|Born||May 18, 1980|
Pakistani singer, actor and model, known as the “Prince of Pop”.
Zafar was born in Lahore, Pakistan to two professors at the University of the Punjab in 1980. He attended the C.A.A. Public School and the Beaconhouse Defence Campus.He graduated from the National College of Arts as a painter in 2002.
Ali Zafar made his debut as a musician with the album Huqa Pani, released in Pakistan in 2003 and worldwide in 2005. It was described by The Hindu as “take a Kishore Kumar-like voice , club it with yuppie Ibiza-ish electronic beats, and add a bit of nostalgic lyrics”. The comparison to Kishore Kumar has been frequently made: in one interview Zafar, asked about the vocal resemblance, remarked “you’re the lucky hundredth person to tell me that”.
The album was a hit, selling over five million copies worldwide and winning the ‘Best Album’ category at the Lux Style Awards in 2004. In addition to the album’s popularity being reflected in the shops and by critics, it has been widely claimed that Himesh Reshammiya plagiarised one of the most well-known tracks from the album, Rangeen, for the song Dillagi Mein Jo Beet Jaaye. Soon Pritam too copied his track Channo Ki as Choreen ki Baatein(Fightclub).
Ali Zafar launched his second album “Masty” nationwide in Pakistan in November 2006. He has since released 3 tracks from the album called “Masty“, “Sajania” and “Dekha”. A press conference for the release of the album was held in Lahore. The album has been released by Fire Records.