Asif Ali

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Asif Ali
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Born Asif Ali
4 February 1986 (1986-02-04) (age 30)
Thodupuzha, Idukki
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actor, Producer
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s) Zama Mazreen (2013- present)
Children 1-Adam Ali
Parent(s) Shoukath Ali
Molly Ali

Asif Ali is an Indian film actor who is best known for his works in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut with the Malayalam film Ritu (2009), which was directed by Shyamaprasad. Later, he went on to act in successful films including Kadha Thudarunnu (2010), Traffic (2011), Salt N' Pepper (2011), Ordinary (2012), Honey Bee (2013) and Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2015).[1][2]

His production debut, Kohinoor, was released in September 2015.[3]

Life and works[edit]

While pursuing a degree abroad, Ali modelled for ads and worked as a video jockey. He was selected by Shyamaprasad to play one of the lead roles in his film Ritu,got Highly positive reviews from critics and audience.[4] He was then approached by Sathyan Anthikkad to play an important role in his film Kadha Thudarunnu.[5] His third film was Apoorvaragam, directed by Sibi Malayil.

Since then, he had acted in the films Best of Luck and Traffic. His next film was Ithu Nammude Katha written and directed by Rajesh Kannankara.[6][7]In 2011 Ali signed to appear in Aashiq Abu's second movie Salt N' Pepper in which he played the role of Manu Raghav, a carefree youngster character who often puts himself into awkward situations trying to be over friendly.[8]

He played cameo roles in Doctor Love, Indian Rupee, Mallu Singh and Ustad Hotel. In 2013 He appeared In Jean Paul Lal's directorial debut, Honey Bee where he played the role of Sebastian[9] which he followed with debutant Jissmon Joy's Bicycle Thieves.[10] Ali sang four lines of the song "Aayiram Kannumaai", which was featured in Fazil's Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu.His next releases were Pakida, Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal and Hi I'm Tony. He played the role of Shabab in Sapthamashree Thaskaraha and had a cameo role in Vellimoonga.[11]

In 2015 He appeared In Nirnayakam,Kohinoor and Rajamma @ Yahoo.Ali Produced the film Kohinoor under the banner Adam's world of imagination.[12]

He married Zama Mazreen from Thana Kannur in May 2013. In 2014, their son was born.[13]

Filmography[edit]

As an Actor
Year Film Role Director Notes
2009 Ritu Sunny Immatty Shyamaprasad Debut Movie
2010 Kadha Thudarunnu Shanavas Ahammad Sathyan Anthikkad [14]
Apoorvaragam Tomy Sibi Malayil
Best of Luck Manu M.A.Nishad
2011 Traffic Rajeev Rajesh Pillai
Ithu Nammude Katha Vinod/Appu Rajesh Kannamkara [15]
Violin Aby Sibi Malayil
Salt N' Pepper Manu Raghav Aashiq Abu
Sevenes Sooraj Joshiy
Doctor Love Narrator K.Biju Cameo
Indian Rupee Land Broker Ranjith Cameo
2012 Asuravithu Don Bosco A. K. Sajan [16]
Unnam Aloshy Sibi Malayil
Ordinary Bhadran Sugeeth
Mallu Singh Harendra Singh Vysakh Cameo
Bachelor Party Tony Amal Neerad
Ustad Hotel Himself Anwar Rasheed Cameo
Ozhimuri Sharath Madhupal
Husbands in Goa Arjun Saji Surendran
Jawan of Vellimala Koshi Oommen Anoop Kannan
916 Prasanth M. Mohanan
Idiots Messi K.S Bava
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu Himself Shyju Anthikadu Cameo
I Love Me Prem B. Unnikrishnan
2013 Cowboy Vinay P. Balachandrakumar
Kili Poyi Chacko Vinay Govind
Red wine Ramesh Salam Bappu
Honey Bee Sebastian/Seban Jean Paul Lal
D Company Chinnan M. Padmakumar Segment:Oru Bolivian Diary 1995 [17]
Bicycle Thieves Kunchakko/Chacko Jismon Joy
2014 Pakida Aadhi Sunil Karyattukara
Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Alex Ajith Pillai
Hi I'm Tony Sameer Jean Paul Lal
Apothecary Prathapan Madhav Ramadasan
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha Shabab Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
Vellimoonga Josootty/Charlie Jibu Jacob Extended Cameo
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu Anwar Benny K. Joseph
2015 You Too Brutus Abhi Roopesh Peethambaran [18]
Nirnayakam Ajay Siddharth V. K. Prakash [19]
double barrel He Lijo Jose Pellissery Cameo[20]
Kohinoor Louis Vinay Govind [21]
Amar Akbar Antony Faizal Nadirshah Cameo[22]
Rajamma @ Yahoo Yohannan/Yahoo Raghurama Varma [23]
2016 Ithu Thaanda Police Ramakrishnan Manoj Palodan Post Production[24]
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Khalid Rahman Filming[25]
Adventures Of Omanakuttan Omanakuttan Rohith V S Filming
Silent Radio Kalavoor Ravikumar Announced
Untitled Movie Shanil Mohammed Announced
Marubhoomiyile Aana V. K. Prakash Announced
As a Producer
Year Film Director Notes
2015 Kohinoor Vinay Govind
2016 The Beautiful Game Jamesh Kottakal Pre Production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2010 Asianet Film Awards Best Villain Apoorvaragam Won [26]
2011 Asianet Film Awards Best Star Pair Salt N' Pepper Won [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinas. (15 July 2011)."Salt N'Pepper opens good.". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Mixed bag of fortunes for Mollywood in Onam season". The Hindu. 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150618/entertainment-mollywood/article/asif-ali-turns-producer
  4. ^ Shyamaprasad's Rithu for the youth – Oneindia Entertainment. Entertainment.oneindia.in (2009-06-30).Retrieved on 2013-04-10.
  5. ^ "Katha Thudarunnu Malayalam Movie". Nowrunning.com
  6. ^ "Ithu Nammude Katha Synopsis". Nowrunning.com. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Ithu Nammude Katha Review". Rediff. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ Vijay George. (30 June 2011). "Bright expectations". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Asif, Bhavana in Honeybee". Sify. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bicycle Thieves Cast and Crew". Nowrunning. 29 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sapthamahsree thaskaraha movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150916/entertainment-mollywood/article/stoner-heist
  13. ^ "Pic: Asif Ali Blessed With A Baby Boy! - Filmibeat". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  14. ^ "Katha Thudarum: The new Sathyan movie". IndiaGlitz.
  15. ^ "Ithu Nammude Katha Review". Rediff. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  16. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/review/south-review-asuravithu-is-a-bad-sequel/20120109.htm
  17. ^ "D Company: Latest News, Videos and D Company Photos | Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  18. ^ "Roopesh Peethambaran announces `You Too Brutus`!". Sify.com. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  19. ^ "Nirnayakam Movie Reviews, Nirnayakam Review, Nirnayakam Movie Review, Nirnayakam Critics Review". FilmiBeat. 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  20. ^ Asha Prakash. "Double Barrel Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  21. ^ Litty Simon (25 September 2015). "'Kohinoor': Stirring up a toofan". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  22. ^ Anu James (October 16, 2015). "'Amar Akbar Anthony' movie review by audience: Live updates". International Business Times. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  23. ^ Anu James (21 November 2015). "Rajamma at Yahoo review: Predictable, simple, average entertainer". International Business Times. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "I look cute and innocent, they say, and then give me scary characters". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  25. ^ http://www.cochintalkies.com/malayalam-movie/anuraga-karikkin-vellam.html
  26. ^ "Ujala-Asianet Film Award winners". The Hindu. 2011-01-02. 
  27. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/asianet-film-awards-2013-winners-list-102810.html List of 2012 Asianet Film Awards from Entertainment OneIndia

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