Muzaffar Ali

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Muzaffar Ali
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Born1944 (age 78–79)
TitlePadma Shri (2005)
Spouse(s)Geeti Sen (divorced)
Subhashini Ali (estranged)
Meera Ali
ChildrenMurad Ali (with Geeti)
Shaad Ali (with Subhashini)
Sama Ali (with Meera)

Muzaffar Ali is an Indian filmmaker, fashion designer, poet, artist, cultural revivalist, and social worker.[1][2][3][4]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Ali was born in Lucknow in 1944.[5] The eldest son of Raja Syed Sajid Husain Ali, the ruling prince of the principality of Kotwara in Awadh, Muzaffar Ali attended La Martiniere, Lucknow,[6] and graduated in science from Aligarh Muslim University.[5] Ali worked in advertising before turning to film.[5] His first films were Gaman (1978) and Umrao Jaan (1981), and he also made and starred in the TV series Jaan-e-Alam.[5] He later became a fashion designer, creating a fashion label with his wife, Meera, in 1990.[5][7]

Muzaffar Ali is presently married to Meera Ali, a fashion designer, with whom he has a daughter Sama, who is also a fashion designer.[7] He had two previous marriages, the first of which was to the art historian Geeti Sen, with whom he has a son Murad Ali, a film actor.[7][6] His second marriage was to the communist politician Subhashini Ali, with whom he has a son Shaad Ali, a film director.[7][6]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Muzaffar Ali — Opulent Decadence | FCCI journal". Journal of Indian Cinema. 21 October 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  2. "Bollywood has lost the plot: Muzaffar Ali". The Times of India. The Times Group. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. "Muzaffar Ali deplores MNS stand against North Indians, Bachchan". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. "Muzaffar Ali in Lucknow". The Times of India. The Times Group. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Ebook). Routledge. pp. 1929–1930. ISBN 1579581463.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Muzaffar Ali: If I could make Rekha look beautiful, I could also make other women look beautiful". The Times of India. The Times Group. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Relative value: Heritage, after a fashion". Mumbai Mirror. The Times Group. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  8. "Guftagoo with Muzaffar Ali Rajya Sabha TV". youtube. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  9. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

External links[edit | edit source]

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