Asif Ali (actor)

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Asif Ali
Ali in Bachelor Party
Born 4 February 1986 (1986-02-04) (age 32)
Thodupuzha, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actor, Producer
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s) Zama Mazreen (2013- present)
Children 2
Parent(s) Shoukath Ali
Molly Ali
Relatives Askar Ali (Brother)

Asif Ali (born 4 February 1986)[1] is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam cinema.[2][3]

Asif Ali made his acting debut with the Malayalam film Ritu (2009) directed by Shyamaprasad. Later, he went on to act in successful films including Apoorvaragam (2010), Traffic (2011), Salt N' Pepper (2011), Ordinary (2012), Ozhimuri (2012), Honey Bee (2013), Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014), Nirnayakam (2015),[4][5] Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016), and Sunday Holiday (2017). He made his debut as a producer with the 2015 film Kohinoor under his production company Adam's World of Imaagination, which also starred himself.[6]

Life and works[edit]

Asif Ali was born in Thodupuzha, Idukki, India, 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, got Highly positive reviews from critics and audience.[7] He was then approached by Sathyan Anthikkad to play an important role in his film Kadha Thudarunnu.[8] 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.[9][10] 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.[11]

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[12] which he followed with debutant Jissmon Joy's Bicycle Thieves.[13] 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.[14]

In 2015 He appeared In Nirnayakam, Kohinoor and Rajamma @ Yahoo.[15] His movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam went on to become one of the Superhit of 2016.[16] He reunited with Jean Paul Lal for Honey Bee 2. Sequel of 2013 Box office success Honey Bee.[17] Then He appeared in Mahesh Naryanan's Take Off. The film was shot in various parts of Dubai and released to widespread critical acclaim.[18]


As an Actor
Year Film Role Director Notes Ref
2009 Ritu Sunny Immatty Shyamaprasad Debut Movie [19]
2010 Kadha Thudarunnu Shanavas Ahammad Sathyan Anthikkad [20]
Apoorvaragam Tomy Sibi Malayil
Best of Luck Manu M.A.Nishad
2011 Traffic Rajeev Rajesh Pillai [21]
Ithu Nammude Katha Vinod/Appu Rajesh Kannamkara [22]
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 [23]
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 [24]
Bicycle Thieves Kunchakko/Chacko Jis Joy
2014 Pakida Aadhi Sunil Karyattukara [25]
Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Alex Ajith Pillai [26]
Hi I'm Tony Sameer Jean Paul Lal [27]
Apothecary Prathapan Madhav Ramadasan [28]
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha Shabab Anil Radhakrishnan Menon [14]
Vellimoonga Josootty/Charlie Jibu Jacob Extended Cameo [29]
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu Anwar Benny K. Joseph [30]
2015 You Too Brutus Abhi Roopesh Peethambaran [31]
Nirnayakam Ajay Siddharth V. K. Prakash [32]
Double Barrel He Lijo Jose Pellissery Extended Cameo [33]
Kohinoor Louis Vinay Govind [34]
Amar Akbar Antony Faizal Nadirshah Cameo [35]
Rajamma @ Yahoo Yohannan/Yahoo Raghurama Varma [36]
2016 Ithu Thaanda Police Ramakrishnan Manoj Palodan [37]
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Abhilash Khalid Rahman [38]
Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Kavalam Jimmy Liju Thomas [39]
2017 Honey Bee 2 Sebastian Jean Paul Lal [40]
Take Off Faizal Mahesh Narayanan Extended Cameo [41]
Adventures of omanakkuttan Omanakuttan Rohith V S [42]
Avarude Raavukal Aashik Shanil Mohammed 50th Film [43]
Sunday Holiday Amal Jis Joy [44]
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Girija Vallabhan Ratheish Kumar [45]
Honey Bee 2.5 Himself Shyju Anthikkad Extended Cameo [46]
Kaattu Nuhukkannu Arun Kumar Aravind [47]
2018 B Tech Anand Mridul Nair [48]
Mandharam Rajesh Vijesh Vijay Post Production [49]
Iblis Rohith V S Post Production
Vijay Superum Paurnamiyum Jis Joy Pre Production
As a Producer/Distributor

As ae started a production company, Adams World of imagination, along with Sajin jaffer.Adams world has produced the film Kohinoor and Kavi Uddheshichathu..?.

Year Film Director Notes
2015 Kohinoor Vinay Govind
2016 Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Liju Thomas
2017 Honey Bee 2 Jean Paul Lal Distribution Only
2017 Goodalochana Thomas Sebastian Distribution Only
2017 Vimaanam Pradeem M.Nair Distribution Only
2018 Iblis Rohith Vs Distribution Only

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2010 Asianet Film Awards Best Villain Apoorvaragam Won [50]
2011 Best Star Pair Salt N' Pepper [51]


2016 Best Star Pair Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
2016 Film Critics Awards Special Jury for Best Actor Nirnayakam
2017 Cera Vanitha Film Awards Best pair Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
2018 Sunday Holiday
2017 Asianet Comedy Awards Entertainer of the Year Sunday Holiday
2018 Toronto international South Asian film awards Special jury award Kaattu Movie


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