Nabeel Shaukat Ali

Nabeel Shaukat Ali (born 29 August 1989) is a Pakistani singer. He contested in Sur Kshetra, a singing talent show – the musical battle between teams of two neighboring countries: Pakistan and India aired simulcast on Geo TV, Sahara One, Colors TV, AAG TV as well as Rishtey. He ultimately came first in the finals and was declared the winner of the show.[1][2]

Nabeel Shaukat Ali
نبيل شوکت علی
Birth nameNabeel Shaukat Ali
Born (1989-08-29) August 29, 1989 (age 30)
Lahore, Pakistan
Years active2011–present

Personal lifeEdit

Nabeel Shaukat Ali was born in Lahore, Pakistan. His elder brother is also a singer. He started singing at a very early age with his father Shaukat Ali, a veteran Pakistani folk singer. Nabeel learned harmonium from his father and he was also musically trained under the guidance of Ustad Gulam Ali of Pakistan.[1][2]


Nabeel Shaukat Ali always wanted to be a singer from his childhood. His first appearance was in Azme Alishan National Song Competition (Season 2), in which he performed in front of top Pakistani musicians like Strings and Arshad Mehmood and was declared the winner in 2011.[1] Azme Alishan also produced a music video named Hai Yeh Pakistan, sung by Nabeel Shaukat Ali and it topped the charts of many Pakistani Music channels.

After that, he participated in Sur Kshetra. There were 5 finalist chairs at the start of the show. Sara Raza Khan was the first contestant to sit on a finalist chair based on the decision of the jury. Mulazzim Hussain became the second finalist after winning the face off. Yashraj Kapil sat on the third finalist chair as the captain Himesh Reshammiya left it up to the judges to decide the third finalist from his team. Budhaditya Mukherjee became the fourth finalist after winning the face off for the fourth chair. The battle for the fifth chair proved to be the most exciting as Nabeel from Pakistan and Diljaan from 'Team India' went head to head in the face-off. There was a lot of drama after the face-off as both the contestants sang really well and it became very tough for the jury members to decide who should be the fifth finalist. Asha Bhosle wanted Diljaan to be the finalist, while Abida Parveen wanted Nabeel to be the fifth finalist. The neutral judge Runa Laila refused to take the decision and threatened to walk out of the show. After much drama, it was finally decided that there would be six finalists instead of five and hence both Diljaan and Nabeel made it to the finals.[2]

In the Grand Finale, Nabeel Shaukat Ali won the title by beating Diljaan in the face-off round on account of his versatility.[1][3]

Reality showEdit

Year Show Role Result
2012 Sur Kshetra[1][2] Contestant Won


Year Song Note(s)
2011 Hai Yeh Pakistan Azme Alishan Productions
Jeet Loo World Cup Song
2013 Hip Hip Hurray Devar Bhabhi
Yeh Kaghazi Phool Jaise Chehray
Tum Wohi Ho Lo Aaj Bata Detay Hain
Agar Shukk Dil Mein Ajaye Shukk title song
2014 Aik Pal Aik Pal Title song
Bhool Bhool Title song
2015 Dil Ka Kya Rung Karun Dil Ka Kya Rung Karun title song
Aaj Se Music Video
Bewajah Music Video
Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhey Coke Studio Pakistan (season 8)
Umran Langiyaan[2]
Maana Ka Gharana Maana Ka Gharana Title song
Aisa Jorh Hai Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Tum Mere kya Ho Tum Mere Kya Ho title song
Dheere Dheere Wrong No.
Naachey Mann
2016 Lahore Qalanders Anthem Sung for Pakistan Super League
Bulleya Music Video
Kooch Music Video
Hatheli Hatheli Title song
Khwab Saraye Khwab Saraye Title song
Dil Aitbar Khwab Saraye Ending theme
Choti si Zindagi Choti Si Zindagi Title song
2017 Meharmaan Raasta
Rabba Wo Aik Pal Title Song[4]
National Anthem Coke Studio (Season 10)
Mujhse Pehli Si Muhabbat
Ruseya Rawe Music video
2018 Sawaal Music video
Dukh Mere Aas Pas Tabeer Title song
Rubaru Ishq Tha Rubaru Ishq Tha
2019 Kyun Hai Inkaar Music video
Ja Tujhy Maaf Kiya Do Bol Title song
Yaariyan Yaariyan Title song


  1. ^ a b c d e Nabeel Shaukat Ali wins Sur Kshetra Times Of India (newspaper), Published 30 December 2012. Retrieved 18 September2019
  2. ^ a b c d e Nabeel Shaukat Ali profile on Coke Studio (Pakistan) website Retrieved 19 September 2019
  3. ^ Maliha Rehman (24 July 2017). "Young blood from musical families will take centre stage in Coke Studio Season 10". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  4. ^ Who won big at Lux Style Awards? Dawn (newspaper), Published 21 February 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2019

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