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Lucky Ali

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Lucky Ali (born 19 September 1958), born as Maqsood Mehmood Ali, is an Indian singer songwriter, composer and actor. Lucky Ali is best known for his soulful but strikingly simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice.

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Lucky Ali is the second of the eight children of the popular Bollywood comedian, Mehmood. His mother Mahelaka, was part Bengali and part Punjabi, the sister of a popular Indian actress of the 1960s - Meena Kumari. The Bollywood actress and dancer, Minoo Mumtaz, was his paternal aunt. He attended Manekji Cooper (Kindergarten) (Juhu), Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Hampton Court in Mussoorie, St. George’s College, Mussoorie, and Bishop Cottons Boys School, Bangalore.[1]

Lucky Ali is known to be a strict Muslim. Ali states his favourite piece of music is the Quran being recited.[2]

His first wife was Meaghan Jane McCleary, who has acted in the video O Sanam from his first album Sunoh. Ali have two children from his first wife - Ta’awwuz and Tasmia. His second wife is Inaya. He has two children from his second wife, Sara and Raiyan.

Lucky Ali and his father Mahmood shared a tempestuous relationship. Mehmood was a very busy actor in 1960s and 70s, and remained away from home for his shoots. Once, around the age of five when Lucky’s mother came with him to receive Mehmood at the airport, Lucky didn’t recognize his father and on seeing him said, “He’s the film comedian Mehmood!” Lucky Ali lived away from his family in a boarding school up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Mussoorie.

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