Ali Azmat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ali Azmat
Birth name Ali Azmat
Genres Rock, Sufi Rock
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Fire Records (Pakistan)
Sadaf Stereo
EMI Music
Independent Records
Associated acts Jupiters
Members Omran shafiq, Mannu,Waqar/ Fahad Khan.

Ali Azmat (Urdu: علی عظمت) (born April 20, 1970) is a Pakistani singer-song writer, musician and actor. He is best known as the lead singer for the influential Sufi rock band Junoon and for his subsequent solo career. In 2001, he become the first musician ever to perform at the United Nations General Assembly along with an Indian band choosing to sing his song "Dosti" (English: "Friendship"), an aptly chosen title to promote the UN's mission in bringing peace to the world.

Early career[edit]

Azmat was born in Abbottabad and grew up in Garhi Shahu, Lahore. He is of Kashmiri Bhat/Butt descent.[1] He went to Sydney, Australia, for his higher studies, but soon returned to Pakistan before completing university. His first band ‘Jupiters’ was known for performing covers at small gigs in Lahore. While with them, Azmat wrote his legendary hit song Dosti. He later sang and recorded Dosti with Junoon, after which the song gained national fame.[2]

Solo career[edit]

In 2013, he sung 2 songs for Jism 2.[3]


  • 'Garaj Baras' (film Paap)
  • Social Circus (2005)
  • Klashinfolk (album) (2008)
  • Josh-E-Junoon (2010)
  • Bum Phatta (2011)
  • Chalta Mein Jaaon (2011)
  • Jism 2 (2012)
  • Josh (2012)
  • Waar(2013)
  • Babu Bhai (2014) (coke studio)
  • Sawal (2014) (coke studio)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Junoon won the "Best International Group" award at the Channel V Awards in New Delhi in 1998, beating Prodigy, Sting and Def Leppard. The Band's first international release Azadi, went triple platinum in India alone. "Sayonee" was at the top of the Mtv India and Channel V charts for over two months. Junoon won the Award for "Best Rock Band" at the Indus Music awards in 2004. Indus Music Awards and from ARY Asian/Bollywood Awards. Junoon has also been awarded several awards for their contribution towards peace and South East culture by BBC, UNESCO[107] and South Asian Journalists Association.[108] Junoon was nominated for Best Musical Group at the Lux Style Awards several years in a row. First Indus Style Awards (2006)'

  • Won - Best Sound of Style Award.[4]

3rd Jazz IM Award (2006)

  • Won - Best Pop Male Artist.[4]

The Nestle Fruita Vitals Pakistan Style Awards (2010) Won - Stylish Singer Male.[5]


External links[edit]