Joined: 09 October 2005
|Age -20 years
Place - Srinagar
Qazi Wins The Competition
Qazi & Rooprekha - India's First "Fame Jodi"
They won because the people love them – for their singing, for their performance, for their honesty and for the human beings they are. Over 87 lakh votes came in and their jodi was the most popular.
Javed said it all
About Qazi: "You are a living example of how the tortoise won the race against the hares. You have won because of two reasons. One is your own dedication and determination and the other is the love that all the people of India have showered on you. Take all that love and distribute it in Kashmir."
Though the votes were all counted, each jodi gave their last performance on the sets of Fame Gurukul. The Romantic Jodi Rex and Ruprekha sang "Kuch kuch hota hai". The magic was there and so was the chemistry but it lacked the masti of the Qazi and Ruprekha jodi. The boys were good together with "Mei anadi tu khiladi" but the sweetness was not there. Ruprekha and Qazi shone with melody, masti and chemistry.
Tension all round.
The last result round was exciting and crowds were even waiting outside the sets. Like the contestants, people were nervous and shouting and cheering in anticipation. Qazi felt that he and Ruprekha would win and so did Rex. Once again Jai and Veeru would not be together. Manav and Mandira created enough tension to last a lifetime. Cards appeared all over the sets with names and alphabets but no results. The audiences were strung along till the very end.
The winners takes it all and indeed they did. The fabulous prize money of Rs 1 crore, the chance to record their first album, and a car each is what Qazi and Ruprekha take home.
Qazi's Interview ( Before Winning Fame Jodi)
He threatens to tie up his dreadlocks in a pony for that neat, slick look. He desperately wants to tone his body, since he feels he has shrunk after he stopped working out.
He finds his female fan following unbelievable. And all his bak-bak (he says) is genuine and unrehearsed.
Fame Gurukul's most-noticed contestant, Qazi Touqeer, makes no qualms about the fact that, though he wants to be an actor and performer, he applied for the Sony reality show to prove to his family that he was not a good-for-nothing.
"I would never be out of bed before 10 am and didn't even know how to slice an apple. The Gurukul has changed me and my life," says Qazi as tells us his about his journey to Fame…
The mole below my eye
About six months back, I started getting this wart-like growth that resulted in a mole. Initially, I was concerned and wanted to get rid of it. I consulted a doctor but my mother told me to let it be. "Woh tumhare liye lucky hoga."
And it is. My journey to Fame Gurukul began with the mole. The application and the auditions and the final selection, all happened in the last six months. I will never have the mole removed, though I know I want to become an actor — Qazi and the mole; that's another Fame Jodi.
June 2, 2005
Too many things happened on that day. It was the day I celebrated my 20th birthday, the day I was selected to be part of Fame Gurukul. It was the day I landed in Mumbai for the first time. And the day my mole looked bigger! And the day I saw the sea for the first time. Because of Fame Gurukul, I came to Mumbai; this is going to be my home.
I stay in Srinagar with my mother, who is a schoolteacher, and my father who is a lawyer. Of late, my father has been greatly influenced by Sufi thoughts. We are constantly having people over; he loves to entertain.
People have an open invitation to our home. I have a younger brother, Tauseef. My favourite chachu, Qazi Rafi (a professional singer) and his family also stay with us. The one big regret I have is that I did not learn music from him — it would have helped me in Fame.
Bachpan se hero
At any event, there are some people who hog the limelight; they are the jaan of the party. I was always one of them. Everyone would call me the hero. Nervousness is something I don't know. I enjoy myself on the stage. In Srinagar, I would always take part in the Saaz aur Awaaz concert, which was dubbed the Saaz aur Qazi concert.
Unaffected by J&K trouble
Bomb blasts, violence, kidnappings… people ask me how we stay in Kashmir? I have never been affected by the happenings there, thank god. I led a normal life and did all the things a youngster does elsewhere. I studied at the SP High School and completed my class 12 from Amar Singh College, Srinagar.
Honestly, there is no one special in my life. Last week, we performed at a Ganesh pandal and every time I flicked my hair, the girls would scream. It was the same when I performed at the Malhar festival at St Xavier's. It's not that I am playing up to them. I am enjoying myself on stage and I want them to enjoy too.
No playback singer
Why should I? I always wanted to act and perform live. I can't bear the thought that I put so much into a song and, on screen, it is someone else singing. I will act and do playback only for myself. Or I'd rather do music videos.
Sami , Qazi's Neighbour Tells us about Qazi :
Qazi had been different right from his childhood. He was witty and tried to look different. He wore long hair and performed dances in gardens and all the places he got to. Even the college senior students wouldn't allow him past the gate without a dance. He never learnt dance or singing from anyone but himself. His room had lot of mirrors and he performed there. Local guys used to make ridicule of his style but I guess they were jealous of his different looks.
Body building was another passion of Qazi and he wanted to be called a muscle-man. As far as I know him he had been very shy in childhood. He attended local school, Jamia Millia in Nawpora where his mother taught us. Like all other students I never thought he would become such a star, but honesty and his out-speaking quality is what I guess won him votes, fans and stardom.
QAZI'S PICS FROM UTARA CONCERT(thanks to farah)
QAZI 'S OTHER CLUB(MADE BY ARSHI)
(IF U HAVE THE ALBUM AVAILABLE IN UR LOCALE DO BUY THE ORIGINAL CD..N IF U DONT HAVE IT THEN U CAN DOWNLOAD IT FROM HERE..PLZ DONT SUPPORT PIRACY N B A TRUE QAZI FAN)
QAZI'S SELECTION IN GURUKUL
QAZI'S FIRST PERFORMANCE
I'm the best - Koi Hero Yahan - Qazi T
o saaki saaki rey--QAZI/REX/ARPITA
ON PUBLIC DEMAND;)
LIKE PYAR KE--SHADI SONG SUNG BY QAZII Laike Pyar Ke yeh ------ Qazi ----- vdo link
This is short clip of Qazi n Ruprekha after becomin the Jodi...
Qazi in Tears(dining table)
Qazi's HOME VDO
JAANE JAN --VDO
SAMNAY YEH KAUN AYA--VDO
BHEEGAY HONT TERAY---vDO--qazi
Qazi is safe! (on singing phir bhi dil hai..)
Qazi in tears (in frst the gala)
Jodi No.1? - Dhadak Dhadak by Qazi/RR
RR/Qazi-2 --jisay dhoonta hun main har kahin
Tune Abhi Dekha Nahin(with rex)
Qazi & Ruprekha made a special appearance at Ek Ladki Anjani Si....
REX AND QAZI SINGING YEH PAL(men in black)
QAZI AND RUPO singing YEH PAL in ranbhoomi
FAME JODI CONCERT
People's choice(qazi saved gainst rex n arpita)
Qazi's dramatic vote (qazi saves rex)
Joined: 09 October 2005
|Letters from viewers|
| If Britney can, why not Qazi?
Qazi is the most genuine person in the Gurukul.Unlike some of the others, he wears his heart on his sleeve, and does not hesitate to call a
I want this mail to be read by all contestants in this wonderful programme Fame Gurukul. I think that they are all perplexed by the continued outpouring of votes for Qazi. So, I thought that I should tell them why i have been voting
You are an all-rounder performer. You sing very well. I hope you do get the
It hurt to to listen to the words of Arijit, Shamit and the girls (except
I think all the contestants are jealous about Qazi and everybody is against
Qazi being humiliated
Fame Gurukul is a School of Sangeet. Thus, school is a place of encouragement and reinforcement, it is a place where evaluation is must and it is a place of development. It may be development of personality and development of singing ability. School is not a place of Favourism, Partiality and Punishment. But Qazi is being humilated every day in Fame Gurukul, through voting system, faculty's favourism and comments. Nobody is giving reinforcement to Qazi. All actions of students are against the fellow feeling towards Qazi.
You should be very delighted when people SAVED you three times. I think you
It seems the contestant are jealous of Qazi. They can't tolerate the love he is
I don't know why everyone is after Qazi.I think the faculty should work trying
I just want to say that if someone in Fame Gururkul is a complete package, than
I love to watch Qazi perform. He has it all to make it to Bollwood. He is a great dancer, actor and he can become the best singer in Gurukul. The amount of votes he gets is a proof of his talent. And I must say that last week his performance was great.Keep it up, Qazi. Hope to see lots more from you.
Joined: 09 October 2005
~*~DIYA~*~(i luv qazi)
Joined: 09 October 2005
AFTER WINNING THE TITLE
Qazi-Ruprekha are jodi number 1
Rex D'Souza was finally the one who bowed out of Fame Gurukul in a long winded episode on Sony on Thursday night, making way for Kolkata based Ruprekha Banerjee and Kashmiri Qazi Tauqeer to emerge as the Fame Jodi.
Hosts Mandira Bedi and Manav Gohil did their best to keep up the tempo,the show's directors employed a few gimmicks (empty envelopes containing the winners' names ?!?) and the channel pushed its impending shows (Celebrity Fame Gurukul and Deal Ya No Deal, with R Madhavan making an appearance).
All the promotions diluted the achievements of the winning duo, Qazi and Ruprekha, who got about five to seven minutes to bask in glory at the end of the episode, which even took a break to accommodate Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin!
|Smiles are back in Srinagar, thanks to their TV hero|
|Our locality burst firecrackers worth Rs 50,000: Qazi's family|
|Posted online: Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 0116 hours IST|
\ SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: There's celebration in the majestic red-brick house in downtown Srinagar. In two spacious rooms on either side of the entrance, the family—men in one room and the women in the other—watches the replay of the final of Fame Gurukul, the TV show for singing and acting aspirants.
The joy is not confined to the house. The locality, the city and virtually the whole of Kashmir is celebrating the triumph of Qazi Tauqueer.
Qazi Tauqeer is quite a sensation. The 'hot favourite' singer speaks to us on his musical journey from the vale of Kashmir to the top of the world.
* On being popular : It's a marvellous feeling. I am lucky. It is only due to God's grace and so many well wishers that I have reached this stage.
* An underestimated singer?: Initially everybody had this notion that I couldn't sing but I have proved them wrong.
The contest was for an over-all performer and not just a good singer. I always knew that I would fit the bill. And ultimately the package of my performing abilities and my singing skills helped me sail through.
* Did the locks hold the key : I don't know what really attracted the masses and why they voted for me. Maybe it was my curly hair (laughs). However, I was confident of my abilities.
* Singer by chance : I was aspiring to be an actor, but after Abhijeet Sawant's success, I decided to be a part of a similar contest as I thought this would be the best way to attain fame and to prove to my family that I am not a 'good-for-nothing'.
* Filmi chakkar: Yes, I may do a film after an year or so. I am getting good offers from filmmakers but as of now, I don't want to name them.
Joined: 09 October 2005
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|The importance of being Qazi|
|Posted online: Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 0000 hours IST|
When Qazi Tauqeer was born in Srinagar, in 1986, India was different. Doordarshan was the single channel on television, Kashmir was at relative peace, and we were far from the 'shining' India that was to follow some years later, at least in some privileged places, for some privileged people. In 2005, Qazi Tauqeer, a singer and performer of some ability, is the latest TV celebrity, winner of Sony TV's Fame Gurukul, in an India with no less than 70 TV channels, a steadily increasing ''shine'', and a much bruised, indeed battered, Kashmir.
One could say Qazi has grown up through a period of huge change in independent India. The spread of markets with increasing opportunities for people and a deepening of political democracy are the upsides, while an increasing disillusionment with a sometimes arbitrary and seemingly corrupt state apparatus is the downside, most brutally exposed in Kashmir.
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