Muzaffar Ali

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Muzaffar Ali
Born (1944-10-21) 21 October 1944 (age 72)
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
Title Padma Shri (2005)
Spouse(s) Subhashini Ali (Divorced)
Meera Ali
Children Shaad Ali

Rajah Muzaffar Ali (Urdu: مظفر علی‎, Hindi: मुज़फ्फर अली, born 21 October 1944, Lucknow) is an Indian filmmaker,[1] a fashion designer, a poet, an artist, a music-lover, a revivalist, and a social worker. He belongs to the Muslim Rajput royal house of Kotwara in India. He is not to be confused with the famous 16th century Persian artist of the Persian miniature.

Muzaffar Ali attended the La Martiniere college in Lucknow.[2] His father was the Raja of Kotwara, an estate in the Gola Gokaran Nath Sub division of the Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh, and his mother was from a noble clan settled in the neighbouring Sheikhupur, Badaun. Muzaffar Ali had a successful career as a filmmaker.[3] His Vinod Khanna-Dimple Kapadia starrer Zooni is still unreleased.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

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




  1. ^ "Muzaffar Ali deplores MNS stand against North Indians, Bachchan". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ The Old Martinians' website; Colvin Taluqdars' College is the chief source for the alumni section.
  3. ^ "Bollywood has lost the plot: Muzaffar Ali". The Times of India. The Times Group. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Zooni, the great film that never got finished". searchkashmir. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Guftagoo with Muzaffar Ali Rajya Sabha TV". youtube. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  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 July 21, 2015. 

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