Ali Zafar

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Painter


Brothers of Ali Zafar

Danyal Zafar, Zain Zafar

Father of Ali Zafar

Mohammad Zafarullah (Professor)

Mother of Ali Zafar

Kanwal Ameen (Professor)

Wife/Spouse of Ali Zafar

Ayesha Fazli (m. 2009-present)

Favourite Actor(s) of Ali Zafar

Bollywood: Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar
Hollywood: Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins

Favourite Actress of Ali Zafar

Madhuri Dixit

Favourite Book(s) of Ali Zafar

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif, Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis and Larry Sloman, Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

Favourite Cricketer(s) of Ali Zafar

Batsman: Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar
Bowler: Wasim Akram, Imran Khan

Favourite Film(s) of Ali Zafar

Veer-Zaara, Guide

Favourite Food(s) of Ali Zafar

Aloo Palak, Chicken Sizzler, Saag aur Makkai ki Roti

Favourite Singer/Musician(s) of Ali Zafar

Mehdi Hassan, Kishore Kumar, Bade Ghulam Ali, Lata Mangeshkar, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Page, Jeff Buckley, Sting, Abida Parveen, Roger Waters

Favourite Song(s) of Ali Zafar

"Hey You" by Floyd", Quit Playing Games With My Heart" by Backstreet Boys, "My Way" by Frank Sinatra

Favourite Writer(s) of Ali Zafar

Ghalib, Mir Dard, Faiz, Iqbal

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Ali Zafar

2004: Indus Music Awards for Best Debut Artist for Huqa Pani
2005: Asian Bollywood Music Awards for Best Pop Music Album in Pakistan for Huqa Pani
2012: Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow Male for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

Controversies of Ali Zafar

In 2012, after Veena Malik's nude photo on FHM cover page, Ali said, "I don't think those who are talented need controversies to boost their career."   After the Uri terror attack in September 2016, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) urged its members not to work with Pakistani artists or technicians. During that period, the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer 'Dear Zindagi' was supposed to get released. But due to the protest against Pakistani actors, Ali was not the part of Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dear Zindagi' trailer.   On 19 April 2018, Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her multiple times. Moreover, she has shared her experience through an elaborative post on Twitter quoting that this will empower women to stand up for themselves.   Later, to her claims, Ali denied all the allegations applied to him and replied in the same manner on Twitter by saying that he will take some legal action against this matter.  

Information about Ali Zafar

He is known for his professionalism, punctuality, discipline.  He was the first choice for the role of 'Sarmad' in the film 'Khuda Kay Liye' (2007), but he rejected it due to some personal reasons, which later went to Fawad Khan.  He is the first ever Pakistani actor to get nominated for any Bollywood award.  According to him, if he had to choose between singing or acting, he would choose singing.  Ali was born into a well-educated Punjabi family; as both his parents were professors at Punjab University.  In 2008, he and his wife, Aisha, were kidnapped at gunpoint when they were out for a dinner, but were released later; as Ali's family paid PKR 2.5 million as ransom to the kidnappers.  He met his wife, Ayesha, first time at the lobby of the hotel where he used to work as a sketch artist.  Ali is famously known as 'Justin Timberlake of Pakistan.'  He is very much committed to his wife that he has not done any intimate scenes on the screen yet. Moreover, the kissing scene in his film- London, Paris, New York, a body double was hired to perform the scene with Aditi Rao Hydari.  In 2013, he was listed as the 'Sexiest Asian Man On The Planet' by the Eastern Eye, a British weekly newspaper.  Since his childhood, he had an artistic touch; as he enjoyed painting a lot.  After his Bollywood debut 'Tere Bin Laden,' he received around 40 film offers as his performance was critically acclaimed by everyone. Although his debut was a big hit, it was banned in his native country.  At the age of 8, he made his first comics.  He used to be homophobic, a person having a strong dislike of homosexual people. But, after getting educated about this topic, he started respecting everyone's sexual orientation.  His parents wanted him to pursue his career in civil services, but somehow, he convinced his parents of his passion towards music and they supported him in his decision.  He was very introvert and shy in his teens.  Does Ali Zafar smoke?: No  Apart from acting and singing, he has endorsed various brands like Pepsi, Sony Ericsson, LG, Lux, Head and Shoulders, etc.  Does Ali Zafar drink alcohol?: Yes  He holds a very professional, punctual, and disciplined personality in the film industry.  Prior to his debut in acting, he worked as a sketch artist at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, where he used to make portraits in 20 minutes. 


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