Sajjad Ali started singing when he was seven and released his first album in 1979 when he was just thirteen years old. This ambitious undertaking included a collection of classic numbers previously sung by the likes of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and Mehdi Hassan.
Ali went on to make numerous television appearances but his true potential was not realized until 1983, when he was invited to perform on Silver Jubilee, a PTV stage show directed by Shoaib Mansoor. It was this memorable performance by the then 17-year-old Sajjad Ali that brought instant recognition within the music industry and the lasting appreciation of a wider audience.
After a series of albums celebrating the classics, Sajjad Ali decided to concentrate on his real area of interest – popular music. A prolific songwriter, Ali released three pop albums in quick succession. The unusual combination of Sajjad Ali’s classically trained voice and his catchy sing-along melodies had a unique appeal and his albums were well received by the public. However, it was the release of his first single in 1993 that catapulted Sajjad Ali to unequivocal stardom. Between 1993 and 2002, Sajjad released numerous albums.
Singer, songwriter and composer Sajjad Ali made his Coke Studio debut in Season 4 in 2011 with a voice that, in his own words, was “more mature”. Now 2 years later, Sajjad Ali is all set to make another appearance on the Coke Studio platform in Season 7.