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Celeb in the Spotlight: Ali Zafar

We're back with our spotlight and under the scanner today is the multi-talented personality who's not only a singer but also a musician, composer, song writer, film actor, model and painter - Ali Zafar!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 8:25:34 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Hola peeps! We're back with our spotlight and under the scanner today is the dude with the chocolate-boy looks who became quite a sensation in the music industry with his first individual album. We're talking about the genius behind Huqa Pani, whose "Channo" was a rage amongst fans and had the album selling over five million copies worldwide. Yes, it's Ali Zafar! The multi-talented personality who's not only a singer but also a musician, composer, song writer, film actor, model and painter.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, to Mohammad Zafarullah and Kanwal Ameen, professors at the University of Punjab, most people would have assumed that Ali would also follow in his parents' footsteps and end up in the teaching profession. But right from an early age, Ali had proved that his inclination was more towards the fine arts. The C.A.A. Public School and Beaconhouse School System have the honours of being Ali's Alma Mater and also seeing him top his matriculation year. Ali graduated in Fine Arts from the Government College of Lahore and the National College of Arts and soon took up a job as a scratch artist at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore.

Ali debuted as a singer with the song "Jugnuon se bhar le aanchal" for the movie Shararat. However, it was his debut album Huqa Pani that made him a popular singing sensation in the industry. The album became one of the major hits of all time. His second and third albums with the variety and vocals went on to become hits just like his first. His third album, with a combination of classical and Sufi music, earned him respect and shot his popularity manifolds, establishing him as a versatile musician.

Ali started his acting career with Pakistani dramas such as Kanch Ke Par, Kollege Jeansand so on. Owing to his popularity with his fans, he managed to bag an offer for the movieKhuda Kay Liye by Shoaib Mansoor. However, he couldn't sign up for the role and it was then played by Fawad Khan. Soon Ali took a break from acting - except for his own videos - and after a long hiatus returned to acting in Bollywood. Ali debuted with the movie Tere Bin Laden which, though received a lukewarm response, earned him nominations at various awards including IIFA and the Filmfare Awards for the Best Male Debut. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan gave him his first commercial success and soon the list started increasing as he churned out films after successful films such as London, Paris, New York and Chashme Baddoor.

Ali's talent in his various roles as musician, actor and model have earned him endless accolades ranging from nominations to awards, the list of which is quite long. His shelf, today, holds awards from Lux Style Awards, Indus Music Awards, MTV Style Awards, Stardust Awards and also the grand Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.
 
Did you know?
    • Ali designed a comic book, his first, at the age of eight.
    • A song from his second album, Masty, was integrated into the soundtrack of an American film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
    • He is married to Ayesha Fazli with a son named Azaan Zafar.
    • He is the first ever Pakistani actor/singer to be featured as a solo main lead in his debut movie in Bollywood.
    • Ali was invited to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival held at Cannes, France.
    • He was voted second Sexiest Man of Asia by Eastern Eye in 2012.
Ali's upcoming movies include Aman Ki Asha with Yami Gautam and Kill Dil opposite Parineeti Chopra. He is also working on Golmaal 4 and the sequel of Tere Bin Laden.

BollyCurry wishes Ali all the best for his future and hopes that he continues to enthrall his fans with his many talents.
 
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Editor (s): Saraa K & Jenifer Y.
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Posted on: 04 October 2013 at 4:46pm
ALI ZAFAR ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

He truly deserves all the fame he is getting!!!

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Posted on: 25 September 2013 at 1:54am
ali we all r proud of you all the best dear

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Posted on: 25 September 2013 at 12:28am
ali ur a super dashing n super talented actor/singer/musician/painter n so on...
in nutshell a Rockstar
keep rocking...

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 8:40pm
Ali we are sooo proud of you. All the best.

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 7:13pm
truly an amzing actor. hoping to see him more in movies.

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 12:18pm
i just love him, since the time he was featured in Abrar ul Haq's music video of "preeto" he was one of the cutest one, so i obviously singled him out.

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 12:00pm
talented guy,has his finger in every pie!

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 11:30am
love ali zafar so proud of u keep rocking

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 10:21am
He has really come a long way! Proud of him

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Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 10:00am
Love Ali zafar amazing voice and great acting. Also not to forget he's very cute.

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