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Junaid Jamshed Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Junaid Jamshed Khan
Place Of Birth
Karachi, Pakistan
59 years old
Birth Date
September 2 1964

Junaid Jamshed Facts

Child Star?
Singer, actor, fashion designer
Education & Qualifications
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
Net Worth
Current Partner
Nahya Junaid, Ayesha Junaid
Jamshed Akbar Khan, Nafeesa Akbar Khan
Humayun Jamshed, Omar Jamshed, Muneeza Jamshed

About Junaid Jamshed 

He was a professional musician, actor, fashion designer, and television personality from Pakistan.

He started his musical career as the lead singer of the music band Vital Signs. The band released their first album, 'Vital Signs 1', in 1987, including the hit singles 'Tum Mil Gaye' and 'Dil Dil Pakistan.'

The band's final album was 'Hum Tum'. After the split of the Vital Signs, Junaid Jamshed released several solo albums. His first solo album, titled 'Junaid Of Vital Signs', was released in 1994. In 1999, the album 'Us Rah Par' was released, and in 2002, 'Dil Ki Baat' was released. Junaid Jamshed and his wife Nayha Junaid died in a plane crash en route to Islamabad on December 7, 2016.

Junaid Jamshed Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Junaid Jamshed's net worth?

The net worth of Junaid Jamshed was $7 million.

How much did Junaid Jamshed earn per year?

Unfortunately, information regarding the yearly earnings of Junaid Jamshed is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Junaid Jamshed?

He was 6 ft 1 in (186 cm) tall.

How old was Junaid Jamshed?

He was born on September 3, 1964, in Karachi, West Pakistan. Junaid Jamshed passed away on December 7, 2016, at the age of 52.

Childhood And Education

Junaid Jamshed was born on September 3, 1964, in Karachi, West Pakistan. His father, Jamshed Akbar Khan, was a Pakistan Air Force captain. His mother was Nafeesa Akbar Khan, her grandfather being the nawab of Loharu State. Junaid Jamshed has three siblings – Humayun Jamshed, Omar Jamshed, and Muneeza Jamshed.

Jamshed graduated from an international boarding high school in Saudi Arabia. He later wanted to become a fighter pilot in the Air Force of Pakistan but couldn't due to his poor eyesight. He then joined Lahore's University of Engineering and Technology, taking physics and mathematics. He then changed his major to mechanical engineering. In 1990, he graduated from the university in mechanical engineering. He used to do stage performances during his university days and was the lead vocalist of the rock band Nuts And Bolts.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Junaid Jamshed's partner?

Junaid got married to his first wife, Ayesha Junaid, in 1990. The couple has a daughter and three sons. Jamshed later got married to his second wife, Nahya Junaid.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Junaid Jamshed was regarded as one of the most influential Muslims globally for his charity works. Junaid Jamshed was best known for being the lead singer of Vital Signs.

Junaid Jamshed rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the Vital Signs in 1986. The band got noticed and was approached by the music officials of PTV during a live concert in Islamabad and was awarded a record deal by Rana Kanwal. Meanwhile, the band also caught the attention of Shoaib Mansoor, a broadcaster and record producer who worked with Vital Signs on their first album. 

Their first album, 'Vital Signs 1', was released nationwide. The hit singles of the album 'Tum Mil Gaye' and 'Dil Dil Pakistan', a patriotic song, gave them national recognition. The songs were commercially successful and critically acclaimed. In 1992, their second album, 'Vital Signs 2', was produced by EMI Studios in Pakistan. The band made their first international tour in the United States. The third album, 'Aitebar', was released in 1993 with record producer Shoaib Mansoor.

In the meantime, Junaid Jamshed signed his first acting contract for 'Dhundle Raste', a television miniseries. The band's fourth and last album, 'Hum Tum', was released in 1995. Due to some internal difficulties, the band split in 1998, and Jamshed started his solo career. 'Junaid Of Vital Signs', his first solo album, was released in 1994, later renamed 'Tumhara Aur Mera Naam'.

In 1999, Jamshed released his second solo album, 'Us Rah Par', which became one of the best-selling albums of the year. 'Us Rah Par' included several singles which became popular. Jamshed wrote all the songs, and 'Na Tu Ayegi', 'Us Rah Par', 'O Sanama', and 'Aankhon Ko Aankhon Ney' from the album were commercial hits and are still popular.

His third album, 'The Best Of Junaid Jamshed', was released in 2000. The album, which contained remixes of some of the hit songs of the Vital Signs era, was a success. 'Dil Ki Baat' was his fourth and last solo album, released in 2001. It became highly successful in Pakistan and received much attention from the media and the public. His last two albums didn't fare well, and Jamshed disappeared from the public eye. Junaid Jamshed officially quit music and devoted his life to Islam in 2004.

Charity Work

Junaid Jamshed was well known for his humanitarian works. He worked for the NGO Muslim Charity. His charitable works were an inspiration to many. In 2004, Junaid Jamshed played a major role in constructing Muslim Charity's first assisted hospital in Jhang. In 2013, Junaid Jamshed launched Muslim Charity's 'Honouring Our Mothers' campaign. The singer personally advocated the cause of obstetric fistula surgery for affected mothers and incorporated it into the Maternal Health Program of Muslim Charity.

What awards did Junaid Jamshed win?

Junaid Jamshed was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2007. The singer was nominated posthumously for Pakistan's third-highest civilian honor, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, in 2018.

Junaid Jamshed's Hobbies And Interests

Junaid Jamshed's hobbies were singing, swimming, exercising, and traveling.

Other Interesting Junaid Jamshed Facts And Trivia

  • Born on September 3, the zodiac sign of Junaid Jamshed is Virgo.
  • Junaid Jamshed and his second wife died in a plane crash while he was on his way to deliver the Friday sermon at the Parliament mosque.
  • After the 9/11 attacks, Jamshed's tours in the West struggled as westerners started questioning his country's culture and terrorism. After returning to his country, Junaid Jamshed filed for bankruptcy in court to restart his career.
  • After leaving music, Junaid Jamshed started a clothing store selling Khaadis, a form of kurta-salwar, named 'J.'
  • For his cooperation with the NGO Muslim Charity from 2003-2016, Junaid Jamshed was listed as one of the World's Most Influential Muslims by The Muslim 500.

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