Ali Zafar was born on May 18th, 1980 in Lahore, Pakistan to Mohammad Zafarullah, Professor of Fine Arts and Kanwal Ameen, who worked in the Library Sciences department at Punjab University at the time. Yes, today is Ali Zafar's birthday and it's time we get this upcoming superstar a little bit better.
He already has six films in Bollywood to his credit- Tere Bin
Laden, Luv Ka The End, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London Paris New
York, Chashme Baddor and Total Siyappa. His upcoming film is Kill
Dill with Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra. He has a special
appearence in Tere Bin Laden too. This good looking chap is slowly
rising to the top and become one of the most sought out actors in
He was a musician before he became an actor in Bollywood, he has
even sang songs in the movie he starred. His most famous songs are
London Paris New York, Palat Meri Jaan, Madhubala, Chal Buleya and
I am sure a lot of you out there would want to know more about
this rising star, where he is from, his achievement, little
snippets you did not know about him etc. Well his story is
definitely inspiring, so read on to find out all the facts you did
not know about him...
He is popularly known as Pakistan's prince of pop around the
Ali Zafar’s first project
Ali Zafar's first project as a singer was "Jugnuon se bhar de
aanchal", a soundtrack of Samina Peerzada's film Shararat. Though
his first single wasn't a hit but Ali Zafar later made it to the
top with Channo, the single that almost everyone has heard.
"Channo" remained in the top charts for a long time. It was from
the album Huqa Pani which was his first one. Above five million
copies of this album were sold worldwide.
Since childhood, Ali Zafar loved to paint. He created his first
comics at an early age of 8 years. Ali Zafar has worked at Pearl
Continental Hotel's lobby as a scratch artist.Ali Zafar did
portrait painting in a hotel lobby to earn some money. He used to
complete making the portraits within 20 mins.
In 2012 Ali Zafar was declared the third most googled musician
leaving A.R Rehman behind.
Ali Zafar's popular song ‘Dekha' had been featured in Hollywood
movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps as a soundtrack making him
the fourth Pakistani singer to have his song featured in any
Hollywood movie. The song belongs to his second album Masty. The
movie was released 2 years back in 2010.
Ali And Ayesha
Ali Zafar's wife Ayesha Fazli remained his long-time fiancee for
several years. She is paternally related to Aamir Khan - the Indian
movie actor.Ali Zafar met his wife more than 10 years back to
get a portrait of her in that hotel lobby.
Ali Zafar's idols include Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
People often compare his singing to Kishore Kumar's.
His debut was Tere Bin Laden, which was a huge hit.
Ali Zafar belonged to a middle-class family and didn't have any
luxuries in his childhood like cars.
Shy and Introvert
Ali Zafar was really introverted and shy in his teenage. He like
to talk among elders instead of people of his age group.
Ali Zafar's first crush was his class-fellow in 8th grade. While
talking in an interview, he said, "Yes... I remember it was when I
was in class 8th. But she was too mature to indulge herself into
Sexiest Asian Man On The Planet
2012 Ali Zafar got the 2nd position in the Most Sexiest Asian
Men list and in 2013 he was declared the Sexiest Asian Man On The
Ali Zafar got a chance for modeling when a stylist and
photographer asked Ali to work as a model for him.
Ali Zafar's 2 songs had been copied by popular music directors
Preetam and Himesh Reshamiya. The songs are Dillagi Mein Jo Beet
Jaye and Chori ki baatein meethi chori.
During his career, Ali has managed to win almost all major
awards starting from the "Best Album" in 2003 to the "Best Male
Artist" at MTV Awards in 2009. He has been on the covers of various
style and music magazines and has been the brand ambassador for the
most premier companies in Pakistan.
He would perhaps be the only celebrity to have endorsed Pepsi as
well as Coke, Sony Ericsson along with LG mobile phones, and
Instaphone, Telenor and Mobilink. He was the first male to endorse
the biggest brand in soaps, Lux, with his hit single "Dekha" which
starred all the big female actresses in Pakistan. He has also
endorsed brands such as Head and Shoulders, Close Up, Tapal Tea,
Tarang Tea Whitener, Lays Chips, Lu Bakery and many others. As of
now, Ali Zafar is heading Mobilink Jazz, the biggest
telecommunication brand in the region.
This phenomenal success of Tere Bin Laden made Ali Zafar a
Bollywood star over night. Not only did he receive more than 40
offers post Tere Bin Laden but he also made history by being the
first Pakistani actor to be nominated for any Bollywood awards. He
got nominated for IIFA, Star Screen, Zee Cine and Filmfare awards
of 2011 in the best male debut category. He was also the first
Pakistani to be called to Indian Film Festival at Australia in
March 2011 for his movie screening.