Adnan Sami Khan (Urdu: عدنان سمیع خان) (born August 15, 1973) is a popular Urdu singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer. His style ranges from classical to jazz to modern pop-rock (Western and Indian). He was awarded MTV’s 2001 “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”.
- Date of Birth: 15 August, 1973 (UK)
- Talents: Singer, musician, pianist, actor, composer.
- Father: Arshad Sami Khan
- Mother: Naureen
- Married Life: Zeba Bakhtiar (Ex-Wife), Sabah Galadari (Ex-Wife)
- Children: Azaan Sami Khan (with Zeba Bakhtiar)
- Family Based: Parents and younger brother, all based in Houston, USA.
- Achievements: Nigar Award, Bolan Academy Award, *Graduate Award, Special UNICEF Award, United Nations Peace Medal, MTV’s ‘Breakthrough Artiste of the Year’ award for 2001,”Best Artiste 2002″- Indian Music Industry Award, “Best Album 2002”- Indian Music Industry Award, “Best Singer 2003” Stardust Award.
Adnan was born, reared and educated in Britain. He first studied at the Rugby School and went on to graduate from the University of London. When Adnan was 10, his talent was spotted by Asha Bhosle at an R D Burman concert in London. Bhosle encouraged him to take up music as a career. He then learned Indian Classical music from the Santoor Maestro, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Adnan then became the first person to play Indian classical music on the piano and electric piano.
His vocal albums have consistently sold well, each album crossing the million mark in sales. Upon the release of his album “Kabhi To Nazar Milao”, it became the largest selling independent album of all time in India. It remained number one on the music charts for an unprecedented 78 weeks. Adnan followed that album with Tera Chehra, which sold millions all over the world.
Awards and accolades
Adnan has won many International Awards including the “Nigar Award”, the “Bolan Academy Award”, and the “Graduate Award”.
Reviewing a Piano solo performance Adnan had given on the Channel 4 in the UK, Keyboard Magazine declared him the “Keyboard Discovery of The 90s”. Swedish Radio and Television Broadcasting referred to him as the “fastest keyboard player in the world.”