Introduction – Ali Zafar
Ali Mohammad Zafar a.k.a Ali Zafar is a Pakistani on-screen character, artist lyricist, and performer. He began on Pakistani TV, then likewise made a vocation in Hindi silver screen and his prosperity drove numerous Pakistani on-screen characters to enter into Bollywood movies.
He has gotten five Lux Style Awards and a nomination in Filmfare Awards. He began his vocation as a music composer and picked up prominence by his song “Channo” from his introductory collection Huqa Pani which sold more than five million duplicates around the world. “Channo” ended up being a colossal achievement heading numerous music graphs and received him a few honours for Best Music Album and Artist.
He started his acting career with the main role in the 2010 Bollywood parody film Tere Bin Laden, an average film industry achievement. His execution in the film collected basic thankfulness and got him a few selections in the Best Male Debut classification, including Filmfare. He then additionally worked in a few movies, such as Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Chashme Baddoor, London Paris Newyork, Kill dill and Dear Zindagi.
Close by his acting and singing vocation, Ali Zafar partakes in visits, musical shows and stage shows. He is dynamic in philanthropic work and has various authorization contracts. Ali Zafar was nominated as the “Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet” in light of an overall survey by the British daily paper Eastern Eye in 2013 and 2014.
Ali Zafar was born on May 18, 1980, in Lahore, Punjab. His father Mohammad Zafarullah and mother Kanwal Ameen were educators at the University of Punjab. Kanwal Ameen is a lecturer in information administration and executive of the Department of the Information Management University of Punjab. She is the central editorial manager for the Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries. Starting 2014 she had more than 80 books. She has worked as Secretary of the IFLA Discussion on Library and Information Science Education in Developing Countries. Additionally, she is an individual from the editorial consultative leading group of the Journal of Knowledge and Communication Management.
Ali Zafar has two siblings; Zain and Danyal. Danyal Zafar is a Pakistani artist, guitarist and vocalist. He is as attractive as his senior sibling. He has turned out to be well known on web-based social networking due to his live performances. In Pakistan, he has played the guitar at different occasions and inspired everybody. He showed up in the short film “The Time Machine” furthermore showed up in the 2016 Djuice TV plug “Life Online, Tension Offline”. According to the sources, Danyal will enter into Bollywood soon.
Ali Zafar got his initial education from C.A.A. Government Public School. He finished his graduation from the Government College of Lahore and the National College of Arts.
Ali Zafar wedded his continuing fiancée Ayesha Fazli, on 28 July 2009 in Lahore, Pakistan, who is likewise a distant family member of Indian performing artist Aamir Khan. He met his better half Ayesha Fazli when she came to get a portrait of herself in the hall of lodging. They have two children. His first child was born on 6th March 2010. Ali named his son Azaan Zafar. His second child was born on 23rd February 2015. His daughter’s name is Aalya Zafar which was recommended by Azaan.
Hobbies and Favorites
His interests are bowling, painting and playing computer games (counter strike). His favourite actors are Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Hopkins, Dilip Kumar and Al Pacino. Madhuri Dixit is his favourite actress. His favoured sport is cricket. Aloo Palak and chicken sizzler are his much-loved cuisine. He does not smoke. He is acclaimed as Justine Timberlake of Pakistan version. He appreciated painting from his childhood. He prepared his first comic book when he was eight years old. He is from a middle-class family. He constantly enjoys to try and dare himself for new things & new characters.
Ali Zafar began his profession as a sketch craftsman at Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore and after that, he started acting in TV serials. He made his introduction as a singer in 2003 with the collection Huqa Pani which was an achievement. The collection sold more than 600,000 duplicates around the world and won a few honours and selections including 2004 Lux Style Award for “Best Album” and 2008 “Best Male Artist” grant at the MTV awards making him a standout amongst the most famous pop vocalists in Pakistan. Four music recordings have been discharged from the collection, named “Channo”, “Chal Dil Merey”, “Rangeen” and “Ek Pal”. Ali discharged his second collection Masty in November 2006. From this collection, five music recordings have been discharged, that includes “Masti”, “Dekha”, “Sajania”, “Aasmaan” and “Aag”.
The music video of the song “Dekha”, was titled as the most costly music video of Pakistan, estimating over rupees ten million. The video was created by Lux and was shot in Malaysia highlighting Reema Khan, Meera, and Aaminah Haq. The tune was additionally made part of the Hollywood film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which was discharged on 24 September 2010. He is presently the fourth Pakistani craftsman after Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Strings and Atif Aslam to have melodies included in Hollywood movies.
He likewise won the “Adolescent Icon” grant in the Lux Style Awards 2007, in Malaysia. He also worked in Coke Studio Pakistan in 2008 and played out the melodies “Allah Hu”, “Daastan-e-Ishq”, “Nahi Ray Nahi” and “Yaar Daddi Ishq” in the first two seasons of Coke Studio. On 14 February 2011, he discharged his third collection Jhoom which secured 2012 Lux Style Award for “Best Music Album”. A few music recordings have been discharged from this collection, such as “Jhoom”, “Jee Dhoondta Hai”, “Koi Umeed” and his tunes from Coke Studio.
He began his acting profession as a TV performing artist. He worked in dramatization serials Kollege Jeans, Kanch Ke Par and Landa Bazar. He was likewise offered a part in 2007 Khuda Kay Liye, however, was not able to deal because of some individual cases. The part was then done by Fawad Khan.
He made his presentation as a main on-screen character in the Bollywood movie Tere Bin Laden in 2010, which was coordinated by Abhishek Sharma. Tere Bin Laden was partly grounded on Osama Bin Laden and Ali Zafar did the role of a Pakistani broadcaster from Karachi who makes a false film of Osama Bin Laden, for the desire of going to America. The film discharged on 16 July 2010, turned out to be a noteworthy business accomplishment in India yet was banned in Pakistan. His execution in the film collected basic gratefulness and got him Best Male Debut assignments at a few award functions, like IIFA Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards and Filmfare Awards.
He was likewise named as the principal Pakistani to be called to Indian Film Festival at Australia in March 2011 for his motion film screening. In 2011, he showed up in the film Luv Ka The End in which he sang a tune “F.U.N. Fun Funna”. He additionally sang the title melody for the film Love Mein Ghum. Moreover, he acted with by Tara D’Souza in the film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, featuring Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif, and it was discharged in September 2011.
He featured in the film London, Paris, New York alongside Aditi Rao Hydari, coordinated by Anuradha Menon, and furthermore formed the soundtrack for the film. He then got the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best New Talent-Male and the Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male for his acting in London, Paris, New York and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. He additionally formed and sang the soundtrack for Pakistani dramatization Zindagi Gulzar Hai, for which he received many honours. He additionally featured in a romantic plus entertainment film Chashme Baddoor, coordinated by David Dhawan. The film was discharged in April 2013 and was pronounced a film industry super hit. That year, he was additionally highlighted in a scene of Burka Avenger, singing his celebrated melody “Channo”.
He then additionally featured in and created a soundtrack for film Total Siyappa which was also a romantic comedy movie discharged in March 2014. He, in addition, acted in Kill Dil which was shown in the cinemas in November 2014.
He discharged a song “Urain Ge” as a tribute to sufferers of 2014 Peshawar school slaughter in mid-2015, including numerous Pakistani artists. Furthermore, his voice was highlighted in the melody “DJ”, which was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan for the movie “Hey Bro”.
He again worked Coke Studio Pakistan in 2015 following six years in the season eight where he sang three songs. The primary tune “Rockstar” got to be distinctly well known around the world and was likewise valued by Imran Khan, Mahira Khan, Sonu Nigam, Hrithik Roshan and Adnan Sami through tweets and Facebook posts, and afterwards, it was granted as the “Tune of the Year” as well. He then offered honour to Saleem Raza by singing second melody “Ae Dil” alongside Sara Haider. The third melody he sang was Sufi “Ajj Din Vehre Vich”.
He additionally played out an item number “Well defined Abs” in the continuation of his 2010 film Tere Bin Laden, entitled Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive (2016). He then additionally performed two tunes for Pakistan Super League; the first was the song of the devotion of the League, and other was the hymn of the grant of Islamabad. That year, he worked together with Atif Aslam and their music video “Yaarian” was discharged on the event of Defense Day. He likewise made an appearance as himself in Pakistani film Lahore Se Aagey. He was likewise found in Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi as a singer along with Alia Bhatt. The film was revealed in cinemas in November 2016.
Moreover, he has contracted Ahsan Rahim’s unnamed action humour movie that will highlight his first movie in Pakistani film production. He is also functioning on his fourth music album, and he will be creating a Pakistani film.
Once after becoming famous, he initially gave a performance at the function of third Lux Style Awards on his hit melodies in 2004. The following year, he sang the tune “Kharayaan Day Naal” there. One year from now, he sang his hit “Sajania” and afterwards, he did stage dance with Reema Khan. He likewise had performed in Mela Festival at Oslo, Norway in 2008. In 2012, he gave a performance at eleventh Lux Style Awards with Humaima Malick on some of the super hit songs and furthermore he gave praise to artist Mehdi Hassan by singing his ghazal “Mujhe Tum Nazar Sai”. After that, he sang live and played out a move on “Madhubala” and “Voh Dekhne Mein” at GiMA Awards 2012. In 2013, he performed alongside Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Preity Zinta at Temptations Reloaded show in Muscat in 2013.
He was additionally welcomed to give a performance in 2013 Cannes Film Festival held at Cannes, France. He performed in Naz Choudhury’s Bollywood Showstoppers in 2014 at The O2 Arena alongside Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Mika Singh and Shahid Kapoor. He then likewise facilitated first Star Box Office India Awards Ceremony alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, where they gave a melodic honour to Raj Kapoor as well. At the occasion of the launch of the logo of Pakistan Super League on 20 September 2015, he discharged and did dance on the song of praise of the group “Ab Khel Ke Dikha”.
On 30 January 2016, he discharged and performed the dance on the song of the devotion of the “Chakka Choka” in an occasion for Islamabad United group. He then likewise performed on the opening service of PSL 2016 on 4 February. He played out a dance on the remix of his Coke Studio super hit “Rockstar” in the service of fourteenth Lux Style Awards, after when he was given melodic honour by Jimmy Khan, Uzair Jaswal, Sara Haider and Farhan Saeed individually, in 2015. The next year, he facilitated the function, where he played out an opening move act, on his new melody, paying tribute to Lux Style Awards, and after that, he gave a melodic tribute, singing with Qurat ul Ain Balouch, to Amjad Sabri who was murdered in Karachi on 22 June 2016.
In 2018, the singer Meesha Shafi blamed Ali Zafar for sexual harassment against her. Meesha Shafi wrote in a tweet, “I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar.”
Sharing this because I believe that by speaking out about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out.. but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it anymore #MeToo pic.twitter.com/iwex7e1NLZ
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) April 19, 2018
She further said, “Ali is someone I have known for many years and someone I have shared a stage with. I feel betrayed by his behaviour and his attitude and I know that I am not alone.”
This agitated an immense controversy in the Lollywood. Backing Meesha Shafi’s tweet, Urwa Hocane and other famous female celebs backed Meesha Shafi for the bold action she took against the actor and singer Ali Zafar.
However, Ali Zafar blatantly denied all charges against him in a tweet after a few hours of Meesha’s tweet. The legendary actor said, “I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment lodged against me by Ms Shafi.”
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 19, 2018
On April 2018, Ali Zafar’s legal advisor sent a Rs 100 crore libel notice to the singer Meesha Shafi.
In the legal notice, Ali Zafar has asked Meesha Shafi to delete the tweet, which is defaming him, and issue an apology for what she said about him. Moreover, Meesha Shafi has to pay Rs100 crore to Ali Zafar, if she does not apologise to him.
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In an interview to a private Newspaper, the lawyer of Meesha Shafi said, “We have received the notice and are examining its contents. The contents of Meesha’s statements with regard to Ali Zafar are based in truth, and therefore we dispel this notice.”
Subsequently, the lawyer of Meesha Shafi ordered Ali Zafar to apologise for harassing the singer, Meesha Shafi.
In the year 2019, because Meesha Shafi’s lawyer failed to appear in the hearings the libel case filed by Ali Zafaragainstt Meesha Shafi, the session court imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on Meesha Shafi.
Undoubtedly, Pakistan is blessed with a Multi-Talented Person!
Ali Zafar had sang PSL’s Seeti Bajay Ge song in its first season. Ali Zafar
had also decided for coming up with his personal version of the anthem
for the fifth season of PSL after an increasing demand from cricket fans.
According to popular opinion, the official PSL anthem for the fifth season
was not as per the expectations of the fans.
In late February, a petition had also been filed against the song in
Lahore’s local court. The petitioner had even asked to impose a ban on
the song as it would result in destroying PSL’s reputation at a global level.
Ali Zafar and Ali Azmat have also been involved in a verbal dispute. This
happened when Ali Zafar was accused by Ali Azmat of hiring bloggers to
run a campaign against the official anthem of PSL.