|Birth||14 October 1983 (Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan)|
Jabar Abbas is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and musician. Started his career in 1997 as child artist, Abbas rose to prominence during his presidential tenure of Nazir Ahmed Musical Society at Government College University, Lahore from 2003–2007. He then venture for a political satire show Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain where he recorded more than three hundred parody songs. In 2012, he released his first single "Chan Mahi".
In 2013, he recorded songs for critically acclaimed films Zinda Bhaag and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi which earned him wide acclaim. In 2016, Abbas marked his Coke Studio debut as a featured artist in season 9, as a part team Sheraz Uppal.
Early life and education
Abbas was born on October 14, 1983 to renowned assistant music director Shaukat Ali in Lahore. In 2001, Jabar attended Government College University, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts, and obtained his MA in Political Science in 2007. While serving as the President of Nazir Ahmad Music Society (cultural pillar of GCU, which is led by Baba Tariq Farani (Flute Wala), son of UM Saleem Khan), from 2003 to 2007, Jabar garnered wide recognition and for his achievements he was awarded roll of honor for his invaluable contribution to music.
Jabar started his career on February 5, 1997 in Shamim Ara film as a child artists. Between 2001 and 2007 Jabar received his education and ventures into domestic level competitions and programs. After his graduation in 2007 he was offered a role of parody singer in political satire show Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain on Geo TV. Where he recorded more than 350 songs, including parodies of hit bollywood songs "Hawle Hawle" and "Siasat Ka Jalwa". The song "Hawle Hawle" was a massive success and was named "Song of the Year" award by Bus Kar Awards on Geo TV. Jabar was awarded the certificate of appreciation by American Consulate for his ravishing performance in 2007. Jabar also received the best composition award for his song "Pehle Nazar Ka Ishara" in a reality show Jazz Icon. Jabar paid tribute to two legendary figures of music namely A.R Rehman and Reshma on Hum TV in 2009, which further add acclaim to his singing style.
Jabar taught music at Aitchison College, Beaconhouse School System and Lahore Grammar School for five years and has been associated with many music concerts. which solidified his reputation and explored his musical potentialities. In 2012, he recorded his first single "Chan Mahi" for his debut album, and was met with positive response. In 2013 he recorded songs for films Zinda Bhaag and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi that ad further acclaim in his career.
In 2016, he marked his Coke Studio debut as a featured artist in season 9, under team supervision of Sheraz Uppal.
Musical inspirations and style
Jabar considers Muhammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Ghulam Ali, Sonu Nigam, Madan Mohan, R. D. Burman, A. R. Rehman as his musical influences. His style of singing includes variety of genres mainly, Pop Music, Sufi and classical.
- "Chan Mahi" (2012)
- Zinda Bhaag (2013)
- Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2013)
- Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain
- Coke Studio: Season 9 (2016)