Ghulam Ali Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ghulam Ali

Full NameUstad Ghulam Ali
ProfessionGhazal Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 December 1940
Age (as in 2017) 77 Years
Birth PlaceKaleki, Sialkot District, Punjab, India (now in Pakistan)
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
Nationality Pakistani
HometownKaleki, Sialkot District, Punjab, India (now in Pakistan)
SchoolNot Known
College/universityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutPlayback Singer: film- Nikaah (1982), Song- Chupke Chupke Raat Din
FamilyFather- Daulat Ali
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesReading, Writing & Singing
ControversyAs per a news report, in 2015, Ghulam Ali faced controversial turn when Shiv Sena Chief Udhav Thackeray, who was protesting against Pakistani artist, threatened the organisers of his show and asked them to cancel it, which was about to be performed in Mumbai. After this incident, he was invited by Cheif Ministers of UP and Delhi for various events. Ghulam Ali did his last performances at respective places and said that he will never be going to perform in India in the future.
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Butter Chicken, Sindhi Cuisines and Punjabi Cuisines
Favourite Actor(s)Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Kumar
Favourite ActressesRekha, Madhuri Dixit, Madhubala
Favourite Singer(s)Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Jagjit Singh
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseAfshan Abbas (first wife/ Divorced)
Ghulam Ali Wife Afshan Abbas
Sayeeda Ali (second wife)
Marriage DateNot Known
ChildrenSon- Aamir Ali
Ghulam Ali With his Son Aamir Ali
Daughter- Rabia Ali
Money Factor
Salary (as an event performer) 3-4 lacs/event (INR)
Net Worth (Approx.) 20-30 crores (INR)

Ghulam Ali

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ghulam Ali

  • Does Ghulam Ali smokes?: No
  • Does Ghulam Ali drink Alcohol?: No
  • Ghulam Ali is a famous Ghazal singer and belongs to the  Patiala Gharana.
  • He was a disciple of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and learned music under his guidance for 14 years.
  • In 1960, at the age of 13 years, he started working as a child singer for Radio Pakistan at Lahore.
  • Previously, Ustad Bade Ali Ghulam refused to teach him as he rarely stays in Pakistan but after repeated requests from Ghulam Ali’s father, he agreed and asked Ghulam Ali to sing something, then Ghulam Ali sang a Thumri “Saiyyan Bolo Tanik Mose Rahiyo Na Jaye.”  After he finished, Ustad got impressed and decided to make him his disciple.

  • He also performed a song in a concert ‘Tere Shahar Mein,’ where he spread grateful messages to the audience.

  • Apart from being a great Ghazal singer, he is also a tremendous Tabla Player. He also played Tabla at one of his concert in Singapore.

  • He had a great friendship with Jagjit Singh, who was one of the most popular Ghazal singers of India.
  • He has sung various famous Ghazals, which are also introduced to Hindi movies. Some of his famous Ghazals such as’ Chupke Chupke Raat Din,’ ‘ Dil mein Ek Leher si,’ ‘Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa,’ and most trending ‘Hamko Kisi K Gham Ne Mara’ has always topped the list of Ghazal listeners.

  • He has also received various Honours worldwide, and he became the first person to receive the Bade Ghulam Ali Khan award and the first person to won Swaralaya Global Legend Award in the year 2013 and 2016 respectively. Ghulam Ali Honoured With Swaralaya Global Legend Award
  • He has also honoured with Pride of Performance Award (1979) and Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award (2012) by the President of Pakistan.
  • He was also welcomed by a famous TV Show ‘ Aap Ki Adalat,’ hosted by Rajat Sharma.