|Born In :||London, United Kingdom[|
|Occupation(s) :||Musician, Singer, Music Composer, Pianist, Television Presenter & Actor|
|Genres :||Classical, Jazz, Pop Rock, Fusion|
|Web Site :||facebook.com/AdnanSamiLive/|
Adnan Sami Khan ( born 15 August 1971) is an Indian singer, musician, music composer, pianist and actor. He performs Indian and western music, specially for Hindi movies. His most notable instrument is the piano. He is credited for being the first person to play Indian classical music on the piano in a style he created through the Santoor. A review in US-based Keyboard magazine described him as the fastest keyboard player in the world and called him the keyboard discovery of the nineties. As a multi-platinum recording Artiste, he is also credited for having sold the biggest selling independent albums of all time in India. He can play over 35 musical instruments.
He was born in London to Arshad Sami Khan, a Pakistani diplomat of Pashtun origin, and Naureen, who was originally from Jammu and Kashmir state in North India. The Times of India has called him the “Sultan of Music”.
Adnan Sami was born in 1971 in London. He was raised and educated in the United Kingdom. His father, Arshad Sami Khan, was a Pashtun while his mother Naureen Khan hailed from Jammu. Adnan’s father served as a Pakistan Air Force pilot, before becoming a senior bureaucrat and serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to 14 countries.
His paternal great-grandfather, General Ahmed Jan, was from Afghanistan and a military advisor to king Abdur Rahman Khan. His paternal grandfather Agha Mehfooz Jan was the governor of four Afghan provinces under King Amanullah Khan’s reign and was also the King’s first cousin. He was assassinated by Habibullah Kalakani and therefore his father’s family migrated to Peshawar, then in British India.