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List of Famous Bands from Karachi

Updated June 8, 2017 6k views21 items

List of Karachi bands, listed by their level of fame. This Karachi musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Karachi bands are included, as well as many Karachi musicians of underground status. This list of Karachi musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Karachi bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Everything from Nazia and Zoheb to AaroH is included on this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Karachi?" or "What is a list of Karachi bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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  • 1
    Pop music, Indian pop

    AlbumsThe Best of Nazia & Zohaib Hassan, Star, Young Tarang

    Nazia and Zoheb were a Pakistani pop group from Karachi, Sindh formed in 1980. The group consisted of two siblings, Nazia Hassan and Zoheb Hassan, who were a singing sensation and pop icons in...  more
  • 2
    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsSawaal, Raag Neela

    Aaroh was an alternative rock band from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, formed in 1998. The band was founded by lead guitarist Nabeel Nihal Chishty and vocalist Farooq Ahmed, who were joined by keyboardist...  more
  • 3
    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsBabia 93, Cinderella, Master Sajjad Sings Memorable Classics, Rangeen, Goldies Not Oldies

    Sajjad Ali (born 1966) is a Pakistani semi-classical, pop and rock singer, poet, actor, film director as well as a film producer from Karachi, Pakistan....  more
  • 4
    Sufi rock, Rock music

    AlbumsIshq, Dewaar, Azadi, Inquilaab, Junoon

    Junoon is a sufi rock band from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, formed in 1990. The band is directed by founder, lead guitarist and songwriter, Salman Ahmad, who was soon joined by keyboardist Nusrat...  more
  • 5
    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsDuur, Aankhain, Dhaani, Strings, Hai Koi Hum Jaisa

    Strings are an internationally acclaimed Pakistani pop rock band composed of two members from Karachi, Pakistan. The band was initially formed by four college students—Bilal Maqsood, Faisal Kapadia,...  more
  • 6
    Pop music

    AlbumsTeri Soorat, Darshan, Qismat Apnay Haath Mein, Rab Jaanay, Buri Baat Hai

    Shehzad Roy (born 17 February 1979) is a Pakistani singer, social worker and humanitarian. He started his singing career in 1995 and has recorded six albums since. He has recorded many hit songs such...  more
  • 7
    Pop music

    AlbumsBest of Nazia Hassan, Star/Boom Boom, Disco Deewane, Hotline, Camera Camera

    Nazia Hassan (3 April 1965 – 13 August 2000) was a Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist. She started her music career at the age of 10, and became one of the most prominent...  more
  • 8
    Pop music, Bhangra

    AlbumsChanna, Peera

    Rahim Shah (Pashto: رحيم شاه‎; born December 12, 1975) is a leading Pakistani pop singer. He started from and is currently based in Karachi. He sings in Pashto, Urdu and Punjabi....  more
  • 9
    Pop music

    AlbumsQarar, Tera Naam Liya To, Dastaan, Chahat, Chandni Raatein

    Ali Haider (Urdu:علی حیدر, born 22 September 1967) is a Pakistani singer. He had a number of popular songs in the 1990s, the most notable being "Poorani Jeans", which appears on his 1993 album...  more
  • 10

    AlbumsThe Golden Collection

    Munni Begum Urdu: مُنّی بیگم‎), is a Pakistani ghazal singer. Her real name is Nadira Urdu: نادرہ‎)....  more
  • 11

    AlbumsSub to Sohniye, Mantra, Aatish, Faakhir Mantra

    Faakhir Mehmood (Urdu: فاخر محمود‎) is a Pakistani singer and music composer. He started out his career in a Pakistani musical group called Awaz. However, due to conflicts of interest, the band split...  more
  • 12
    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock
    Aaroh (Urdu: آروح, literal English translation: "the ascending scale in eastern classical music") is an alternative rock band from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, formed in 1998. The band was founded by...  more
  • 13
    Blues-rock
  • 14
    Pop music

    AlbumsEik Tara, Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat, Thori Khushi Thora Gham

    Waqar Ali (Urdu: وقار علی) is a Pakistani musician and singer working mostly in Pakistan.Ali has produced many albums and singles for the Pakistan film industry. His father is the classical singer...  more
  • 15
    Bushra Ansari is a Pakistani actress, comedian, singer and playwright who started her career as a child performer in the 1960s. Ansari won numerous awards during her career, including the...  more
  • 16
    Zoheb Hassan (born November 18, 1966) is a Pakistani pop icon and was a part of the duo Nazia and Zoheb....  more
  • 17
    Heavy metal, Hard rock
    Asad Ahmed (born 21 July 1971 in Karachi) is a Pakistani guitarist. His first stint was forming The Barbarians (Pakistani Rock Band). He has been a member of the famous pop trio Awaz, has played with...  more
  • 18
    Najam Sheraz is a Pakistani pop singer, songwriter, music producer, composer and peace activist. Sheraz’s first Urdu nasheed, "Na Tera Khuda Koi Aur Hae," changed his perspective about life. He...  more
  • 19
    Rock music, Experimental rock

    AlbumsSagar, Saagar, Journey

    Fuzön is an alternative rock band from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan formed in 2001. The name has been derived from fusion as the former vocalist Shafqat Amanat Ali describes the band as a fusion of...  more
  • 20
    Progressive metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsMaazi, Haal, Mustaqbil, Panchi, Mizraab – Live & Rare

    Mizraab is a progressive rock and metal band from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, formed in 1997. Founded by vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter, Faraz Anwar, the band's initial line-up was with Faraz...  more
  • 21
    Industrial rock, Industrial music

    AlbumsHard Tar & Black Bile, Baaghiraja

    Atish Raj, was an industrial and avant-garde Pakistani rock band formed and fronted by Pakistani music journalist and writer, Nadeem F. Paracha. The band only recorded two albums between 1994 and...  more