Imtiaz Ali is one of the best directors in Indian Cinema. He is a great storyteller who knows what his audience want. All his movies contain a beautiful story, great music, witty dialogue and relatable characters.

Imtiaz Ali has given hit movies such as “Jab We Met”, “Rockstar”, “Love Aaj Kal”, and “Highway.” He played a significant role in the career of Bollywood stars such as Shahid Kapoor, Kareena KapoorNargis Fakhri, and Alia Bhatt.

Imtiaz Ali : Early Life and Personal Details

Born on 17 June, 1971, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand,  Imtiaz Ali is a son of Mansoor Ali. He grew up with his brothers Arif Ali and Sajid Ali. After completing his high school from St. Michael’s High School, Patna and D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, he enrolled in the Hindu College. Further, he did a diploma in filmmaking from Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai.

The talented filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 163 lbs. He shares Gemini as a horoscope. He is of Indian nationality and practices Hinduism. Ali divorced Preety Ali in 2012, with whom he has a daughter named Ida Ali. After a divorce, he was in a romantic relationship with Pakistani actress Iman Ali for a brief period.

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Imtiaz Ali : Career

Before becoming a director, Imtiaz Ali worked as a theatre artist, tape boy and writer. He made his directorial debut with “Socha Na Tha” in 2005 starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. People loved his story telling and direction style. He achieved commercial and critical success with the 2007 film “Jab We Met.” Further, he emerged with hits such as “Love Aaj Kal” and “Rockstar.”

In 2014, he made a film named “Highway” starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, which received critical acclaims for its uniqueness and authenticity. Next, he came with “Tamasha”, which is about the journey of someone who wants to discover oneself. His upcoming project is “Jab Harry met Sejal” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Sayani Gupta. Besides direction, he also acted in Anurag Kashyap‘s “Black Friday” portraying Yakub Memon.

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Imtiaz Ali : Awards

Imtiaz Ali is among a few Indian directors who enjoys both commercial and critical success. His movies always received a warm response for its story, music, acting and characters. Ali is widely appreciated for his unique story telling and direction yet being enjoyable to the audiences.

Throughout his career, Ali has received many awards and recognitions. Some notable are Apsara Award, IIFA Award, Screen Weekly Awards, Stardust Awards, and Zee Cine Awards.

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Imtiaz Ali : Net Worth and Lifestyle

Being one of the most sought after directors in Indian Cinema, Imtiaz Ali charges a handsome of money for his work. Apart from direction, he also produces movies.

Imtiaz Ali is living a comfortable with his family. Apart from direction, his hobbies are travelling and writing. Being a filmmaker himself, Imtiaz loves movies of all genres. His personal favorites are “Junoon”, “The English Patient”, and “In the Mood for Love.” He shares a great friendship with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.