Ali (actor)

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Ali
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Ali as a guest for a special event conducted by ETV in January 2019
Born (1968-10-10) 10 October 1968 (age 54)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • television presenter
Years active1981 - Present
Height5'5
Spouse(s)Zabeda Sultana
RelativesKhayyum
AwardsTelugu Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Super (2005)

Ali (born 10 October 1968) is an Indian actor, comedian and TV presenter who works predominantly in Tollywood (Telugu) and Telugu Television . He acted in more than 1000 films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Ali was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was a tailor and his mother was a home maker. He has one younger brother named Khayyum, who is also an actor.[1]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Ali married abeda Sultana on 23 January 1994 in Mandapet, and has two daughters and a son (Fathima Rameezun, Mohd Abdul Subhan & Zuveria Meethi).

Career[edit | edit source]

Ali came into the movie industry with the help of Jit Mohan Mitra, Rajahmundry's musical company. He debuted in the movie Nindu Noorellu in 1979 under the direction of K. Raghavendra Rao. He went to Chennai when director Bharathi Raja was looking for child actors for his movie "Seethakoka Chiluka", and was given a role. As a child Ali acted in several movies. When he was too old to be a child actor he struggled to get roles and later became a comedian in Tollywood.

Director S. V. Krishna Reddy gave him comic roles in his movies, creating new roles for him. Ali developed his own style, which was popularly known as Chaata. Ali acted in Kannada movie Super (2010 Kannada film).

Ali is a brand ambassador for anti-itching medicine Manmohan Jaadoo Malaam. He became host for a talkie show called Ali Talkies in MAA TV.[2] He is also host of the popular talk show Alitho Saradaga on ETV. He also makes his Jabardasth debut as an ad-hoc judge of the show.[3]

Political career[edit | edit source]

Ali joined YSRCP on 11 March 2019.[4]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Film Result
2003 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Comedian Award (Telugu) Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Won
2005 Super Won
Nandi Awards

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Below is the selected filmography of Ali.

మల్లె పందిరి (1981

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "South Indian movies popular Comedian Ali". nettv4u.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  2. "LIVE TV - Watch Indian TV Channels - Live Streaming and Catchup TV - LIVE News Online". in.com.
  3. "Jabardasth written update, May 30, 2019: Actor-TV host Ali makes his Jabardasth debut". timesofindia. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. "Actor Ali Joins YSRCP". 11 March 2019.

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