Azhar Iqbal Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Azhar Iqbal is an Indian poet and storyteller. He is known for reciting poetries and shayaris in various kavi sammelans and mushairas. In 2023, he appeared in the Sony TV comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with a few other poets and lyricists.


Azhar Iqbal was born on Tuesday, 28 November 1978 (age 44 years; as of 2022) in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh. Later, he moved to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Azhar Iqbal’s childhood photo
From 2003 to 2004, he studied at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Azhar Iqbal during his teens

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Brown


He belongs to a Muslim family.

Parents & Siblings

His father has passed away. His mother’s name is Nazma Farid. He has four brothers named Tabish Fareed (reporter at Inquilab), Haider Fareed, Kokab Farid (president at NGO Harfkaar), and Qazi Nadeem Ahmad.
Azhar Iqbal with his mother and brothers
Azhar Iqbal with his brothers Kokab Farid, Qazi Nadeem Ahmad, Tabish Fareed, and Haider Fareed (from left)

Wife & Children

On 7 February 2009, he got married to Syeda Masooma. The couple has a son named Abdullah Kashani and a daughter named Zahra Azhar; both are poets.
A picture of Azhar Iqbal with his wife and children
Azhar Iqbal with his son
Azhar Iqbal with his daughter

Other Relative

The famous Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is his maternal uncle.
Azhar Iqbal with his maternal uncle


Poet/Storyteller/Script Writer

Azhar has been working as a poet, storyteller, and scriptwriter for many years. He has recited shayaris at various events like Jashn-E-Rekhta, Jashn-E-Bahaar, and Shankar Shaad Mushaira.
Azhar Iqbal’s mushaira event
He has also participated in various kavi sammelans.
Azhar Iqbal in a kavi sammelan
Azhar has appeared in a few episodes of the SAB TV poetry show ‘Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai!’

He has penned various popular ghazlas which include:

  • Ghutan si hone lagi uske pas jate hue
  • Ye bar-e-gham bhi uthaya nahin bahut din se
  • Gulab chandni-raaton pe war aae hum
  • Teri samt jaane ka rasta nahin ho raha
  • Dil ki gali mein chand nikalta rahta hai
  • Kahin abir ki khushbu kahin gulal ka rang

In 2015, he started Harfkaar Foundation to promote theatre, poetry and other art forms. He has also worked as a scriptwriter in various Hindi and Urdu theatre plays.

On 10 October 2022, he started his self-titled YouTube channel on which he uploads his poetry and shayari videos.
Azhar Iqbal’s YouTube channel

Corporate Jobs

On 2 June 2009, he started working at a private firm Satin Creditcare Network Ltd as an assistant manager of internal audit in Noida India. In February 2014, he was promoted there as manager of operations.


  • Ghazal: Hamare Jaise Koi Dusra Hua Bhi Nhi by Samih al-Qasim
  • Comedian: Charlie Chaplin
  • Quote: There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest by Elie Wiesel
  • Social Media App: Facebook


  • His children lovingly call him Ammu.
  • In his teens, he wanted to become a lyricist and actor in Bollywood. However, his parents refused him to go to Mumbai to pursue his career in Bollywood.
  • He is fluent in various languages like Hindi, Urdu, and English.
  • Azhar is often spotted smoking hukkas and cigarettes.
    Azhar Iqbal smoking hukka
    Azhar Iqbal holding a cigarette
  • He is an avid animal lover and often shares pictures with various animals on his social media accounts.
    Azhar Iqbal with a goat
  • In his leisure time, he loves to travel and spend time with his family and friends.
    Azhar Iqbal during his vacation
  • For his work, he has been honoured at various events.
    Azhar Iqbal being honoured

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