Adnan Sami

August 16, 1973 –

Modern Period

Born in England

Adnan Sami Khan is a singer, composer, and pianist, raised in England by parents from Pakistan and India, though he’s spent much of his life in Canada. He performs Indian and Western musical styles, both classical and modern, and can be heard in many Bollywood films. He’s credited as one of the first musicians to bring ancient South Asian songs to the keyboard, at which he excels. The Times of India has called him the “Sultan of Music,” and in January 2020, he was awarded the Padma Shri, a great Indian honor.