Faakhir Mehmood (Urdu: فاخر محمود) is a Pakistani actor, singer, keyboradist, composer and music producer. He started out his career with the Pakistani musical group Awaz. However, due to conflicts of interest, the band split in 2000 and they all went to become solo artists. The band Awaz also consisted of well known musician Haroon.[1]

Faakhir Mehmood
فاخر محمود
Birth nameFaakhir Mehmood
Also known asFaakhir
Born (1973-04-20) 20 April 1973 (age 51)[1]
OriginIslamabad, Pakistan
  • Singer
  • musician
  • music composer
  • Actor
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
Years active1992–present
LabelsT-series, Hi-Tech Music, Fire Records, Universal Music India, Tips Music

Early life and career


Faakhir attended the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. During his university years, he met another young singer, Haroon. Together, they formed the band Awaz in 1992.[2] Faakhir joined the band as a keyboardist and Asad Ahmed as a guitarist.

After the band split in 2000, Faakhir embarked on a solo career. Faakhir started working on his album Aatish in July 2000 by releasing his first single in August, a national song "Dil Na Lagay, Pakistan". After deciding to go solo, Faakhir started work on his debut album, Aatish, which was released in 2002.[3] He followed it up with Sub Tun Sohniyeh in 2003, and Mantra in 2005.

In Mantra, there is a song called "Jiya Na Jaye", in which Faakhir shares a duet with Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan. Another song in that album called "Mahi Ve" won two awards at India's Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards.[citation needed] He also performed at that event.[citation needed]

Faakhir's live shows have taken his music to many countries in the world including the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, in addition to all parts of Pakistan.[4]

Faakhir has performed alongside several international contemporaries from Europe including Sukhbir and Stereo Nation to name a few.[5]

In 2015, he was one of the producers who worked on the soundtrack for the Pakistani movie Ho Mann Jahaan.[6]

In 2016, Faakhir served as one of the six music directors for season 9 of Coke Studio Pakistan. His first appearance was in an unplugged version of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Afreen Afreen". Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Momina Mustehsan rendered their voices for the song. His second appearance at Coke Studio was in "Dilruba Na Raazi" a Pashto traditional folk song, which he sang along with Zeb Bangash.[7] He appeared with Natasha Khan and performed "Dil Kamla".[8]

In 2017, Faakhir Mehmood made some comments on social issues that were newsworthy and were given news coverage by a major newspaper of Pakistan.[9] In the past, Faakhir has served as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization.[1]






  • Aatish (2002)
  • Sub Tun Sohniyeh (2003)
  • Mantra (2005)
  • Jee Chaahey (2011–12) – Memhood's fourth album, it was composed and produced by the singer. The album was recorded at Shani's studio with lyrics by Sabir Zafar and Indian poet Prashant Vasal,[12] and was released through Fire Records.
  • Track listing
  • "Allah Karay" (with Mahnoor Baloch Featuring Mikaal Zulfiqar)
  • "Atom Bomb"
  • "Baylia"
  • "Jee Chahay"
  • "Kho Jaon" featuring Meera (Veet Miss Super Model Contest Season 3)
  • "Maula"
  • "Mitti Pao"
  • "O Sheeday"
  • "Parwah"
  • "Shikva"

TV commercials



  • Critical reception: S. Rasool of Reviewit.pk said: "Jee Chahay has a number of excellent and heart-touching songs. One among the rest, which is closest to Fakhir's heart, is 'Baylia'. It is a-must-listen song. If you have not heard it yet, do give it a go."[13] Ali Ather of Views Craze wrote, "Although not better than Faakhir's previous works Jee chahay the album composed and produced by Faakhir himself comes out to be a pretty decent effort."[14] Rafay Mehmood of Express Tribune said, "Even though Jee Chahay, which comprises 10 songs, might not come close to his previous offering Mantra, which was released in 2005, it still manages to give the listener some tunes worth humming."[15]

See also



  1. ^ a b c "Hottie of the Week: Fakhir Mehmood". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 September 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ Nadeem, Syed Omer (13 January 2020). "Faakhir and Haroon reunite. 'Awaz' reunion on the cards?". ARY Digital. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Music in the Naughties: A turbulant soundtrack". Dawn. 10 January 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Faakhir Mehmood on US Tour, Facebook and Piracy". Samaa TV. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  5. ^ "HYDERABAD: Pakistan, India urged to ease restrictions". Dawn. 19 September 2003. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  6. ^ Choudary, Hassan (26 March 2015). "Trailer release: Mahira, Sheheryar and Adeel all set to take the world by storm". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  7. ^ Aijaz, Rahul (2 February 2017). "Singer Fazal Malik Akif claims 'Dilruba Na Raazi' is his original; asks Faakhir for apology". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  8. ^ Raza, Nida. "Faakhir". The News International. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  9. ^ "'I'm tormented by Sonu Nikamma's crappy songs' – Faakhir responds to 'Mohammad Rafi wannabe' Sonu Nigam's tweets". The Nation. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  10. ^ "President confers 93 awards". Dawn. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  11. ^ Filmography of Faakhir Mehmood on IMDb website Retrieved 2 October 2017
  12. ^ "In music: Fakhir: Jee Chahay". Dawn. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Fakhir Mehmood's Journey into the world of Music". Reviewit.pk. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Faakhir – Jee Chahay (Album Review)". Viewscraze.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  15. ^ Mahmood, Rafay (11 November 2011). "Faakhir continues his musical journey". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2017.