Film Director Imtiaz Ali Biography, Personal Life, Marriage, Wiki
Imtiaz Ali is one of the finest directors in the fame of our Bollywood industry. He is talented and one of the most sought after directors. He is ranked today amongst the top most successful directors of Bollywood. Despite being just few films old he’s compared to the legendry Yash Chopra because of the quality of romance in his films. To know some more details about him keep reading Imtiaz Ali wiki.
Imtiaz Ali Date of Birth & Family Background
Imtiaz Ali Date of Birth is 16th June 1971. Imtiaz Ali birthday is a special day for him. Despite being a private person he loves celebrating it with his close friends and family.
Imtiaz Ali was born in Jamshedpur, but his family associations with Darbhanga, Bihar have a stronger impact on his life. He was bred jointly in Patna and Jamshedpur. Imtiaz Ali father, Mansoor Ali belonged to the agriculture sector and was involved in irrigation jobs. He was very fond of his father and even accompanied him to the fields. This helped him have a better knowledge of innards of India. Imtiaz Ali brother Arif Ali is also a film director. Some of Arif’s directorial movies include ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ and ‘Ahista Ahista’. Another brother Sajid Ali is also a film director and his directorial debut was ‘Banana’ produced by John Abraham. This was all about Imtiaz Ali family background. Keep reading biography of Imtiaz Ali to know about his personal life, education and relationship.
Imtiaz Ali Education and Other Qualifications
Imtiaz Ali was not always a studious kid. He flunked in his class IX exam, that’s when he got serious about his life and studies. Later, he went on to complete his early education from St. Michael’s High School in Patna and later he migrated to D.B.M.S English School Jamshedpur. When Imtiaz Ali age was just 18 he developed keen interest in dramatics and extensively took part in College Theater during his stay in Hindu College, New Delhi. The dramatics society of the college Ibtida, was started by Imtiaz himself. Post Hindu college, he did a diploma course in marketing and advertising from Xaviers Institute of Communication, Mumbai.
Imtiaz Ali Personal Life
Imtiaz Ali is a private person and doesn’t believe in speaking and expressing too much. Though a diehard romantic Imtiaz loves exploring the beauty of nature. Imtiaz Ali height is 5 feet 9 inches. Imtiaz Ali weight is 78 kgs. His sunsign is Gemini and hair color is black. Imtiaz Ali eye color is black. He has never gone to gym for workouts but he claims to be a very active person. Imtiaz recalls several incidents where he trekked for 35 hours to find a perfect location for his film. Imtiaz Ali favorite hobby is travelling. He lives his hobby by travelling for his films. Be it an exotic location or a place like Gorakhpur, he enjoys both equally. He loves taking risks and claims that coming to Mumbai was his life’s biggest risk. Taking up Literature instead of engineering was another. Despite being a popular director, Imtiaz can go travelling in local trains and autorickshaws. He is simple and very ground to Earth man. To know about Imtiaz Ali films, relationships, marriage and more, keep reading Imtiaz Ali bio.
Imtiaz Ali Career
Imtiaz Ali started from directing for small screen. His directorial ventures on small screen include Zee TVs ‘Kurukshetra’ and ‘Imtehaan’ for Star Plus. His immediate aim was directing for films. He started his Bollywood career in 2005 with ‘Socha Na Tha’ starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. The film wasn’t a huge commercial success, but it earned him huge critical success. His first commercial success was ‘Jab We Met’ starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. This film made him compete against the top notch Bollywood Directors. Post that, he went on to direct Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Love Aaj Kal’ which again was a huge commercial success. His next film ‘Rockstar’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakri, received mixed reviews at the Box office but earned him huge accolades. Then, he went on to write for ‘Cocktail’ directed by Homi Adajania. After, attaining huge commercial success he started a production company of his own titled, ‘Window Seat Films’. ‘Highway’ starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda was the first film venture undertaken under this banner. The film earned him both respect of critics and huge box office success. The filming of Imtiaz Ali new movie ‘Tamasha’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone started on July 9 2014. Considering his previous success rate the audience is desperately waiting for Imtiaz Ali upcoming movies. Besides, being a successful writer and director, Imtiaz Ali even did a cameo role as an actor in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Black Friday’.
Imtiaz Ali Love Affairs
Imtiaz Ali wife name is Preety Ali. They were together ever since Imtiaz’s struggle days. Imtiaz Ali marriage ended with Pretty after a year of rocky patch in the relationship. Imtiaz even has a daughter with former wife Pretty Ali. Currently, Imtiaz Ali daughter, Ida Ali is living with his mom Preety. Imtiaz Ali Preety Ali separated mutually reportedly because of Imtiaz’s growing fondness for Pakistani actress Iman Ali. It is still not clear whether Imtiaz Ali divorce with Preety Ali has legally been undertaken or not, but they have been living separately since 2012. Imtiaz was known to be dating Iman Ali since then. But reports of breakup with Imtiaz Ali girlfriend began doing the rounds in 2014. Imtiaz Ali Children from his ex-wife Preety is only one and that is his daughter.
Imtiaz Ali Controversy
The rockstar song, “Sadda Haq” had brought Imtiaz into huge bubble of controversies. The song was shot in Norbulingka monastery in McLeod Ganj and shows Tibetian Flag and slogans being used in the backdrop. The Central Board of Film Certification ordered Imtiaz to blur the flag in the song, which Imtiaz humbly accepted.
Imtiaz Ali Awards
Imtiaz Ali has been honoured with several awards at award shows. Some of the most notable awards received include 2008, Filmfare and IIFA Award for Best Dialogue (Jab We Met, 2008), Stardust Award for Dream Director (Love Aaj Kal, 2010), Star Guild Award for best Story (Love Aaj Kal, 2010), Stardust Award for Best Director (Highway, 2014), among many others.
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