Ali Haider (Urdu: علی حیدر) is a Pakistani singer and actor. He has had numerous hits in the early 90's such as Purani Jeans. He also had a big hit later in the 90's with Chand Sa Mukhra. Besides singing, he has acted in numerous TV serials on PTV. Among the successful dramas was Chand Sa Mukhra, which used his hit song as the theme music. He also sang the theme music for the serial Chandni Raatein. He has a large fan following in Pakistan and India and with South Asian expatriates around the world. Ali Haider recently released his 15th Album "Janey Do". This album also features three previous songs with significant modifications. The all time favourite "Purani Jeans" makes a return with a hard rock format. Qarar and "Agar Pyar" from the 1993 album Sandesa are also featured.
Ali Haider grew up in the Karachi neighbourhood of Firdous Colony, and was pursuing a Civil Engineering degree at NED University when his showbiz career began.
Since the 1990s, Ali Haider has produced over seven albums of which dozens of songs were top hits and became very popular that earned him a place among the stars of singers. The first album he released was entitled "Chahat". The album didn't gain much popularity at the time however two of the most popular songs from the album were "Chahat" and "Ajnabi". With the moderate success of the his first album he released his second album, Qarar, which was much better than his first. It consisted of a few good songs such as Qarar (the title song), Shehnahee and Jadu Kiya. As Haiders skills improved so did his music, his third album, Sandesa produced another batch of good songs called Purani Jeans and Sandesa. These went to the top of the charts and remained at the top for a number of weeks.
His next album, Pakola Album did moderately well with songs such as Zaalim Nazron Say and Laila making it into the charts. His fifth album, Dastaan is known to be the best album Haider has produced since his career started. It shot straight to number one and brought him great popularity at the time. In this album he produced a variety of music genre that suited pretty much anyone, the songs responsible for his popularity were Walawai, Papa Mummi and Ranjha Heer.
After some time, Haider released the album "The Best of Ali Haider", which pretty much summoned up that he is ending his music career. The album included all his major hits and favourite songs he has produced in the past. Some of the songs included in this collection were Purani Jeans, Walawai, Qarar and Sandesa. Later he went on to released another compilation to the previous album that was entitles Saioni.
After sometime Haider released another two albums, Saaiyan and Jadu in which he has produced quite a number of popular tracks that did prove to be successful. His reputation of recent years has taken a hit after an alleged drunken romp with an upcoming model that led to police action after complaints from residents where this is alleged to have taken place.
Chahat - 1989
Tarang - 1990
Qarar - 1991
Sandesa - 1993
Dastaan - 1995
Jania - 1996
Mahi - 1998
Saiyyaan - 1999
Jadoo - 2000
Chandni Raatein - 2002
Tera Naam Liya To - 2003
Purani Jeans (Remixes) - 2006
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