This light-eyed singer emerged successfully from the shadow of his illustrious comedian-father Mehmood, with his soulful ditties. Born Maqsood Mehmood Ali, Lucky Ali first drew attention with the ballad O sanam from the album Sunoh, filmed amidst the pyramids of Egypt. The album sold over 4,00,000 copies and catapulted Lucky Ali to fame. The album won him several awards, including Best Pop Male Vocalist at the 1996 Screen Awards, the Channel [V] Viewers? Choice Award (1997) and stayed on the MTV Asia Charts for 60 weeks.
Lucky stepped into music by accident. He used to breed race horses, and also sold carpets in a friend?s showroom. He then worked in an oil rig in Pondicherry. Then Sunoh happened, while Lucky was still contemplating a full-time career. Lucky?s second album, Sifar (zero) was released by Sony music in 1997. The album is a journey into the human soul, and starts from the beginning. Each song speaks of discovery. Lucky maintains his soulful ballad style, and the canvas of the album is large and varied. Unlike other music stars, Lucky is unassuming and God fearing.
Lucky struck gold with his first foray into films. His debut effort, Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai had him singing two numbers, Ek pal ka jeena and Na tum jaano na hum for music director Rajesh Roshan. The songs made history on the charts, and Na tum jaano na hum also won Lucky his first Filmfare award for best male playback singer. Now that is what getting it right the first time round is all about!
He is happily settled in New Zealand with his lovely Kiwi wife and two adorable children. He loves open spaces, and is inspired by the splendour of nature. He loves horses, and relates very much to their easy-going attitude. Lucky is easy going, and thrives on a positive attitude. Lucky has come a long way, from working in an oilrig to making music. He now finds himself on the verge of a new beginning. He knows the direction he?s headed in, and also knows that he has a long way to go. His latest offering Aks (reflection) tends to give this very message.
But this up-and-coming Indian icon is all set to move forward, and move forward he will. With or without expectations! As he says: "Futures are built on experiences of the past. What is important to me is Now. If the now is uncomplicated, the future will take care of itself."