Annie KhalidNoor-ul-Ain Khalid (Annie or Annie Khalid an English-Pakistani musician and model)
Her music career started in late 2005, when Annie, bored at home, started humming a melody. She met a music arranger through a friend, who helped her compose the simple, yet catchy song "Mahiya". Annie was encouraged by family and friends to go further. She got in touch with a record company and preparations for a music video were made. The video was soon released in Pakistan. With her simple rendition and style of singing, along with catchy lyrics, the song became an instant hit, and started getting bootlegged from the video, and sold separately. Bollywood film producer Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt expressed their desire to use the song Mahiya, for their movie Awarapan, which consequently gained her more fame and fan following.
On 25 November 2010, Khalid released her UK debut single "Be My Baby" along with the remix of the track done by the UK’s Top DJ Judge Jules. Khalid collaborated with the English–Norwegian boy band A1 for a single "Just 3 Words" which they premiered on a performance on 31 October 2011 at the O2 Academy in London. In 2011, Annie was nominated for the Best Singer Female at Pakistan Media Awards in 2011.
Annie Khalid described her origins on Twitter as Kashmiri from her father's side, and a Yemeni from her mother's side. She married Malik Noureed Awan on July 2012 in Lahore but the marriage didn't survive and she got divorce. On December 26, 2014, Annie had her Nikkah to Saad Ahmed Khan in Lahore, Pakistan.
Annie is currently working on her EP, which will be released in a few months.