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Born in Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan, Atif started singing during his college days in Punjab Institute of Computer Science (PICS), where he met a talented young guitarist and composer, Goher Mumtaz. They formed a band named Jal, with Goher, Atif and Omer Nadeem (joined later), and released their first song Aadat in 2002. The song went viral within weeks, and Atif became a prominent name for music lovers in Pakistan.
After the success of Aadat, Atif split from the band (Jal) and began his career as a solo singer. Jal Pari, his first solo album released in 2004, was declared the Best Selling Album of The Year two years in a row (2004 and 2005) by The News International (Pakistani newspaper). DAWN (another Pakistani newspaper) declared the song Bheegi Yaadien as the Most Downloaded Pakistani Song Ever. Atif’s melodious voice soon crossed the border to reach India when Mahesh Bhatt asked for his consent to use his song Bheegi Yaadein in his movie (Zeher). He recorded the song in India and changed its name to Woh Lamhein. In 2006, the vocalist released another solo album Doorie which featured blockbusters like Hum Kis Galli Ja Rahe Hain, Kuch Is Tarah and O Re Piya. Post Doorie, Atif contributed to Bollywood with superhit songs including Tere Bin (Bas Ek Pal) and Pehli Nazar Mein (Race). Atif launched another album, Meri Kahani, in 2008. The title track Meri Kahani was a huge hit. Atif continued his Bollywood venture with a series of blockbusters like Tere Liye, Kaun Hoon Main & Aa Bhi Ja Sanam (Prince); Piya O Re Piya & Tu Mohabbat Hai (Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya); Jeena Jeena (Badlapur) and Khair Mangda (A Flying Jatt).