Zaid Ali is a Pakistani-Canadian social-media celebrity who owns the YouTube channel ‘ZaidAliT.’ Zaid Ali is well-known for his comedy videos that portray the “desi” South Asian culture.
Table of Biography
Zaid Ali entered this world on July 2, 1995. He was born in Waterloo, Canada, and moved to Pakistan at an early age. He turns 25 years old as of 2020 and his zodiac sign is Cancer. His mother’s name is Naheed Kausar and his father’s name is Waqar Ahmad Qureshi. He has a younger sister named Amna Tahir.
Further, he is of Pakistani descent. His religion is Islam and his nationality is Pakistani-Canadian. Moreover, Ali later came back to Canada for higher studies and enrolled at the ‘University of Waterloo’, Toronto, in business studies. His favorite food is biryani.
Career and Professional Life
Zaid Ali began his social-media career through YouTube. He created his first YouTube channel on March 7, 2010, and began posting videos. And, most of his videos are based on the “desi” South Asian culture. Zaid picks random situations and enacts them in a comical manner.
Moreover, he plays various characters in his videos. His portrayals of female characters have been loved by his fans. He often plays female characters by draping a “dupatta” (scarf) over his head, and this has become his trademark. Many of Zaid’s initial videos contained profane language, but they still managed to earn significant viewership.
In an attempt to increase his viewership, he began making family-friendly videos. This turned out to be a beneficial move, as it boosted the number of views on his channel. Therefore, Zaid has now deleted all his videos that contained profanity. And the first video he uploaded was named ‘Your Profile Picture is Cute.’
More about his career
Eventually, he began creating more relatable videos, especially on the lives of “brown” people. In 2015, he posted the video ‘When you use a Bollywood dialogue in real life..,’ which made “Bollywood” actor Sonakshi Sinha “tweet” about it. Sonakshi’s “tweet” made the video viral, and Zaid’s popularity soared. His prank videos titled ‘PILLOW FIGHT PRANK!’ and ‘WEED PRANK GONE WRONG!’ have both earned over four million views and have made Zaid a popular “YouTuber.”
Some of his videos such as ‘Things Brown Mothers Say,’ ‘Brown Mom Gets Angry!,’ ‘I Do My Mom’s Makeup!,’ and ‘I love you, Mom’ also features his mother. Some of his other popular videos are ‘White Guy Speaks Hindi,’ ‘Things Muslims Say In Ramadan,’ ‘A Bollywood Love Story..?,’ and ‘How Desi aunties gossip.’
Most of the content on his channel is heavily inspired by the works of popular “YouTuber” and web-celebrity Lilly Singh, better known as “Superwoman.” Interestingly, Zaid has more Facebook fans than Lilly, despite having less number of YouTube subscribers than her. Similarly, his videos have more “views” than those of Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, who has more fans than Zaid has.
Zaid owns a second YouTube channel, ‘ZaidAliT Vlogs,’ where he primarily posts his life vlogs. Moreover, the most popular vlog on the channel is the one featuring his wife. After Zaid got married, he did a Q&A video with his wife to let his fans know more about them. This vlog channel has gained more subscribers than its main channel.
Zaid’s Twitter account and his Instagram page have millions of followers. He was part of the ‘United We Stand’ UK tour in 2015. He was also offered a role in a Hollywood film, which he turned down because the script required a kissing scene. Zaid does not support getting intimate on-screen.
Other than working on YouTube videos he also performs on stage and wants to pursue a career in acting filed. His YouTube video ‘Bollywood Dialogue in Real Life’ was tweeted by Indian actress Sonakshi Sinha.
Furthermore, Zaid Ali visited Pakistan and performed on the stage of QMobile Hum Style Awards 2017 along with many other top celebrities of Pakistan. He appeared as a guest in many talks shows and morning shows including BBC Asian Network and ‘Good Morning Pakistan’ morning show of ARY Digital. Moreover, he won his first award as the best ‘Vlogger of the Year PISA2020’ on February 8, 2020.
Ali is married to his better half, Yumna Zaid. They tied the knot on August 19, 2017. Yumna is a stunning lady who is 27 and is into mathematics, research, and skincare. Following the marriage, the sensation uploaded a picture in traditional attire on Twitter and made the audience known about their new move.
Zaid and his wife even conducted a rapid Q/A session video where they discussed their relationship before and after the vows exchanging ceremony. In the YouTube video, the couple dispelled other rumors and clarified they aren’t cousins and first met while they created a video for YouTube.
Similarly, the duo also discussed each other’s favorite qualities with much affection and love in the same video. While explaining about Yumna’s good traits, Zaid made a list of seven things that included all her daily chores. The couple never fails to shower love to each other on their social media.
Therefore, their profiles are filled with cute couple pictures. Zaid posted their first visit to Pakistan as a married couple on his Instagram in January 2018. The two looked great together in their traditional attires standing in front of a Pakistani monument. He also posted a family picture with his wife and parents. The love between the two is clear from their social accounts.
His height is 5 feet 8 inches. He is a talented man with attractive and handsome hunk looks and a perfect match body with six-packed. Moreover, his chest-waist-biceps measurements are 38-34-14 inches respectively. Similarly, his body weighs around 68 Kilos. He has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.
This famous personality is sure to make a great amount of money through his career. His social media career is creating a good amount for himself. However, he has a net worth of around $1 million – $5 million. Moreover, Ali bought his dream car on September 18, 2019.
Ali is active and attached to social networking sites. He often delivers his views and posts his pictures on it where millions of fans are connected with him. Therefore, his ‘@zaidalit’ Instagram account has earned over 2.4 million followers. He is famous on Twitter with more than 1.1 million followers.
Similarly, his main YouTube channel ‘ZaidAliT’ has earned over 667K subscribers. And his vlog channel ‘ZaidAliT Vlogs’ has amassed more than 2.45 million subscribers. Likewise, he also is popular on Facebook with more than 5.5 million followers.