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Adnan Sami Details
Adnan Sami Profession Musician
Adnan Sami Celebrity Type Song Writer Singer
Adnan Sami Age 51 years as of 2022
Adnan Sami Date Of Birth 15th August 1971
Adnan Sami Zodiac Sign Leo
Adnan Sami City London United Kingdom
Adnan Sami Nationality Indian
Adnan Sami Height 5 feet 9 inches
Adnan Sami Weight 74kgs
Adnan Sami Notable Work Lift Karade Sun Zara Tera Chehra
Adnan Sami First Song Run For His ife (1986)
Adnan Sami Total Songs 150+ as of 2022
Adnan Sami Net Worth in rupees Rs 399 crore as of 2022
Adnan Sami Net Worth $50 million as of 2022
Adnan Sami Instagram @adnansamiworld
Adnan Sami Twitter @AdnanSamiLive

Adnan Sami’s Biography

Adnan Sami’s Biography

Adnan Sami Khan better known as Adnan Sami is a British-born Pakistani singer musician pianist actor and composer. Adnan Sami’s father was a Pakistan Air Force pilot and a Pakistani diplomat who was born and raised in London. Sami began taking lessons from Pandit Shivkumar Sharma during his school vacations in India. 

At an R D Burman concert in London Asha Bhosle recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue music as a career. He graduated from King's College and was the first to perform Indian classical music on an electric piano. Adnan weighed 206 kilograms and lost 107 kilograms in 9 months through diet exercise and willpower. 

Adnan Sami was also embroiled in a couple of legal battles concerning his broken marriages and citizenship. Adnan has received a number of honours including the Pakistan Television Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

As a vocalist composer musician and pianist he is a multitalented figure. Adnan Sami is a Pakistani native who has a mastery of Indian and Western classical music jazz semi-classical notes and rock and pop music. Adnan was raised in the United Kingdom by his mother Naureen and father Arshad Sami Khan.

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Adnan Sami’s Age

Adnan Sami was born on the 15th of August. He was born in the year 1971. As of 2022  Adnan Sami’s age is 51 years.

Adnan Sami’s Childhood

Adnan Sami’s Childhood

Adnan Sami began playing the piano at the age of five and wrote his first piece of music when he was nine. When Sami visited India during his school vacations he began taking lessons in Indian classical music from santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. At age ten Indian singer Asha Bhosle saw him at an R. D. Burman concert in London and encouraged him to pursue music as a career. 

He is a concert pianist composer and singer who is fluent in Indian and Western classical/semi-classical music jazz rock and pop music. Adnan Sami was described as the fastest man on the keyboard in the world and the keyboard discovery of the 1990s by the US-based Keyboard magazine when he performed on the piano on a TV programme in Stockholm as a teenager.

Adnan Sami went on to study Indian classical music with Pandit Shivkumar Sharma India's Santoor maestro. Sami was approached at the age of sixteen to write a song for famine-stricken Ethiopia for which he received a special award from UNICEF. As a singer composer musician and pianist he is a multitalented persona. Adnan Sami is a Pakistani native who has a mastery of Indian and Western classical music jazz semi-classical notes and rock and pop music. 

Adnan Sami was raised in the United Kingdom by his mother Naureen and father Arshad Sami Khan. Adnan Sami was born into a Pathan family from Pakistan. Adnan Sami had a lavish childhood in the United Kingdom. Adnan Sami Khan his given name was born on August 15 1969 in London England. Adnan Sami went to Rugby School in Rugby West Midlands England.  

Adnan Sami’s Education

Adnan went on to earn a law degree (LLB) from King's College London after finishing his bachelor's degree.  He went on to become a barrister at Lincoln's Inn in England.

Adnan Sami's Family

Adnan Sami Family

Adnan Sami was born on August 15 1971 in London England. Adnan Sami grew up and received his education in the United Kingdom. Arshad Sami Khan his father was a Pakistani Pashtun. The Pashtun civilization is made up of all ethnic Pashtuns and their descendants who live outside of their traditional homeland of Pashtunistan which is now spread across parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Adnan Sami’s mother Naureen Khan was an Indian from Jammu. Adnan's father was a Pakistan Air Force pilot before rising through the ranks to become a senior bureaucrat and Pakistan's ambassador to 14 countries. General Ahmed Jan his paternal great-great-grandfather was an Afghan military advisor to King Abdur Rahman Khan. 

His paternal great-grandfather Agha Mehfooz Jan was the governor of four Afghan provinces and the King's first cousin during King Amanullah Khan's reign and his paternal grandfather Abdul Sami Khan was the Deputy Inspector General of Police. After Agha Mehfooz Jan was assassinated by Habibullah Kalakani Sami's father's family moved to Peshawar which was then in British India.

Adnan Sami’s Relationships

Adnan Sami - Zeba Bakhtiar

Adnan married Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar at the age of 22. They were even seen together in the Pakistani film Sangram. They even had a baby boy named Azaan Sami in the following year. But the pair couldn't stand together and had major disagreements so they split up. 

In an interview Zeba stated. 'I Engaged With Adnan But We Had Major Agenda Differences.' He Married The Star Zeba Bakhtiar Not Me Aa a Person.' Zeba Bakhtiar stated They now share joint custody of their son and are friendly with one another.

Adnan Sami - Sabah Galadari

Adnan Sami fell in love again in 2001 this time with Arab Sabah Galadari a businesswoman from Dubai. The marriage was dogged by rumours that Adnan was dissatisfied with Sabah's son from her first marriage. We suddenly noticed some trouble in paradise and that marriage also failed by 2004. But because they were so supportive of each other they decided to give their marriage another chance but they divorced again in 2009. Adnan was accused of domestic violence by Sabah.

Adnan Sami - Roya Faryabi

Then came his current wife his life's love Roya Faryabi. She entered his life at a time when he was dealing with extreme weight loss and a low point in his relationship. She was a close family friend so she stood by Sabah throughout this ordeal. The couple married in 2010 and soon after they had a baby girl whom they named Medina Sami Khan.

Adnan Sami spoke about his life's love.'I Was In The Middle Of The Worst Period Of My Life When I Met Roya. My Grandfather Was Lost First Then My Father. She Held My Hand During My Darkest Hours While  I Was In  The Middle Of The Ugliest Court Battle With My Former Wife.' Adnan Sami went on to say 'I Wouldn't Say Roya Came Into My Life Out Of The Blue. We Got To Know Each Other Over Time. I Was In No Mood To Start A New Relationship After Going Through What I Had. But It Didn't Take Long For Me To Realize She Was The Woman With Whom I Wanted To Spend The Rest Of My Life.'

Adnan Sami’s Struggles

Adnan Sami’s Struggles

Adnan Sami a singer has spoken out about his body transformation journey revealing that he has struggled with obesity and weight fluctuation for years. Lately pictures of him in a much leaner avatar went viral. Adnan Sami has said that he keeps 'yo-yoing going up on the scales' when trying to lose weight. 'I have struggled with my weight for the longest time and have done so for several reasons.

I kept yo-yoing up the scales for lack of a better term. I first had a significant weight loss in 2007–2008. I then continued to gain and lose weight. Life entails it. This time was no different from other times when I had shed a few pounds the singer told Hindustan Times in an interview.

According to reports the 50-year-old singer has reduced her body weight from 230 kg to a range between 75 and 80 kg.Additionally he was open about how lazy he was but that when pressed he was capable of moving mountains. According to the zodiac I am a Leo which is another word for slothful. I'm that way by nature but when I'm pushed I can do anything. I simply followed a strict diet kept track of how much food I ate and was picky about what I ate.

When others inquire I will occasionally laugh and respond 'It's a sea-food diet.' I also play squash which is very challenging ' he said. The vocalist of Tera Chehra is renowned for his dramatic change in appearance after the release of the popular song Lift Karadey in 2000. 230 kg or so according to accounts was his weight at the time. He even stated that his physician had only given him six months to live. He did however lose 130 kilos (368 lb) in 16 months in 2006 through diet and exercise.

Adnan Sami’s Career

Adnan Sami’s Career

Adnan Sami's first single 'Run for his life ' was published in 1986 and was for UNICEF. His debut track immediately reached No. 1 on the Middle Eastern music charts. He immediately released his debut album The One & Only in 1869 just two years later. Adnan Sami was backed by tabla master Zakir Hussain on this record which represented the pinnacle of classic piano music. Adnan Sami next shifted into the singing side. In 1991 he also issued his debut singing album Raag Time.

There are many songs on the album including Teri Yaad the first album's title tune and a great hit in Pakistan. Adnan Sami's musical career was flourishing and in a very short time he also had the opportunity to write the music for the movie. He was an all-arounder because he appeared in the movie Sargam as an actor. He played the lead role in the Pakistani movie Sargam which had Indian playback artist Asha Bhosle as the soundtrack. Adnan was disappointed that Asha's voice was barred from the soundtrack by the authorities.

Adnan Sami's rise to fame in India fulfilled his dream in 1997 Asha Bhosle collaborated with him to release Kabhi to Nazar Milao a collection of love songs. The album was a smash hit topping the Indipop charts for much of 2001. Adnan Sami was a sensation in India and he became one of the most influential song makers. Boney Kapoor asked him to compose music for his film. He was climbing the success ladder in India when he began producing music for Bollywood films.

Adnan Sami collaborated with some of the most prominent Hindi film producers of the time including Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai. In terms of international honours Adnan was named the UK's Keyboard Magazine's Keyboard Discovery of the 1990s as well as the Nigar Award the Graduate Award and the Bolan Academy Award. Adnan was named 'Best International Act' at the UK Asian Music Awards in 2008.

Adnan Sami's most successful albums have been Kabhi To Nazar Milao with Asha Bhosle and Tera Chehra and his music videos have usually featured Bollywood stars such as Namrata Shirodkar in 'Bheegi Bheegi Raat' Mahima Chaudhry Raveena Tandon Rani Mukerji in 'Tera Chehra' Govinda Fardeen Khan Amisha Patel in 'O Meri Jaan'. Adnan Sami took a sabbatical in 2006 and reportedly lost 130 kg.  In April 2007 he returned with the album Kisi Din. 

In 2007 he sang 'Dil Kya Kare' from the Hindi film Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love and 'Noor-e-Khuda' from My Name Is Khan on the soundtrack. He was also a guest judge on the 2007 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge. Adnan Sami has written music for a number of other Hindi films including Lucky: No Time for Love Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke Dhamaal Chance Pe Dance Mumbai Salsa Khubsoorat Sadiyaan Shaurya and others.

Adnan Sami's work has brought him into contact with prominent members of the Indian film and music industries. On December 15 2002 the BBC World Service celebrated 70 years of broadcasting with a worldwide live concert featuring artists from all over the world who performed in front of a global audience via satellite. Sami was chosen as India's representative.

Adnan Sami became the only musical artist from the entire Asian region to sell out Wembley Stadium in London for two nights in a row in the summer of 2003 which was recorded in the Limca Book of World Records (Asia's equivalent to the Guinness Book of World Records). Adnan Sami repeated this in 2005 2008 and 2012.

Adnan Sami received the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' from Pakistan's Prime Minister in 2010 at a ceremony hosted by Pakistan Television. The India International Friendship Society bestowed the 'Glory of India Award' on Sami in 2011. On the 350th anniversary of the Taj Mahal's completion Sami performed a solo concert in front of the Taj Mahal on the final night of the celebrations. Following this performance the Indian press dubbed him the 'Sultan of Music.' 

In 2008 he hosted Bol Baby Bol an Indian version of the American music game show Don't Forget the Lyrics! on the Star TV network. Prior to that in 2005 he served as the sole jury for Channel's singing competition programme Super Singer. Adnan returned as a judge on the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs in 2011 which became popular around the world. He appeared in the 2015 film Bajrangi Bhaijaan and performed the qawwali 'Bhar Do Jholi Meri.'

Adnan Sami’s Career Timeline

Year Adnan Sami’s Film Adnan Sami’s Songs
2001 Ajnabee 'Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob'
2001 Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar 'Kuch Pyar Bhi Kar'
2001 Deewaanapan 'Nach Nach Nach'
2002 Junoon 'Aankhon Ne Kiya Ishara' – (Duet)
2002 Junoon 'Aankhon Ne Kiya Ishara' – (Male)
2002 Ab Ke Baras 'Mujhe Rab Se Pyaar'
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana 'Ya Habibi'
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor 'Ishqan Ishqan'
2002 Shakti: The Power 'Dil Ne Pukara'
2002 Shakti: The Power Hum Tum Mile
2002 Pyaasa 'Tere Pyaar Ka Chhaya'
2002 Annarth 'Bewafa Bar Mein'
2002 Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar 'Indian Se Aaia'
2002 Karz: The Burden of Truth 'Aashiqui Ban Ke'
2002 Saathiya 'Aye Udi Udi Udi'
2003 Love at Times Square 'Aaja Aaja'
2003 Love at Times Square 'Raat Hai Jawan'
2003 Calcutta Mail 'Kahan Pe Meri Jaan'
2003 Chori Chori 'Ruthe Yaar Nu'
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya 'Jadoo Jadoo'
2003 Boys 'Boom Boom'
2003 Joggers' Park 'Ishq Hota Nahin Sabke Liye'
2003 Janasheen 'Nashe Nashe Mein Yaar'
2003 Sssshhh... 'Dheere Dheere Hua'
2004 Plan 'Kaise Kaise'
2004 Tum – A Dangerous Obsession 'Kyun Mera Dil Tujhko Chaahe'
2004 Muskaan 'Yaad Aayee'
2004 Yuva 'Baadal'
2004 Chot Aaj Isko Kal Tere Ko 'Pani Re Pani'
2004 Naach 'Ishq Da Tadka'
2004 Aitraaz 'Gela Gela Gela'
2005 Sehar 'Palken Jhukaao Na'
2005 Page 3 'Mere Wajood'
2005 Jurm 'Nazrein Teri Nazrein'
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love 'Shayad Yahi To Pyar Hai'
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love 'Sun Zara'
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time 'Apne Jahanke'
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai 'Bahon Mein Nahin Rehna'
2005 Garam Masala 'Kiss Me Baby'
2006 Rehguzar 'Allah Hu'
2006 Taxi No. 9211 'Meter Down'
2006 Taxi No. 9212 'Meter Down' (Rock N Roll Mix)
2006 Kachchi Sadak 'Khwaja Mere Khwaja'
2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla 'Sayane Hai Janaab'
2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla 'Ab Kya Karenge Bhaiya'
2006 Jaan-E-Mann 'Udh Jaana ?'
2006 Jaan-E-Mann 'Udh Jaana ?' – Club Mix
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love 'Dil Kya Kare'
2007 Life in a... Metro 'Baatein Kuch Ankahein Si'
2007 Darling 'Saathiya'
2007 Darling 'Saathiya' (Remix)
2007 Dhamaal 'Chal Na Che Shor Machlein'
2007 Dhamaal 'Dekho Dekho Dil Ye Bole'
2007 Dhamaal 'Miss India Martee Mujhpe'
2007 No Smoking 'Jab Bhi Ciggaret' (Jazz)
2007 Taare Zameen Par 'Mera Jahan'
2007 Return of Hanuman 'Blackhole'
2008 Shaurya 'Dheere Dheere'
2008 Superstar 'Don't I Love Or Do I Love U'
2008 U Me Aur Hum 'Jee Le'
2008 U Me Aur Hum 'Phatte'
2008 U Me Aur Hum 'Dil Dhakda Hai'
2008 Mumbai Salsa 'Choti Si Iltija'
2008 Tahaan 'Jee Lo'
2008 Khushboo 'Kyon Hai Mujhe Lagta'
2008 Khushboo 'Tum Jo Mile Humko'
2008 Khushboo 'Kyon Hai Mujhe Lagta' – (Remix)
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai 'Awaara Dil'
2008 Kidnap 'Haan Ji'
2008 Gumnaam – The Mystery 'Ishq Ne Kitna'
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya 'Akela Dil Akela Dil' (Remix)
2010 My Name Is Khan 'Noor E Khuda Tu Kaha Chhupa Hai'
2010 Click 'Click Click Click Click'
2010 Sadiyaan 'Taron Bhari Hai Ye Raat Sajaan'
2010 Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De? 'Hota Hai Har Faisala Ek Second Mein'
2010 Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De? 'Hota Hai Har Faisala Ek Second Mein' – (Remix)
2012 Rush 'O Re Khuda'
2013 3G 'Bulbulliya'
2014 Kill Dil 'Sweeta'
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan 'Bhar Do Jholi Meri'

Adnan Sami Controversies

Adnan Sami Padma Shri Controversy

Adnan Sami a Pakistani-origin singer who received the Padma Shri on Republic Day told PTI that his name had been unnecessarily dragged into a scandal by 'small politicians.' Sami who was born in Lahore entered India on a tourist visa in 2001. His Pakistani passport which had been issued on May 27 2010 expired on May 26 2015 and had not been renewed. Sami then filed for Indian citizenship which she received on January 1 2016.

'Some minor politicians are criticizing ' Sami stated possibly referring to his Twitter dispute with Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill. 'They're doing it to further some political objective that has nothing to do with me.' I am a musician not a politician.' On January 26 the Congress attacked the government claiming that while Kargil War veteran Mohammad Sannaullah was declared a foreigner by Assam's National Register of Citizens Adnan Sami the son of a Pakistan Air Force pilot had received India's fourth highest civilian award.

According to the musician his father's career as a Pakistan Air Force pilot has nothing to do with his award. 'My father was a decorated fighter pilot and a professional soldier ' Adnan Sami explained. 'He did his patriotic duty.' I admire him for it. It was his entire life. He was recognized for it. That did not benefit or credit me. Likewise he cannot take credit for what I do. 'How does my award relate to my father?' Adnan Sami stated that he was willing to face personal and professional criticism but did not want to be drawn into a political debate. 

Adnan Sami said that when he was a Pakistani citizen the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government gave him the Naushad award. 'Now that I am an Indian citizen I am fully entitled to this honour ' he stated. 'They're bringing the Pakistani flavour which is amusing.' They're noticing something because they don't have anything else to notice.' Adnan Sami stated that he is 'friends with everyone ' including the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. 'I work as a musician.' 'Through my music I spread love ' Sami continued.

Adnan Sami’s Networth

The amount of assets that exceed liabilities is referred to as net worth. Cash real estate and anything else of value are examples of assets. It is the value of everything you own less everything you own. Net worth is not calculated on a yearly basis. So how much is Adnan Sami currently worth? Adnan Sami is a $50 million-dollar-worth Indian musician and actor. Adnan Sami was born in London England.

Sami has been dubbed the world's quickest keyboard player and can play over 35 musical instruments. He is known as the Sultan of Music having sold over 100 million CDs worldwide. Sami's debut album Live in Karachi was released in 1986 and his most recent album Press Play was released in 2013. He made his acting debut in the 1995 film Sargam and has a long list of credits as a playback vocalist. Adnan Sami was granted Indian citizenship in January 2016.

Adnan Sami Awards

Filmfare Awards

Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards

2004 Nominee Apsara Award Best Playback Singer (Male) - Movie Joggers' Park (2003) For the song 'Ishq Hota Nahi'

Filmfare Awards South

2013 Nominee Filmfare Award - Telugu Film Industry Best Male Playback Singer Julayi (2012) For the song 'O Madhu'

South Indian International Movie Awards

2013 Nominee SIIMA - Telugu Best Playback Singer - Male Julayi (2012) For the song 'O Madhu'

Adnan Sami Interesting Facts

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