Art Know No Boundaries
He is the son of Aslam Azhar also known as ‘legendary father of Pakistan Television’. Arieb Azhar is very gracefully carrying the family legacy of serving art globally. His oldest memory is of his childhood when his mother used to carry him in lap and he witnessed folk singers performing. He grew up living the limelight life. From the top folk singers to musicians producers and actors, he saw all of them working along with his father. He is genetically capable of singing. He offered his melodious vocals to renowned poetry of Faiz, other well-known poets, and Sufi poetry.
Both his parents used to play classical music at home and his skills were honed up in an environment that every singer long for. Faiz’s bol k lab azad hain teray is of course a masterpiece. It’s all about provoking self-awareness in humans. Arieb Azhar’s husky tone and passion made it more meaningful.
Romance is mainly the focus of Classical Urdu poetry. But the changing realities of life has its effect on new voices in modern Urdu poetry. We luckily know a gem of a poet who covered all possible aspects of life in his poetry. Ali is no doubt, a voice of choice if you have any attraction for modern Urdu Ghazal. Breeding empowerment culture in women, consoling the social brutality, and framing the emotions delicately, he did all. Self-respect and esteem are the two topmost values of Ali. He is leading a very well connected and balance life in a publishing career. The flow and concept of his poetry got a magnetic pull. Besides the profession, he is a top-notch human being too.
Sohaib Mugheera Sidiqui
Listening to one of his finest poetry ‘raigani’, simply a matter of feeling you drowned into the pool of rhythms and words. If there’s any face of a perfect poem, that’s Iztrab. Sohaib is a Punjab University graduate pursuing his career in advertising. Not only that he writes exquisite but also performs very well. He amused the audience at many platforms back in University days. What we loved about his poetry is the concept that he paints. He knows how to complement words with the imagination. He doesn’t only pen down verses but thoughts, ideologies, and concepts. Ragini, the journey is still continuing. He is the only person to justify the narration of his poetry. You see creative ads on TV and he is the mind behind many of them. His career is full of artistic theatre performances and so is his diary filled with his aesthetic verses.
Adnan Sammad Khan
I doubt you being a Pakistani national if you don’t know this guy. He made us all laugh and cry at the same time with his jaw-dropping performance as Gulzar Hussain in Ehd-e-Wafa. He studied art at NAPA. You will be left with no choice but to appreciate him more if you know him a person in real life. He is a very skilled theatre performer and a book worm. His dialogue delivery completely compliments his expressions. Very nurtured at conveying his message to the audience and ending up capturing the attention of them forever. You can’t just simply pull yourself out from the charismatic spell he did on us with the south Punjabi (Siraiki) accent back as Gulzar Hussain from Bastee Malook Zillah Taunsa Shareef. Also, he gave a new life to our beloved Attacullah’s song Allah karesi changian.
A motivational speaker and a young entrepreneur. Tanzila khan is a voice for women. Above and beyond women empowerment and rights, she is working for their physical health awareness too. Hundreds of training sessions that she carried out successfully. She represented Pakistan at numerous international platforms. Her venture named Girly Things provides women health products with a single click of the phone. She wrote a book the perfect situation sweet sixteen, that’s worth a read. Low on energy or life seems to be aimless? It’s time to listen to her pep talk.
Seem like its time for Taunsa city to take the trophy home for generating world-known talents. Narrating the toughest concept in the easiest words is his specialty. Choosing the difficult words and forming a spiral sentence is not his cup of tea. He expresses his thoughts and social struggles in a way that everyone pours all of their attention to verses. A saint in nature, smiling, and loved youth icon, that Tehzeeb is. I am sure many of you had a celebrity crush on him. Saraiki is his mother language and he writes Urdu poetry gracefully. To witness the mind-blowing fan base he got, you have to attend his event at least once in life.
Naeema Naeem Butt
I take pride in announcing that I learned major acting skills from this talented, gorgeous, and impressively empowered lady. Graduated with media communication as a major and earned a foreign scholarship to her pocket. Apart from being an actor since forever, she is a social activist too. Her acting career goes back as long as her educational one. From the national theatre performances to the TV screen, Naeema made her way to every remarkable platform. She has this specialty of expressing the tough realities smoothly. Need not to rely on this article to appreciate her but watch her at TV amusing your sight n soul with the glorious talent that she has.
As my knowledge to date, I never came across such a brilliant drummer. He beat the drum as it’s the last thing on the planet to enjoy. Zohaib comes from Chakwal. He is among the rising musical talent of Pakistan. Not only that he plays the instrument magically but sing as well. Luckiest are the ones whose passion and profession are aligned like him. He plays a drum at events and the audience can’t resist dancing over the beats that he brings out of a very usual song. Be there many modern instruments introduced, he decided to stick with Punjab’s most loved Dhol (drum). If you want to regain your faith in the wonders of DHOL, you need to see him playing, singing, and dancing on his creativity.
A feather of Pakistani’s first female Dhol player goes to her cap. Women are always considered physically weak to pick up and play publicly such a huge musical “mass” called DHOL. Where women can’t take a walk alone on road, she is daring enough to display her talent. From a crowded cricket stadium to an international representation of Pakistan, Arishma unlocked all achievements. She is a professionally trained drummer and earned countless awards. She gives all the credit to her parents for believing in a talent of her that’s least acceptable for a woman in an eastern society like ours. Putting the stereotypes aside and negating social taboos with her positive energy and faith, she stands out of the crowd. Only if the audience keeps appreciating her up to deserved level, will surely bring more pride to our homeland Pakistan.
These are the selected icons I come to know. You name talent and we got it. Age brackets, gender, race, ethnicity, and customs are just a word now. Hazrat Allama Iqbal predicted it right:
Zara Nam Ho To Ye Mitti Bari Zarkhaiz Hai Saqi’ A little bit drops, and the land is fertile at fullest,