B'day special: Interesting facts to know about Atif Aslam

Mumbai: Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam has turned 33 on Saturday. On his birthday today, we take a look at some rare known facts about the multi-talented artist.  Born into a Muslim family in Wazirabad, Pakistan, the "Bey Intehaan" loved singer completed his 10th grade at the age of 14.  The artist, who is also an actor, song writer and a guitarist, is youngest among his three brothers. His eldest brother Shahzad is a photographer, younger than Shahzad is Shahbaz, who designs Atif’s clothes and then Sheraz who runs Atif‘s fan page and website. It was at Punjab Institute of Computer Science (PICS) Lahore, where he was persuing his Bachelors degree in Computer Science. It was then, that he met Goher Mumtaz who made Atif to take singing seriously. Goher Mumtaz was a guitarist and talented young composer. After he met Goher, he started performing at their college and at various restaurants. Later, the pair formed a band named "Jal", which means water. Besides his passion for singing, Atif has keen interest in cricket as well. During his school days, he once took part in a fancy dress show and dressed as the former captain of Pakistan cricket team “Imran Khan”. According to Atif, if he wasn’t a singer, he would have been a cricketer. Atif has several awards to his credit. In 2008, the Government of Pakistan honoured him with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) for making his country proud.  He has bagged several awards in India as well. Most Stylish Person (Music) from Lycra MTV Style Awards in 2007, Best Album for Jal Pari and Doorie in 2007 to name some.  The singer is not only famous in India and Pakistan, but also in Hollywood. Three of his songs were presented in the American independent film, 'Man Push Cart', which received critical acclaim and won international awards. In 2013, he received 'Brand Personality' title from The Brand Laureate International Brand Personality Awards. Here is a heart-breaking news for all you girls out there. The handsome hunk is not single anymore. In March 2013, the singer tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Sara Khan and now the couple is blessed with a cute baby boy. The 'Tu Chahiye' singer Atif shares his birthday with the 'Deewani Mastani' singer Shreya Ghoshal.

(Written by: Shweta Gupta)