Born in 1967 at Nagpur to professional Qawwals, Altaf Raja began musical training at the age of 15. After his voice training, he began winning awards at various competitions. And finally, in 1997, Venus gave him the much-deserved break and Altaf made history with his debut album “Tum To Thehre Pardesi”. Since then, he has brought at least seven albums. He has also been linked with the Asian Academy of Film & Television. His songs are popular for both their lyrics and for his unique voice.
At a Glance…
* Date of Birth: October 1967
* Place of Birth: Nagpur, Maharashtra
* Godfather: Late Mohd. Shafi Niyazi
* Music Teachers: Iqbal Khan, Prakash Sharma, Pt. Govind Prasad Jaipurwala & Late Mohd. Shafi Niyazi.
* Mother: Rani Roop Lata
* Father: Ibrahim Iqbal
* First Album: Tum To Thehre Pardesi