Javed Ali is an Indian playback singer. He has been singing in Hindi movies from 2000 but shot to fame in 2007 when he sang the song Ek Din Teri Raahon Mein from the movie Naqaab and thereafter another big hit Jashn-e-Bahaaraa from the movie Jodhaa Akbar (2008). He is one of the leading playback singers in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu. His song, Kilimanjaro from Robot held the #1 position in the music charts. He judged a reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 2011 on Zee Tv and his team is known as Javed ke Abhiroo and the winner of the show was from his team , Azmat Hussain. The second runner up of the show also belonged to his team , Nitin Kumar.
During an interview Ali and Faisal said that his father used to sing kirtans. Along with his father, Javed also used to hit some notes. Javed was met with very good reactions from people who also claimed that he has the calibre to become a good singer. At first Ali wanted to become only a ghazal singer as his Ustaad Ghulam Ali is a famous ghazal singer. Later his talent was recognised by Anandji of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo who convinced him to pursue a career in playback singing.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Ali started singing since a very early age. He started singing with his dad , a popular qawwali singer, Ustad Hamid Hussain. Javed is a student of the famous Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali who not only guided him but also gave him a chance to sing. Born as Javed Hussain, he changed his name to Javed Ali in honor of his ustaad.
Javed debuted by singing a track from the movie Beti No.1, but it didn't help his career much. After that, He was noted for his renedering of the Punjabi-based track Nagaada Nagaada in the 2007 movie Jab We Met alongside Sonu Nigam.
However he shot to real fame in 2008 with the song Jashn-E-Bahaaraan in the magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar, which is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and music composed by A R Rahman and also a popular song Ek Din Teri Rahon Me composed by Pritam for the movie Naqaab. Javed Ali has also struck a chord with another single composed by A R Rahman called Guzarish that includes guest vocals of Sonu Nigam from Aamir Khan's Ghajini.
His Tamil songs include Chinnanjirusuga Manasukkul alongside Bela Shende for the Tamil movie Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and Siragugal from the Tamil movie Sarvam which is again composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
His songs from movie Tum Mile composed by Pritam were hits, especially the song Tu Hi Haqeeqat.