Muzaffar Ali

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Muzaffar Ali
Born (1944-10-21) 21 October 1944 (age 74)
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
TitlePadma Shri (2005)
Spouse(s)Subhashini Ali (divorced)
Meera Ali
ChildrenShaad Ali
Murad Ali

Muzaffar Ali (born 21 October 1944), is an Indian filmmaker,[1] fashion designer, poet, artist, music-lover, revivalist, and social worker. He belongs to the Muslim Rajput royal house of Kotwara in India.[citation needed]

Muzaffar Ali had a successful career as a filmmaker.[2] His Vinod Khanna-Dimple Kapadia starrer Zooni is still unreleased.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Muzaffar Ali attended the La Martiniere college in Lucknow.[5] His father was the Raja of Kotwara, an estate in the Gola Gokaran Nath Subdivision of the Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh, and his mother was from a noble clan settled in the neighbouring Sheikhupur, Badaun.[citation needed]

He is married to Mira.[6] His previous marriage was to Subhashini Ali. His son, the film director Shaad Ali, was born from this marriage. His first marriage was to Geeti Sen, an art historian and editor of the ITC Quarterly. They have a son Murad Ali.[citation needed]




  1. ^ "Muzaffar Ali deplores MNS stand against North Indians, Bachchan". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  2. ^ "Bollywood has lost the plot: Muzaffar Ali". The Times of India. The Times Group. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  3. ^ "Zooni, the great film that never got finished". searchkashmir. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. ^ "Guftagoo with Muzaffar Ali Rajya Sabha TV". youtube. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  5. ^ The Old Martinians' website Archived 2007-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.; Colvin Taluqdars' College is the chief source for the alumni section.
  6. ^ "Muzaffar Ali in Lucknow". The Times of India. The Times Group. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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