by | December 2, 2015 11:10 am
Zohaib Hassan is the Pakistani pop singer who is the younger brother of the late Nazia Hassan (The poplular queen of Pakistani pop music). He was born in November 18, 1966. His ful name was Zohaib Ud Din Hassan. He was Sindhi by birh and lived in Karachi in his early childhood years. He is the ceo of the B&H Private international and the director of Hassan International in UK. He moved to London with his sister Nazia in the 70s
Zohaib left Pakistani music industry in 2000 after the death of her sister Nazia.He was heartbroken and took a musical break. There they both learned the singing and recorded some most poplular songs of pop music. They both performed in the musical show hosted by sohail Rana called ‘Sang Sang Chalen”. It made them famous as child star singers nationwide.
He was highly educated like his sister. He did his BBA from the Richmond College London.He married Gina in September 1998 and he has two daughters,”Allyna And Amelia” and one son “Azmeer”.
He had a spectacular past with his sister Nazia as they both went on to make one after another top selling pop albums for Pakistani music industy in the 80s and 90s. They are still remembered as the pioneers of pop music in Pakistan along with Alamgir, Muhammad Ali Shehki and Vital Signs. Most famous song of Zohab so far is Chehra which was released way back in 1985 in his studio album ‘young tarang”.
The most successful albums of Nazia and Zohaib were Disco Deewane (1980), Boom Boom (1982), Young Tarang (1985),Hotline (1987) and Camera Camera (1992). His long awaited studio album was Kismat in 2006 after his return to solo singing, but it failed to get the same response in the younger generation. His latest album “signature” was released in 2015 which has done not so significatnt business so far.
He also acted in quite a few films and made TV appearances like Coke Studio 2014,BBC News, Zia Mohi Ud Din show, Neelam Ghar, PTV Awards, Don’t Think Twice, Music 89,AP Ke Mehman to name a few.Music 89 was a popular musical night show by PTV in 1989 where all the famous bands of Pakistan performed in Karachi like Vital signs, Jupitors, Nazia & Zohaib, Live Wires and many more.
Zohain is still passionate about his singing and always give credit to his sister for making him a good singer he is today. He had a deep loving relationship with Nazia over the 80s and 90s. They both sang together as Nazia was never ready to sing without his brother.She gave him all the support because he was a shy boy and he counted on her help to be successful. On her death, he did a special concert in the tribute of Nazia Hassan at Karachi Gymkhana Cricket Ground.
At present, he is the solo singer, producer and the CEO of B&H International. He is also playing his role in the development of the country by giving advice to the Government of Sindh. He plays his role actively as humanitarian and take part in welfare activities inside the country.He achieved the lifetime achievement award from the United Nations.He also received an award from Oxford university in the recognition of his musical contribution towards Pakistani music.
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