The King of Ballads – Lucky Ali!

Maqsood Mehmood Ali, popularly referred to as Lucky Ali, is known for his distinct voice, and simple, soft ballad-style singing. He happens to be son of late Bollywood actor Mehmood and is the nephew of the legendary Meena Kumari.

Lucky Ali shuttles between New Zealand and Bombay and has several memorable albums to his credit, including Sunoh, Sifar, Aks, Gori Teri Aankhen, and Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai, as well as Bollywood songs including “Ek Pal Ka Jeena”, “Naa Tum Jaano Naa Hum”, “Oh Sanam”, “Jaanaa Hai”, “Ahista Ahista” and all of his songs in M. M. Kreem’s Sur. He has been singing for more than two decades, has acted in a few films, and has won awards including a Screen Award and Channel V Viewers C

Maqsood Megmood Ali, who’s popularly known as Lucky Ali, is known for his unique voice, soft ballad-style singing. He also happens to be the son of late Bollywood actor Mehmood and is the nephew of the legendary Meena Kumari. He created music which clicked with the audience instantly.

Lucky Ali shuttles between New Zealand and Mumbai and has several heart0touching albums to his credit, including sunoh, aks,sifar, Gori Teri Aankhen, as well sa Bollywood songs like ‘Ek Pal Ka Jeena’ which became a blockbuster during its time! He lent his voice for many more Bollywood movies which was loved by the audience. He has been singins for over two decades now, has acted in a few films, and has won awards which include a Screen Award and Channel V Viewers Choice Award! celebden takes pride in presenting to you his best of the best!

5. “Sandesh” from Aks


“Sandesh” is very simple, yet a charming composition, and the references to oceans, clouds and sun paint a very joyful visuals in one’s mind. The lyrics manage to be romantic and refreshing at the same time.

4. “Milegi Milegi” from Sunoh


The emphasis of “Milegi Milegi” is entirely on Lucky Ali’s terrific vocals and just a guitar playing in the background. The lyrics are very powerful – “Kaisi hai yeh duniya? Pyaar kaa naam-o-nishaan nahin. Nadaan duniyaan waale dekho…Akele dhoondhtey saveraa”. (What kind of world is this? No trace of love anywhere. Look at these foolish people… Searching for the light of day alone)

3. “O Sanam” from Sunoh


“O Sanam” is Lucky Ali’s best-known songs. The humming is pleasant, the folk percussion instruments are perfect and the lyrics are amazing – “Milke bichaddna toh dastoor ho gaya… Aankhon mein basi ho par door ho kahin” (Parting after meeting has become a ritual now….You are in my eyes yet still are so far away). Lucky Ali’s voice captures the complicated feeling of attaining and losing love at once. “Sunoh,” “Tumse Hi” and “Yeh Zameen” – all from the same album – deserves special mention too.

2. “Yeh Mumbai Nagariya” from Sunoh


“Yeh Mumbai Nagariya” stands out amongst the other songs(debut album) due to its Middle Eastern flavor and also for being more of an ode to Mumbai. Sunoh really gave a flying start to Ali’s career as a singer – the album won him a Screen Award in 1996 and an award at Channel V in 1997. The album was on MTV Asia charts for an impressive 60 weeks!

1. “Ek Pal Ka Jeena” from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai


This song was really a classic! It was a rage when it came out.. and Hrithik Roshan grooving to the music for the movie made it go viral! This song also proves that Lucky Ali can be a master of more than just one trade!

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