Ali as a guest for a special event conducted by ETV in January 2018
|Born||10 October 1968|
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Years active||1981 - Present|
|Awards||Telugu Filmfare Best Comedian Award |
Ali was born into a poor family 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. He got married on 23 January 1994 at Mandapet, and has two daughters and a son (Mohd, Fathima Rameezun, Mohd Abdul Subhan & Zuveria Meethi)
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 break as a lead actor in the movie Yamaleela in 1994. 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. He is also host of the popular talk show "Ali Tho Saradaga" on ETV. He also makes his Jabardasth debut as an ad-hoc judge of the show.
|2003||Filmfare Awards||Filmfare Best Comedian Award (Telugu)||Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi||Won|
Below is the selected filmography of Ali.
- Seethakoka Chiluka (1981)
- Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993)
- Rajendrudu Gajendrudu (1993)
- Mayalodu (1993)
- Hello Brother (1994)
- Muddula Priyudu (1994)
- Yamaleela (1994)
- Shubhalagnam (1994)
- Ammayi Kapuram (1994)
- Ghatotkachudu (1995)
- Pittala Dora (1996)
- Gunshot (1996)
- Idiot (2002)
- Nee Sneham (2002)
- Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003)
- Veede (2003)
- Super (2005)
- Pokiri (2006)
- Pellaina Kothalo (2006)
- Desamuduru (2007)
- Jalsa (2008)
- Kick (2009)
- Bumper Offer (2009)
- Gabbar Singh (2012)
- Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu (2012)
- Attarintiki Daredi (2013)
- Sahasam (2013)
- Race Gurram (2014)
- Srimanthudu (2015)
- S/O Satyamurthy (2015)
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- "Actor Ali Joins YSRCP". 11 March 2019.