He reveals he's often advised to keep his children a secret by industry peers who say it'll effect his career.
He reveals he's often advised to keep his children a secret by industry peers who say it'll effect his career.

A lesser known fact about Azaan Sami Khan is that he's a father to two beautiful kids.

For his daughter's birthday. the musician and writer penned a heartfelt note on Instagram sharing that he's often advised by people in the industry to remain mum about his children.

"I’m told every few days in the industry by someone or the other, at times even by people I respect and take seriously, that “Azaan, you’re young, you’re in the early years of your career. Don’t be too open about the fact that you have kids. Keep quiet about it. It’ll effect your career etc.” The truth is how can I do that when they are what define me? Inspire me? Push me to do better. Be better," he wrote.

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"You guys are too small to read or understand this at this point but I hope you read this one day (as long as Instagram survives and the internet doesn’t implode...Today, each day when I go to work, I know I already felt the highest of all feelings the day I became your father and each time I see you, I know that no goal or level of success will ever surpass that."

He added, "I’m young and am learning to be a father everyday and I know I fall short and make mistakes at times, I’m sorry. I’m learning. I don’t have much to take from and that’s okay but I’m figuring my way. I promise you, I’ll try everyday to be the best father I can be, I promise you I’ll wear you as my badge everyday and reach the top of that mountain on my terms with the two of you by my side InshAllah as my ultimate pride and glory."

We hope Instagram is still around when they're older and the two kiddos get to read this!

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