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Omer Nadeem in his studio, Lahore, Pakistan, April 2013
Native name
عمر ندیم
Birth nameMuhammad Omer Nadeem
Also known asOmer Nadeem
Born (1988-10-23) October 23, 1988 (age 35)
Lahore, Pakistan
GenresPop, rock, acoustic, EDM, bedroom pop, Bollywood, Filmi, R&B, Trap
Occupation(s)singer, songwriter, composer, music producer, accountant (ACCA), entrepreneur
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano
Years active2001–present
LabelsT-Series, Moviebox, Fire Records (Pakistan), The Orchard Enterprises, Hi-Tech Music, Omer Nadeem Music, Revolve Records, Pristine Records, Allied Records

Muhammad Omer Nadeem, more commonly known as Omer Nadeem (Urdu: عمر ندیم) is a Pakistani British singer-songwriter, composer, music producer, musical artist and entrepreneur. Nadeem predominantly sings in Urdu and Punjabi, but has also sang in Hindi and English. He launched Pakistan’s first of its kind Console Gaming Lounge ‘Eclectic Vibrations' in DHA, Lahore in 2010.

Early life

Omer Nadeem was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan into a Muslim family. His father served the Pakistan Armed Forces and retired as Lieutenant Colonel and his mother was a Physics Professor (retired) in Lahore College for Women University. His maternal grandfather Dr. Rafi Muhammad Chaudhry is referred as “the true father of the nuclear weapons program of Pakistan”.

Nadeem always had a musical mind since childhood. He grew up listening and dancing to the tunes of Michael Jackson. He also loved listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Junoon (band), and Vital Signs (band).

Nadeem did his schooling from Garrison Academy for Boys, Lahore Cantt and completed his Secondary School Certificate with A+ grade. He then went to Government College University, Lahore and achieved his Higher Secondary School Certificate with A grade. Nadeem completed his BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, then moved to the United Kingdom in September 2014 and completed his MBA in International Business from Coventry University with Distinction. He then further studied and specialised in the field of accounting and became a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. He is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).



Omer Nadeem started music in 2001 at the age of 12 with Jal (Band) in the original line-up as the bassist, alongside Atif Aslam and Goher Mumtaz. After Jal separated, Nadeem kept on playing with Atif in live concerts on lead guitar till July 2004.

Nadeem also helped Roxen (Band) in composing new songs and recording guitar for their debut album Rozen-e-Deewar. The album was recorded in Xth Harmonic Studio by Zulfar Jabbar Khan, also known as Xulfi. During this early period, Nadeem played bass guitar for Jal, lead guitar for Atif Aslam and drums for Roxen in live concerts and also sang for his own band, Sifaar.[1]

Nadeem has judged various local singing competitions [2] and has performed in many parts of the world, including in front of a crowd as much as 30,000, alongside successful Pakistani bands such as Strings and Noori. [3] In an Instagram post from March 2021, Nadeem spoke about his experience from that concert:

"I have a little memory to share. There was a concert in 2004 in Islamabad F9 Park. The crowd was massive. The lineup was Jal (Atif - I was on lead guitars at that time), Noori and Strings. We were opening the show. After our performance we were coming down from the stage, Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia were standing right next to the stairs backstage and were clapping for us. They didn’t know us but still appreciated our performance as young talent. I always ask myself the question “Did they really have to do that?”. It was only a 4-5 seconds of applause by them but had an everlasting impact on me as a musician"

2004: Sifaar

Omer Nadeem formed a band called Sifaar in 2004. They recorded their debut track ‘Hadd Se’ in Digital Fidelity Studios produced by Mekaal Hasan (from Mekaal Hasan Band). Drums were played by Salman Albert from Entity Paradigm. Mekaal’s testimony on the band was:

“Sifaar is band that has a lot of potential and talent. I worked and played with them on their debut single 'Hadd Se' and was very pleased and impressed by their talent and commitment to their work. In fact, I myself jumped at the chance to play on their song because I was struck by their energy and enthusiasm and of course I like the song enough to want to be on it. Their positive attitude and down to earth persona will take them places and it is actually rare to find people who are this young (the singer was 15 when we recorded this song) who are actually good at what they do. If I had to point to a young band with a lot of potential and talent, then I'd pick these guys. In my opinion, if they persist, they will bring in a much-needed breath of fresh air in the stagnant pop and rock scene of our country”.

He further added:

“Sifaar's debut single 'Hadd Se' is a hit single in the making. As the producer / engineer for a massive hit like 'Aadat' I can tell you that if a song like 'Aadat' could be popular then I see no reason why our public will not respond positively to this song. It has all the makings of a hit song, a good singer, a strong and catchy melody, and a polished rock/pop sound that is often found lacking in other bands attempting the same genre of music. In fact, the professionalism of the performances in this song by these teenagers makes it a benchmark for all other young bands to live up to. I hope that 'Hadd Se' finds its deserved popularity and I wish these guys all the success in the world!”

Unfortunately, Sifaar couldn’t sustain for long due to the guitarist of the band having other plans and goals.


After Sifaar band was no longer active, Nadeem took a break from music to focus on his studies and made a comeback in 2008 by releasing his debut single ‘Dil Ka Diya’ as a solo artist. Soon after, he was noticed and approached by the British Asian music producer Khiza[4] who invited him to collaborate on his album ‘Turning Point’[5] which was released by Hi-Tech Music Ltd, Khiza Music and The Orchard (Company).

Song Title Album
Aey Khuda Turning Point
Dil Ka Diya Turning Point
Dil Ka Diya - Dance Mix Turning Point
Laut Aana - Bonus Track Turning Point

The video of ‘Aey Khuda’ was directed by Soheb Akhtar starring model and actress Sana Sarfaraz and ‘Dil Ka Diya – Dance Mix’ was also directed by Soheb Akhtar starring Pakistani Canadian actress and model Armeena Khan.

2011 - 2018

In 2011, Nadeem again collaborated with Khiza[6] on his song ‘Teri Yaad’[7] that he composed in 2001. Video was directed by Sohail Javed starring model Amna Babar. Teri Yaad original audio was also released separately by Omer Nadeem himself, it was a duet with his sister Myra Nadeem.

Nadeem released ‘Kin Raaston Pay (Melo Version)’ in 2012. Composed and written by Omer Nadeem and Raquif Ali Rana. The video is directed by Yasir Jaswal in Islamabad.

In 2014, Nadeem released the Political Rock Ballad song ‘Girti Deewar’[8] describing the essence of involvement in Politics by the public of Pakistan.

In 2015, Nadeem complied his previously released songs and released an EP ‘The Classics’ comprising five songs.

Omer Nadeem - The Classics EP (2015)[9]
Teri Yaad
Kin Raaston Pay
Hadd Se
Dil Ka Diya
Girti Deewar

In 2014, Nadeem also had the honour to perform at the prestigious venues like Wembley Arena and St. George’s Hall, Bradford, sharing the stage with the Punjabi Bhangra artist Abrar-ul-Haq.[10] In 2015, He also performed as the guest performer with Zack Knight at the BBC Asian Network Maida Vale StudiosMaida Vale Studios|.[11]

Nadeem sang the song ‘Pyaray Baba’ for the project ‘Gao Suno Badlo’. This song is to celebrate Father’s Day with the motto that your dad is the only person in the world who wants you to be more successful than himself. It is composed by Ali Aftab Saeed, produced by Saad Sultan and written by Aliya Mirza. Video is directed by Farhan Adeel.

Nadeem collaborated again with Khiza on the songs like ‘Dildariyan’[12] and ‘Tu Aas Hai Meri’ which were released by the label T-Series. They also collaborated on another song called 'Jadon Yaad'[13] which was released by Moviebox Record Label.

In 2018. Nadeem released ‘Hadh Unplugged’[14], composed and produced by Omer Nadeem and written by Jehan Ara.


In 2021, Nadeem released his song ‘Tum Na Aoge’[15] from his album ‘Tera Ho Jaun’.[16] The video is directed by Roger Russell in Kent, United Kingdom. It is composed and produced by Omer Nadeem and written by Adeel Anwar, Talha Jahanzeb, Raquif Ali Rana and Omer Nadeem.

Nadeem also released the album title track ‘Tera Ho Jaun’ in the same year. Composed and produced by Omer Nadeem, written by Omer Nadeem and Muhammad Salman Sajid. The video for 'Tera Ho Jaun' was directed and edited by Usman in August 2021 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

In 2022, Nadeem released songs including ‘Kin Raaston Pay (Electric Version)’, composed and produced by Omer Nadeem, written by Omer Nadeem and Raquif Ali Rana. The same year Nadeem released 'Laut Ana’, this song was also composed and produced by Omer Nadeem, written by Adeel Anwar. The videos for both singles were directed and edited by Usman in August 2021 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Nadeem released a romantic number ‘Tujhe Dekha’ for the Valentine’s Day, composed by Omer Nadeem, produced by Ali Mustafa, written by Omer Nadeem, Raquif Ali Rana, and Talha Jahanzeb. The video animation for 'Tujhe Dekha' is done by Bilal Outlines.

Another single released later in 2022 'Tu Apna Nahi' from the ‘Tera Ho Jaun’ album is composed and produced by Omer Nadeem and written by Adeel Anwar.

Nadeem was approached by Zack Knight for the collaboration on the song ‘Kamlee’ from his album ‘I Am Zack Knight’. Nadeem’s hook line composition is inspired by the traditional folk Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan style which Knight thought would suit Nadeem’s voice. Combining the traditional style melody with house music delivered a new sound that was required for the song. It is composed and produced by Zack Knight, written by Omer Nadeem, Zack Knight and Guree.

In December 2022, a song called 'Monotonic' was released on all streaming platforms. It is a collaboration between Omer Nadeem and Mo-Hajir. The song is composed by Omer Nadeem and Mo-Hajir, written by Hadi and Mo-Hajir. The video was shot in two countries, UK and USA. The visual editing for 'Monotonic' was done by Usman.


In 2011, Nadeem was invited to lend his vocals to Bollywood in the film Yamla Pagla Deewana directed by Samir Karnik starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and Kulraj Randhawa for the romantic song ‘Sau Baar’ which is a duet of Omer Nadeem with Shreya Ghoshal. The song is composed by Sandesh Shandilya and written by Irshad Kamil. It is released by the label T-Series and was shot in front of Taj Mahal, India.

Nadeem also sang the Bollywood song ‘Baat Jo Thi (Yeh Dooriyan)’ from the film ‘Yeh Dooriyan’ directed by Deepshikha Nagpal and music by Meet Bros. The song has three versions:

  • Baat Jo Thi (Yeh Dooriyan)
  • Yeh Dooriyan Remix
  • Baat Jo Thi Yeh Dooriyan (Unplugged Studio Rehearsal)

Nadeem lent his vocals to another Bollywood song ‘Tham Zara’ for the film ‘Spanish Beauty’ which is originally a Mexican film 'My Brother’s Wife' dubbed in Hindi starring Bárbara Mori.

Year Song Film Notes
2010 Tham Zara Spanish Beauty / My Brother's Wife
2011 Sau Baar Yamla Pagla Deewana Collaboration with Shreya Ghoshal
2011 Baat Jo Thi (Yeh Dooriyan) Yeh Dooriyan

Pakistani Film (Lollywood)

The Lollywood film 'Hijrat' starring Asad Zaman Khan, Rabia Butt, Nouman Ijaz, Nadeem Baig, and Sana Nawaz got Nadeem onboard to sing the song ‘Hai Sun Raha Khuda’ which is a duet with Sara Raza Khan. Music is given by Sahir Ali Bagga, it was released by Hum Films.

Year Song Film Notes
2016 Hai Sun Raha Khuda Hijrat Collaboration with Sara Raza Khan

Drama OSTs

Nadeem went onboard to sing the OST ‘Kis Tarah’ for the TV drama serial 'Samjhauta Express' starring Zeba Bakhtiar. Produced by Tahir Productions owned by Ali Tahir, the serial was aired on PTV Home.

Nadeem sang the OST ‘Teri Meri Dosti’ for the drama serial ‘Teri Meri Dosti’ starring Imran Abbas. The serial is produced by Moon Mehmood, music is produced by Saad Sultan. The song is composed and written by Tausif Ali, it was aired on Express Entertainment.

Nadeem sang one of the OSTs ‘Tu Mila Hai’ for the drama serial 'Mera Naam Yousuf Hai' starring Maya Ali and Imran Abbas. The drama is written by Khalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar, directed by Mehreen Jabbar. Produced by Sadia Jabbar Productions, it was aired on A-Plus Entertainment.

Nadeem also sang the OST ‘Rung’ for the drama serial ‘Rung’ which is a duet with Kiran Chaudhry. Produced by Ali Tahir under the name Tahir Productions, it was aired on Hum Sitaray.

Year Song Drama Notes
2012 Kis Tarah Samjhauta Express
2012 Teri Meri Dosti Teri Meri Dosti Composed and written by Tausif Ali
2014 Rung Rung Collaboration with Kiran Chaudhry
2015 Tu Mila Hai Mera Naam Yousuf Hai


Nadeem lent his voice to a couple of AAG TV channel IDs and appeared in one of the videos as well.

Nadeem contributed to the ‘Naya Pakistan Main TV Ad' 2013 election campaign of the political party of Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf by giving his voice in their TV-commercial.


Nadeem has done various cover songs showing his versatile vocal capabilities including: ‘Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin’, ‘Raabta’, ‘Ek Baari’, ‘Mere Bina’, ‘Naide Naide’, ‘Jab Koi Baat / Love Me Like You Do’, ‘Mere Rashke Qamar’, 'Labon Ko', ‘Dil’, ‘Sanu Ek Pal Mashup’, etc. (see discography below)


Omer Nadeem has recited the Naat(s) ‘Marhaba’ and ‘Kabhi Raastay Ka Pata Diya’. Composed by Shireen Hasan and written by Qari Akhlaq Ahmed Ansari.

Personal life

Muhammad Omer Nadeem married Farah Omer in Lahore on 28th August 2015. They have a daughter Mishal Jehan Omer.


Year Song Film / Serial / Album / EP Notes
2004 Hadd Se The Classics Single - Sifaar Band / Omer Nadeem
2005 Bisaat Single - Sifaar Band / Omer Nadeem
2008 Dil Ka Diya - Forgetting The Classics Single
2009 Aey Khuda Turning Point Collaboration with Khiza
2009 Dil Ka Diya Turning Point Collaboration with Khiza
2009 Laut Aana - Bonus Track Turning Point Collaboration with Khiza
2010 Dil Ka Diya - Dance Mix Turning Point Collaboration with Khiza
2010 Tham Zara Spanish Beauty / My Brother's Wife Single
2011 Sau Baar Yamla Pagla Deewana Co-singer Shreya Ghoshal
2011 Baat Jo Thi (Yeh Dooriyan) Yeh Dooriyan Single
2011 Yeh Dooriyan Remix Yeh Dooriyan Single
2011 Baat Jo Thi Yeh Dooriyan (Unplugged Studio Rehearsal) Yeh Dooriyan Single
2011 Teri Yaad Collaboration with Khiza
2012 Teri Meri Dosti Teri Meri Dosti OST
2012 Teri Yaad - No One's Like You The Classics Co-singer Myra Nadeem
2012 Kin Raaston Pay The Classics Single
2012 Kis Tarah Samjhauta Express OST
2014 Rung Rung OST co-singer Kiran Chaudhry
2014 Girti Deewar - You are the Change The Classics Single
2015 Tu Aas Hai Meri Single
2015 Pyaray Baba / Pyari Beti Gao Suno Badlo OST co-singer Zenab Fatimah
2015 Tu Mila Hai Mera Naam Yousuf Hai OST co-singer Zenab Fatimah
2015 Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin - A Tear Drop New Renditions Single
2015 Naide Naide - Come Closer New Renditions Single
2015 Raabta - Heart Connects New Renditions Single
2015 Mere Bina - A Heart Prayer New Renditions Single
2015 Ek Baari Collaboration with Khiza
2016 Dildariyan Collaboration with Khiza
2016 Hai Sun Raha Khuda Hijrat Co-singer Sara Raza Khan
2016 Jab Koi Baat / Love Me Like You Do Single
2017 Jadon Yaad Collaboration with Khiza
2017 Jadon Yaad - Unplugged Live Collaboration with Khiza
2017 Mere Rashke Qamar Collaboration with Khiza
2018 Hadh Unplugged Single
2020 Sun Zara Single - Kamaal R. Khan (KRK) and Sapna Gill
2021 Tum Na Aoge Tera Ho Jaun Single
2021 Tera Ho Jaun Tera Ho Jaun Single
2021 Kabhi Raastay Ka Pata Diya Naat
2021 Labon Ko Single
2022 Kin Raaston Pay (Electric Version) Tera Ho Jaun Single
2022 Jaaneman Sun Zara Deshdrohi 2 Single - Kamaal R. Khan (KRK) and Sapna Gill
2022 Tujhe Dekha Tera Ho Jaun Single
2022 Laut Ana Tera Ho Jaun Single
2022 Marhaba Naat
2022 Dil Single
2022 Kamlee I Am Zack Knight Collaboration with Zack Knight
2022 Tu Apna Nahi Tera Ho Jaun Single
2022 Monotonic Collaboration with Mo-Hajir
2023 Sanu Ek Pal Mashup Single


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