composer of South Asian origin from Canada.
Sami was born, reared and educated in London, United Kingdom.He went on to graduate from King's College and became the first person to play Indian/Pakistani classical music on the electric piano. He had played the piano since the age of five. Sami began taking lessons from Pandit Shivkumar Sharma when visiting India during his school vacations.He is been awarded as the fastest key player on piano in Asia.
Indian singing legend Asha Bhosle spotted talent in a ten-year-old Sami at an R D Burman concert in London, and encouraged him to take up music as a career.Sami then went on to learn Indian classical music from Mahraj Khatak, an Indian classical singing teacher in Pakistan and dancer.
At the age of sixteen, Sami was approached to write a song for famine-hit Ethiopia for which he won a special award from UNICEF.He had his first solo album RAAG Time in 1991-92.The song from his lastest album Kisi Din 'Teri Yaad' was the title track'Jab Chandani Barh Kar' of his first album. In 1994, he composed music for a film for the first time.
In year 2000, Asha Bhosle teamed up with him to release a collection of love songs named Kabhi to Nazar Milao. The music was also composed by Adnan. According to Adnan, this was a "dream come true" for him. The album became an instant rage and topped the Indipop chartsfor most of 2001.
He soon became a "sensation" which led Hindi filmmaker Boney Kapoor to invite him to give music for his film.This was the beginning for him composing and singing songs for Hindi films very successfully of even the top Hindi film producers of the time like Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai. Due to the immense popularity of his music videos and live performances, he had even begun getting acting offers at this time.He has also sang couple of Kannada film songs. His first Kannada song, "Don't Worry Madabeda" for the film Super Star starring Upendra was a big hit.
In 2006, he took a sabbatical, and reportedly lost over 70 kg, to make a comeback in April 2007 with a new album Kisi Din.
HE is surely one of the talented singer,composer and musician our bollywood industry has!!!