Shaam Sawere teri yaadein aati hain
Aake dil ko mere yu tadpati hain
O Sanam Mohabbat ki kasam,
Milke bichad na to dastoor ho gaya
Yadoon mein teri majboor hogaya
O Sanam teri yadoon ki kasam
Samjhe zamaana ke dil he khilona
Jaana hai ab kya hai dil ka lagana
Nazroon se ab na humko girana
Mar bhi gaye toh bhul na jaana.
Ankhon mein bassee ho
Par door ho kaheen
Dil ke kareeb ho
Yeh mujhko hai yakeen
O Sanam tere pyar ki kasam.
Ali went from being a struggling singer/songwriter to becoming one of the most successful musicians in the world. He achieved fame in the late 1980s with his hit single “My Love,” which topped the charts around the globe. In 1991, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, beating out artists like Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross. Later in the ’90s, Ali became known as a music mogul. He produced albums for such acts as Toni Braxton, Brandy, Monica, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Usher.
Early life and education
Ali began acting at age four and debuted in the film, Chori Mera Kaam. In 1991 he played the role of Prince Salim in the film, Mughal-e-Azam. This was followed by roles in films such as Saajan Ki Baat, Aks, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Karzzz, and Jab We Met.In 2012, he acted in the film, Ek Tha Tiger, alongside Salman Khan. He portrayed the character of Jai Singh Rathod, the son of Rajput warrior Veer Singh Rathod and the brother of Vijay Singh Rathod.
He has been married twice. His first wife was Pakistani model, Shabana Azmi. They had one child together, daughter Zeenia, born in 1994. After divorcing her in 1998, he married British socialite, Jemima Goldsmith in 2001. They divorced in 2011.
Ali was born in Karachi, Pakistan, into a prominent family of actors and film producers. His paternal grandfather, Jamiluddin Ali Khan, founded the famous Pathans Studio in Lahore in 1927, while his maternal great-grandfather, Mirza Musharraf, served as Prime Minister of Pakistan during 1947–1951.
He studied at Oxford University, where he met fellow Pakistani actress Shabnam Irani. They married in 1971, divorcing four years later.
In 1973, he moved to London and began working as a stuntman, eventually becoming one of Britain’s most successful action stars.
His career took off in 1976, when he starred opposite Ursula Andress in the James Bond film Moonraker. During the 1970s, he worked alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen, Sean Connery, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Burton and Michael Douglas.
He became known for playing tough guys in films such as Superman III, Silver Bullet, The Name of the Rose, Escape From New York, Cobra, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Predator 2, Total Recall, Die Hard II, Lethal Weapon 3, Highlander, RoboCop 2, The Rocketeer, Batman Forever, True Lies, Armageddon and Commando.
In 1980, he played the role of the villainous Mr. Freeze in the cult hit comedy horror movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
From 1981 to 1983, he portrayed the character of John Spartan in the popular TV show, Battlestar Galactica, based on the 1974 science fiction novel of the same name by Glen A. Larson.