Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Biography & More

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani Singer. He is the son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He is primarily known for his Qawwali and Sufi Singing.


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was born on 9 December 1973 (age 45 years; as in 2018) in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He belongs to a family of classical singers with a 600-year-old heritage. Being brought up in a family with musical background, Rahat developed an interest in music at an early age. At the age of 7, he started taking lessons in music from his uncle, “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ” and often accompanied him on his musical tours. Ali gave his first public performance at the age of 9 at the death anniversary of his grandfather, Fateh Ali Khan. By 1985, he was an integral part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s qawwali group and toured the United Kingdom with his uncle.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan childhood picture

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s childhood picture

Physical Appearance

Height: 5’ 3½”

Weight: 90 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan pic

Family, Caste & Wife

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan belongs to a Muslim Family and follows Islam. His father, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, was a well-known musician. Not much is known about his mother.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan father

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s father, Farrukh Ali Khan

Rahat is married to Nida Khan and has a son named Shazmaan Khan.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with his wife

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with his wife, Nida Khan

Rahet Fateh Ali Khan with his son

Rahet Fateh Ali Khan with his son, Shazmaan Khan

The popular Pakistani singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is his uncle.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan uncle

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Rahat started his singing career in 1997, by singing the song “Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley” for the Pakistani film ‘Mard Jeenay Nahi Detay.’ He composed and sung a few songs after the death of his uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in 1997, but those songs could not be released at that time. It was in the year 2002 when Pooja Bhatt went to Pakistan and heard those songs; she decided to keep one of his songs “Mann Ki Lagan” in her film ‘Paap’ which got released in 2003. His song “Zaroori Tha” from the music album ‘Back 2 Love’ was a super hit which crossed 200 million views within three years of its release. Rahat even lent his voice for a track for the Hollywood film ‘Dead Man Walking.’

In 2010, he appeared as a judge in the singing reality show “Chhote Ustaad” alongside Sonu Nigam.


  • There was speculation in the media that Rahat was getting a divorce from his wife Nida in order to marry a model named Falak. However, Rahat rubbished all rumours and said that they were very much together.
  • On 21 December 2015, Ali was invited to perform on New Year’s Eve at the Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad. However, he was deported before the event as Pakistani nationals can only enter India through Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
  • In January 2024, Ali attracted controversy as he was seen beating one of his students, Naveed Hasnain, with slippers in a video. He, however, later addressed the matter in a video, which featured Naveed and his father, and expressed his apologies. In the video, Naveed explained he was punished for misplacing holy water and said that Ali had apologised to him later. [1]India Today
    Video of singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan thrashing man goes viral, clarifies  amid outrage - India Today


Rahat gets paid ₹10-12 lakh for one song.

Favourite Things


  • Ali enjoys travelling.
  • In 2011, he met with a serious accident in the US during his journey from Detroit to Chicago and miraculously survived.
  • Rahat considers his father, Ustaad Farrukh Ali Khan and Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan his inspirations.
  • His family and friends fondly call him Rahat and RFAK.



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