Not just Qawwali, RFAK is also into ghazals and other type of music. He is a very popular Bollywood and Lollywood playback singer. In 2014, he became the first Pakistani singer to be invited to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Awards function.
Here we share some of the best songs and ghazals sung by the master –
Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
You might know this song from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya sung by Arjit Singh and Alia Bhatt. However, this song is originally sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in the 2011 Indo – Pakistan Punjabi film ‘Virsa’ starring Arya Babbar, Mehreen Raheel and Aparna Sharma. Yes, the same Mehreen you saw in Zindagi Gulzar Hai as Fawad Khan’s friend and ex fiancee.
O Re Piya – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
This song was one of the main attractions of 2007 film Aaja Nachle – The comeback movie of Madhuri Dixit. One of the best soothing songs, one cannot stop listening the song even today. The song is well complimented with the music of Salim – Sulaiman.
Habibi – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
In 2014, Ustaad Rahat Sahab released his own album ‘Back 2 Love’. The album has 10 songs and Habibi is one of the most popular one. The music is given by Indian music composer Salim Sulaiman.
Mai Jaahan Raahon – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
This heart touching song from the 2007 film Namastey London starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The music composer was Himmesh Reshammaiya and the beautiful lyrics were written by ace Lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Zaroori Tha – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
This song starring Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon is another popular song from Rahat Sahab’s 2014 album ‘Back 2 Love’. Gauhar and Kushal were dating in real life back then post their romance in the Bigg Boss house.
Mann Ki Lagan – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
This song from Pooja Bhatt’s 2004 Film Paap marked Rahat Fateh Ali’s debut in the world of Bollywood. Lagan Laagi tumse mann ki lagan is one of the best songs of the Sufi singer till date.
Bol Na Halke
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom movie was one of the biggest flops of 2007. However, the songs of the movie were the biggest hits of the year. Who can forget the romantic Bol Na Halke Halke sung by Rahat Sahab.
Teri Ore – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
After singing in Namastey London for Akshay and Katrina Rahat Fateh Sahab sung one more song for the reel couple in Singh is King and without doubt it was one of the biggest attractions of the movie.
Akhiyan – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
This song is from a Punjabi film Mirza – The Untold Story. Listen the unedited version of the song Akhiyan which was never released.
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye
The film Kalyug starring Kunal Khemu and Smiley Suri had nothing much in the film except this song Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye. The song became a love anthem and Rahat Fateh Ali won 2 Awards – IIFA Award for Best Male Playback, and Star Guild Award for Best Male Playback Singer.