Adnan Sami Khan, born on 15, August 1973 in UK, a Leo is no doubt a champion in his field.
Educated in Britain at the prestigious Rugby School and a graduate of the University of London, Adnan is no novice in the world of music. He began playing the piano at the age of five and was first acknowledged by the world at age of nine, when BBC introduced him as a child prodigy. At that age, he admired Miles Davis, Bee Gees, BB King and Pink Floyd. But as he grew older, he was drawn towards classical music. As fond as he was of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, Adnan was more influenced by the Indian classical legends like Bade Ghulam Ali khan, Pandit Bhim Sen Joshi and Ustaad Amir Khan and he tried to perform cover versions of the music produced by these maestros on the electric piano.
Though this was not much appreciated by many ardent classical music fans, Adnan was nonetheless declared Keyboard Discovery of the 90s by a popular American magazine Keyboard after they reviewed one of his solo piano performances in UK. The Swedish Radio and Television Broadcasting declared him the fastest keyboard player in the world and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Great Britain featured him in a documentary on "People who influenced Asian culture in UK for the last fifty years".
Adnan Sami Khan is arguably the fastest keyboard player in the world. Although he only took one music class in his school, he was playing piano like a professional when he was just 7 years old. Even the British channel BBC aired a program about Adnan Sami Khan. He gave classical music a new touch. With a career ranging from classical to jazz to modern pop-rock, Adnan has played it all and not just for the masses.
Reviewing a Piano solo performance Adnan had given on the Channel 4 in the UK, the famous 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 Performances 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 Kazakhstan, 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
In such a short span of time he has won some of the very prestigious awards like 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.
Recently Adnan released his last album "Kabhi To Nazar Milao", which was an Indian version of the Pakistani Album he released in 1997 "Badaltey Mausam". Currently Adnan Sami Khan is working with Indian Artists like Lucky Ali, A. R. Rehman, Viju Shah and Shaimak Davar for producing the Soundtracks of a forthcoming bollywood movie "Kaante". He also sung one song "Mehbooba" in the Bollywood Movie "Ajnabi".
Adnan's music is complete in all respects. It has a melody that ensnares; it has an instrumentation that enthralls; it has a voice that enchants. He has been playing his music much like the fabled Pied Piper. Who ever hears him, can't help but follow him. Magnasound is bringing out another album 'Always Yours Adnan'. It is a reinterpretation 'Kabhi To Nazar Milao' and comes with a special message from Adnan himself. The album has two remixes, those of 'Barsaat' and 'Lift Karadey'. Jatin Sharma, who has proven his mettle with the success of the 'Dhagala Lagli' remix, has collaborated with Adnan for 'Lift Karadey', while Salim and Suleiman Merchant have given their inputs for the 'Barsaat' remix.
It is a good project overall but more than dozen of films( lolly, bolly) on this topic was produced.