Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 55 Years
|Known for||Singing the song 'Tum To Thehre Pardesi' in 1997|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Debut||Song: Tum To Thehre Pardesi (1997)
|Date of Birth||15 October 1967 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||55 Years|
|School||Antonio De souza High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||University of Mumbai|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Ibrahim Iqbal (musician)
Mother- Rani Roop Lata (musician)
|Siblings||Brother- Name Not Known
|Actor(s)||Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Akshay Kumar|
|Actress(s)||Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone|
|Musician(s)||Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Altaf Raja
- Altaf Raja is an Indian Qawwali singer who is known for singing the song ‘Tum To Thehre Pardesi’ in 1997. In the 1990s, his first song ‘Tum To Thehre Pardeshi’ sold around 70 lakh cassettes in one night. The song was included in Guinness World Record because it sold the highest number of cassettes at that time.
- He started his music training at the age of 18. He was inspired by his father who was also a musician. He always wanted to become a qawwali singer and never wanted to work as a playback singer, but his mother suggested he worked hard at every opportunity he got.
- He has sung popular Hindi songs for albums including Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Huye (2000), Taaza Hawa Lete Hain (2001), Tere Ishq Ne Maalamaal Kiya (2006), Ashqon Ki Baraat (2012), and Ae Sanam (2020).
- He has worked as a playback singer for the songs ‘Ishq Aur Pyar Ka Maza Lijiye’ for the film Shapath (1997), ‘Hayo Rabba Pyar Ho Gaya’ for the film Tirchhi Topiwale (1998), ‘Tumse Kitna’ for the film Company (2002), ‘Jholu Ram’ for the film Ghanchakkar (2013), and ‘Dil Lagana’ for the film Hunterrr (2015).
- He has acted in Bollywood films like Shapath (1997), Yamraaj (1998), Mother (1999), and Ghanchakkar (2013).
- He has worked as a music composer in the film Market (2003) and Dukaan: Pila House (2004).
- In 2015, he announced that he was making the second part of his song ‘Tum To Thehre Pardeshi.’ In an interview, he talked about this and said,
I’m busy working on part two of ‘Tum To Thehre Pardesi.’ There will be a minimum of four to five songs and the album will release before Diwali. The songs are very melodious and I’m sure people in metropolitan cities will like it.”
- In 2021, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood took to Instagram to announce the remake of the song ‘Tum To Thehre Pardeshi’ starring him and Nidhi Agerwal.
- On 3 January 2023, it was reported that Altaf would appear as a guest on the Kapil Sharma Show along with other singers Suneeta Rao, Shweta Shetty, Shabbir Kumar, and motivational speaker Gaur Gopal Das.