Somy Ali Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Sumy Ali
Full Name Somy Ali
Profession Actress, Designer, Journalist, Columnist, Philanthropist
Nationality Pakistani
Age 46 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 25 March 1976
Birthplace Karachi, Pakistan
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Aries

Somy Ali is a Hollywood actress, filmmaker, writer, model, and activist who has also worked in Bollywood films with top actors as a leading actress for six years. She has a Pakistani nationality. She is also the honor of “No More Tears” which is a non-profit organization to assist the Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the child of an Iraqi mother and Pakistani father. She got her early education at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Karachi. When Sony was just twelve years old her mother and brother were settled in Florida, the USA for their better future. In Florida, she got her undergraduate degree (two years) in Psychology, from Nova Southeastern University.

Afterward, she joined the University of Miami in the pursuit of her higher education in broadcast journalism. Due to her great interest in documentary films, she decided to leave the University of Miami in 2013 and attended the New York Film Academy. She got her Bachelor’s degree in film making, direction, screenwriting, and editing.

Career Journey

Sony was moved to Mumbai, India at the age of sixteen years due to her inspiration by the teenage crush on Salman Khan, Bollywood’s leading actor. In Mumbai, Sony was involved in a relationship with Salman Khan for six years. She acted in ten Bollywood films as a lead actress with top actors in the film industry from 1991 to 1997. Action film Anth was her first Bollywood movie in 1993. Somy Ali was acting a role of Priya starred with Sunil Shetty. This film is revolved about the story of a local ruffian college student who is the son of a gangster and the son of the principle of that college. While in Mumbai, she also did modeling.

List of films of Somy Ali:

1. Anth (1993) as Priya
2. Krishan Avtaar (1993)
3. Yaar Gaddar (1994) as Jai’s girlfriend
4. Teesra Kaun? (1994) as Priyanka / Manjulah
5. Aao Pyaar Karen (1994) as Sonu S. Rai
6. Andolan (1995) as Anita
7. Mafia (1996) as Kiran Pawar
8. Agnichakra (1997) as Guest Appearance in song

In January 1999, after the six-year stay at Mumbai, she decided to go back to Florida to continue her studies. After holding the Bachelor’s degree in film making, direction, screenwriting, and editing, she started her career, initially by making short films on abortion, domestic violence, and teenage suicide of women. Her work was spread, she engaged with women’s rights and issues in South Asia. She has also written many articles in a versatile topic, including “Embrace Diversity, Our National Parks, Forgotten Victims, Veiled Pain, etc. Her articles about rape victims are Shazia Khalid, Sonia Naz, and Mukhtaran Mai.

Article written by Somy Ali:

1. “Embrace Diversity”
2. “Our National Parks”
3. “Forgotten Victims”
4. “Pakistani Woman Forced to Live in Shame”
5. “Veiled Pain”
6. “ANAA Rally for the Dignity and Safety of Pakistani Women”
7. “The Sonia Naz Story”

Now, Somy Ali is also a president of her clothing line, named So-Me Designs LLC which donates revenue to her non-profit organization named “No More Tears”, founded in 2006. She works to assist Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence.
Ali says “My goal is to help all of these women and make sure that every girl/woman in my country and universally is able to obtain an education and has her basic human rights”.


In 2011, Ali was honored with the American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council for her work with No More Tears, The Daily Point of Light Award April 15, 2015 by President George H. W. Bush and The National Domestic Violence Month “A Proclamation” by President Barack Obama for her work with “No More Tears”.

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Somy Ali Education

Qualification Bachelor of Film and Television Majoring in Psychology Masters in Broadcast Journalism
School Convent of Jesus and Mary, Karachi, Pakistan
College Nova Southeastern University, Broward County, Florida
The University of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Somy Ali Career

Profession: Actress, Designer, Journalist, Columnist, Philanthropist


Film: Anth (1993)

Family & Relatives

Father: Madan

Mother: Tehmina

Brother(s): Mohammed Ali

Sister(s): Hina Ali, Huma Ali


Salman Khan (Actor)

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Hobbies: Dancing, Travelling, Writing

Favorite Actor: Salman Khan

Favorite Food: Mutton, Biryani

Favorite Destination: Spain

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