LUCKY ALI

India

Scope of Work 
Lighting Design, Set up and Execution

As a mainstay of Indipop, Lucky Ali’s colourful career has stretched over decades, with heartfelt romanticism his signature. Born Maqsood Ali in 1958, he is the son of iconic comic actor Mehmood Ali and appeared in several of his father’s films as a child.


Transitioning from movies to music in adulthood, Ali’s debut album Sunoh had a profound impact on the Indipop world when it arrived in 1996. Driven by the success of lead single “O Sanam”, Sunoh was instrumental in redirecting a scene in thrall to synth-driven pop to a new era of acoustic balladry defined by delicate lyricism. Subsequent albums by Ali, including 1998’s Sifar and 2000’s Aks, met with similar success.
 

As he rose to prominence, Ali quickly expanded to Bollywood playback singing, adding vocals to Hindi soundtracks through the 2000’s which earned him multiple awards as well.

 

Ali continues to release music and perform live. In 2020, he won new fans when a powerful clip of him singing “O Sanam” unplugged went viral.

Photo Credits:  Shagun Luthia, Nitin Joshi