Mustafa Zahid (Urdu:مصطفی زاہد) is a Pakistani rock artist who has enjoyed a lot of success since bursting into the public eye in 2006 with his hit single “Tera Mera Rishta”. Mustafa is also the band leader and the lead vocalist of Roxen, an all out rock band which he formed with some of his friends in 2004. Apart from his awe inspiring voice, Mustafa’s style and personality contribute to his success as well. Born in Lahore,8 Mustafa had his interest in music ever since he was a little boy. He was noted first for his amazing stage-like performances and not his voice. At first, it was thought that he would be related to showbiz as an actor.
Mustafa was born into a Muslim family in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is the cousin to Ali Azmat.9 He was the lead vocalist of the rock band Junoon. Wikipedia:Citation needed Wikipedia:Citation needed
After graduating Mustafa and his friends decided to form the band Roxen.
Mainstream and Bollywood
In the mid of 2007, he gave two of his chart busters songs for the Bollywood movie Awarapan10 Although Pritam did the music for the film it was mostly unknown that songs were originally composed and written by Mustafa himself.With some help from the Bollywood music Djs the remix of the songs became anthems.11 It was the biggest music deal of his career and his devotion to the songs of the movie is still chronicled everywhere.12 After Awarapan, Mustafa in 2009 came out with another Bollywood release ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ from the film Runway.13 He is considered to be one of the top vocalists in Pakistan and is also gaining popularity worldwide.14 2012 saw Mustafa hit back with a massive bang.He was the first Pakistani singer to be featured in as many as 2 songs on soundtrack of an album.The three songs from Blood Money has already become rage worldwide.Jo tere Sang, Gunah kia and Teri Yaadon Se are said to be one of the best Mustafa Zahids work till today. 2013 has Mustafa Zahid written all over it! ‘Hum Jee Lenge’ from Murder 3 will be followed by ‘Junoon’ from Shootout at Wadala and then ‘Bhula Dena’ from Aashiqui 2 will be Mustafa Zahids projects. Mustafa currently have an official website15 & he stated in an interview that he does have a page on Facebook16
He has performed in over a 50 cities worldwide including New York, Glasgow,17 Karachi, Mumbai, Dubai Manama, London Wembley arena..18
Mustafa Zahid gave special appearance at Sensation Crown Plaza Dubai on 27 September 2012 with DJ Suketu Live.
Roxen is the band that Mustafa formed with his friends in 2004.19 The word Rozen is derived from the Persian word Rozen e dewaar, which is also the name of his band’s first album. Their style is a blend of Sufi rock, acoustic and pop. The initial band members were Mustafa, Omar Jodi and Haider. Their debut album titled Roxen-E-Dewaar was released in late 2006 and remained on top of all charts in Pakistan for almost six weeks. The Indian release of the album was scheduled in mid December 2008, but was put on hold by Indian label after the recent Mumbai Attacks.20
Roxen & Jal live Performance in Railways Club, Multan. Finally, Universal Music has signed Mustafa Zahid and Roxen (band) for a worldwide release of their Upcoming Album.
|2014||Bhoola Samundar||Universal Music|
|2007||Toh Phir Aao||Awarapan|
|Tera Mera Rishta|
|2009||Khuda Kay Liye||Runway|
|Teri Yaadon Se|
|Jo Tere Sang|
|2013||Hum Jee Lenge||Murder 3|
|Yeh Junoon Mera||Shootout at Wadala|
|Bhula Dena||Aashiqui 2|
|2014||Maine Khud Ko||Ragini MMS 2|
Pakistani Drama Soundtrack
|Year||Song||Drama Serial||TV Channel|
|2010||Tere Liye||Tere Liye||ARY Digital|
- “Turn the Night Up – Enrique Iglesies feat Mustafa Zahid and DJ Aks”
- “Bujh Hay Gaya”
- “Yeh Meri Zindagi Hai”
- “Meray Saathiya”
- “Kaisay Jiyein” (also used in Bollywood film Murder 3 as Hum Jee Lenge)
- “Dil Main Tum” (Revised with Bunny)
- “Na Kar Deewana” (also used in Bollywood film Awarapan as Tera Mera Rishta)
Mustafa Zahid is also hosting a show called Gata Rahe Mera Dil along with Rabi Pirzada on TV One Global