The Punjabi playback singer, actress, and songwriter Afsana Khan has been in the news recently because of her soon-to-be entry into the Bigg Boss 15 house. Well, we are all excited to see another Punjabi celebrity in the Bigg Boss house after Shehnaaz Gill, Sara Gurpal, or even the Bigg Boss OTT contestants Neha Bhasin and Milind Gaba.
So here are five facts about Afsana Khan for the audience to know her a little better! Also Read: Director Jagdeep Sidhu Announces Qismat 3!
Khan Comes From A Music Background!
Afsana Khan was born in a lower-middle-class family in village Badal, which is in Sri Muktsar Sahib. However, her family has a background in music. Afsana’s grandfather and father (Late Sheera Khan) were also singers.
She has one brother, Khuda Baksh, who is also a singer and four sisters- Raftaar Kaur, Raman Khan, Rajia Sultaan, and Neetu Khan.
She Started Singing Early To Support Her Family!
Khan’s father passed away when she was too young. Due to this tragedy, she started singing locally to help support her family. Also Read: A ‘Stealing’ Incident That Proves Afsana Khan Was A Mischievous Kiddo!
Khan Began Her Journey With Reality Shows!
Afsana started her career by participating in a Punjabi singing reality show ‘Voice of Punjab season 3’ (2012) where she made it to the Top 5. Subsequently, Khan appeared in the singing reality show ‘Rising Star’, where she got her recognition and ended up among the Top 14 contestants. Now, the singer has performed at various live shows across Punjab.
She Had To Face A Controversy Due To Her Song Lyrics!
In 2020, the singer visited her own school, a government senior secondary school at Badal village in the district and sang some lines of her song ‘Dhakka’, which was her collaboration with the famous Sidhu Moosewala. The video of the interaction went viral on social media. Also Read: Case Filed Against Ranjit Bawa For Link With Sarpanch Gurdeep Rano!
An assistant professor filed a complaint against her for singing songs that promoted gun culture which caused the controversy.
Khan Got Engaged This Year!
In February 2021, the 27 years old singer got engaged to Singer Saaz who is also an actor and a music director in the Punjabi Music Industry.
Not only this, for those of you who don’t know Khan much, here’s another part of her story!
Khan became famous with the 2019 song ‘Dhaka’, which was a duet with Sidhu Moosewala. Then the artist gave a string of hit songs including ‘Tootera’, ‘Mahi Mileya’, ‘Jaani Ve Jaani’, ‘Chandigarh Shehar’, and ‘Juti Jharrke’. Also Read: When Popular Singer Kaka Went For The Auditions Of Singing Reality Shows!
However, in 2020, she collaborated with famous Punjabi singer Hardy Sandhu and released the Sargun Mehta starrer ‘Titliyaan’ which later crossed 500 million-plus views on YouTube and turned Afsana into a sensational singer overnight!
Are you also a fan of Khan and are waiting to watch her Bigg Boss journey?