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Muzaffar Ali, actual Raja of Kotwara (born 21 October 1944), is an Indian filmmaker,[1] fashion designer, poet, artist, revivalist, and social worker.

Muzaffar Ali
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Born (1944-10-21) 21 October 1944 (age 74)
TitlePadma Shri (2005)
Spouse(s)Subhashini Ali (divorced)
Meera Ali

Muzaffar Ali had a successful career as a filmmaker.[2] His Vinod Khanna-Dimple Kapadia starrer Zooni is still unreleased.[3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

Muzaffar Ali was born into a feudal Muslim family of Uttar Pradesh. His father was the Raja of Kotwara, an estate in the Gola Gokaran Nath Subdivision of Lakhimpur Kheri district, while his mother hailed from a similar land-owning family of nearby Sheikhupur in Budaun district. He attended La Martiniere college in Lucknow. His son Shaad Ali is a film director in Bollywood.[5]

Muzaffar Ali is married to Mira.[6]




  1. ^ "Muzaffar Ali deplores MNS stand against North Indians, Bachchan". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Bollywood has lost the plot: Muzaffar Ali". The Times of India. The Times Group. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Zooni, the great film that never got finished". searchkashmir. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Guftagoo with Muzaffar Ali Rajya Sabha TV". youtube. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  5. ^ The Old Martinians' website Archived 2007-10-07 at the Wayback Machine; Colvin Taluqdars' College is the chief source for the alumni section.
  6. ^ "Muzaffar Ali in Lucknow". The Times of India. The Times Group. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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