Lucky Ali was born on September 19, 1958. He is a famous singer and belongs to a Bollywood family. His father was the famous comedian Mehmood while his mother was the legendary Meena Kumari’s sister. He is the second child of Mehmood’s eight children.
Born Maqsood Mehmood Ali, Lucky stepped into the music world quite by accident. Initially Lucky used to breed race horses in the US. Lucky was present a guitar when he was 13 years old. He taught himself to play the guitar. Although Lucky was interested in music he had never thought of taking it up as a profession. It was later in life that Lucky realized that his calling was in music.
He used to record music with his brother-in-law and after recording ten tracks, he decided to market his music to various music companies. Initially companies were hesitant to accept his music and finally in 1996, Lucky got his break when his first album Sunoh was released. This album became an instant success and sold over 400,000 copies. It also won him several awards. He won the Best Pop Male Vocalist at the 1996 Screen Awards and the Channel V Viewers’ Choice Award in 1997. Sunoh stayed on MTV Asia Charts for over 60 weeks which is a no mean feat.
In 1997, Lucky released his second album Sifar. This album was about the journey into the human soul. Though the songs in this album were extremely nice and well sung, the album did not do very well.
Lucky has also dabbled in films and has received a lot of critical acclaim for his acting talents. He has acted in Shyam Benegal’s film Trikaal where he played a young Portuguese doctor who returns home to get married. Later he worked again with Shyam Benegal in his film Discovery of India where Lucky enacted the role of Tissa, Ashoka’s brother. He has also acted in the television serial Zara Hatke. In 2002, Lucky acted in the musical Sur which won him accolades for his acting talent.
With the success of his albums, Lucky got an opportunity to do some playback singing. He sang two songs for the hit film Kaho Na Pyar Hai which won him the Filmfare Award for the Best Male Playback singer.
Lucky today lives in New Zealand where he is working on his new album. Lucky’s first wife Masooma accepted Islam after marrying Lucky. Lucky has two children from his first wife- a girl and a boy. His second wife Inaya also accepted Islam after marriage and he has daughter from her.