Md Irfan

Ali caught the attention of veteran singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam during a concert a musical institute in Hyderabad. Balasubramaniam recommended his name to AR Rahman, where Rahman roped him to give background vocals for Mani Ratnam-directed 2010 film Raavan.Ali recorded the song “Behene De” for the film alongside Karthik. The track, which topped music charts for many continuous weeks, also received rave critical reviews.The same year, he recorded two songs for Mithoon’s Lamhaa, titled “Salaam Zindagi” and “Rehmat Zara”, where for the latter he received the best male singer debut award.