Son of a famous writer and poet ABDUL AZEEM KHAN AND UNCLE OF SANIA MIRZA– TALAT AZIZ was born in Hyderabad, India. He went to Hyderabad public school till the 12th standard and then joined The Indian Institute of Management and Commerce for his B’Com(Hons) Course. Talat Aziz took his initial training in music from Kinara Gharana. He was trained primarily by Ustad Samad Khan and later by Ustad Fayaz Ahmed who were famous classical music singers. After the initial training, Talat decided to learn music from music maestro Mehdi Hasan. Sanjeev Kohli, son of Madan Mohan, discovered a singer called Talat Aziz, who was young, good-looking, malleable and above all, he had a good voice. Jagjit Singh had already heard Talat sing at a Mehfil in Hyderabad, so he agreed to compose his first album. In 1979 his first album titled “Jagjit Singh presents Talat Aziz” came out which was phenomenal success thus gave him a launch pad for his meteoric rise. Then came the classic ghazal ‘ zindagi jab bhi teri bazm mein ” from Umrao Jaan composed by Khayyam the ghazal from Bazaar ‘ Phir chidi raat baat phoolon ki’ a duet with none other than the legend Lata Mangeshkar and the iconic nazm ‘Aaina mujh se meri’ from Mahesh Bhatt’s film Daddy. Talat Aziz has been singing in concerts for over three decades and has traveled the globe with his sell out performances . He completed his 25 Years Silver Anniversary with the launch of a special audio and video album in 2004 at the NCPA Mumbai where the who’s who of the music industry were present and the ones like Mehdi Hasan and Lata Mangeshkar who could not make it sent in their messages on video and a special documentary on his life was screened. This was released by Universal Music India as a special commemorative DVD with the audio CD pack of two released by TIMES MUSIC. He is equally versatile while singing a popular Sufi number like “Damadam mast Kalandar” or the soul stirring rendition of “Aaina Mujhse Meri” from the film Daddy. Between 1979 and 1984 he was the top artist recording for Music India Company. In 1984, he joined HMV the giant recording company. He also worked with Venus Records for a brief period and then released albums with Universal Music India and the latest with Saregama Music.