Joined: 21 August 2005
Qazi!! Qazi!! Qazi!! does the name sound familiar?
.........Well! There are many things that come to our mind, his famous quotes (Qazi-isms), dreadlocks, effortless charm, making the record of the highest SMS votes from the junta, getting saved over again and again by the love of junta, gift of gab, cheekiness, his histrionic capabilities, STAR qualities, Sex Appeal, Attractive Looks, songs rendered from his heart in a simple and endearing way. The list goes on and on!
He is a phenomenon who has unwittingly charmed the zillions of audiences and keeps adding more to his list of admirers as the day passes by.
Odes already has been started to be written in his name, his is a perfect case of the David taking on the Goliath!
When he came, Qazi had a surprising lack of Sur and Taal sense, whose voice dragged over with serious errors in tune. The show was to search for a singing talent. The 'cool dude', was confused "Mein aisa kyon hoon"- to act, sing, dance or perform.It was case of his discovering himself and his vocation. The audience too got involved with Qazi, it was as if it was their own battle.
The judges seemed to think him as a mediocre singer, and put him in the bottom heap in every single show. But voila! the voting audience kept bringing him back on.
Obviously the viewers of the show had a very different view of his potential as a "pop star" C Singing Star than the judges. None of the other contestants seemed to have the audience appeal that this boy had, and he seemed to revel in the spotlight like no other. His clothes, gestures and dancing are all brash and Bollywood, but in conversation he came across as a genuinely likeable homeboy. Some labeled it the X-factor.
He improved with each passing day. Though the 'danger' zone had become familiar to him. Even he was at times frustrated as was quite evident when he said that "Thak gaya hoon, Paak gaya hoon, meri shaadi hogi, bachche honge bachche ka name danger rakhoonga. He would tell his children the haunting story of the 'Qazi zone.
The naysayers would say he should leave music to someone who knows it.
But his admirers would ask:
Is it wrong for one to be ambitious?
Was it Qazis fault that he got selected?
Does not the "Junta have the right to select, by whom they would like to be entertained?
The debate would go on.
But one fine day, Qazi had shown that he can sing with the ranbhoomi performance of Yeh tara, wo tara which was just awesome. For the first time Qazis voice rose and fell as it should to emote the song. Then finally at the later stages, he was declared "Safe" and certified by the Judges that he can be a better singer over his fellow contestants, given the chance.
Qazi and his admirers felt vindicated!
Pyar toh Hona hi tha!
On 20th October, it would be remembered in the entertainment industry as the day when Qazi Touqeer was named the Fame Jodi No1 along with Ruprekha Bannerji, whose name became synonymous with the X-factor.
His debut album has released which has already got a SUPERHIT tag!
He was proposed a Balaji soap "Kaisa Yeh Pyar Hai"n for CID , but he refused to be a part of those.
What a way to start ones career. Here wishing him all the best from his fans across the world.
Way to go Qazi! Go you Boy! We are with you!
Age : 21 years
HomeTown : Srinagar
Birthday : June 2
Sign : Gemini
Dad: was a lawyer, now a Sufi Saint,
Mom: school teacher,
Brother: Touseef, Living in Joint family with grand parents.
Uncle (Qazi Rafiq): Well known Kashmiri singer
Education: completed 12th
Interests: Dramatics, Stage Shows, Body Building, Cricket, Swimming , Skiing
Nature: Truthful, Honest and Attention graber.
1) Aasman ke paar
2) Jodi No 1 - Qazi , Ruprekha (SUPERHIT)
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.
1. Non-veg food: That's something He can't do without. No meal is complete without it. Tandoori chicken and shammi kababs are what He relishes.
2. Jackets: Can't leave home without one; Kashmir's weather lends itself to it. But now Qazi and jackets go together.
3.Michael Jackson and Ricky Martin: His idols for their sheer performances, while he also likes Sonu Nigam when he's on stage.
"Qazi ia all about passion."
"What to do I am born beautiful!"
"Kabhi bhi kuch bhi ho sakta hai!"
"Mere saath hamesha ulta hota hai."
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The Kashmiri rakes in more than 15 lakh votes on the reality show Fame Gurukul for talent and his hair
By Saumya Roy
Is this the first time you're singing on stage?
I've been dancing and acting since I was a child. Never thought I'd be a singer till I saw the ads for Fame Gurukul's audition.
Why do you think millions vote for you every week?
I don't know. It's unbelievable how people are reacting to me. Perhaps I bring emotion to my songs.
Do you think it's your hairstyle?
Maybe some vote for my personality and the entire package but others say they really like my voice. I'm surprised when they say it's my hairstyle.
Were you a big reality show fan?
Yeah, I voted in Indian Idol. I used to shoot myself constantly on a handycam just to see how I behave and look.
Do you want to be an actor or singer now?
I want to be a superstar—sing, dance and act.
Do you want to go back to Srinagar?
For my holidays. I want to stay in Bombay, work here and become a big star.
What do you like most about Bombay?
This is my first time in Bombay and I love it. People are so supportive of me and my talent.
Did you really win baby competitions and body-building competitions?
Yes, I won baby competitions in Kashmir and later I was a body-builder too.
There's a web poll on whether you should cut your hair. How would you vote?
I'm famous because of my hair. So I'll keep it.
We hear you're "born beautiful".
I was misquoted. I just meant my looks, complexion and hairstyle are all natural.
Then A Star Was Born...!!!
About 21 years bak ,in the serene and beautiful valleys of kashmir a baby boy was born who was named qazi tauqeer by his parents.Little did the parents know at that time that the face of their first born would become a face one day tht millions of people around the world would adore,love and cherish.
Kashmir had become a ground for terrorism as qazi began to grow but this little boy amongst all the guns and fighting going on in the valley was living in a world of his own,his own sweet world where there was no fights ,no cruelty,no terror but only love.He was very fond of music and movies.He used to stand in front of a big mirror and dream about the superstar he was going to be one day but how he did not know.He was a child but he knew that he is going to do it some day.
As this boy began to grow older his thoughts of becoming a superstar began to grow roots and planted themselves firmly in his mind ,so much so that he was not able to shake them out of his mind.He kept practising and dreaming.His family members often chided him to be practical and to wake up for they knew tht it was a big bad world out there where the dreams are broken every day and they did not want the same to happen to their boy who was the apple of their eyes.
And then oneday something happened,there was a big reality show contest going to be held and the top two chosen were to record their own album and would be known as the fame jodi.Qazi had watched the story of abhijeet sawant in II1 and he decided to give it a try.He told his parents tht he would not come home if he was not selected in the top 14.
His parents prayed for him.He was selected in the top 14 and from here began the magical story of the phenomenon called qazi tauqeer.We all saw what happened.Although qazi was not a trained singer but he had this desire in himself to learn and to excel.
During his fame gurukul days he was often chided and berated for his singing both by the jury and the fellow contestants but qazi never answered back.No body could deny the fact that qazi was the best performer in the group and had a stage presence like no one else had so he started to work on his singing.He was a hard worker and he learned fast.
As the days passed by qazi made himself better and better and at the same time he became the blue eyed boy of the public.Qazi was being loved by the people so much that it was unbelievable.Everybody was amazed by the clean sweeps that he was making as far as the public votes were concerned.Nobody could even come closer.
His family was amazed at how the little qazi they knew was inching his way towards stardom.His dreams and aspirations were finally coming true.And finally came the day when he was declared the winner.
Qazi has become the idol for todays youth.He has given the youth of today the hope tht it is alright to dream .Dreams do come true.He has told the youth tht hard work ,dedication ,honesty and regard for ur elders does pay.He has given the youth of today the desire to dream for the impossible and make it possible.
Qazi is our true Indian Idol ,an icon that the disoriented youth of today needs.
Main singer banna chahta hoon... And why not?
Sunday, February 26, 2006 18:50 IST
Move over Sania Mirza and Shah Rukh Khan. All roads are leading to music-based reality show stars — from Abhijit Sawant ('Indian Idol 2005') to Debojit Saha ('Sa Re Ga Ma Pa') — the popularity is soaring, and the stars believe that it's not just 15 seconds of fame for them.
I am a singer first: Says Debojit Saha, winner of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005', "I was not worried whether I received the maximum number of votes. I wanted to prove myself as a singer." Debojit emphasises on the fact that being a star is a temporary phase. "People will forget your performance on stage. You have to prove yourself as a singer."
Star vs singer:
Singer Kunal Ganjawala, who lost out in the first episode of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' in 1995, believes that it's not just important to want to be a singer. "Today singing has become synonymous with stardom. You really have to have the talent and capability and then work hard."
Qazi Touqueer ('Fame Gurukul Jodi'), who has been tagged as a performer more than a star says, "I always wanted to be an actor. I have no formal training in singing. I participated because I was sure that I would be a winner." Qazi, who has been getting offers to act in Bollywood film adds, "I will continue singing but will also hone my acting skills."
Reality shows are a great platform: Says Anu Malik, a judge on 'Indian Idol 2': "Previously there were young people who would come to Mumbai looking for a break. Reality shows have made things easy. I have ensured that all talented people get a break and have roped them in to sing in my films." But Malik is quick to add, "But all of them should realise that you have to continue working hard. If you don't, there are other people waiting for their chance."
Popularity vs talent: Choreographer Farah Khan, who is also one of the judges for 'Indian Idol 2' says, "Abhijeet Sawant is still so popular. And the fact that these winners are chosen out of thousands of contestants obviously show that showmanship matters with talent."
Audience is final judge: Says Ruprekha Banerjee, ('Fame Gurukul Jodi'): "The audience poll is extremely important. At the end of the day, they decide whether they want to listen to your song or not." Admitting that reality shows are a boon for young talent, she adds, "It's easier to approach people because the first step is taken."
(Celeberity Quotes on Qazi)
Bipasha: I love you Qazi!
John: You are a Rocker!
Karan Johar: You have all the attributes to be a Film hero.
Sarika: If you can maintain a balance between your persona and singing talent, you have a winning combination.
Javed Akthar: "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."
..."maine ek baat notice ki hai ki tumne chahe kisi ne jo bhi kaha ho tum ne kabhi kisi ke liye bura nahi kaha...tumhare dil main kisi ke liye mail nahi hai"
Shankar: "QAZI aaj pen tumhare haath main hona chahiye tha kyonki aaj tum jis position pe ho yeh tumhe decide karna hai ki tum ke saath jodi banna chahte ho"
....."jao jake apne teachers ke pair tocuh karo...dey hav totally transformed u....aaj ek % bhi gadbad nahi tha...tumahri voice record karne pe bahut acchi lagti hai....n tumahra har song super hit hoga..mark mah words "
ye pal hume yaad aayenge, wo kaal yaad aayenge..........
by jeeks_qazi_23 &am p;am p;am p;am p;am p;am p;am p;am p;am p;am p;nb sp;
by gourishpk & janaky_iyer
The QAZI Arena:Hi-On QAZI TOUQEER
~*~The QAZI Arena: Hi-On QAZI(2)~*~
(no negative comments allowed here)
***thanks a lot to KEISHA & TICKS for their immense support and valuable suggestions***
Joined: 21 August 2005
Joined: 21 August 2005
Fame 2006 Florida Concert
Live Concert FJ-Delhi
Pics of the Fame 2006 show
QAZI-RUPOOO-REX=pix from uttara concert
MoRe pIx oF...qAzI,RR,REX
pix of concert
at Garuda Mall in Bangalore
~*~Fame Jodi Concert (on sony)~*~
Qazi & Rupu
Qazi, Rupu, Rex
Qazi, Rex- Kambakht Ishq
Rex, Arpita- Tauba Tauba
Fame Jodi Concert:- by varmap
~*~App Jaisa Koi~*~
Fame Jodi & Indian Idol Contestants
Have you met Qazi ? I did
my meeting with rex, qazi and debo
I met Rex ,Debojit And Qazi !!!!
I met QAZI AT HIS HOUSE
WOOHOOOOO I met QAZI....o GOD!!!!!
Three vips n me
wow i met qazi,rup n rex
My meeting wit Qazi,rex n ruprekha!!!!!
hi!!i met qazi n rooprekha
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np...wen u'll get bored can chck it out...not abad idea to utilize ur time
so do i
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