Asif Ali (actor)
|Born||4 February 1986 (age 35) |
|Alma mater||Marian College, Kuttikkanam, Idukki, Kerala|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
Haya Mazreen Ali
Asif Ali is an Indian actor and producer, who predominantly works in the Mollywood film industry. He started his film career with Shyamaprasad's 2009 film Ritu, which was highly appreciated by the critics. As of July 2021, he has acted in more than 70 films.
During the subsequent years Asif went on to act in critically and commercially successful films including the romantic thriller Apoorvaragam, the road thriller film Traffic, the romantic comedy film Salt N' Pepper and the period drama movie Ozhimuri, which got an official selection in the Indian Panorama section of the 43rd International Film Festival of India. His 2013 film Honey Bee was one of the major hits in that year and his 2015 film Nirnayakam won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. He followed the success by starring in the 2016 romantic movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, the 2017 movie Sunday Holiday, the campus thriller Btech (2018) and Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019), which produced a hat-trick of hits for him with Jis Joy. He starred in and made his debut as a producer in the 2015 film Kohinoor under his production company Adam's World of Imagination, which went on to be a success. Later he produced the 2016 film Kavi Uddeshichath and distributed various films including Vimaanam and Iblis.
Early life and family
Asif Ali was born in Karikode, Thodupuzha, Idukki, India at 4 February 1985 to a Muslim family. He obtained graduation degree from the Marian College, Kuttikkanam in Business Administration. While studying 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 and received positive reviews from critics and audiences. He was then approached by Sathyan Anthikkad to play an important role in his film Kadha Thudarunnu. 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. 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.
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 which he followed with debutant Jis Joy's Bicycle Thieves. Ali sang four lines of the song "Aayiram Kannumaai", which was originally 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.
In 2015 he appeared In Nirnayakam, Kohinoor and Rajamma @ Yahoo. His movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam went on to become one of the Superhit of 2016. He reunited with Jean Paul Lal for Honey Bee 2. Sequel of 2013 Box office success Honey Bee. Then he appeared in Mahesh Naryanan's Take Off. The film was shot in various parts of Dubai and released to widespread critical acclaim. In 2018, his major releases were B Tech, Iblis and Mandharam. B Tech became a financial success, running for 100 days in Kerala.
He started the year 2019 with Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, which became a successful venture at box office. He played a critical role in the movie Uyare, which had Parvathy and Tovino Thomas playing other characters. He played another critical role in the film Virus, based on a true story that occurred in Calicut. He later acted in Nissam Basheer's directorial debut Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha, which was a box office success and gained critical acclaim. Director Lal Jose appraised it to be his career's best.
As an actor
|2009||Ritu||Sunny Immatty||Debut movie|||
|2010||Kadha Thudarunnu||Shanavas Ahammad|||
|Best of Luck||Manu|
|Ithu Nammude Katha||Vinod/Appu|||
|Salt N' Pepper||Manu Raghav|
|Doctor Love||Narrator||Cameo appearance|
|Indian Rupee||Land Broker||Cameo appearance|
|Mallu Singh||Harinder Singh||Cameo appearance|
|Ustad Hotel||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Husbands in Goa||Arjun|
|Jawan of Vellimala||Koshi Oommen|
|Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|I Love Me||Prem|
|D Company||Chinnan||Segment: "Oru Bolivian Diary 1995"|||
|Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal||Alex|||
|Hi I'm Tony||Sameer|||
|Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu||Anwar|||
|2015||You Too Brutus||Abhi|||
|Double Barrel||He||Cameo appearance|||
|Amar Akbar Antony||Faizal||Cameo appearance|||
|Rajamma at Yahoo||Vishnu Yohannan/Yahoo|||
|2016||Ithu Thaanda Police||Ramakrishnan|||
|Anuraga Karikkin Vellam||Abhilash|||
|Kavi Uddheshichath||Kavalam Jimmy|||
|2017||Honey Bee 2||Sebastian|||
|Take Off||Faizal||Cameo appearance|||
|Adventures of Omanakkuttan||Omanakuttan|||
|Avarude Raavukal||Aashik Abu/ Aashik Pattavayal||50th film|||
|Thrissivaperoor Kliptham||Girija Vallabhan|||
|Honey Bee 2.5||Himself||Cameo appearance|||
|2018||B Tech||Anand Subrahmaniam|||
|2019||Vijay Superum Pournamiyum||Vijay|||
|Mera Naam Shaji||Shaji George|||
|Unda||S.I. Rajan||Cameo Appearance|
|Kakshi: Amminippilla||Adv. Pradeepan Manjodi|||
|Under World||Stalin John|||
|Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha||Sleevachan|
|2021||Mohan Kumar Fans||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Aanum Pennum||Kuttikrishnan||Anthology Movie
|Kuttavum Shikshayum||C.I. Sajan Philip||Post production|||
|Untitled Jis Joy Movie||Filmimg|
|A Ranjith Cinema||Ranjith||Pre production|
|Maheshum Maruthiyum||Mahesh||Pre Production|
|2016||Kavi Uddheshichathu..?||Liju Thomas|
|2017||Honey Bee 2||Jean Paul Lal||Distribution only|
|2017||Vimaanam||Pradeem M.Nair||Distribution only|
|2018||Iblis||Rohith Vs||Distribution only|
As playback singer
Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019)
Awards and nominations
|2010||Asianet Film Awards||Best Villain||Apoorvaragam||Won|||
|2011||Best Star Pair||Salt N' Pepper|||
|2016||Best Star Pair||Anuraga Karikkin Vellam|
|2019||Performer of the year||various roles|
|2015||Film Critics Awards||Special Jury for Best Actor||Nirnayakam|
|2017||Vanitha Film Awards||Best pair||Anuraga Karikkin Vellam|
|2020||Popular actor||Various films|
|2017||Asianet Comedy Awards||Entertainer of the Year||Sunday Holiday|
|2018||Toronto international South Asian film awards||Special jury award||Kaattu|
|2018||Red FM Malayalam music awards||Golden Star||Various films|
|2019||Performer Of The Year||Various Films|
|2019||Mazhavil Entertainment Awards||Best Star Pair||Vijay Superum Pournamiyum|
|2020||Ramu Karyat award||Best Villain||Uyare|
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