Artist verifiedAli Zafar

Pakistani singer, songwriter & actor Ali Zafar breaks boundaries with his award-winning music.

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Ali Zafar

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Introduction Ali Mohammad Zafar, popularly known by his stage name Ali Zafar, is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, composer, musician, actor and painter. He has been active in the music industry since 2002 and has released several albums, singles and soundtracks.Early Life Ali Zafar was born on 18 May 1980 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is the youngest of eight siblings. He attended the National College of Arts in Lahore where he pursued painting. After getting his degree in Fine Arts and Music, he started focusing on his music career.Career Zafar started his professional music career with the album Huqa Pani (2000) which was a hit nationwide. The album included the song Channo which is still remembered as one of the biggest hits of Pakistani music history. The song was also featured in the Bollywood movie Tere Bin Laden (2010). He followed up with his second album Masty (2005) which was also well received by the audience. In 2006 he made his acting debut with the Bollywood movie Tere Bin Laden. Since then he has appeared in various other Bollywood movies such as Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), London Paris New York (2012) and Dear Zindagi (2016).Work with Coke Studio Ali Zafar has made several appearances on Coke Studio Pakistan over the years. His songs Jee Dhoondta Hai, Uddi Ja and Rockstar have become some of the most popular songs of Coke Studio Pakistan history.Collaborations Zafar has collaborated with many artists over the years including Atif Aslam, Akshay Kumar, Meesha Shafi and many others. His most successful collaboration was with Akshay Kumar for the song Chashn-E-Ishq from the movie Namaste London.Awards Ali Zafar has won several awards over the years including two Lux Style Awards in 2008 and 2016. He was also nominated for two Filmfare Awards in 2011 for Best Male Playback Singer for Channo from Tere Bin Laden and Best Male Debut for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.Personal Life Zafar is married to Ayesha Fazli and they have two sons together. In 2018 he was accused of sexual harassment by Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi which resulted in a long legal battle between them. The case is still ongoing.