7 things you probably didn’t know about internet sensation Chahat Fateh Ali Khan!

7 things you probably didn’t know about internet sensation Chahat Fateh Ali Khan!

'Croron dilon ki jaan, Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, all the way from London!'
01 Jul, 2024

By now, we all know who Chahat Fateh Ali Khan is. In case you’ve been living under a rock, he is the viral internet sensation behind the hit song ‘Bado Badi’, which won hearts globally.

But have you, dear reader, ever stopped to think about the man behind the legend? We doubt it.

After the amazing response and immense love from our audience on a story about his songs, we have decided to treat you to another piece about the icon. We watched his (40-minute long, you’re welcome) interview with Ansh Sachdeva to gather some facts about the singer. Read on to learn more!

1. His real name is Kashif Rana

and he is not actually related to the famed Fateh Ali Khan qawwal family, as he so kindly clarified for us.

2. He is married

and has seven kids, three daughters and four sons — one of whom has a degree in music. So all ladies, back off! He’s taken.

3. He used to be a professional cricketer

and has allegedly played with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar. We wonder if the cricket legend remembers him (the cricket legend being Tendulkar, not Khan).

4. He decided to be an entertainer eight years ago

and has been making music since. His other interests, or should we say, lines of work, include acting and modelling.

5. He has worked as a cab driver

and is a man of many talents, clearly. We would love to take a ride with Khan and wonder if he entertained his passengers with his original music.

6. He has released 38 tracks

all over the span of a year and a half. This great body of work contains a few cricket anthems too! PCB take note, please!

7. He deals with haters with love

and responds to hate comments with a heart emoji or by ignoring them. Of course, the most loved people are often unfortunately the most hated, so when a hater comes up to Khan in person, he replies with, “You will become my fan soon enough”.

Simply. Iconic.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jul 01, 2024 01:44pm
Bring it on.
Tattletale Guy Jul 01, 2024 02:01pm
Woh tou subb theek hai, perr iss kee garden (neck) kidher hai???
Nasir Jul 01, 2024 03:25pm
Although the economic and political situation is very difficult but still we need to bear him with patience. Hope will return back to UK and entertain his audience.
Syed Hasni Jul 01, 2024 03:57pm
Bado Badi Hoye Hoye and Chahat Fateh Ali Khan have taken the internet by storm with their funny music and hilarious presence. Whether you're a fan of Pakistani music or not, Bado Badi Hoye Hoye is sure to fill your day with LOLs. Even Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are dancing to the tune.
Captain Jul 01, 2024 06:03pm
Why and what he’s is famous for ?? Good entertainer ? Good taxi driver ? Good cricketer ? What ?
Zulfiqar Jul 01, 2024 08:29pm
He is a genius. The way he has created and promoted his brand cannot be taught in the best business schools. Deserves his success and case study in brand building at Harvard.
Taj Ahmad Jul 01, 2024 08:31pm
All I can say…he is a great singer in our present time.
M.Saeed Jul 02, 2024 12:17am
No any chahat for this so called Chahat Fateh Ali Khan !
chip monk Jul 02, 2024 07:21am
No worth commenting.
Habibullah Shaikh Jul 02, 2024 12:19pm
Actually Dawn has a very diplomatic policy so whether something is useful or useless it is to be published in Dawn magazines. Can Dawn explain why this much time and pages are wasted to write this useless article on the person named Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, and I am also sure, this comment would not be printed.
Habibullah stan Jul 02, 2024 12:22pm
@Habibullah - Is Dawn supposed to take dictation from you and rename itself the Habibullah Newspaper: they only print what Habibullah wants? You need to lighten up, no one owes you an "explanation". If you don't like the content, don't read it
Manish Sharma Jul 02, 2024 06:10pm
He is a talented person. He made us (Indians) sing "Bado Badi" Please come to India for a live performance. Love from India to him and Pakistani brothers and Sisters Manish
Zulfiqar Jul 02, 2024 11:47pm
He is an amazing example of how one can use the internet to elevate his/her own economic situation. The internet is a great equalizer and CFAK has proven that one only needs courage to venture into the unknown and reap the rewards. Most of us spend too much time making fun of such people or feeling jealous. I request you to appreciate his guts and entrepreneurial ability. This is what famous business schools charge $100,000 a year to teach.