||1992 - Present
Ali Haider (Urdu:
علی حیدر) is a
singer and actor. He has had numerous hits in the early 90's such as
Purani Jeans. He also had a big hit later in the 90's with Chand Sa
Mukhra. Besides singing, he has acted in numerous TV serials on
PTV. Among the successful dramas was Chand Sa Mukhra, which used his hit
song as the theme music. He also sang the theme music for the serial
Chandni Raatein. He has a large fan following in Pakistan and India and with
South Asian expatriates around the world.
Ali Haider grew up in the Karachi
Firdous Colony, and was pursuing a
Civil Engineering degree at
NED University when his showbiz career began.
Since the 1990s, Ali Haider has produced over seven albums of which dozens
of songs were top hits and became very popular that earned him a place among
the stars of singers. The first album he released was entitled "Chahat".
The album didn't gain much popularity at the time however two of the most
popular songs from the album were "Chahat" and "Ajnabi". With the moderate
success of the his first album he released his second album, Qarar, which
was much better than his first. It consisted of a few good songs such as Qarar
(the title song), Shehnahee and Jadu Kiya. As Haiders skills improved so did
his music, his third album,
Sandesa produced another batch of good songs called Purani Jeans and
Sandesa. These went to the top of the charts and remained at the top for a
number of weeks.
His next album, Pakola Album did moderately well with songs such as Zaalim
Nazron Say and Laila making it into the charts. His fifth album, Dastaan is
known to be the best album Haider has produced since his career started. It
shot straight to number one and brought him great popularity at the time. In
this album he produced a variety of music genre that suited pretty much
anyone, the songs responsible for his popularity were Walawai, Papa Mummi and
After some time, Haider released the album "The Best of Ali Haider", which
pretty much summoned up that he is ending his music career. The album included
all his major hits and favourite songs he has produced in the past. Some of
the songs included in this collection were Purani Jeans, Walawai, Qarar and
Sandesa. Later he went on to released another compilation to the previous
album that was entitles Saioni.
After sometime Haider released another two albums, Saaiyan and Jadu in
which he has produced quite a number of popular tracks that did prove to be
successful. His reputation of recent years has taken a hit after an alleged
drunken romp with an upcoming model that led to police action after complaints
from residents where this is alleged to have taken place.
The Best of Ali Haider
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