Imtiaz Ali Biography, Facts & Life Story

Imtiaz Ali Indian Film Director and Writer

Quick Facts

Nickname:Imtiaz

Full Name:Imtiaz Ali

Profession:Film Director and Writer

Nationality:Indian

Age:49 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:16 June 1971

Birthplace:Jamshedpur, Jharkhand , India

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5’ 10” (1.78 m)

Weight:74 kg (163 lbs)

Chest:40 Inches

Biceps:12 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown


Imtiaz Ali is a renowned Indian film director, writer and film producer. He initiated his career with directing and writing TV shows. He directed numerous shows such as Naina and Kurukshetra and Imtehaan. In the year 2005, he made his first debut with movie titled Socha Na Tha that did not earn well at Indian box office. After that, he earned commercial and critical fame for his direction of a number of megahit blockbuster movies like Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar and Jab We Met made him an eminent filmmaker.

Imtiaz Ali was born in Jamshedpur, India on 16th June, 1971.  He spent a few of his initial years in Patna city. His father named Mansoor Ali was an outworker who was associated with the job of irrigation, and he would occasionally go with him, which gave him an idea regarding what was going on in India’s innards. His uncle named Khalid Ahmed is a renowned Pakistani television actor as well as producer. Imtiaz Ali completed his schooling in St. Michael’s High School, Patna and afterwards in D.B.M.S. English School. Imtiaz is the younger brother of film director Arif Ali.

Imtiaz initiated his career by way of directing a number of television programs comprising off Imtihaan for Doordarshan and Kurukshetra for Zee TV. After that, He headed towards Bollywood movies. In the year 2005, Imtiaz Ali made his first directorial debut with the movie titled Socha Na Tha featuring Ayesha Takia and Abhay Deol. He once stated that it took him more than 3 years to make this film.

His second movie titled Jab We Met, featured Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, and became a mega box office hit. His next movie titled Love Aaj Kal featured Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan, and appeared as his mega commercial success.  Imtiaz’s next movie titled Rockstar, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, earn well at Indian box office in spite of varied reviews.

Imtiaz Ali founded his own film production House named Window Seat Films; whose initial release was the film titled Highway. Featuring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, the movie was very well admired by audience as well as critics. His next production movie, titled Tamasha, featured Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in the main roles and was released on 27th November, 2015 to diversified reviews. The film was a big hit and opened to positive reviews. Imtiaz Ali’s next venture titled Jab Harry Met Sejal, featuring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan in the leading roles, was released in the year 2017. The movie released with undesirable reviews across India, though it earned well overseas.

Facts You Never Knew About Imtiaz Ali!

    • Is Imtiaz Ali addicted to smoke? : Yes
    • Is Imtiaz Ali drink alcoholic? : Yes
    • He was born in Jamshedpur and raised in Patna.
    • His father was employed with Irrigation Department.
    • Imtiaz Ali is the brother of renowned film director Arif Ali, who made his first directorial debut with the movie titled Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.
    • Imtiaz wasn’t brilliant at studies and failed in ninth grade though his father motivated him to work with dedication and pursue the field of Civil Services.
    • He attended Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Imtiaz Ali Education

Qualification: A diploma in Filmmaking from Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

School: St. Michael's High School, Patna, India
D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

College: Hindu College, University of Delhi
Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai, India

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Imtiaz Ali Career

Profession: Film Director and Writer

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film (Director): Socha Na Tha (2005)
Film (Actor): Black Friday (2004)
TV: Imtihaan (1995)

Salary: Not Available

Net Worth: Not Available

Family & Relatives

Father: Mansoor Ali

Mother: Name Not Known

Brother(s): Arif Ali, Sajid Ali (younger)

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Divorced

Wife/Girlfriend: Preety Ali, Producer (div. 2012)

Son(s): N/A

Daughter(s): Ida Ali

Ex Girlfriends:

Iman Ali, Pakistani Actress (present)

Imtiaz Ali Favorites

Hobbies: Traveling, Writing

Favorite Actor: Ranbir Kapoor

Favorite Actress: Deepika Padukone

Favorite Food: Mohit Chauhan

Favorite Color: Black

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