Nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from Faisalabad, Pakistan was born in 1974 and started learning singing at the age of 3. His grandfather was legendary Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan. He started working for Lollywood from the year 1997 onwards.
He debut Bollywood as a singer in the movie ‘Paap’ in the year 2003 and the song was ‘Mann ki lagan’. Usually he sings one song for an album and it becomes huge hit too. He judged the show, Chhote Ustaad 2 alongside Sonu Nigam. He was also one of the judges on the singing reality show Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka, premièred on NDTV Imagine in 2008.
His major hits include Bolna halke of Jhoom barabar jhoom, Tuna jaane aas paas of Anjaana Anjani, Teri meri of Body guard, Ishq risk of My brother ki dulhan, Naina of Omkara, Teri ori of Singh is Kingh, Mein jahan rahoo of Namastey London, Sajda of My name is Khan, Jahoon kaha of Billu barber, Jag soona soona of Om Shanti Om, Jiya dadak of Kalyug, Kwaab jo of London dreams, Fakeera of Badshah company, Surili akhilyon wali of Veer, Rabba mein of Mausam, Rabba of Mr and Mrs.Khanna, Man bawra of Aasma, Sab rishtey naate thodle of De dana dan, Bahara – male version of I hate love stories, Tum jo aaye of Once upon a time in Mumbai, Aaj din chadiya of Love aaj kal, Dil to bacha hai jee of Ishqiya, Afreen Afreen, Zaroori Tha, Jag Ghoomeya, Dillagi, Teri Meri, O Re Piya, Naina Re, Tu Itni Khoobsurat Hai, Nazar Se Nazar Mile, Main Jahaan Rahoon, Aye Khuda, Jag Soona Soona Lage, Bol Na Halke Halke, Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye, Yadaan Teriyaan, Dagabaaz Re, Bichdann, Tum Jo Aaye, Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua, Akhiyan, Naina, Akhiyan Udeek Diyan, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai, Aas Paas Khuda, Tere Bina, Surili Akhiyon Wale, Teri Ore, Mere Bina Tu, Sanu Ik Pal Chain Na Aave, Rabb Kise Di Na Todhe, Halka Halka.