Adnan in a nutshell:
Name: Adnan Sami Khan
Date of Birth: 15, August 1973 (UK)
Talents: Singer, musician, pianist, actor, composer.
Father: Arshad Sami Khan (Pakistan)
Mother: Naureen (India)
Married Life: Zeba Bakhtiar (Ex-Wife), Safa Galadhari (Current Wife, Based in Dubai)
Children: Azaan Khan (Son/Zeba Bakhtiar)
Family Based: Parents and younger brother, all based in Houston, USA.
Achievements: Nigar Award (Pakistan), Bolan Academy Award (Pakistan), Graduate Award(Pakistan), Special UNICEF Award, United Nations Peace Medal, MTV's 'Breakthrough Artiste of the Year' award for 2001.
Adnan Sami is an accomplished Concert Pianist and Composer with a special command on all Western and Indian Classical and semi-classical notes. His career has ranged from the the classical to the Jazz to moderm Pop-Rock (Western and Indian). Adnan Sami has won many International Awards inlcuding the "Nigar Award", "Bolan Academy Award", "Graduate Award" etc. He was given a "Special Award of U.N.I.C.E.F." and a United Nations Peace Medal for a song he wrote and performed for Africa. He was invited as a member of the jury of the prestigious music festival "Voice of Asia" competition held annually at Almaty, Kazhakstan. This jury comprises of top music composers of the world.
Adnan has been educated in Britain where he first studied at the Prestigious Public Shool called "Rugby School". He went on to graduate from the University of London, througout developing his musical style and technique on the Piano and thus evolving a new sound which he pioneered and ultimately introduced to the world thus becoming the first person to play Indian Classical music on the electric Piano.
Reviewing a Piano solo performance Adnan had given on the Channel 4 in the UK, the famours American magazine "Keyboard" declared him the "Keyboard Discovery of The 90s". Popularly referred to as the fastest Keyboard player in the world, this observation was first made by the Swedish Radio and Television Broadcasting. Adnan Sami has been featured in a documentary recently commissioned by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office of Great Britain amongst exclusive ten famous names from the sub-continent of India and Pakistan, who have influenced the Asian culture in the UK over the last fifty years.
As a classical concert pianist, Adnan Sami has had the honor of giving "solo" Royal Command Performaces before such Royalty as the King of Sweden and King Hussein of Jordan. He has also performed before Heads of State and Governments such as President Mitterand of France, President of United Arab Emirates, President and Prime Minister of India, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, President and Prime Minister of Khazakhstan, Prime Minsiter of Kyrgistan, Prime Minister of Sweden and Princess Christina of Sweden. Apart from this, Adnan has performed for prestigious Music Festivals to sold-out Stadiums of his solo concert tours all over the world in over forty countries.
Adnan is committed to experimenting with new styles and forms rather than be taken hostage by success as a commercial Artist and thus creating formula music.
As a recording artist, stge and Television performer, Adnan Sami Khan, at the age of 28 has worked in various parts on the world including USA, London, Sweden, Spain, Pakistan and India. His vocal albums have consistently been big sellers, each album, crossing the million mark in sales. His energy on stage as well as his music videos is a delight for audiences and viewers of all ages.
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