Ataf Khawaja

Ataf Khawaja is a popular Danish rap artist,[1] of Pakistani origin also known by the mononym Ataf


Ataf is involved in a youth hip-hop program in Tingbjerg, Denmark, which encourages immigrant teenagers in express themselves through music. When asked about his involvement in the program, Ataf said, "I want to show immigrant kids I'm evidence that you can make it happen. You don't have to be a cab driver...(or) a pizza delivery boy." His music has common themes about making the world a better, more accepting place.[2] He charted on the Danish Singles Chart in 2004 with "Bare en thug" and released his album Paraderne nede in 2005.

He has also appeared in the television sitcom Klovn (2005) and the feature Halalabad Blues (2002).[3]


(credited as Ataf)


Album Year Peak chart positions Certification
Paraderne nede 2005 23


Single Year Peak chart positions Album
"Bare en thug" 2004 10 Paraderne nede


  • Asanovski, D.; Spellman, M. (2006), Danish Hip Hop and its Effect on Minority Youth in Denmark, Program Research Reports, Humanity in Action, archived from the original on 2006-10-22, retrieved 2009-07-24 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  1. ^ Erin-Madsen, Christian (May 2, 2009). "Ataf Khawaja på vej med selvransagende album". (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2014-05-27. Retrieved 8 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Asanovski & Spellman 2006
  3. ^ Ataf Khawaja, Danish Film Institute, archived from the original on 2018-04-13, retrieved 12 April 2018 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Discography Ataf". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Discography Basim". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.

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