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Adnan Sami Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children

Adnan Sami Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth August 15, 1971
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Adnan Sami is an Indian singer, musician, songwriter, performer, music composer, actor, television presenter, and pianist who has been credited as “the first musician to have played the santoor and Indian classical music on the piano”. Having performed both Indian and Western music, he has been called the “Sultan of Music” by The Times of India. His discography consists of albums like Kabhi To Nazar MilaoRaag TimeSargamTera Chehra, and Ek Ladki Deewani Si. Sami has also received many accolades including the Padma Shri (India’s 4th highest civilian award), Nigar Award, the UK Asian Music Award, the Bolan Academy Award, and the Graduate Award.

Born Name

Adnan Sami Khan

Nick Name

Adnan

Adnan Sami as seen in 2016
Adnan Sami as seen in 2016 (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India / pibphoto.nic.in / Government Open Data License – India (GODL))

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Adnan Sami studied at Rugby School in Rugby, West Midlands, England. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, he finished a law degree (LLB) from King’s College London. Subsequently, he qualified as a barrister from Lincoln’s Inn, England.

He also took lessons in Indian classical music from the santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.

Occupation

Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Music Composer, Actor, Television Presenter, Pianist

Family

  • Father – Arshad Sami Khan (January 8, 1942 – June 22, 2009) (Pakistani Diplomat, Civil Servant, Fighter Pilot, Senior Bureaucrat, Served as Pakistan’s ambassador to 14 countries) (Died of pancreatic cancer)
  • Mother – Naureen Sami Khan
  • Siblings – Junaid Sami (Brother)
  • Others – Abdul Sami Khan (Paternal Grandfather) (Served as the Deputy Inspector General of Police), General Mehfooz Jan (Paternal Great-Grandfather) (Hailed from Herat, Afghanistan and was the governor of 4 provinces in Afghanistan (namely Herat, Kabul, Jalalabad, and Balkh) under the Reign of King Amanullah Khan), General Ahmed Jan (Paternal Great-Great-Grandfather) (Civil and military adviser as well as the physician to King Ameer Abdur Rahman Khan)

Genre

Classical, Jazz, Pop Rock, Fusion

Instruments

Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Accordion, Saxophone, Violin, Drums, Bongos, Congas, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tabla, Dholak, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Santoor, Sitar, Sarod, Percussion

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $50 Million.

Build

Athletic

Adnan Sami (Right) smiling for a picture alongside Shravan
Adnan Sami (Right) smiling for a picture alongside Shravan (Creativo Camaal (Lens Naayak Photography) / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Adnan Sami has dated –

  1. Zeba Bakhtiar (1993-1996)​ – He married actor and director Zeba Bakhtiar in 1993 and they have a son named Azaan Sami Khan. The duo divorced in 1996.
  2. Sabah Galadari (2001-2003)​ (2008-2009)​ – Adnan Sami married his 2nd wife, a Dubai-based Arab named Sabah Galadari, in 2001. The marriage ended in divorce soon after in 2003. They remarried in 2008 only to divorce again the following year.
  3. Roya Sami Khan (2010-Present) – Sami married Roya Sami Khan (the daughter of a retired diplomat and army general) on January 29, 2010. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Medina Sami Khan on May 10, 2017.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Adnan Sami is of Pakistani Pashtun descent on his father’s side and has Indian roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Brand Endorsements

Adnan Sami has done endorsement work for brands such as Pepsi.

Religion

Islam

Adnan Sami as seen at the release party for his album 'Kisi Din'
Adnan Sami as seen at the release party for his album ‘Kisi Din’ (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Adnan Sami Facts

  1. His family migrated to Peshawar (then in British India) after the assassination of his paternal great-grandfather Agha Mehfooz Jan.
  2. He spent his childhood years growing up in the United Kingdom.
  3. Adnan Sami was 10 years old when singer Asha Bhosle saw him at an R. D. Burman concert in London and encouraged him to pursue a career in music.
  4. He used to perform on the piano on a TV program in Stockholm during his teen years and was described by the U.S.-based Keyboard magazine as the fastest man on the keyboard in the world and the keyboard discovery of the nineties.
  5. Sami was very close to his father and described his death as the “biggest blow” of his life.

Featured Image by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India / pibphoto.nic.in / Government Open Data License – India (GODL)

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