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Date of Birth: 15th August 1973
Adnan Sami is a pianist, singer and composer known for his unique blend of Asian and Western musical styles.
His father was a Pakistani diplomat and Adnan was born and educated in the UK. He played the piano since childhood and later studied Indian classical music from Maharaj Khatak and santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
He is one of the first musicians to play Pakistani classical music on the piano and electric piano.
His many successful private albums include “Kabhi To Nazar Milao” and “Tera Chehra”. He has sung hit songs for Bollywood films such as “Salam-e-Ishq” and “Taare Zameen Par” and also composed music for films such as “Shaurya”.
Adnan also acted in a Pakistani film opposite his first wife Zeba Bakhtiar, with whom he has a son called Azaan. His second marriage to Dubai-based Sabah Galadari also ended in divorce, but the two remarried after the obese musician lost over 70 kgs. They finally split again after more differences cropped up between them.
Adnan is currently married to Roya Faryabi and based in India.