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Shaam sawere teri yaadein aati hain..aa ke dil ko mere yun tarpati hain…O sanam mohabbat ki kasam... Mil ke bicharana toh dastoor ho gaya…yaadon mein teri majboor ho gaya...o sanam teri yaadon ki kasam...
The lyrics of the aforementioned song sent you back to the 90s? There’s a thing that mostly all 90s kid will relate to and love knowing about. No, that doesn’t mean that the ones born later or before won’t like to know! Irrespective of our birth year, Lucky Ali was and still is every 90s kids’ God! This reminds us, what’s your favourite Lucky Ali track?
Everyone in the industry and his fans agree that there is something, something very magical behind that unique voice of his. His voice can send anyone to a momentary jitter and have a 'feel-good' feeling. Creator of still trending hits, Ek Pal Ka Jeena, O Sanam, Aa bhi jaa, Hairat, Lucky Ali still rules the heart of many. By the way, there are some interesting unknown facts of your favourite star pertaining to his love life. Want to know? For that, you have to go through the article!
Not many people know but Lucky Ali is the son of legendary Bollywood comedian, Mehmood Ali. His original name is Maqsood Ali but he is more popularly known by his pet name ‘Lucky’. To tell you honestly, this salt-and-pepper looking singer’s life is no less than a Bollywood masala movie. From being a skilled singer, a carpet-cleaner, oil-rigger, horse-breeder, organic farmer, Lucky has been one content and satisfied man instead of having innumerous swings in life. Like the singer himself shared a beautiful quote about life in a throwback interview with the TOI:
“My brother once said, ‘In life you should paddle slowly.’ I didn’t understand it at that time. But it stuck with me. And I have been living life at my own pace. The point is you should paddle slowly but never miss the bus.”
Now let’s move forward towards the most interesting segment of this article. Lucky had married thrice in his life and was clear to his wives that he is not all at all a ‘one woman person’. He believes that being in the religion he follows, allows him to marry upto four times, but he has ensure that it is with the consent of the former and that he doesn’t end up hurting anyone. Like he himself had shared once:
“Some are suited for one marriage. I don’t think I am suited for one marriage. I move around a lot. I am a free spirit. I get lonely. I cannot cheat. What happens when you are faced with temptations? It’s better to marry. Be honest to your wife and love your wives.”
When Lucky was getting the knot with his second wife, his father, the legendary Mehmood had warned his second wife about a particular habit of his son. He had then shared:
“He [Mehmood] said to her [second wife Inaya], be careful. He might just take a third wife.”
Well, this suffices all! Now, in the next paras to come, let’s actually learn about Lucky’s three wives and marriage.
Remember that beautiful damsel draped in blue from Lucky’s first superhit, O Sanam (1996)? Yes, that’s his first wife, Meaghan Jane McCleary. A native of New Zealand, Meghan had come to Delhi for some work when she met Lucky and his brother, Macky at YMCA Delhi. Next is what? Hear it from the music maestro himself:
“My brother says ‘hi’ to everyone. Soon he got talking to Meaghan. Then I joined them. We began meeting regularly and became friends. She went back to New Zealand. That’s when my brother said, ‘She is a good girl. You should marry her.’”
When Meaghan had gone back to New Zealand, Lucky could totally feel her void. So he decided that as soon as Meaghan returns to India, he would propose her. And he kept true to himself. He revealed:
“She came to India on a Wednesday, I proposed on a Thursday and we married on a Friday.”
The couple got married in 1996, changed her faith and was blessed with two children, a son Ta’awwuz and a beautiful daughter, Tasmia. Lucky, from the very beginning knew that he is ‘free-spirited’ and can’t settle in with one woman throughout his life. But Lucky was very clear on something, that he would not hurt the sentiments of anyone. So in one such occasion, he told his first wife Meaghan:
“I always knew I’d have more than one wife. In fact I did tell Meaghan about it when we got married. She thought I was joking.”
And you all must have related the uncanny truth of his words! Just as he said, Lucky moved towards his second chance at marriage. He met his second wife, Anahita, a Parsi lady in 2000 and fell for her. Their courtship began at a time when Meaghan was away for a while at New Zealand. Her absence from his life for a while, made him yearn for companionship and that’s when Lucky thought of proposing Anahita (who converted to Islam after marriage and changed her name to Inaya) for marriage and that happened by chance. As Lucky puts in:
“I never knew I was going to get married to Inaya. I was spending a lot of time in India. I was lonely and needed to be with someone. It happened over a period of time.”
But Lucky was far-off from the concept of cheating, so he decided to inform his first wife about his thoughts of second marriage. When Lucky was asked by the TOI in a throwback interview about Meaghan’s reaction when she was informed of his wish to get married for a second time, this is what he replied:
“Like a martyr. It’s such a hard hit for a woman”.
He further shared:
“Inaya spoke to Meaghan. And she said, ‘Go with Allah’s steps’. I have learnt so many things about life from my wives”.
Lucky is again blessed with his two children from Inaya, Raiyan and Sara.
It was not long before Lucky’s father, Mehmood’s words were brought to life. In the year 2009, Cupid struck Lucky on the sets of a film in Bangalore when he met his present wife, former Miss England, Kate Elizabeth Hallam. Kate had once shared that without even knowing who Lucky is, she had instantly fallen in love with the charming Lucky. So in 2010, the couple tied the knot in a court marriage in Bangalore. Like both his wives, Kate adopted Lucky’s religion and was given a new name, Aeisha Ali. When asked about the same, Aeisha had shared with IANS:
“I don't talk about religion. I believe religion divides and faith unites”.
In the year 2011, Aeisha and Ali welcomed a new life into the world; an adorable son, Dani. When Aeisha was asked if she would like to her son to become a singer like his father, the doting mommy replied:
“Dani is a force to be reckoned with and whatever makes him happy, is what he will do."
Lucky has time and again shared that his wives are the biggest source of strength for him. He has a harmonious family and his half-children gel-up well with each other. They also happen to celebrate festivals together. When asked that if their children and step-wives stay under the same roof, the Hairat singer had shared in the throwback interview:
“The children connect with each other. But for women....it is sensitive na? Yes, we celebrate festivals together. Earlier we all lived in the farm. Inaya and the children lived with my dad in his house, while Meghan and the children lived here with me.”
It is great to see how Lucky has managed to balance his life by adhering to what he wanted and also making sure that no one is hurt in the process. The singer has currently taken a break from the glitz and glamour, but you can mostly see him in live concerts. So guys don’t worry, you won’t miss out on this charm! Also what do you feel about his love life? Let us know in the comments section below.