Ali Sethi

Ali Sethi

Ali Sethi (Urdu/Punjabi: علی سیٹھی; /seɪtiː/; born July 2, 1984) is a Pakistani singer and writer. Sethi was globally recognized for his first published novel, The Wish Maker.
In 2013, he began focusing on his music career and made his film debut as a singer in The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) and released a cover single “Mohabbat Karne Waley” later that year. Later, he released four cover singles including his own version of Reshma’s song “Kithay Nain Na Jori”, which earned him critical appraisal. Sethi recorded two songs “Kya Hoga Kya Hoga” and “Aah Ko” for Manto (2015) and debuted as a featured artist in the eighth season of Coke Studio.
In 2016, he released his first original single “Mahi Mera”, which was critically well received. Sethi received his first Lux Style Award nomination as a Best Playback Singer – Male at 15th Lux Style Awards, and was nominated for Best Playback Singer – Male at 2nd ARY Film Awards, both for “Aah Ko”.He also received a Hum Award nomination at 4th Hum Awards for “Kithay Nain Na Jorain” in the Best Music Single category.

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Ali Sethi is a Pakistani songster, composer, feature writer, and novelist. He attained evaluative rating and appreciation for writing the novel “The Wish Maker”, which was nominated for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize Award. He has written quite a few articles for New York Times, The New Yorker, The Caravan, and The Friday Times.”Aaqa” was his famous song.

In 2013, he started concentrating on his music profession and made his beginning of career by singing a song for the first time for a film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) and discharged a cover single “Mohabbat Karne Waley” far ahead in the same year. Afterwards, he discharged 4 cover singles counting his individual version of Reshma’s tune “Kithay Nain Na Jori”, which received him analytic consideration. He recorded two melodies “Kya Hoga” and “Aah Ko Chayie” for Manto (2015) and appeared as a performing singer in the eighth season of Pakistani music reality show Coke Studio. In the year 2016, he discharged his first innovative solo “Mahi Mera” that earned analytical approval. He acquired his first Lux Style Award nominee as a Best Playback Singer – Male at 15th Lux Style Awards, plus he was selected for Best Playback Singer – Male at 2nd ARY Film Awards, both nominees were for his song “Aah Ko Chayie”. He likewise got a Hum Award nominee at 4th Hum Awards for “Kithay Nain” in a Best Music Single category.


In 2006, toward the finish of his graduation, Ali Sethi began to compose an English novel The Wish Maker about”the governmental antiquity of Pakistan with three generations of characters who live in a middle-class, open-minded district of Lahore.”
Ali Sethi Biography – Subsequently completing his studies, he functioned for 4 months with a publication however shortly gave up to finish the book. He completed the second composition of novel in Pakistan in the year 2008, according to his records, “I was wrapping up at Harvard thus I composed on ends of the week and at evenings. I did not miss classes to compose – and I graduated!” The book was distributed by River head Hardcover and later Penguin Books in 2009 and was encountered with extensive range analytical approval and appreciation. It was positioned on number eight at Vogue Top Ten Summer Books. The book has been interpreted into Italian, Dutch, German, Hindi, Chinese and Turkish dialects.
In a survey, The New York Times called it “a top notch novel”, expressing that “Sethi’s composition summons the amusing mis-allocations of Jonathan Safran Foer and the exposed passion of Zadie Smith.The Wall Street Journal specified that, “Mr. Sethi is particularly active to the sensitive forms of young love, its methods of engagement, and its ways of maneuver… Mr. Sethi’s writing style, each time well-spoken, every so often ascends to light the plain.”
The novel was for quite some time recorded for the 2011 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature however could not make it to the last 6 selections, at last losing to H. M. Naqvi’s, Home Boy. It was additionally nominated for 2010 Shakti Bhatt First Book Award.
Ali Sethi Biography – Subsequently graduating, he additionally composed surveys and articles for a few neighborhood and worldwide distributions including The New York Times, The Friday Times and Dawn News for a long time. He has composed reportage and artistic feedback, most eminently an onlooker record of the Indus surge of 2010 for The New York Times. A progressive article on the life and heritage of Urdu short-story author Saadat Hassan Manto for The New Yorker and a revolutionary profile of the Pakistani Ghazal singer Farida Khanum for The Caravan.

Ali Sethi Songs

Dil Jalanay Ki BaatKarte Ho
Aah Ko Chahiye” and “Kya Hoga
Ye Mera Deewanapan Hai
Umraan Langiyaan

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