Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar was born on May 18, 1980 in Lahore, Pakistan.  He is a musician, actor, painter and model probably most noted around South Asia for his music, including his hit songs like Channo, Rangeen, Chal Dil Merey, Dekha, Masty and Sajania. He started his singing career with the hit song Jugnuon Se Bhar Le Aanchal in the film Shararat, directed by Pakistani actress and director Samina Peerzada.

Marriedto Ayesha Fazli on July 28, 2009 in Lahore. On March 7, 2010, he became a father to a baby boy, who he named Azaan Zafar. 

Zafar made his debut as a musician with the album Huqa Pani, released in Pakistan in 2003 and worldwide in 2005. The album was an instant hit, selling over 600,000 worldwide and winning several major awards and nominations. It also put him into the league of the most popular artists ever to have come out of Pakistan with a massive fan following locally and internationally. He was described by The Hindu as “take a Kishore Kumar-like voice, club it with yuppie Ibiza-ish electronic beats, and add a bit of nostalgic lyrics”.

His comparison to Kishore Kumar was frequently made initially but with time he proved to be perhaps the most versatile singer in the modern generation with a distinct vocal tone and qualities, specially during his folk and Sufi renditions in the “Coke Studio Sessions”, where he surprised his audiences with live renditions of difficult notes with much ease and ranging his singing from pop to folk to semi-classical. His new songs, namely “Allah Hu”, “Yaar Dhadhi Ishq” (a cover), “Nahin Ray Nahin” and “Daastan-e-Ishq” won the hearts of millions all over the world once again and earned him a new era of fan following.

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Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

He won the award for “Best Album” category at the Lux Style Awards in 2004 for his massive hit album Huqa Pani and also the “Best Male Artist” at the 2008 MTV awards. In addition to the album’s popularity being reflected in the music stores and by critics, it has been widely claimed that Himesh Reshammiya plagiarized one of the most well-known tracks from the album, Rangeen, for the song Dillagi Mein Jo. Soon Pritam too copied his track “Channo” as “Chori ki Baatein” in the film Fight Club.

Zafar launched his second album “Masty” nationwide in November 2006. He has since released four videos from the album called “Masty”, “Sajania”, “Dekha” and “Aasmaan”.  “Masty” was released in India in February 2007. The album contained two additional remixed tracks and was launched by “FrankFinn Records”.

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He released his third and long awaited video of the single, “Dekha”, from his second album, which was the most expensive music video of Pakistan, costing more than seven million rupees. The video was shot in Malaysia, produced by the Lux Company, and had the famous Pakistani actresses/models, Reema Khan, Meera, and Amina Haq, starring in it. Zafar also won the “Youth Icon” award in the Lux Style Awards 2007, in Malaysia.

His personality has been described as multi-talented. Besides being a singer, painter, model and an actor, he has proved himself as a good music director and producer by directing and producing his music video “Ek Pal” from his first album Huqa Pani which was a big hit nationwide.

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Music Videos




Sun re Sajania

Chal Dil Meray


Allah Hu – Coke Studio

Yarr Daddi


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