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was one of the three finalists of Fame Gurukul, one of the most watched television shows in India - along with Rex D'Souza and Ruprekha Banerjee.
On 20 October 2005, he managed to grab the top prize along with Ruprekha Banerjee.
All through the 4 months they spent in Gurukul, Qazi was always put down, being just saved 10 times from being voted out.
But ultimately his performing ability along with his singing paid off and by the end he had become the hot favourite.
QAZI TOUQEER :
Age: 20 ( Born : June 2 , 1985 ) .. So he's a GEMINI
Place of Birth: Kolipora Nawpora, Srinagar, Kashmir State, INDIA
Says his neighbour Sami-ul-haque in kashmir,India "Qazi lives just in other lane of Nawpora, actually called Kolipora Nawpora. Right from his childhood Qazi had been very bold and different. He used different styles and always looked out of the crowd."
"He loved acting from his childhood.Guys used to riducule him for his different looks and laughed but girls were always impressed. "
Parents: Father, lawyer, Mother, teacher
Brother : Touseef, Living in Joint family with grand parents.
Uncle (Qazi Rafiq) Well known Kashmiri singer.
His uncle being a talented singer of Kashmir- Qazi Rafiq has influenced him in singing but nobody thought he would achieve stardom like this
Education: Completed 12th standard
FAVORITE COLOR: BLACK , Sometimes RED SHADES AND BLUE .. Thatz why this site outta be black in outlook.. Now u know !!
Aim in life: "I want to be a superstar— sing, dance and act"
Interests: acting , stage shows, Body Building, Cricket, Swimming
Nature: Truthful, Honest and completely attention seeking.
THREE THINGS HE WOWS TO...
I'm surprised when they say it's my hairstyle"
Competitive: He won a baby show, a body-building competition and now is in Fame Gurukul.
His Qazi's FANS : Are in lakhs from all over India, evident from the SMS that saved him from the danger zone (6 times, till last week).
Messages of support is flooding the net from all over the world — from Pakistan to the UK and even Africa.
RECORD OF SORTS: During the initial episodes alone, Qazi won votes that were far more than what Abhijeet Sawant or Amit Sana got in the entire Indian Idol show, it's been a record for any reality show on television so far!
QAZI ZONE: The 'Danger Zone' in Fame Gurukul is referred to as 'Qazi Zone'.
SENSE OF HUMOUR: On his undying relationship with the 'Danger Zone' he said, he'll christen his son Danger.
His ideal jodi: Rex D'Souza. "I am a performer-dancer, and Rex has a good voice...We will complement each other perfectly on stage. I am thin, he is not exactly thin..."
REX SAYS : "He is a natural performer.... But above all, he is a good human being. What he says, he means."
JUDGE SHANKAR MAHADEVAN SAYS: "This is not a boring singing competition. Performance counts. Why else have they created a stage that has a ramp walk?"
| QAZI'S INTERVIEW ( BEFORE WINNING FAME JODI):
He threatens to tie up his dreadlocks in a pony for that neat, slick look. He desperately wants to tone his body, since he feels he has shrunk after he stopped working out.
He finds his female fan following unbelievable. And all his bak-bak (he says) is genuine and unrehearsed.
Fame Gurukul’s most-noticed contestant, Qazi Touqeer, makes no qualms about the fact that, though he wants to be an actor and performer, he applied for the Sony reality show to prove to his family that he was not a good-for-nothing.
“I would never be out of bed before 10 am and didn’t even know how to slice an apple. The Gurukul has changed me and my life,” says Qazi as tells us his about his journey to Fame…
The mole below my eye
About six months back, I started getting this wart-like growth that resulted in a mole. Initially, I was concerned and wanted to get rid of it. I consulted a doctor but my mother told me to let it be. “Woh tumhare liye lucky hoga.”
And it is. My journey to Fame Gurukul began with the mole. The application and the auditions and the final selection, all happened in the last six months. I will never have the mole removed, though I know I want to become an actor — Qazi and the mole, that’s another Fame Jodi.
June 2, 2005
Too many things happened on that day. It was the day I celebrated my 20th birthday, the day I was selected to be part of Fame Gurukul. It was the day I landed in Mumbai for the first time. And the day my mole looked bigger! And the day I saw the sea for the first time. Because of Fame Gurukul, I came to Mumbai, this is going to be my home.
I stay in Srinagar with my mother, who is a schoolteacher, and my father who is a lawyer. Of late, my father has been greatly influenced by Sufi thoughts. We are constantly having people over, he loves to entertain.
People have an open invitation to our home. I have a younger brother, Tauseef. My favourite chachu, Qazi Rafi (a professional singer) and his family also stay with us. The one big regret I have is that I did not learn music from him — it would have helped me in Fame.
Bachpan se hero
At any event, there are some people who hog the limelight, they are the jaan of the party. I was always one of them. Everyone would call me the hero. Nervousness is something I don’t know. I enjoy myself on the stage. In Srinagar, I would always take part in the Saaz aur Awaaz concert, which was dubbed the Saaz aur Qazi concert.
Unaffected by J&K trouble
Bomb blasts, violence, kidnappings… people ask me how we stay in Kashmir? I have never been affected by the happenings there, thank god. I led a normal life and did all the things a youngster does elsewhere. I studied at the SP High School and completed my class 12 from Amar Singh College, Srinagar.
Honestly, there is no one special in my life. Last week, we performed at a Ganesh pandal and every time I flicked my hair, the girls would scream. It was the same when I performed at the Malhar festival at St Xavier’s. It’s not that I am playing up to them. I am enjoying myself on stage and I want them to enjoy too.
No playback singer
Why should I? I always wanted to act and perform live. I can’t bear the thought that I put so much into a song and, on screen, it is someone else singing. I will act and do playback only for myself. Or I’d rather do music videos.