“”Devendra Meena (Urdu: فرحان سعید بٹ) is a former lead vocalist of the Indian band Jal (band) and owner of restaurant Cafe Rock. He was born on September 14, 1984 . He speaks Urdu, Punjabi and English. Contents [hide] 1 Early life and education 2 Music career 2.1 Solo career 2.2 Debut Song Khwahishon 2.3 Pi Jaun Video Release 3 Cafe Rock 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links Early life and education
Devendra acquired his early education at Crescent from where he took his O levels. In 1999, Devendra started his A levels at The Keynesian Institute of Management and Sciences in Lahore, and then in 2001 went on to National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences(FAST-NU) in Peshawar but then migrated to the campus in Lahore for his bachelors degree in computer sciences. Music career
At the age of 9, Devendra started showing his love for music. He grew up absorbedly listening to his father, Dr Rahat Saeed Butt, and his brothers sing. by the age of 9, he was already singing alongside his brothers and his father. Up until he took his O levels at Crescent, Farhan only sang among his family and friends at which time his greatest supports were his two brothers, Salman and Haroon Saeed, both doctors and talented musicians.
Solo career On September 3, 2011,in an exclusive interview with The Express Tribune Farhan shocked the fans claiming that he has left Jal (band) to pursue a solo career despite Goher Mumtaz offering him to continue his solo career while being a part of Jal (band). On September 8, 2011,Farhan's departure was confirmed by Jal the band guitarist Goher Mumtaz who wished him luck for his solo career.
Debut Song Khwahishon On October 11 Farhan Saeed released his first debut track Khwahishon Music produced by Saad Sultan and recorded at Sidereal Studios. During a show at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi, Farhan unveiled that his first solo album is likely to release in April.
Pi Jaun Video Release Devendra released his second solo song 'Pi Jaun' on 7th April, 2012 along with a video shot by Prahlad Kakkar. Since the day of release, the romantic number has been getting great response from the fans. The video features Farhan along with Bollywood actress Isha Sharvani. Momina Muhstesan, a Pakistani singer has lent her melodious voice for the soulful duet song. Saad Sultan, a talented musician from Pakistan has composed and penned it. Cafe Rock
On February 16, 2010, Devendra opened a restaurant by the name of Cafe Rock at Hussain Chowk (off MM Alam road). The restaurant follows the theme/trend of Hard Rock Cafes. The restaurant provides underground bands and young aspiring artists with a platform to project themselves and perform in front of an audience. Personal life
In 2007, after the launch of the Wall's Cornetto campaign featuring Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, it was rumored by the Indian Media that Farhan and the actress had developed feelings for each other and were dating. Later, the rumored replaced his name to band member Goher Mumtaz.,,. On February 19, 2010, while passing through security at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International airport for his departure to Karachi for a concert, a pen Farhan Saeed had been given as a gift the previous day by a fan was found to actually have been an unusual type of weapon (pen pistol). Because of the hype this incident was receiving by the media, Farhan was made to stay at the airport till the time the media had left the airport premises. The authorities are concerned as to who would have wanted to frame him, thus investigations are being carried out, while Farhan has been provided with security.
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