No one has made Pakistan as proud as Ali Zafar did. A multi-talented actor, singer, model, producer, screenwriter, and model, Ali has made a name for himself all over the world. Starting his career as a singer and musician, he quickly dominated the music, acting, and overall media industry in Pakistan as well as India.
He is one of the few Pakistani actors and musicians who have tasted success all over the world. He has become an icon, which is why he is one of the idols of youngsters and lovers of music. Recently, he has started to focus on working for the community and promoting national talent over international success.
Here is his complete biography with a closer look at his life, career, controversies, and more.
Biography of Ali Zafar
Ali Zafar was born on 18th May 1980 in Lahore, Pakistan. He is currently 42 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Born and raised in Lahore, Ali remained in Lahore all his life, but he frequently travels all over Pakistan for his career as well.
He is 5 feet and 10 inches tall, which is considered tall for men as per Pakistani societal standards. However, this height is perfect for actors, which is why he pursued that career in the first place. He is not the only person in his family to be in the media industry and has their full support of them.
Family and Parentage
Ali Zafar has always shared information about his family and his parents have always faced the camera with him. His father is Mohammad Zafarullah and his mother is Kanwal Ameen, who are both veteran professors at the University of Punjab. Ali is the eldest of three siblings. He has two younger brothers Zain and Danyal. His brother Danyal is also a model, singer, and actor.
With parents as educators, Ali Zafar and his family believed in education before pursuing a career. Ali received his early education from the C.A.A. Public School and then went on to the Government College of Lahore. He finished his higher education at the National College of Arts. He is a sketch artist and has often shared his artwork with his fans.
Ali Zafar has always been very open about his relationship and relationship status. He got engaged to Ayesha Fazli years ago before the couple got married. His wife is a distant relative of Indian actor Aamir Khan. The couple got married in 2009 in Lahore. The couple has two children, a son named Azaan and a daughter named Alyza Zafar.
Ali Zafar has been in a long legal battle with Meesha Shafi for years. Meesha accused the singer-turned-actor of sexual harassment which was denied by Ali Zafar. In return, he filed a counter-lawsuit of defamation against her. A total of nine witnesses have denied Meesha Shafi’s claim and even showed evidence that Ali remained at least 5 to 6 feet away from her at all times. Meesha’s claim was dismissed by the court, but Ali’s case against her is still ongoing in the court.
Becoming An Actor
Before Ali Zafar became an actor, he was a singer. His songs such as Channo were a worldwide success. He has worked on the biggest projects in Pakistan as well as India and has received love from critics and fans as well. He has already won multiple awards for his music, acting, and more.
Here are all the dramas he has appeared in.
|2000||Kollege Jeans||Himself||PTV Home|
|2000||Kanch Ke Par||Temur||PTV Home|
|2002||Landa Bazar||Ramis||PTV Home|
|2002||Bahut Dair Kar Di||Raza||PTV Home|
|2002||Jugnoo Aur Anchal||Jamal||PTV Home|
Here are all the movies he has appeared in.
|2010||Tere Bin Laden||Ali Hassan|
|2011||Luv Ka The End||Freddy Kapoor|
|2011||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||Luv Agnihotri|
|2012||London, Paris, New York||Nikhil Chopra|
|2013||Chashme Baddoor||Siddharth Kashyap aka Sid|
|2016||Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive||Himself|
|2016||Lahore Se Aagey||Himself|
|2018||Teefa in Trouble||Lateef “Teefa”|
|2021||Khel Khel Mein||Himself|