Imtiaz Ali in 2012
June 16, 1971 |
||Film director and writer
Imtiaz Ali (born 16 June 1971) is an Indian film director, actor and writer. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha. However, it was his second film Jab We Met (2007) that brought him success and fame. His 2009 film Love Aaj Kal gained much critical success, and was declared a super hit at the box office. His latest movie Rockstar (2011) was also a commercial success.
Early life 
Imtiaz Ali had his origins in Darbhanga, Bihar. He was brought up in Patna and Jamshedpur. He had his early education in St. Michael's High School, Patna and later in D.B.M.S. English school, Jamshedpur, and later attended University of Delhi in Delhi, where he took part in college theater. He started Ibtida, the dramatics society of Hindu College. Thereafter he moved to Mumbai and did a diploma course from Xavier Institute of Communication. Imtiaz was married to Preety Ali.
Personal Life 
According to reports, Imtiaz Ali has separated from his wife Preety.
Ali began his career directing TV programs including Kurukshetra for Zee TV and Imtehaan for Star Plus. He later moved on to Bollywood films. In 2005,he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. Despite its box office failure, the film won critical acclaim.
His next film, Jab We Met, starred then real-life couple Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, and became his first box office success. His next movie Love Aaj Kal starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, and emerged as his biggest commercial success to date. Ali's latest film Rockstar has also done well at the box office despite mixed reviews.
Imtiaz Ali will make a remake of the 2009 South Korean movie My Girlfriend Is An Agent, 22 Tango starring Sushant Singh Rajput.
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