Javed Ali
Javed at a musical concert in 2017
Background information
Birth nameJaved Hussain
BornDelhi, India
  • Singer
  • television presenter
Years active2000–present
LabelsSony Music India
Zee Music Company

Javed Ali is an Indian playback singer who predominantly sings in Hindi. He has also sung in various Indian languages including Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Early life

Javed Ali was born as Javed Hussain in Panchkuian Road, Delhi.[1][2] He studied in Ramjas School 4, Paharganj.[3] Javed Ali started singing at a very early age with his father Ustad Hamid Hussain, a popular qawwali singer. Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali heard Ali's voice and felt that he could become a great singer in future.[citation needed] Ghulam Ali not only guided Javed, but also gave him chance to sing in his live concerts. As a tribute and honour to his guru Ghulam Ali, Javed changed his name from Javed Hussain to Javed Ali.[2]


In 2007, Javed Ali came into limelight for his song "Ek Din Teri Raahon Mein" from the film Naqaab and thereafter he sang "Jashn-e-Bahaaran" from Jodhaa Akbar, "Arziyan" from Delhi-6, "Kun Faya Kun" from Rockstar, "Guzarish" from Ghajini, "Aa Jao Meri Tamanna" from Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, "Gale Lag Ja" from De Dana Dan, "Tu Hi Haqeeqat" from Tum Mile, "Tum Tak" from Raanjhanaa, Jab Tak Hai Jaan title track from the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, "Deewana Kar Raha Hai" from Raaz 3, "Ishaqzaade" title track from the film Ishaqzaade, "Galat Baat Hai" from Main Tera Hero, Daawat-e-Ishq film's title track, "Maula" from Wazir, "Nagada Nagada" from Jab We Met, "Tu Jo Mila" from Bajrangi Bhaijaan, "Saanson Ke" from Raees, "Kuch Nahi" from Tubelight, and "Naina Lade" from Dabangg 3. He is doing playback singing in various regional languages like Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. He judged reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2011 on Zee TV Great Music Gurukul 2015 on Colors Bangla, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2017 on Zee TV and Indian Idol Season 10 in 2018 on Sony Entertainment Television. Javed Ali also hosted Zee TV's singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012. He is currently hosting Super star singer 2022.[4][5][6][7][8][3][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]


Main article: Javed Ali discography

He has also sung many devotional songs[18][19] with popular singers like Debashish, Preeti, Pinky, Charanjeet Singh Sondhi, Soham Chakraborty, Kalpana, Priya Bhattacharya etc.In 2018 he sang for Manju Warrier starrer Malayalam film Aami.The song 'Chand Hoga' was written by Gulzar and music by Taufiq Qureshi.The film is a biopic on Indian English writer Kamala Das.

Recently Javed Ali working on his Music Video Single 'Rangreziya' . He sang as well as composed the song for his Video Single.[20]

Television career

Awards and nominations

Awards won

Nominated for awards

Live performances

Javed Ali performs live with his band all over the world. In 2016 July–August Javed Ali performed in 9 cities of the United States of America. Also Javed Ali regular performs in maestro A.R Rahman's worldwide live concert tours.[30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39]
On 15 August 2016 Javed Ali performed in the Headquarters of the United Nations with the maestro A.R Rahman to celebrate India's 70th Independence Day.[40]

Social works

Along with playback singing & live performing, Javed Ali is associated with various social works. He performs live for various social causes to raise funds. [citation needed]

In 2016 Javed Ali performed in Mumbai at a fundraiser event for war widows.[41][42]

He recently performed for a fund raiser for an old age home at Satpala, Virar in Palghar, Maharashtra on 10 November 2018.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "I can never hurt anyone: Javed Ali". The Times of India. 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Javed Ali: The voice of Amitabh, Hrithik". Rediff.com.
  3. ^ a b "JAVED ALI UNPLUGGED". The Pioneer. 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Javed Ali: Sufi music has the power to overcome social tensions". The Times of India. 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ "A film is made for actors, not for singers: Javed Ali". Hindustan Times. 13 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Javed Ali: I have never faced any discrimination". The Times of India. 5 December 2015.
  7. ^ "All my hits were offered to me when I was 'on leave': Javed Ali". The Times of India. 19 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Notes From His Heart: Javed Ali on his Musical Journey". The Hindu. 21 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Singer Javed Ali talks AR Rahman and all things gaana in this exclusive interview!". bollyspice.com. 9 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Javed Ali: "New breed of singers want instant fame"". radioandmusic.com. 27 June 2012.
  11. ^ "I want to sing for SRK: Javed Ali". sify.com. 2 July 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Did you know that Javed Ali is 'very fond of EDM?'". Hindustan Times. 9 October 2015. Archived from the original on 29 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Javed Ali sings for a TV show". The Times of India. 19 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Bollywood singers can't be complacent: Javed Ali". The Times of India. 31 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Music for peace: Javed Ali reflects on his favourite numbers and the value of Sufi music". The Hindu. 1 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Javed Ali at the 5th Veda Session at Whistling Woods International". mediainfoline.com. 21 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Musically Yours: Javed Ali". bollywood.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Javed Ali on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Maa Ke Darbaar Hai Jaana MP3 Song Download from Maa Ke Darbaar Hai Jaana for Free". bubblepot.co. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Singer Javed Ali turns composer for upcoming single". radioandmusic.com. 24 October 2016.
  21. ^ "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' announces its anchor Javed Ali". The Times of India. 17 October 2012.
  22. ^ "Kids today are very talented: Javed Ali". The Times of India. 3 July 2011.
  23. ^ "Javed Ali to host SaReGaMaPa 2012". radioandmusic.com. 15 October 2012.
  24. ^ "Toast to the host". The Hindu. 28 October 2012.
  25. ^ "Great Music Gurukul Mentors". colorsbangla.com. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  26. ^ "Contest – SA RE GA MA PA Lil Champs". Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  27. ^ "Composer Anu Malik removed from Indian Idol as judge after 'Me Too' allegations". 21 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Javed Ali, Nooran sisters to pay tribute to AR Rahman at IIFA 2015". radioandmusic.com. 18 May 2015.
  29. ^ "Dhanush and Javed Ali fight it out". The Times of India. 16 June 2016.
  30. ^ "'Touring with Rahman is a dream come true': Javed Ali". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  31. ^ "Mangaluru: 'Jashn' at Forum Mall as singer Javed Ali wows huge crowds". The Times of India. 6 March 2016.
  32. ^ "The 'S' word in songs boosts popularity of the song: Singer Javed Ali". newskarnataka.com. 11 March 2016.
  33. ^ "From the community: Palak Muchhal and Javed Ali Captured the Hearts of Music Lovers in Chicago". Chicago Tribune. 18 July 2016.
  34. ^ "Javed Ali's ode to A.R. Rahman on his birthday". india.com. 4 January 2016.
  35. ^ "I see myself doing more than playback: Javed Ali". Deccan Chronicle. 1 December 2015.
  36. ^ "Singer Javed Ali to perform live in Bengaluru". The Times of India. 26 December 2014.
  37. ^ "Euphonious Occasion: 'The Versatile-Javed Ali', a musical extravaganza creates memories". radioandmusic.com. 19 August 2016.
  38. ^ "Javed Ali performs at Times Hyderabad Festival 2015". The Times of India. 6 October 2015.
  39. ^ "Javed Ali commences 2013 with music concerts". radioandmusic.com. 4 January 2013.
  40. ^ "A.R. Rahman enthrals audience at UN concert to celebrate Independence Day". The Hindu. 16 August 2016.
  41. ^ "Singer Javed Ali to perform at fundraiser for war widows". The Times of India. 12 August 2016.
  42. ^ "Singer Javed Ali to perform at fundraiser for war widows". .intoday.in. 11 August 2016.