Ali Zafar also known as the Prince of Pop is a Pakistani musician, actor, painter and model probably most noted around South Asia for his music, including his hit songs like Channo, Rangeen, Chal Dil Merey, Dekha, Masty and Sajania. He started his singing career with the hit song Jugnuon Se Bhar Le Aanchal in the film Shararat, directed by Pakistani actress and director Samina Peerzada.
Ali was born to a professor at the University of the Punjab and his mother was a house wife. He initially attended the C.A.A. Public School and later moved to the Beaconhouse School System from where he topped in his matric examinations. He then went onto Government College, Lahore and completed his FA. Later he graduated from the National College of Arts as a painter in 2002 with honors. Before entering the Pakistani musical scene, Zafar worked as a model for several commercial advertisement besides acting in television. He worked in the Pakistani television serial Lunda-Bazar, Kanch Ke Par and in the teenage sitcom Kollege Jeans. He was also in the music video of Preeto sung by Abrar-ul-Haq.
Zafar made his debut acting in Indian director Abhishek Sharma?s comedy film, Tere Bin Laden, which was a success both critically and commercially. The film released worldwide on July 16, 2010. Zafar?s second Indian film titled Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, directed and written by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films, was released worldwide on 9 September 2011. The film also stars Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif.His next film is "London Paris New York" with Aditi Rao Hydari in the year 2012.
Zafar married his long-time-fiance Ayesha Fazli on July 28, 2009 in Lahore. On March 7, 2010, he became a father to a baby boy, who he named Azaan Zafar