Status: Married to Ayesha Fazli
Born: Lahore, Pakistan
Birthday: 18th May 1980
Who is he?
As if being a painter, model, songwriter, composer and a superb singer wasn’t enough, the jack of all trades, Ali Zafar, is now the bright new shining star of Bollywood. He made us tap our feet to his mega hit single Channo, left us in a state of trance with his Sufi renditions on Coke Studio and now he is hell bent on tickling our funny bone with his brilliant acting in rom-coms such as Mere Brother ki Dulhan and the 1981 remake Chashme Badoor. Who would have thought that a scratch artist at PC, Lahore with an underground band inspired by Led Zepplin and Metallica would go on to become a such sensational musician and a refined Bollywood actor? Ali Zafar seems to have strutted over the walk of fame with utmost poise, incredible talent and a heavy dose of captivating looks!!
Why he is a keeper
Ranked second on the Sexiest Asian Men list by the Eastern Eye Weekly, believe it or not, Ali was a high school nerd who topped his matriculation at the Beaconhouse School in Lahore. Beauty with brains isn’t he? While Ali seems to be occupied with a string of achievements, stardom and unprecedented fame has not blown away his sensitive side, thankfully. He is still our desi lahori munda who loves spending the chilly, foggy nights with his family eating oranges! Care to spend one or two with us, Ali?
Contrary to his on-screen personality, Ali is usually a pretty laidback person with a relatively serious outlook on life. Although we are totally head over heels with his good boy looks, charismatic charm and a subtle and sweet personality, Ali is not just a pretty face that makes girls scowl. He is known for his humanitarian efforts and political activism and has never refrained from representing Pakistan on some of the major peace forums such as the India Today Summit. Now that is one gorgeous looking candidate for President! How about our election commission consider a 32 year old, drool worthy, youth sensation for a change!
What you didn’t know about him
Ali isn’t your regular playboy attitude celebrity who would instantly jump at the opportunity to do a romantic scene with a good-looking Indian actress! He has said a complete no-no to kissing on-screen and he believes it’s because a person is more than an actor. Hats off to you Ali! Respect! Although we wouldn’t mind a mere hug from you..
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, April 28th, 2013.
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