contestants

For Lahore’s 21-year-old rising star Kumail Jafri, getting selected for Pakistan Superstar, is a dream come true. By performing at various music competitions in his university life at GCU, Kumail was able to win UCP’s 1 day singing competition on patriotism and participate in ARY Digital’s Pakistan Musicstar.

Even though Zeeshan Akbar was a doctor by profession, he realized his strengths as a musician. Taking inspiration from musicians belonging to different cultures, Zeeshan intends to express that blend in his singing.

Getting basic classical education from Ustad Abdul Rauf, Aizaz Sohail had a goal, a vision. He knew the path he wanted to follow. Performing with a renowned artist like Tina Sani, boosted his morale and encouraged him to continue to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. Aizaz prefers to sing classical songs as it is his strength.

Born in a family of musicians, Aoun Ali knew that his melodic voice is going to take him places. At a young age of 22, he sings classical songs with such finesse that it is highly commendable. Aoun is a great actor and was also declared the winner of the popular dance show- Nachle Season 3, making him a jack of all trades.

Belonging from the talent hub of Pakistan, Karachi, Shiza had to work really hard to break through the clutter and come in the limelight. Appreciation from the audience while performing triggered her to work harder. Shiza gets inspiration from musicians like Kelly Clarkson and Shreya Ghosal.

Having a melodious voice since childhood, Fahad Ali, was inclined towards singing and showcasing his talent amongst friends and family. Fahad enjoyed being in the spotlight so he started his own band and performed at various universities.

Engineer by degree, Muhammad Faizan Arshad never let go of his passion for music. Following the footsteps of his inspiration, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Faizan pursued singing in the classical genre. Other favourites include Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Sir Paul McCartney.

Up-rising from a small town of Bahawalpur, Shahrukh Rajput, has taken the music industry by a storm. Performing songs of pop and rock genre since a young age, Shahrukh finds pride in performing on songs sung by his muse, A.R.Rehman, Sajjad Ali and Brian Adams.

From being the president of the music society at Lahore Grammar School to being an active member of the music society of LUMS, it is suffice to say that music has been the center of Zahra Haider Khan’s life. Currently, Zahra has a duo with her brother and together they work on projects. Zahra has the fire to make place for herself in the music industry.

In pursuit of making a career as a musician, Tahir moved from Gilgit to Islamabad. By being selected as one of the top 3 contestants in Pakistan’s first music reality show ‘Pakistan Sangeet Icon’, Tahir knew that singing is what he wants to do in his life. He prefers to sing rock songs.