Padma Shri Muzaffar Ali

Poet, Writer & Indian Film Director

Muzaffar born in Lucknow in 1944.[5] The eldest son of Raja Syed Sajid Husain Ali, the ruling prince of the principality of Kotwara in Awadh, Muzaffar Ali attended La Martiniere, Lucknow,[6] and graduated in science from Aligarh Muslim University.[5] Ali worked in advertising before turning to film.[5] His first films were Gaman (1978) and Umrao Jaan (1981), and he also made and starred in the TV series Jaan-e-Alam.[5] He later became a fashion designer, creating a fashion label with his wife, Meera, in 1990.[5][7]

Muzaffar Ali is presently married to Meera Ali, a fashion designer, with whom he has a daughter Sama, who is also a fashion designer.[7] He had two previous marriages, the first of which was to the art historian Geeti Sen, with whom he has a son Murad Ali, a film actor.[7][6] His second marriage was to the communist politician Subhashini Ali, with whom he has a son Shaad Ali, a film director.[7][6]