Atta Ullah Khan Essa Khailvi was born on 19 August 1951 in a town called Isakhel. This town is situated in the district Mianwali of Pakistan. He belongs to the famous Niazi Pathan tribe, therefore he was named in his childhood as Atta Ullah Khan Niazi. His showbiz fame got him known as Atta Ullah Khan Essa Khailvi.
Right from his childhood he had inner leaning towards music and used to practise singing stealthily behind his parents back. The moment they found out there was trouble for Atta. It resulted in him having been expelled from home. Instead of getting down it provided him an impetus to struggle make a mark in life and he came to the conclusion this could only be achieved through education, so he worked in bits and pieces, continued his education and eventually graduated at Mianwali.
Moreover, He kept nourishing his childhood love of music which had contributed toward his family’s anger and revulsion and made a name for himself to the extent that he was invited to do a show on Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur in 1972. He did a stage show as well in Mianwali the same year. These events increased his popularity. He then appeared on Pakistan Television in a very famous TV Programme called Nilam Ghar from Karachi. These performances projected him as an icon in music field. His Sert was organised and presented in England in 1980.
After 20 years ruling of the hearts of Pakistanis and Saraiki speaking people all over the world.
He is a Muslim.
He has recorded more than 40000 songs in 7 different languages .
Across the border
Ataullah Khan (as he is commonly known in India) became very famous in India following the use of the lyrics of his songs in the Indian movie Bewafa Sanam, by T Series. Sonu Nigam sang his music where he went to become a huge singer. Ataullah khan is not based story of Hindi movie bewafa sanam
After becoming a singer Atta was settled in Lahore. He married a famous Film Actress “Bazigha”. The name of his elder son is “Sanwal Atta” and daughter “Laraib Atta” and younger son “Bilaval atta”.
After many years of his life in Lahore, he moved back to his hometown i.e. Eisa Khel. He constructed a beautiful House on Forty Canals and a Masjid namely “Laraib Masjid”.