Adnan Sami, a Bollywood playback singer, is the first person in musical history to play Indian classical music on the piano in a style he pioneered & created through the Indian instrument called the Santoor.
At an R D Burman concert in London, Asha Bhosle recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue music as a career.
A review in US-based Keyboard magazine described him as the ‘Fastest Keyboard Player in the World’ and called him the ‘Keyboard Discovery of the Nineties’. He can play over 35 musical instruments. The Times of India has called him the ‘Sultan of Music’.
His claim to fame is two of his songs from the first released album – ‘Kabhi Toh Nazar Milao’ and ‘Lift Karaa De’. His second studio album, ’Tera Chehra’, was released in 2002 to critical acclaim even as his first album was still selling.
His song ‘Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob’ from the film ‘Ajnabee’ gave him his first break into mainstream Bollywood.
In 2015, his rendition of a qawwali called ‘Bhar Do Jholi Meri’ from the blockbuster film ’Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, became a worldwide hit.
As a classical concert pianist, he has had the honor of giving solo performances before such royalties as the King of Sweden & King Hussein of Jordan, amongst many more notable audiences.
In 2003, he achieved the distinction of becoming the only musical artist from the entire Asian region to have sold out Wembley Stadium in London for two nights in a row—a feat which has won him a place in the Limca Book of World Records.
In 2017, he created history by becoming the first South Asian to have sold out London's iconic Wembley Stadium for a record 8 times.
In 2011, he was bestowed with the distinguished ‘Glory of India Award’ by the Government of India.
A legendary member of the music industry, Adnan Sami is a popular choice for private and corporate events. His melodious live performances and bubbly personality have won over audiences all over the world.
Some Popular Tracks
- Bhar Do Jholi Meri
- Mera Jahan
- Baatein Kuch Ankahi Si
- Meter Down
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- My Name Is Khan
- Taare Zameen Par
- Life in a… Metro
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