Kashif Ali

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Kashif Ali
Birth name Kashif Ali Baber
Born (1992-11-04) November 4, 1992 (age 24)
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Pop, rock, classical
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments vocals
Years active 2014–present
Labels Fire Records. T-Series
Associated acts Strings, Coke Studio, Sheraz Uppal, Akcent

Kashif Ali (Born November 4, 1992, né: Babar) is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and musician. He rose to fame in 2013 as a finalist on the first season of Pakistan Idol, coming in fourth place.

In 2016, he recorded a song "Mera Mann" for his Bollywood debut film Laal Rang, that earned him critical acclaim and later that year he marked his Coke Studio debut as a featured artist in season 9,[1][2] as a part of team Sheraz Uppal.[3]


2013-2014:Pakistan Idol[edit]

Ali auditioned for first season of Pakistan Idol in Karachi. Ali passed, theater rounds and made it to Top 24 finalist. In semifinals Group 2, he performed Javed Ali's "Mere Maula" and eliminated on January 19, 2014 but was brought back for Wild Card where he performed Kailash Kher's,"Sayyan" and was saved by public. Ali he was eliminated during the "Top 4" show after performing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Ajaa Teno Akhiyaan" on April 13, 2014.[4]


Coke Studio[edit]

After collaborating with Sheraz Uppal in film Laal Rang, he debut as a featured artist in ninth season of Coke Studio, as part of Uppal team.[5]




  1. ^ "Coke Studio 9 artists list revealed". The News Teller. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Rehman, Maliha (4 July 2016). "Here's what to expect from Coke Studio 9". Dawn News. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Sengupta, Arka (17 June 2016). "'Coke Studio Pakistan' undergoes major revamp in Season 9; artiste line-up revealed". International Business Times. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Meet the Idols: Kashif Ali". Karwa Such. January 17, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ Warraich, Faizan Ali (15 July 2016). "Debut singers in Coke Studio 9 to bring change". The Nation. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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