Zoheb Hasan – Pakistani Pop Singers
Zohaib Hassan was born on November 18th, 1966. He is a retired Pakistani pop singer, who is best known as the younger brother of the pop legend, Nazia Hassan.
Zohaib Ahmed, CEO of B & H International Private Limited [www.bh.com.pk] Pakistan’s leading international media and entertainment companies and Hassan, the director of a leading Indian real estate group. He is advisor to the Governor and holds office at the Governor House in Karachi’s elite. Zoheb 4th time media and entertainment company in Pakistan which www.mex.com.pk Expo is held in June 2009.
He spent the late sister of a Nazi childhood in Karachi, as well as London. In the late 1970s, both brothers attended and sang in “Chalien Sang Sang” and “Kaliyon money Ke”, the famous musical performances for children hosted by the music maestro Sohail Rana. Ironically, in the early days Zoheb was not very interested in music at all. He used to shy away from TV programs. According to him when it’s time to record a show that he hides behind the sofa. But convinced his mother to accompany a Nazi to a television program for children. Developed in the later he great interest in playing the guitar, and asked Alamgir famous musician to give him guitar lessons. In the mid-70s turned into a Nazi family and Zoheb in London and music alike, but the continuation of a hobby.
This first part of the father of Hassan in 1980 called for Indian actors Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman and Feroz Khan to dinner while they were in London shooting the film Qurbani. He asked Feroz Khan, who was also producer of the film, which the guitar in the corner of the dining room belonged to. Zoheb answered immediately it was his. Zoheb asked to play a number. Was not accompanied by a Nazi in the vocals. Was very impressed with the talent Feroz Khan bilateral, since it requires a female vocalist for his Nazi asked if they will play again to Zeenat Aman. Agreed Fortunately their parents, and thus a new kind of music never heard before in the sub-continent and made what is now the Asian pop. Surpassed in the Nazi “AAP Jaisa Koi” all the records as the fastest and highest-selling of all time, not only in the sub-continent, but in all of Asia.
For the first time in the later Zoheb in 1981 with the album Disco DEEWANE, the pioneering album was a major blow in 23 countries around the world. And attributed this particular album as a leader in the popular culture in the subcontinent, selling more albums, such as International Night Fever Saturday. Indian pop singer like Ali Lucky, Alisha Chinoy and Baba Sehgal, and Pakistani pop singer, such as vital signs, and is said to be inspired by all of the work early in the Nazi and good Zoheb
In 1982, Nazia and Zoheb released their second album Star/Boom Boom, once again achieving great success, Star was a bollywood movie and Zoheb rendered majors hit like ‘Ooee Ooee, Dheree Dheree and Zindagi. Star was followed by yet another two hit album “Young Tarang” (1984), and “Hot Line” (1987) making Nazia and Zoheb into the most famous duo of Asia comparable to the Carpenters and Donnie and Marie Osmond. Nazia Hassan and Zohaib Hassan are still regarded as the most influential international artists to come out of the sub-continent.
Zohaib sang duet songs with his sister Nazia; famous songs include “Dosti”, “Tere Qadmon ko”, and “Dum Dum DeDe”. He also scored hit solo songs, including “Zara Chehra to”, “Paisa” and “Pyaar ka jaadu”.
In the era of General Zia ul-Haq, which was hosted by Don Nazia and music most viewed and highly controversial ever broadcast on TV of Pakistan. The reason for his success that he gave the young people of Pakistan a voice and an opportunity to express themselves in an era that was very religious and the cultural aspect of the stop. Music Show ’89 program, which saw more than a match in international cricket jumped at that time relatively new acts such as vital signs, planets Jupiter, Ali Azmat, etc for instant recognition.
In 1992 was the last album Zoheb Hassan with his sister, Nadia Hassan, the camera, but was a great success in Indonesia and Pakistan. Targeted this album, which was scheduled to return at the last health concerns for the dissemination of Nazi anti-drug campaign with songs such as “Nasha Na Karo”. And issued the album charts in Indonesia, selling more than George Michael. Demonstrated good films Zoheb such as “Wi-loyalty” and “Kyun” his vocal prowess.
In 1995, Nazia went on to marry. The marriage ended in divorce just before the demise of Nazia Hassan on August 13, 2000. Zohaib took some time off from music, only to make a reluctant comeback as a solo artist with a soundtrack album Kismet in 2006. Notable songs include “Kismet”, “Fashion” and “Jeena”. Zohaib also acted in the Kismet Drama Serial which was aired as a 26-episode serial on GEO Television.
Zohaib Hassan also sang for SAF Games in 2001, performed on PTV Awards Ceremony (2002), sang as a guest singer in Najam Sheraz’s ‘Unn Se Nain’, ‘Khubsorat Banao’ a song written by Nazia Hassan and in a few jingles.
Zoheb Hassan Baba did not have from Richmond College in London and joined his father’s extensive business based in Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Also started his company and private media, B & H International, which is now one of the Pakistani media and the leading events management companies. His company has so far more than 200 organizations in the events of the past decade. Annual events include the main festival of Sindh, and media and entertainment show, the face of this year, etc.. He also organized a special ceremony honoring his beloved sister super star, a Nazi ceremony in Karachi Cricket Conference sports ground. Now a days it is also an adviser to the governor of Sindh province in the promotion of the bond. Zoheb Gina married in September 1998, and is the father of two daughters, Allyana and Amelia Azmeer one son.
Zoheb’s father Mr. Basir Hassan is a known businessman and his mother Mrs. Muniza Basir was an active social worker in her youth. Zoheb’s grandfather and Basir Hassan’s father, Nawab Syed Saghiruddin Hassan was the Vice President of Muslim League, Delhi and owners of the 1st Ginning Mill in Multan, Pakistan. Some of their friends included Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and Justice Wajihuddin.
Zoheb’s great grandfather, Khan Bahadur Syed Basiruddin Hassan was very active in social work. He was the founder of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam, Governor of Lady Dufferin Hospital, and Trustee of Fateh Puri Mosque and built seven primary schools in Delhi.
1. Disco Deewane (1980)
2. Star/Boom Boom (1982)
3. Young Tarang (1984)
4. Hotline (1987)
5. Camera Camera (1992)
6. Kismat (album) (2006)
1. Star/Boom Boom (1982)
2. Dil Wala (1986)
3. Ilzaam (1986)
4. Sheela (1987)
5. Saaya (1989)
1. Our Love Last Forever (1981)
2. Dreamer Deewane (1981)
3. Don’t Think Twice (1988)
4. Ankhien Band Karo (1995)
5. Star of Asia (2002)
6. Medlay (2002)
7. Sathi Ray (2003)
8. Khubsoorat (2003)
1. Disco Deewane (BBC Show 1981)
2. Disco Deewane (DD 1 1981)
3. BBC News (1981)
4. Zia Moh-u-Din Show (Channel 4 1981)
5. David Sole (1981)
6. David Essex (1981)
7. Neelam Ghar (1983–1988)
8. Young Tarang Show (DD 1 1984)
9. Aap Ke Liye (PTV 1985)
10. Youth Festival (1985)
11. PTV Election Transmission (1985)
12. TV Hits (1987)
13. BBC Show (1987)
14. 7Th PTV Awards (1987)
15. PTV Awards (1988)
16. Don’t Think Twice (1988)
17. Aap Ka Zamir (1987)
18. Music 89 (1989)
19. Nazia Zoheb Dubai show 89 (1989)
20. PTV Silver Jublie Show (1989)
21. Private Eye
22. Aap Ke Mehman (1990)
23. PTV 25 (1990)
24. Mehman-i-Khasosi (1990)
25. Studio 2 (1990)
26. Eid Show (1992)
27. Kaliyan (1990–1991)
28. Pro Audio Show (1995)
29. PTV World (1998)
30. PTV Top Ten (1999)
31. Zee Tv (2000)
32. Tribute Concert to Nazia Hassan (2002)
33. PTV Prime (2000)
34. PTV Nite Time Transmission (2002)
35. PTV Awards (2002)
36. Face of The Year (2002)
37. Black & White (Indus Vision 2002)
38. PTV Ramdan Transmission (2003)
39. Face of The Year (2003)
40. Gaye Ge Dunia Geet Mere (Geo TV, 2003)
41. Kismet Show (Geo TV, 2006)
42. Hum Morning Show (Hum Tv, 2007)
43. PTV ED Live Transmission (August 13, 2007)
44. Marina Morning (ARY Digital, October 31, 2007)
45. Baat Nikley Gee Tu (ARY Digital, December 26, 2007)
46. Tribute to Nazia Hassan (Play TV, 2008)
47. Nazia Hassan Ke Salgirah (MTV, 2008)
48. Subah Sawaire with Shaista (ARY OneWorld, 2008)
49. Sunday with Bushra (Geo Entertainment, April 27, 2008)
1. Kismet (Geo Tv, 2006)
He was Pakistan’s pop icon together with his sister, the legendary Nazia Hasan back in the eighties. They had the moves, the tunes, and the Hasan siblings were a powerhouse of pop music. After Nazia’s sad demise in 1997, Zoheb shut himself away from music. But now, he’s all set to taste the Pakistani music scene with a new album slated for release soon.
Your album was supposed to release in May why the delay?
Zoheb Hasan: Actually, Kismet is also a play airing on a local channel these days and they were waiting for it to air. Now, Kismet will release by the end of June.
Sohail Javed was directing the first music video. Then it was heard that Jalal was doing it. Who is making the video?
ZH: Basically, we’re looking at a couple of storyboards but nothing is final yet. It all depends on Fire Records (my record label). It’s their decision. I’m just waiting. But we will release two proper music videos.
How would you say your album is different?
ZH: The main aspect of my album is melody. Back in the eighties with Nazia and even today, I have concentrated on melodies more than anything else. If you look at it, a revival of melodies in the west is taking place with Coldplay and U2 going back to traditional tunes. A lot of my songs are featured in the play and so far the response from the audience has been quite good.
Is this the first time that you’re acting in a play?
And how did this play exactly happen?
ZH: My wife heard the album and she’s also a writer. Kismet is a very visual album. She asked me if she could write a story on the lines of the album. I said sure. She wrote it, we pitched it to a channel and we got a great response. So, we did the play.
ZH: One should keep on doing something different. I had already done music videos. This was new and exciting.
How was the entire experience?
ZH: A music video is maximum 4 5 minutes whereas in a play you keep coming back in every episode. In a video, you play to the camera but in a drama, you play away from the camera. It was hard at first but overall the entire experience was great. We had a great director and everyone Iman Ali, Aijazz Aslam, Tooba knew that it was my first time so they were professional.
Does this mean that you’ll also venture into acting?
ZH: Being a musician and actor is quite different. It’s a completely different mindset when acting. I’ve got many offers from here as well as from India. But I don’t think that I will take up acting as a career. If a musical play comes my way, I might do it but not serials.
Apart from the release of Kismet, is there anything else that you’re working on?
ZH: I’m making a telefilm on my sister, Nazia. It’ll be shot on 35mm just like a film and will be a collaborative effort between India and Pakistan. Currently, we’re looking for teenagers who can play Nazia and me. It’ll be Nazia’s life in its various stages. Her life in Pakistan, visits to India, her work with UN in New York as well as her life in London. I will be directing the soundtrack and producing the telefilm.
After the album release, will you do concerts?
ZH: It’s too soon to say anything. It all depends on public response. But yes, I would like to do some shows but right now, it’s early to say.
What’s your take on the current music scene in Pakistan?
ZH: I think the coming up of so much new talent is very good. No one is indispensable. We have seen big bands have unsuccessful albums so the audience is well aware. It’s a volatile industry but do your best and that’s it.
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