Happy birthday Salman Ali: Born on January 14, 1998, Salman Ali Mewati is an Indian singer and was the winner of the 10th season of Indian Idol.
He was also the first runner up of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2011.
People take motivations from this superstar as how he comes from a very poor family, yet made it very big.
He started earning at the age of 7.
The talented singer who pipped his four competitors–Ankush Bhardwaj, Neelanjana Ray, Nitin Kumar and Vibhor Parashar–on the grand finale night of Indian Idol 10 has only studies till ninth grade. After winning Indian Idol 10, his eyes are now set on Bollywood.
He has already lent his voice to a song of Sui Dhaaga: Made In India.
As Salman Ali turns 24, let us catch a glimpse on some of his lesser-known facts and videos.
- Indian Idol 10 winner Salman Ali has studied till ninth grade. Coming from an extremely poor family, the singer started earning at the tender age of 7 and used to sing at wedding jaagrans with his father. In fact, this has been their family business for the past four generations.
- Salman is the youngest of his five brothers and sisters and lives in a joint family in Mewat, Haryana.
- Salman sings all types of songs but his personal favourite is Sufi music.
- This is not his first show as a contestant. He had previously participated in other reality shows. He debuted on reality TV scene at the age of 13 with Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champ 2011 and ended up as first runner-up. His guru in the contest was Kailash Kher.
- Salman Ali will spend a major chunk of his prize money on repair of his house and repaying loans. “I come from a very poor family. My house is also not in a good condition. The roof of my house needs to be fixed. We had taken loan also. So, I would like to use the money for all this. I want to take my life forward with this money.”
- Post winning Indian Idol 10, Salman Ali has set his eyes on his Bollywood dreams. He is sure of getting good work in the industry as a lot of people from Bollywood who had come on the set of Indian Idol were all praises for him.
- Salman Ali has already sung a song for Varun Dhawan-starrer Sui Dhaaga: Made In India and TV show Chandragupta Maurya.
- Salman Ali has no money to go to Delhi for audition and at that time his close friend Manohar Sharma helped him financially.
Happy birthday Salman Ali: Best of Salman Ali wrapped-up in a single video-
We wish him luck, love and happiness!