Age: 44 Years
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Budhana, Uttar Pradesh
|Nickname||Ammu Instagram – Abdullah F Kashani|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of Birth||28 November 1978 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||44 Years|
|Birthplace||Budhana, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Budhana, Uttar Pradesh|
|College/University||Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh (2003-2004) Facebook – Azhar Iqbal|
|Religion||Islam Instagram – Azhar Iqbal|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||7 February 2009|
|Children||Son- Abdullah Kashani (poet)
Daughter- Zahra Azhar (poet)
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (deceased)
Mother- Nazma Farid
• Tabish Fareed (reporter at Inquilab)
• Haider Fareed
• Kokab Farid (president at NGO Harfkaar)
• Qazi Nadeem Ahmad
|Other Relative||Maternal Uncle- Nawazuddin Siddiqui (actor)
|Poet||Faiz Ahmad Faiz|
|Ghazal||Hamare Jaise Koi Dusra Hua Bhi Nhi by Samih al-Qasim|
|Actor(s)||Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan, Dilip Kumar|
|Actress(es)||Disha Patani, Katrina Kaif, Waheeda Rehman, Madhubala, Meena Kumari|
|Quote||There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest by Elie Wiesel|
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Azhar Iqbal
- Azhar Iqbal, an Indian poet and storyteller, is famous for performing poems and shayaris at different poetry gatherings and cultural events. In 2023, he appeared in the comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ on Sony TV, where he shared the stage with other poets and lyricists.
- He was born in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, and later, his family relocated to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
- During his teenage years, he had a strong desire to become a lyricist and actor in Bollywood. However, his parents didn’t allow him to go to Mumbai to pursue his career in the film industry.
- Azhar Iqbal has been involved in the field of poetry, storytelling, and scriptwriting for a long time. He has shared his shayaris at different cultural events such as Jashn-E-Rekhta, Jashn-E-Bahaar, and Shankar Shaad Mushaira.
- He has also taken part in several gatherings called kavi sammelans. Additionally, he made appearances on a poetry show called ‘Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai!’ on SAB TV, where he showcased his talent in a few episodes.
- Azhar Iqbal has written various ghazals as well which include:
- Ghutan si hone lagi uske pas jate hue
- Ye bar-e-gham bhi uthaya nahin bahut din se
- Gulab chandni-raaton pe war aae hum
- Teri samt jaane ka rasta nahin ho raha
- Dil ki gali mein chand nikalta rahta hai
- Kahin abir ki khushbu kahin gulal ka rang
- On 2 June 2009, Azhar Iqbal started working at a private company called Satin Creditcare Network Ltd in Noida, India. He started as an assistant manager in the internal audit department. In February 2014, he received a promotion to become the manager in charge of secured lending operations.
- In 2015, Azhar Iqbal established the Harfkaar Foundation with the aim of promoting various forms of art including theatre, dastangoi (traditional storytelling), poetry, and more. He has also worked as a scriptwriter for Hindi and Urdu theatre plays.
- On 10 October 2022, Azhar launched his YouTube channel under his name. He uses this platform to share videos of his poetry and shayari performances.
- Azhar Iqbal is fluent in multiple languages such as Hindi, Urdu, and English.
- He often smokes hukkas and cigarettes.
- He has a deep affection for animals and frequently posts pictures with different animals on his social media accounts.
- During his free time, Azhar likes to travel and spend quality time with his family and friends.
- He has received recognition and honours for his work at various events.