Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice is familiar territory. It’s both comforting and warm and cozies you up into an emotional abyss as you plunge yourself into his melodies; it’s no longer your own world – instead, it’s this parallel dimension where you find yourself dreaming of a pungent and tender love. The singer’s Bollywood career is incredibly nostalgic, with incredibly hard-hitting ballads like ‘Mann Ki Lagan’ and ‘O Re Piya,’ serving as the soul-stirring vocals for Bollywood’s finest stars. Hearing a Rahat ji song is like unearthing an old book you treasure so dearly after long. You discover more and more as you immerse yourself into his magnificence.
Here are eleven magical song lyrics from a few handpicked Bollywood films that catapult Rahat saab into the stars.
Aaj Din Chadeya | Love Aaj Kal
O Re Piya | Aaja Nachle
Bol Na Halke Halke | Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Sahiba Russ Gayiya | Firangi
Naina Kafir Hogaye | Dolly Ki Doli
Tu Na Jaane Aaa Paas Hai Khuda | Anjaana Anjaani
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak | Kalyug
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain | Dabangg
Teri Ore | Singh Is Kinng
Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji | Ishqiya
Mann Ki Lagan | Paap
What is your favorite song of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan?