Lucky Ali

Lucky Ali (born September 19, 1958), born as Maqsood Mehmood Ali, is an Indian singer, composer and actor. Lucky is best known for his soulful but strikingly simple ballad-style singing.

Lucky Ali is the second of the eight children of popular Bollywood comedian, Mehmood. His mother Madhuri, was a Bengali and the sister of a popular Indian actress of the 1960s – Meena Kumari. He attended the Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Hampton Court Convent School in Mussoorie[citation needed, St. George’s College (Mussoorie) and the St. Bishop Cottons Boys School, Bangalore.

His first wife was Masooma, who accepted Islam after marrying Lucky Ali. She acted in the video O Sanam from his first album Sunoh. Lucky Ali has two children from his first wife – Tasmia and Ta’awwuz. He has a second wife, Inaya (maiden name Anaida). Originally a Parsi, she also accepted Islam after marriage. Lucky Ali’s third child is a girl named Sara from his second wife.

Lucky and his father Mehmood did not get along very well. Mehmood was a very busy actor in 1960s, and remained away from home for his shoots. Once, when Lucky’s mother came with him to receive Mehmood at the airport, Lucky didn’t recognize his father and on seeing him said, “He’s the film comedian Mehmood!” Lucky has tried marijuana and his drug abuse problem led Mehmood to write the script of the movie Dushman Duniya Ka (Enemy of the World). The movie stars Ali’s youngest brother, 21 year old Manzoor.

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Kasak (2005) (playback singer)
2. The Film (2005) (playback singer)
3. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004) (playback singer)
4. Chupke Se (2003) (playback singer)
5. Boys (2003) (playback singer)
6. Love at Times Square (2003) (playback singer)
7. Kaante (2002) (playback singer)
8. Sur: The Melody of Life (2002) (playback singer)
9. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000) (playback singer)

Actor:

1. Kasak (2005) …. Amar Sharma
2. Love at Times Square (2003)
3. Kaante (2002) …. Maqbool ‘Mak’ Haider
4. Sur: The Melody of Life (2002) …. Vikramaditya Singh
5. Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985) (as Maqsoom Alie) …. Erasmo
6. Hamare Tumhare (1979) …. Ajay
7. Kitaab (1977) (as Master Lucky)
8. Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977) (as Lucky)

Soundtrack:

1. Anand (2004) (performer: “Charumati I Love You”)
2. Yuva (2004) (performer: “Khuda Hafiz”)
3. Boys (2003) (performer: “Secret Of Success”)
4. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000) (performer: “Na Tum Jano Na Hum”, “Ek Pal Ka Jeena”)

Composer:

1. Love at Times Square (2003)
2. Kaante (2002)
3. Senso unico (1999)

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