Asim Azhar (Urdu: عاصم اظہر; born 29 October 1996) is a Pakistani singer, songwriter, musician and an actor. He started his career as a singer on YouTube, covering contemporary Western songs before he became a public figure.[2]

Asim Azhar
اظہر‎ عاصم
Asim Azhar.jpg
Born (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 25)[1]
Karachi, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
  • Actor
Notable work
Coke Studio Season 8
Coke Studio Season 9
Coke Studio Season 11
Parent(s)Azhar Hussain (Father)
Gul-e-Rana (Mother)

Career

Asim Azhar was born on 29 October 1996. Born to Azhar Hussain, and actress Gul-e-Rana.[3][4] He became popular because of his songs recorded in Coke Studio 9.[5][6][7] His most recent song is the HBL PSL 5 Official Anthem "Tayyar Hain" along with Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar and Haroon. In February 2020, He received The Best Stylish Performer award at PSA in Dubai.[citation needed] His song Jo Tu Na Mila featuring Iqra Aziz hit 100M views on Youtube making him fourth Pakistani singer to cross 100M views after Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Momina Mustehsan in May 2020. Tera Woh Pyar, sung by Asim and Momina has also garnered over 140M views as of July 2020.[8]

In 2019, Azhar also had an album with an Indian record company and a Bollywood single planned for release. As a result of the cross-border tensions between India and Pakistan, Azhar's plans with his record company, Universal Music India, came to a halt.[9]

Discography

Singles

Year Song Notes
2013 "Whistle"
"The A Team"
2014 "Maahi Aaja" [10]
"Patakha Guddi"
"Hands in the Air"
"Sunlay"
"Soniye"
2017 "Khuwahish"
"Teriyaan" Aima Baig as co-singer
2018 "Jo Tu Na Mila" Featuring Iqra Aziz[11][12]
2019 "Humrahi" [13]
"Tere Liye" [14]
2020 "Humraah" [15][16]
"Sassi" Featuring Hania Amir
"Tum Tum" Featuring co-singers Young Stunners, Shamoon Ismail, RAAMIS and TikToker Areeka Haq[17][18]
"Soneya" Composed by Qasim Azhar and Lyrics by Kunaal Verma[19][20]
"Har Ghari Tayyar" Released on Defence Day (6 September), co-sung by Ali Hamza, Ali Azmat, Ali Noor[21][22][23][24]

Soundtracks

Year Title Song Composer Co-singer(s)
2016 "Anabia" "Saajna" Qasim Azhar
2017 "Pagli" "Ek Pagli Hai Ye" Aima Baig
"Noor" "Noor"
"Tere Bina" "Tere Bina" Ayub Khawar Sara Haider
"Balu Mahi" "Balu Mahi" Sahir Ali Bagga Aima Baig
2019 "Ehd-e-Wafa" "Ehd e wafa OST" Ali Zafar, Sahir Ali Bagga & Aima Baig
2020 "HBL PSL 5" "Tayyar Hain" Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar & Haroon
"Ishqiya"[25] "Ishqiya OST"
"Tasveer" "Tasveer OST" Qasim Azhar Written by Asim Raza[26]

Coke Studio Pakistan

Year Season Song Lyrics Music Co-singer(s)
2015 8 "Sohni Dharti" Masroor Anwer Strings Season's ft. artistes
"Hina Ki Khushbu" Samra Khan
2016 9 "Aye Rah-e-Haq Ke Shaheedo" Saif uddin Saif Season's ft. artistes
"Tera Woh Pyar"
"(Nawazishein Karam)"
Naqash Hyder Shuja Haider Momina Mustehsan
2018 11 "Hum Dekhenge" Faiz Ahmed Faiz Ali Hamza, Zohaib Kazi Season's ft. artists
"Mahi Aaja"[27][28] Asim Azhar Momina Mustehsan

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Pakeezah Coaching Center Supporting actor
2016 Teri Chah Mein [29]
2017 Pagli Najam Lead Role
Noor
2019 Pyaar Kahani Salaar Irfani
Meray Dost Meray Yaar Zain
2021 Sinf-e-Aahan Mahjabeen's Cousin,

Rabia Safeer Ex Fiancé's

[30]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref
Sony's MIX Audience Music Awards
2019 "Jo Tu Na Mila" Best Non-film Track Nominated [31][32]
Hum Style Awards
2020 Most Stylish Performer Won [33][34][35]

References

  1. ^ "Asim Azhar rings in 25th birthday with Shah Rukh Khan-themed bash". The News International (newspaper). 30 October 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ Rehman, Maliha (18 November 2018). "THE ICON INTERVIEW: ASIM AZHAR'S LIFE LESSONS". Dawn. Pakistan.
  3. ^ "To work with Shah Rukh Khan is a dream I have to accomplish: Asim Azhar". Zee News. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet Coke Studio stars Asim Azhar and Rachel Viccaji". geo.tv. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Asim Azhar – interview to Tribune.com.pk". Tribune.com.pk | Pakistani Songs & Drama Reviews | Ratings | Celebrities | Entertainment news Portal. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ Profile of Asim Azhar on Coke Studio Pakistan website Retrieved 20 March 2018
  7. ^ Asim Azhar Tracks on BBC Music website Retrieved 20 March 2018
  8. ^ "Asim Azhar's Jo Tu Na Mila hits 100 million views on YouTube". Daily Pakistan. 5 May 2020.
  9. ^ Rehman, Maliha (11 November 2019). "Asim Azhar had an album and Bollywood song up his sleeve. Then Indo-Pak tensions got worse". Dawn. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  10. ^ Sarym, Ahmed. ""I don't want to play safe," says Asim Azhar". www.thenews.com.pk.
  11. ^ "'Jo Tu Na Mila' by Asim Azhar is a ballad about unrequited love and it's quite impressive". Something Haute. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  12. ^ Goswami, Debjani (22 November 2018). "Jo Tu Na Mila By Asim Azhar – The Ballad of the Heartbroken Lover". HotFridayTalks. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  13. ^ "EFU Life launches 'Humrahi' season 2 with unique message of future planning".
  14. ^ "Tere Liye - Asim Azhar (Official Video) | Qasim Azhar | KalaKar Sessions - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Asim Azhar's new song 'Humraah' to be released on Eid". www.geo.tv.
  16. ^ "Asim Azhar's Bollywood debut track 'Humraah' is out". The Express Tribune. 26 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Asim Azhar's new song 'Tum Tum' is out and features a TikTok star and a surprise cameo from Hania Amir". Pk Mashable. 3 July 2020.
  18. ^ "'Tum Tum': Asim Azhar's new song video is out". www.thenews.com.pk.
  19. ^ "Asim Azhar announces release date of his new single 'Soneya'". 23 July 2020.
  20. ^ Arshad, Aisha (26 July 2020). "Asim Azhar Thanks Fans as Soneya Crosses One Million Views on YouTube". Oyeyeah.
  21. ^ "Har Ghari Tayyar Kamran". The Nation. 6 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  22. ^ "ISPR releases remake of 'Har Ghari Tayyar' on account of Defence Day". The Express Tribune. 5 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  23. ^ "ISPR launches 'Har Ghari Tayyar Kamran' as tribute to martyrs on Defence Day".
  24. ^ "Nation set to celebrate Defence Day tomorrow | Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  25. ^ Ishqiya hum TV
  26. ^ "Emotional Song | Tasveer (Official Music Video) | Asim Azhar | C1 Shorts | CS1N - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  27. ^ "Coke Studio Season 11| Mahi Aaja| Asim Azhar and Momina Mustehsan - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  28. ^ Haroon, Sana (31 August 2018). ""Mahi Aaja" by Momina Mustehsan and Asim Azhar in Coke Studio 11's Episode 4".
  29. ^ "HIP Picks: 8 dramas you can't miss out on this coming season!". Hip. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  30. ^ "Asim Azhar, Meerub and Dananeer gear up for their acting debut in 'Sinf-e-Aahan'". Oyeyeah. 20 September 2021.
  31. ^ Waheed, Yusra (17 February 2019). "Asim Azhar bagged nomination for India's biggest music awards". HIP.
  32. ^ Ahmed, Hira (13 February 2019). "Asim Azhar's Song Nominated in India's Biggest Music Awards".
  33. ^ Zahra, Afshan (27 January 2020). "Asim Azhar dedicates first Style Award to mother Gul-e-Rana". Oyeyeah.
  34. ^ "Hum Style Awards: All your favorites who won big | SAMAA". Samaa TV.
  35. ^ "Hum Style Awards 2020 brings out Pakistan's most glamorous". gulfnews.com.

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