Sajjad Ali
Pakistani Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Actor, Director a multi-telented artist owns many albums and currently producing music from Dubai, UAE
Sajjad Ali
Sajjad Ali is a Pakistani semi-classical, pop singer, film actor, director and producer. He is trained in classical singing.
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Coke Studio 6: Abrupt ending leaves Baloch musicians disappointed
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
KARACHI: Eight episodes released on a weekly basis — a promise that Coke Studio made to its loyal fans before airing. And yet, unfortunately, this isn’t what happened in reality. The schedules kept changing; going from a weekly release to a release on every alternate weekend. The varying schedules are now the least of its concerns. In fact, what has taken everyone by surprise is the announcement that Coke Studio’s fifth episode, which aired last Sunday, was its last and final for this season. “The final episode of Coke Studio’s sixth chapter in its journey was aired on all major television channels and radio stations and is available online across Pakistan,” said an official press release issued by the Coke Studio’s PR team, on Monday. This rather sudden end to season six of South Asia’s most popular music show has not only disappointed its fans, but also some of the musicians who were a part of it, at least during the making if not on-screen. T ...
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Top 10 Pakistani songs of 2013
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
KARACHI:  To say that Pakistani music had an eventful year would be an understatement. With multi-national brands promoting local artistes through TV shows such as Nescafe Basement and Pepsi Smash, there have been more performers in the spotlight this past year than ever before. The Express Tribune decided to round-up the 10 Pakistani songs from 2013 that you simply had to listen to before the year was out. 10. Main Sufi Hoon — The Sketches Coming in at number 10 we have yet a quality number by the Jamshoro-based The Sketches. In this track they have merged the combined talent of Faraz Anwar, Gumby and the US-based producer/musician Jono Manson to bring forward a powerful and contemporary interpretation of Sachal Sarmast’s poetry, both audio-wise and visually. 9. Aakhir Kyun — Chambaili The pop-rock soundtrack for the Pakistani film Chambaili was the first release by the Nabeel Nihal Project. Combining Nabeel Nihal Chishti’s produc ...
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From fashion to costume designing, Munib Nawaz takes a leap of faith
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE:  Costume designing is a well-established industry in the international circuit, with designers receiving formal training and even a degree in this particular field of art. Costume designers play a significant part in creating a role in a movie, as it is their depiction that helps the actor relate with the character and performance. However, Pakistanis have yet to explore this subject area in depth. While many designers including Sania Maskatiya have ventured into character styling on television soaps, none have really taken it up as a serious profession. On the other hand, accountant-turned-designer Munib Nawaz recently took a risk, and stepped into designing costumes for some of the party scenes in the much-hyped Lollywood film, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi. “Munib is affordable, professional and actually enjoys working on such projects,” says actor and producer of the film, Humayun Saeed. “He knows what looks good on screen and is always ...
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Law and order: Commissioners to get magisterial powers, says SHC
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
KARACHI:  The Sindh High Court has decided to give special magisterial powers to deputy commissioners across the province so they can keep an eye on encroachments and price hikes. Usually these powers are accorded for special occasions, such as during the month of Ramzan, but this time around the court has given these powers for an indefinite period of time. SHC registrar Abdul Malik Gaddi explained that this step was taken after the city commissioner requested the SHC chief justice. SHC administrative committee, headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, decided to award these powers to the commissioners to check offences, such as hike in the prices of essential commodities, profiteering, illegal encroachments, etc. The deputy commissioners can now order the arrest of violators and impose fines on them. However, the powers of trial will rest with the judicial magistrates with whom the commissioners would be legally bound to submit final charge sheet ...
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The Kominas’ Usmani experiments with All Y’All
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
LAHORE:  The bassist and lead singer of controversial Muslim punk band The Kominas, Basim Usmani is the bearer of a well-earned and deserving title — Pakistan’s true punk rocker. Currently residing in Boston, the rocker recently released a 17-track album in collaboration with high school buddy Siddarth Muralidhar. Known as All Y’All, the duo has experimented with a variety of sounds and moods, while staying true to their innate style of music. “I think it’s meant to be my ‘soul’ career. The set up is vocals, bass and electronic music,” said Usmani about his latest project. “The name All Y’All is the concept — it’s literally calling out to everyone, irrespective of their differences. Soul music resonates like qawwali for me — it’s a universal concept of music which crosses lingual and cultural boundaries.” Titled “You Got Me”, the album was released online in June on the duo’s website allyall.bandcamp.com. “Music itself is social-media technolog ...
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Challo Driver
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
EXPECTATIONS You aren't really sure about what to expect from the music of Challo Driver. Leaving aside the fact that the film's title is quite similar to Chalo Delhi which had released last year, the fact that it is a largely untested teas of composers (Gaurav Dayal, Sajjad Ali Chandwani) and lyricist (Vickrant Mahajan, who is also the male lead and director here) makes you a tad apprehensive to check out what really is in store. MUSIC The album starts rather well though with Hard Kaur beginning proceedings in her characteristic 'andaaz'. Soon after Mika takes over and one has to acknowledge the fact that he is really spirited in his rendition here as he brings in the kind of energy that one expects from him in the biggest of the soundtracks. This time around he introduces the female protagonist as 'Kudi Pataka Driver' and does make an instant impression along with co-singer Gaurav Dayal. As the title of the song suggests, 'Dehle Pe Gulla' has a Punjabi ...
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A PPP-PML-N joint strategy?
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
First, there was the NAB flurry about getting the Sharifs cornered in the accountability courts as tit for tat for the savage rhetoric let loose by them against the ‘corrupt’ PPP government. Then, there was the speculation that the two parties might come together in deciding the date of the next election and a political strategy of how to cope with it, given the rising tsunami of Imran Khan. There was also talk of the PML-N getting its perspective right on the judiciary, making it more realistic as the world complained about ‘lack of restraint’ on the part of judges now getting used to firing prime ministers. A caretaker government as the institution that will conduct the next election headed by a neutral prime minister plus cabinet has always aroused suspicion about the fabled ability of President Asif Ali Zardari to subvert persons and institutions in his party’s favour. It was expected that there will be a battle royale over the issue after the e ...
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Ghalib is my favourite poet: Bohemia
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
KARACHI: Rap music is not something alien to Pakistani listeners; they were formally introduced to it by Fakhre Alam in his very memorable “Bhangra” in the early 90s and even now contemporary artists like Islamabad-based Adil Omar are making contributions to this genre. However, the most groundbreaking advancement in the rap scene so far is the recent collaboration of globally recognised rapper Bohemia and widely-viewed music programme “Coke Studio”. “Paisay Da Nasha” is the outcome of this equation and has so far crossed more than 300,000 hits on YouTube, making it one of the fastest spreading and the second most popular track of “Coke Studio” season five episode one. The artist, who channels out his internal conflict and rebellion against society by writing soul touching songs, was overwhelmed by the “Coke Studio” experience and shared his views after his recording sessions.“I am in awe of the effort the whole team puts in over here,” says Bohemia. “Their honesty ...
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Is there a method to Sharif’s madness?
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
In a fiery press conference recently, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif warned Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to step down or face a long march aimed at dislodging him. Claiming the high moral ground, Mr Sharif said that since Gilani was convicted, he has lost all moral reason to continue in office. Sharif’s newfound love for the judiciary is well-known. Ever since he returned from exile, he has proved to be the most ardent champion of judicial supremacy and rule of law. If there are people around who want to talk about an obscure incident in a distant past where some PML-N parliamentarians stormed the Supreme Court to save their leader Nawaz Sharif from the ‘judicial activism’ of then Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, then those people are misreading a situation in which democracy was saved from an errant Supreme Court chief justice. But let bygones be bygones. Before we look deep into the politics of agitation, let’s see if there is a method in the proverbial madness. What do Sharif and ...
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Bhoja Air B4-213 crash: Passenger list
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
KARACHI: A passenger plane, flight B4-213 of Bhoja Air, crashed at Koral Chowk on Islamabad Express Highway in Rawalpindi on Friday. It was carrying over 100 passengers and was headed from Karachi to Islamabad. Seat chart: Number of adults: 110 Children: 6 Infants: 5 Total passengers: 121 Crew members: 6 Below is a list of passengers who had checked in: 1. Abbas Ali 2. Abida Javed Malik 3. Adeel Chughtai 4. Aiman Ikram 5. Altamash Khan 6. Anisa Akbar 7. Anum Hussain 8. Asif Aftab 9. Asmaa Ahmad 10. Ataur Rehman 11. Azizur Rehman 12. Baqir Mehdi 13. Bibi Hameeda 14. Chand Baboo 15. Chd Faiq 16. Dilshad Kamaal 17. Dr Abdul Qadir 18. Dr Asadullah 19. Fahira Laiq 20. Farah Sajid 21. Fatima 22. Fehmeeda Zubair 23. Ghulam Farooq Qasmi 24. Ghulam Rehman 25. Gul 26. Gul Faraz 27. Gul Sharif Jana 28. Gul Zaman 29. Habibur Rehman 30. Hafeezur Rehman 31. Hafsa Chughtai 32. Hafsa Shah ...
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Sajjad Ali: A plate full of ‘Qeemay Aalay Poore’
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 5 years
KARACHI:  Pop icon <a class="fplink fp-245370" href="/sajjad+ali">Sajjad Ali</a>, who surprised everyone with his catchy number “Kir Kir” at “Coke Studio Season 4”, is now all set to make everyone hungry with his latest song “Qeemay Aalay Poore”. To some, Ali’s latest melody might sound like a not-so-witty version of “Aalu Anday” by Beyghairat Brigade, but the acoustic sound and the food metaphors are the only things the two have in common. The song was aired on January 1 and is now being widely circulated on the social media. “It’s one of the most unplanned songs I have ever made,” laughs Ali, who changed the dynamics of music in Pakistan with his album Babia 93 in 1993. “My daughter, who was playing the guitar on three chords, asked me if I could make something out of it and the first phrase that came to my mind was ‘Qeemay Aalay Poore’ because that’s her favourite dish.” Ironically, the light and funny feel of the song has a very deep-rooted message which A ...
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Bol Review - koimoi (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Music, by Shoaib Mansoor, Atif Aslam, Sarmad Ghafoor and Sajjad Ali, is extremely nice. Lyrics (Shoaib Mansoor, Imran Raza, Ayub Khawar, Sajjad Ali and Ali Moeen) are meaningful. Salman Razzaq&#39;s cinematography is splendid. Armughan Hassan&#39;s editing is
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Video: Din Pareshan Hai song by Sajjad Ali from Pakistani movie BOL - Washington Bangla Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Mumbai, Aug 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Pakistani singer Sajjad Ali sung this poignant song Din Pareshaan Hai from the movie Bol. Bol takes you through a journey into the life of this family experiencing their troubles, sufferings, resolves and
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Police deny reports of American's rescue - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
UPI/Sajjad Ali Qureshi LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Pakistani police denied published reports that kidnapped American Warren Weinstein was rescued in an operation in Khushab, about 100 miles from Lahore. Several news agencies, citing law
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US denies it was asked to leave Pakistan - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
UPI/Sajjad Ali Qureshi ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Officials at the US Embassy in Islamabad denied suggestions it received a letter from the government asking its staff to leave the country. Officials at the US Embassy were quoted by the
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Patrol team arrests car lifter, recovers weapons - The Nation, Pakistan
Google News - over 5 years
Two other car occupants, namely Rizwan and Sajjad Ali, both residents of Rawalpindi, were arrested with the stolen car and weapons. In another incident, the PHP&#39;s Faisalabad team killed a dacoit, who had opened fire at them
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Quratulain Balouch: Entering the murky waters of the music industry - The Express Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
PHOTO: PUBLICITY At a time when bands like Karavan are calling it a day and when senior pop artists like Sajjad Ali are reluctant on releasing more albums in Pakistan, the idea of an upcoming pop artist is a welcome sign
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PM de-notifies PCO judges on SC orders - South Asian News Agency
Google News - over 5 years
The PCO judges include Justice Shabar Raza Rizvi, Justice Hamid Ali Shah, Justice Hasnat Ahmed Khan, Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yasmin Abbasi. According to the PM, the removal of the PCO judges is notified as their appeals have been
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sajjad Ali
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 44
    He is also appearing in the second episode of Coke Studio with his song "Kir Kir", which will be broadcast on the major television channels across Pakistan on 5 June 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Sajjad directed his first telefilm, Love Letter in 1989, and then his first full-length motion picture, Aik Aur Love Story in 1998. Before that, he also performed as an actor and a singer in a film, Munda Tera Deewana which was directed by Zahoor Husain Gillani. Sajjad has also sung songs for drama serials, Teri Yaad in the PTV drama serial Thori Khushi Thora Ghum, Na Boloon Gi in Na Tum Jano Na Hum Janain (ARY Digital) and Sunn Leyna in Sunn Leyna (ARY Digital). His brother, Waqar Ali also helped him during the making of these songs as he is credited too. Sajjad composed songs in Shoaib Mansoor's 2011 film Bol. Sajjad stated that the songs were recorded in his own studio in Dubai and by the name of Din Pareshan hai, having two versions. According to Sajjad Ali this song is different from the song in his album Chahar Balish which has also the same title.
    Two new compositions of Sajjad Ali from the film Bol by Shoaib Mansoor were released by Tips music on 22 May 2011 in India and on 30 May 2011 by Fire Records in Pakistan.
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  • 2008
    Age 41
    In late April 2008, Sajjad released his album, Chahar Balish, which contained new tracks as well as some previous tracks such as Chal Rein De.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    On 3 September 2006, he released another single in a totally different genre with the help of Meloscience Corp.
    More Details Hide Details The song is known as Sajjad-Ali Sinsym Flight, and it is an experimental, jazzy, Sufi beat.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 22
    Sajjad got married to his college sweetheart in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Sajjad has four children from Noreen, two sons and two daughters. He lives in Ajman, United Arab Emirates with his family. His two brothers have also made a name in the Pakistan music industry named "Waqar Ali" and "Lucky Ali".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 13
    Sajjad made his television debut in a program, Aap Janab by Athar Shah Khan. After this, he appeared in Rung Barangi Duniya by musician Sohail Rana. He also performed in a program Rag Rung in 1980 at the age of 14, however on the 25th anniversary of PTV's stage show, called Silver Jubilee by Shoaib Mansoor, Sajjad got real fame through the song, Banwari Chakori, originally sung by Noor Jehan.
    More Details Hide Details On 26 November 1983 during a show, Sajjad sung the songs, Lagi Ray Lagay Lagan Yehe Dil Mein and Bawari Chakuri. He produced Babia 93, Chief Saab and Sohni Lag Di. His brother Waqar Ali is also in the music industry. Sajjad along with his brother, wrote lyrics for most of the songs in his albums, while lyricists, Sabir Zafar, Mohammad Nasir, Nadeem Asad, and Ali Moin have also written some songs. In July 2006, Sajjad released a single called Chal Rein De, a more classical song.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 6
    His father, Shafqat Hussain (Sajan), was a Pakistani film actor and also a cricketer. Before Sajjad was born, he appeared for the first time in a film, Badal Aur Bijli in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Sajjad did his F.A from National Art's College, because of which, his uncle, Tassaduq hussain started teaching music to him with his classical collections. Ali briefly studied classical Piano at the University of Karachi, graduating with a BA. During Sajjad's training, Hussain played music from classical artists such as Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustaad Barkat Ali Khan and Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan. Sajjad's first classical hit album, 'Master Sajjad Sings Memorable Classics' was released in 1979 by EMI-Pakistan. The musicians were Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam Ali and Amanat Ali Khan, while most of the songs were written by Hasrat Mohani, Momin and others.
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on August 24, 1966.
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