Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
- - Date of Birth: December 24, 1924
- - Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- - Birth Place: Kotla Sultan Singh, Punjab, British India
- - Nick Name: Pheeko
- - Religion: Muslim
- - Marital Status: Married
- - Father's Name: Hajji Ali Mohammad
- - Mother's Name: Mrs Shobha Nigam
- - Sister (s): Meenal and Neekita
- - Wife : Bashira
- - Son : Saeed Rafi, Khalid Rafi, Hamid Rafi, Shahid Rafi
- - Daughters : Parveen, Nasreen, Yasmin
Classical Music: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan, Pandit Jiwanlal Matto and Firoze Nizami.
Debut: Soniye nee, Heeriye nee (Gul Baloch : 1941)
Famous Movies (Songs): Baiju Bawra, Guide, Pyaasa, Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Kashmir Ki Kali , Neel Kamal.
Interesting Facts About Mohammed Rafi
- - Rafi started singing by imitating chants of a fakir in his village.
- - Rafi made his first public performance came at the age of 13.
- - Jawaharlal Nehru invited Rafi to sing at the his house.
- - Rafi is claimed to have recorded 28,000 songs in 11 Indian languages between 1944 and April 1980.
- - Rafi recorded two English albums.
- - The Films Division of India is producing a documentary about Rafi's life.
- - The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra released a double CD entitled 'Rafi Resurrected' comprising 16 songs by Rafi.
- - Artist Tasawar Bashir unveiled a shrine designed for Rafi in Birmingham hoping that Rafi will attain sainthood as a result.
- - The Padma Shri Mohammed Rafi Chowk in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai and Pune is named after Rafi.
Most Famous Songs
- - Babul Ki Duaen Leti Ja
- - Kya Hua Tera Wada
- - Aaj Mausam Bada Beiman Hai
- - Baharon phool barsao
- - Yahoo! Chahe koi mujhe junglee kahe
- - Dil ke jharokhe mein
Awards and Honors
- - Rafi received a silver medal from the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, on the first anniversary of the Indian Independence Day.
- - He bagged Padma Shri in 1965.
- - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in the years 1957,1964, 1966, 1967, 1977.
- - Filmfare Best Male Playback Awardin the years 1960, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1977.
- - Bengal Film Journalists' Association Award for Best Male Playback Singe in the years 1957, 1965, 1966.
- - Best singer of the millennium by Hero Honda and Stardust magazine