Ali Azmat (Artist)

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Born in Pakistan, Ali began singing professionally when he was very young. He was only seventeen when, his original song, “Dosti,” propelled him to stardom. Dosti means “friendship,” and in 1999 Junoon was invited to India by the Indian Prime Minister, to sing “Dosti” as a gesture of peace between India and Pakistan. In October 2001, he sang it again, this time on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly with an Indian band. The New York, Times and the Village Voice among others wrote rave reviews of his performance, the only rock concert ever held at the UN.[1] Born in Pakistan, Ali began singing professionally
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Ali Azmat

  • In Urdu :

    علی عظمت‎

  • Famous As:

    Singer

  • Nationality:

    Pakistan

  • Residence:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Education:

    Lahore Grammar School

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Singer & songwriter & musician & actor

  • Height:

    5 ft 7 inches

  • Weight:

    74 Kg

  • Zodiac:

    Taurus

  • Facebook Account:

    https://www.facebook.com/AliAzmatOfficial/

  • Website:

    http://www.aliazmat.com

  • Awards :

    Lux Style Award for Best Album

  • Born
  • Date:

    20 April 1970

  • Age :

    (age 47)

  • Place:

    Abbotabad

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Fariha Khan (m. 2011)

  • Children:

    Mia Ali Azmat, Ella Azmat

  • Siblings :

    3

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Singer & songwriter & musician & actor

  • Instruments:

    Vocals & guitar

  • Labels :

    Fire & Sadaf & EMI & Independent

  • Associated acts :

    Jupiters & Junoon

  • In 1990:

    Junoon formed

  • Films:

    Waar (2013) as Ejaz Khan, Politician & Jhol (2017)

  • In 2003:

    Start his solo career

  • First solo album:

    “Social Circus” was released in March 2005

  • Genres:

    Rock & sufi rock

About

Recording at coke studio by Ali Azmat
Recording at coke studio by Ali Azmat

Introduction

Ali Azmat with his band
Ali Azmat with his band
He became famous when he joined “Junoon” back in early 90’s.The kids of 80’s and 90’s remember Junoon very well, as they were giving super hits those days. He remained in band in their prime days and in 2003 left the band. After leaving Junoon, he has started his career as solo singer. He has also acted in Drama Serials as well. He acted along with his Junoon fellows in a drama directed by Atiqa Odho and written by Anwar Maqsood. He along with his band members has sung many motivational songs as well. He is considered as the best person in showbiz industry as he is very easy to deal with. He has also judged first music talent hunt of Pakistan. [2] He became famous when he joined “ Junoon” back

Early Life

Ali Azmat with Bushra Ansari
Ali Azmat with Bushra Ansari
Ali Azmat was born to a well settled family in Haripur near Abbotabad. He has spent early days of his life there. After sometime his family shifted to Garhi Shahu Lahore. He loves the life of Lahore. He has done kite flying in her early life as well. He was very good in studies as well. He has always taken good grades throughout his career. His early career was full of struggle, but he has taken this in a positive manner and went through it. At his early age, he was a member of band named “Jupiter”. This band used to perform at small gatherings in Lahore. [3] Ali Azmat was born to a -------   well settled family

About Family Education

Ali Azmat nice picture
Ali Azmat nice picture
Details about his parents are very well known. But he has always praised his parents the way they had brought him up. He once reveals in an interview that my parents have always supported me through thick and thin. He added that in every tough time, I have found them on my back.Ali Azmat has 2 sisters and one brother. He loves his siblings especially sisters’ very much. He remembers his teenage time very much which he spent with his sisters. He misses the gossips which he used to do with his brothers and sisters. [4] Details about his parents are very well known Ali Azmat has got his early education from Lahore Grammar School. He was a very good student. He has always been in good books of his teachers. After completing his schooling, he has moved to Australia for higher studies. But he can’t complete his studies unluckily due to some family problems.

Breakthrough

Ali Azmat an ols photo
Ali Azmat an ols photo
In early nineties he has started his career as a musician with band named “Jupiter”. Jupiter was the band which used to perform in Lahore City. When he was with Jupiter, he wrote his legendary song named “Dosti” which became a super hit later. Dosti was recorded when he was a member of Junoon. He later joined Junoon and enjoyed prime time of Junoon. Kids who have grown up in 90’s, still remember Junoon. [5] In early nineties he has -----------   started his career

Career in Junoon

Ali Azmat going for tour on Motor bike
Ali Azmat going for tour on Motor bike
Junoon was the band which has given infinite hits. People still remember the voice, the energy and passion. Junnon came into being in 1990.At that there were 4 four members of Junoon.
  • Salman Ahmed
  • Nusrat Hussain
  • Ali Azmat
  • Brian O Conell
They have struggled a lot, when they started. Their first album named “Junoon” was recorded as Emi Studios Karachi and was a huge success at that time. After their first success one of their members has parted ways from them. Nusrat Hussain has left them and started his career as solo singer. He has released his first album “Emrit” in 1992.After his departure, there was very difficult time for Junoon but they have called one of Salman’s friend who lives in America. He hasn’t argued and travelled all the way from America to pursue his career in music. He has also left his job for his passion. When they were working on their 2nd album, they have also done a drama serial named “Talaash”. It was written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by Atiqa Odho. It was a hit at that time. They have released their first compilation album in 1995.It was also first compilation album of Pakistan. In 1995 Junoon has also made their website and at became the first Pakistani band to do this.[6] They have struggled a lot, when they started

Controversial Album of Junoon

Ali Azmat sitted with Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar
Ali Azmat sitted with Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar
In 1994 they have released their 3rd album named “Kashmakash”. It was gone viral among teenagers at that time. There was a song named “Ehtisaab” which was banned by government due to its video as there was a animal seen eating in a posh restaurant. Politicians have understood that this is hitting upon them and especially Prime Minister at that time, Late Benazir Bhutto[7] In 1994 they have released their 3rd album

Ali Azmat as Solo Singer

Ali Azmat in Junoon band
Ali Azmat in Junoon band
In 2003, after 13 years of formation of their band, Ali Azmat has left the band to pursue his career as solo singer. He got huge success as solo singer as well. He has also sung as playback singer in Bollywood.Details is as follow [8] He has also sung as playback singer in Bollywood
  • Paap
  • Social Circius
  • Klashinfolk
  • Babu Bhai
  • Rangeela

Awards and nominations

Ali Azmat with Bushra Ansari
Ali Azmat with Bushra Ansari
  • First Indus Style Awards (2006)
  • Won - Best Sound of Style Award. – 3rd Jazz IM Award (2006)
  • Won - Best Pop Male Artist
  • The Nestle Fruita Vitals Pakistan Style Awards (2010)
  • Won - Stylish Singer Male


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