At the age of 16, Alif started his singing career by becoming the contestant of the reality television series One in a Million, which aired on 8TV. He is the youngest contestant on the show.
Alif ranked at No. 11 on the Top 20 Knock-out show and emerged as one of the Top 12 contestants. Alif made it to the Grand Finale of the reality television show, defeating professional singer Dayang Nurfaizah who landed in fourth place. The competition ended on September 22, 2006. Alif was placed in third with Suki Low in first and Faizal Tahir in second.
Before entering the show, Alif performed mostly at events in school and was once cast as one of the Lost Boys in the West End production, Peter Pan – The Musical, in Genting Highlands when he was 14. He also initially wanted to be a pilot when he auditioned for reality singing competition, One in a Million
Alif was featured in Ricky Martin's 2014 FIFA World Cup's song with Judika from Indonesia and Sezairi Sezali from Singapore. They recorded the song in different studios but the Asian singers met each other to promote the single.
Alif's acting career started in 2008 when he got a role in television series called Dendam which means Revenge. After that, his acting has been more recognized by fans after starring in romance television series called Dia Semanis Honey and other popular dramas. Also, due to the popularity of the drama Dia Semanis Honey. It has been made into a musical theater, which attracts the interest of the television series fans.
In 2019, he appointed as the ambassador of the newly-opened Harman Studio in Sunway Geo Avenue.
He collaborated with Malaysian nasheed group Raihan to re-recorded new version of their 1997 song "Sesungguhnya" ("Indeed"). Released under the title "Sesungguhnya '19", the song was released on 10 May.
On July 31, 2019, Alif released his new single song and music video called I Want You To Love Me.