Ali Zafar (Singer)

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Ali Zafar is a leading Pakistani Pop Sensation who rose to massive fame in 2003 with his smashing hit "Channo" and since then there's no looking back.Ali Zafar hit the music scene in 2003 with his single "Channo" which sold half a million copies of his first album "Huqa Pani" in just the first week and ended up selling over 5 million copies thereafter. The album went on to become one of the biggest hits the country had ever produced and made him superstar over night.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Ali Zafar

  • Famous As:

    Actor, Singer

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Education:

    Graduate of prestigious National College of Arts (NCA)

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Singer,Musician

  • Height:

    5 feet 10 inches

  • Website:

    http://www.alizafar.net/

  • Awards :

    Best Debut Artist, Best Album,Best Pop Artist

  • Pakistan Media Awards:

    Best Playback Singer

  • Style Awards:

    Song of the Year

  • Screen Awards:

    Screen Award for Best Male Debut

  • Hum Style Awards:

    Most Stylish Male Performe

  • Zee Cine Awards:

    Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut

  • MTV Style Awards:

    Best Male Artist,Best Male Singer

  • Asian Bollywood Music Awards:

    Best Pop Music Album in Pakistan

  • Lux Style Awards:

    Best Album,Best Original Soundtrack,

  • Born
  • Date:

    18 May 1980

  • Place:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Ayesha Fazli

  • Children:

    2

  • Parents:

    Mohammad Zafarullah,Kamal Ameen

  • Siblings :

    Daniyal Zafer

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Actor, singer-songwriter, musician

  • Genres:

    Pop, Rock, Electronic, Folk, Classical, Sufi

  • Professional Work
  • Years Active:

    1999present,In Music Career Year Active 2003present

  • Instruments:

    Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Biography

in his Studio
in his Studio
Born Ali Mohammad Zafar, Ali is a composer, singer, songwriter, actor and painter of Pakistani origin. He tasted success with his album Huqa Pani in Pakistan. He made his Bollywood debut with Tere bin Laden. The movie did fairly well and he got the Filmfare award for best debut. Next he starred in Mere brother ki dulhan, London Paris New York, Chashme badoor and Total siyappa. 

Family

on his Wedding
on his Wedding
Zafar married his long-time fiancee Ayesha Fazli, who is a distant relative of Indian actor Aamir Khan,[1] Ali Zafars is  amir's brother[2] Ali Zafar  Amir Khan Relation  on 28 July 2009 in Lahore, Pakistan. They were blessed with a boy in 2010,[3] Ali Zafar became a  father  and a girl in 2015 [4] Ali Zafar Newly  born daughter 

Hit Music

on Ramp
on Ramp
with his Wife
with his Wife
Ali Zafar hit the music scene in 2003 with his single "Channo" which sold half a million copies in just the first week and ended up selling over 5 million copies of his first album "Huqa Paani". The album went on to become one of the biggest hits the country had ever produced and made him a superstar over night. Prior to this, Ali was seen acting on television and modeling on the ramp. He also spend his evenings painting live portraits in a lobby of a 5 star hotel to help raise some extra money to produce his music.With his reputation of being a successful model,actor and a painter his move of releasing a dance single left the nation in awe. His tracks pumped up the dance floors at various weddings, balls and parties. This set a trend and the fever spread, increasing his fan following to a global scale. Apart from this his unique style became an inspiration to the youth and put him on a pedestal to becoming a national icon. He was awarded the "Youth Icon" award in 2007, by the biggest award ceremony in Pakistan: the Lux Style Awards. From then on there was no looking back. [5] Ali Zafar biography  

Career

Ali Zafar Along with Wife at SOS
Ali Zafar Along with Wife at SOS
Zafar started his career as a sketch artist at Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore and then began acting in television serials. Zafar made his debut as a musician in 2003 with the album Huqa Pani which was a success. The album sold over 5,000,000 copies worldwide and winning several awards and nominations including 2004 Lux Style Award for "Best Album" and 2008 "Best Male Artist" award at the MTV awards,[6] Ali Zafer Award MTV making Zafar one of the most popular pop singers in Pakistan. Four music videos have been released from the album, titled "Channo", "Chal Dil Merey", "Rangeen" and "Ek Pal". It was also claimed that Bollywood's popular music directors Himesh Reshammiya and Pritam ripped "Channo" and "Rangeen" from Zafar's album in "Dillagi Mein Jo Beet Jaaye" for Aashiq Banaya Aapne and "Chhore Ki Baatein" for Fight Club Members Only respectively.[7] Ali Zafer Info

Coke Studio Pakistan

Zafar joined Coke Studio Pakistan in 2008 and performed the songs "Allah Hu", "Daastan-e-Ishq", "Nahi Ray Nahi" and "Yaar Daddi Ishq" in season one and two.[8] Ali Zafar ifno itowfs.com On 14 February 2011, Zafar released his third album Jhoom which won 2012 Lux Style Award for "Best Music Album".[9] Ali Zafar mdtv movie   From this album, several music videos have been released, including "Jhoom", "Jee Dhoondta Hai", "Koi Umeed" and his songs from Coke Studio.

Enhancing his Career

Ali zafar in coke studio
Ali zafar in coke studio
A remarkable recent achievement in Ali's career was his infectious rendition of Sufi and semi-classical music in the popular 'Coke Studio' sessions. He was the only artist to also be featured in the second season of Coke Studio, based on popular demand. The Coke Studio sessions have had almost all leading musicians and singers of Pakistan performing on a single platform. However, Ali's single "Dastaan-E-Ishq" was reported to have had the maximum number of hits on Youtube compared to the other major artists. This fact earned him immense respect amongst his fans and fellow musicians who realized that Ali Zafar can sing such a diverse range of music, completely switching genres, as well as being able to play instruments like the guitar, keyboard and harmonium interchangeably.

Bollywood Career

Ali in Dear Zindagi
Ali in Dear Zindagi
Ali with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif
Ali with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif
Ali with Yami Gotam
Ali with Yami Gotam
   Ali has yet again set a precedent by being the first ever Pakistani star/singer to be featured as a solo main lead in a Bollywood[10] Bollywood movies career movie namely "Tere Bin Laden", directed by Abhishek Sharma. Tere Bin Laden released on the 16th of July, 2010 and was a major hit for a low budget movie. The film grossed over US $1.11 million in its opening weekend, internationally it grossed $150,000 from Britain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Australia, during the period. At the end of its theatrical run, the movie had collected US $1.83 million. This phenominal success of Tere Bin Laden made Ali Zafar a Bollywood star over night. Not only did he receive more than 40 offers post Tere Bin Laden but he also made history by being the first Pakistani actor to be nominated for any Bollywood awards. He got nominated for IIFA, Star Screen, Zee Cine and Filmfare awards of 2011 in the best male debut category. He was also the first Pakistani to be called to Indian Film Festival at Australia in March 2011 for his movie screening. Ali Zafar who took up movies as a serious career after his debut film has proved himself once again with his second film under Yash Raj Films banner. This Katrina, Imran and Ali Zafar starrer romantic comedy, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, was one of the most anticipated films of 2011. Released on 9th September, the film was both critically acclaimed and a commercial success like his first film. His performance was specially praised by the industry and fans. Before MBKD could release, he had already started shooting for a love story, London Paris NewYork. This Rose movies and Star 20th century Fox production, is in post production phase and will be hitting theaters by end of February 2012. Apart from acting as male protagonist in the film opposite Aditi Rao, Ali Zafar is also the music director. He is nowadays shooting for David Dhawan's remake of 1981 cult comedy Chashme Buddoor.[11] Ali Zafer bollywood calling

List of Songs

  1. Dekha
  2. Sun Re Sajaniya
  3. Teri Yaad Aayi
  4. Rangeen
  5. Jugnuon Se Bhar le Anchal
  6. Ishq
  7. Huqa Pani
  8. Ek Pal
  9. Din Doobey
  10. Dekha Sung Terey
  11. Channo
  12. Chal Dil Merey
  13. Sun Ri Sajanya
  14. Mere Haathon Mein
  15. Masty
  16. Khedeyaan de Naal
  17. Jaanay Na Koi
  18. Aasman
  19. Aag Jaisi Ye Jawani[12] List of Songs

List of Movies

  1. Teefa in Trouble
  2. Dear Zindagi
  3. Kill Dil
  4. Total Siyapaa
  5. Chashme Baddoor
  6. London, Paris, New York
  7. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
  8. Luv Ka The End
  9. Tere Bin Laden
  10. Ajnabee Shehr Mein

Scandal

Meesha Shafi Tweeted
Meesha Shafi Tweeted
In the wake of sexual harassment incidents occurring all around the world, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi has accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.The 36-year-old mother of two took to Twitter to share her experience with Ali. Meesha stated that she was sharing her story because she feels that speaking about such issues will break the culture of silence.In a photo uploaded on Twitter, Meesha wrote, “I have been subjected to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young or just entering the industry. This happened to be despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children.”Ali Zafar, on the other hand, denied all allegations and shared that he will follow the proper course of law to deal with the issue.Meesha’s allegations sparked a controversy on social media as fellow actors and fans came forward to share their two cents on the issue.[13]  Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of Sexual Harassment 


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