Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Imtiaz Ali was raised partially in Patna before being born in Jabalpur on June 16, 1971. Imtiaz belongs to the Muslim family of Jamshedpur in Bihar (now Jharkhand). His most well-known directorial are Jab We Met (2007), Love Aaj Kal (2009), Rockstar (2011), Highway (2014), Tamasha (2015), Amar Singh Chamkila (2024) and others.

Imtiaz Ali Early Life:

During his childhood, Imtiaz occasionally accompanied his father Mansoor Ali, a contractor who worked on irrigation projects, which provided him with insight into the inner workings of India. The Pakistani TV actor, director, and producer Khalid Ahmed is his uncle, via his mother. First, he attended D.B.M.S. English School in Jamshedpur, then St. Michael’s High School in Patna for his early education. He’s the brother of director Arif Ali, who directed the movie Lekar Hum Deewana Dil for his feature film debut.

Imtiaz Ali Education:

He participated in college drama at Hindu College, University of Delhi, which he attended. In college, he achieved great success. He also founded Ibtida, the college’s dramatics group. He then relocated to Mumbai and attended the Xavier Institute of Communication for a diploma programme.

Imtiaz Ali


In his early TV career, Ali directed shows like Doordarshan’s Imtihaan and Zee TV’s Kurukshetra. A 45-minute slot telefilm for the Zee TV series Rishtey is among his early works; he eventually turned the plot into the Highway feature film. Bollywood movies were his next step. With the romantic comedy Socha Na Tha, which starred Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia, he made his directing debut in 2005. Even though the movie was met with mixed to excellent reviews from reviewers, it was a box office flop. Later on in the lecture, he mentioned that the film took him three years to make.


Jab We Met, his second film as director and starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, was a huge box office and critical hit. He received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for the movie. It is regarded as one of Bollywood’s most well-liked romance movies on a regular basis.

His most successful commercial release was Love Aaj Kal, a romantic comedy-drama starring Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. Widespread praise from critics led to Ali’s second nomination for the Filmfare Award’s Best Director category. The work has attained cult status and received praise for portraying the unwavering sensation of pure love, even when the realization of one’s soulmate is a gradual process.

Current Movie:

Ali directed Amar Singh Chamkila, a biopic on the killed Punjabi artist Amar Singh Chamkila, which starred Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra in the key parts. This was Ali’s debut film with Netflix. When the movie was released on April 12, 2024, both reviewers and viewers gave it high reviews and many saw it as a turning point in Ali’s career.