Ali Mohammad Zafar is a Pakistani actor, singer-songwriter, musician and painter. Zafar was the first Pakistani to establish a career in Hindi cinema and his success led many Pakistani actors to venture into Bollywood films. Through his successful attempts in Indian film industry, he has received four Lux Style Awards and a Filmfare Award nomination and has become one of the most famous Indo-Pak celebrities.
Zafar started his career as a music composer and gained popularity by his single Channo from his debut album Huqa Pani which sold over five million copies worldwide. Channo turned out to be a huge success topping many music charts and earned him the Lux Style Award for Best Music Album.
Zafar made his acting debut with a leading role in the 2010 Bollywood satire film Tere Bin Laden, a moderate box-office success. His performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned him several nominations in the Best Male Debut category, including Filmfare. The following year, Zafar made a special appearance in the romantic comedy Luv Ka The End and played the lead in the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Zafar was widely praised for his performance and received Best Actor nomination at several award ceremonies. Zafar received further praise for portraying leading roles in the critically and commercially successful films, the romantic comedy London, Paris, New York (2012) and the comedy Chashme Baddoor (2013)
Born 18 May 1980 (age 36)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Alma mater National College of Arts
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter, musician
Year’s active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Ayesha Fazli (m. 2009)
Relatives Kanwal Ameen (mother)
Genres Pop, Electronic, Folk, Classical, Sufi
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
Labels Universal Records, Coke Studio, Sony Music, Alif Records, Frank Finn, Fire Records