Abrar has kept the year of his birth a secret, so as to not reveal his age. Recently, in an interview, Abrar claimed he was born in 1968 at Narowal. He has often claimed that ‘he was still young and not that old’ and ‘was born in the 60s’. He got his initial education from Gujrat and Rawalpindi. Took his Bachelor’s degree from Sir Syed College (Rawalpindi) and acquired Master’s degree in social sciences from Quaid-i-Azam University, (Islamabad). Abrar Ul Haq is the best Punjabi Singer. Contact Abrar Ul Haq for all kinds of shows.
He joined Aitchison College’s permanent faculty in 1996. He had to quit teaching to pursue his career in pop music; although he considers the day he joined Aitchison College the proudest day of his life but being the pop singer is also the proudest thing he has ever done.
He primarily sings in Punjabi which is the main language of bhangra genre, language of most populated province of Pakistan and Abrar’s native language. He sings in Urdu too. His popular single “Sanu Tere Nal” is in English and Punjabi.
Abrar’s first single “Billo De Ghar” was an instant hit along with his album. That song is still remembered today even though it was one of his oldest songs. According to his website more than 16 million copies of his debut album have been sold.
Abrar states ” I was very secure in my formative years because of the tremendous love and support my parents gave me. I always idolized my father but my mother was my main anchor in my life. Her tremendous encouragement and faith in me was the driving force behind everything I did. I could talk every thing with her and therefore it was with great pride that I went and presented her my appointment letter. She held me close and said “I knew that you will get this job, I prayed for you””.
About singing he is quotes “I was always fond of singing. While studying in Islamabad I organized fund raising concerts. I still remember trying to sell the tickets of my functions. I use to tell the people that there is an excellent singer who will perform at this concert. I am sure that they use to be surprised at seeing me on the stage.
However, It never bothered me, as the money I collected from these concerts would go to help the needy students. When I joined as teacher in Aitcheson, I could not get over my love for singing and it was here that I composed my song “Billo Day Ghar”. My popularity as a singer grew, but I always looked for approval from my mother. No success was complete till my mother approved. I was really my mother’s boy.”
Abrar-ul-Haq has immensely come to age as a popular pop bhangra singer. His every album has brought about massive hits that topped the charts. From “Billo Day Ghar” to “Majajni”, “Bay Ja Cycle Tay” to “Punjabi Touch”, every thing was on people’s lips.
Recently, Abrar Ul Haq was asked to play a lead role in a Punjabi movie along with Gurdas Maan. Gurdas had been asking Abrar for a long time but Abrar refused because of personal issues.
He belongs to Jat clan of Kahloon based in District Narowal. His elder brother Maj (R) Israr ul Haq Kahloon is an active politician in Narowal District.
His first cousin Jawad Kahloon is also a singer, Jawad revealed that in a TV interview but he never used Abrar’s popularity as a support for his music career. Jawad’s debut song was ‘Udeekan’ featuring Shahzaman, which was a hit, he reportedly has released an album named ‘Lyallpur Kare Aashiqi’.