From the jaded picture quality of Manwa Re to the high definition Coke Studio videos on repeat, we’ve seen Ali Hamza grow on our screen, and we have swooned over the handsome gentleman every single time. And anyway, are you even a desi girl if you haven’t had a crush on the Noori brothers as teenagers? Redefining the music scene as one of the finest singers from our part of the world, up close and personal. Read on…

Career-defining moment?

First was of course the beginning of Noori in 2002-2003, and then when Aik Alif happened.

Happiness is…

A daily pursuit.

The key to success is…

Focus and work hard.

Hardest life lesson…

Cannot pin point one, but I value all such lessons as they have always paved ways for a better future.

Key life lesson…

It’s very important to find peace and integration within – as that is what helps us to effectively deal with all the other dimensions of life.

What inspires you?

People, stories, beautiful art and most of all nature.

You, in three words?

Sensitive, spiritual & evolving.

Advice to your younger self…

Be yourself always!

Greatest life achievement?

Will let the angels tell me that in the afterlife.

Greatest fear?

Losing my loved ones.

Biggest joy?

My two kids... until they are adolescents, of course!

Something you still want to learn?

The list is endless but here are a few: Bharat Natyam, Farsi and Chinese, Tai Chi. Learn how to make sushi and have the reading speed of a book a day.