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Imtiaz Ali Details
Imtiaz Ali Profession Director
Imtiaz Ali Celebrity Type Director
Imtiaz Ali Age 51 Years
Imtiaz Ali Date Of Birth 16 June 1971
Imtiaz Ali Zodiac Sign Gemini
Imtiaz Ali Birthplace Jameshdpur Jharkhand
Imtiaz Ali Height 5.10 Feet
Imtiaz Ali Weight 74 Kgs
Imtiaz Ali Notable Work Rockstar
Imtiaz Ali Total Films Fifteen
Imtiaz Ali Net Worth $7 million
Imtiaz Ali Instagram  @imtiazaliofficial

Imtiaz Ali’s Biography

Imtiaz biography

Imtiaz Ali is a director producer and writer known for reimagining modern urban romances. His films provide a different perspective on relationships. Imtiaz made his Hindi film directorial debut with the romance drama Socha Na Tha after directing TV series (2005). He then directed films such as Jab We Met (2007) Love Aaj Kal (2009) Rockstar (2011) and Tamasha (2012).

Imtiaz Ali’s Age

Imtiaz Ali is aged 51 years old as of 2022. He was born on 16 June 1971. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He was born in Jamshedpur Jharkhand.

Imtiaz Ali's Education

He attended St. Michael's High School in Patna and afterwards D.B.M.S. English School in Jamshedpur. He studied at Hindu Campus University of Delhi and participated in college drama. He did exceptionally well in college. He also founded Ibtida the college's dramatics group. He then relocated to Mumbai and completed a diploma course at the Xavier Institute of Communication.

Imtiaz Ali's Family

Imtiaz Ali Family

Imtiaz Ali was born in Jamshedpur and spent his childhood in Patna. Imtiaz is from a Muslim family in Jamshedpur Bihar (now Jharkhand). His father Mansoor Ali was an irrigation contractor and as a kid he would sometimes follow him giving Imtiaz a feel of what was going on in India's guts. Through his mother he is associated to Pakistani TV actor and director/producer Khalid Ahmed.

Imtiaz Ali's Girlfriend

Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd a gorgeous celebrity chef was rumoured to be dating director Imtiaz Ali. The suspicions of Sarah Todd dating director Imtiaz Ali arose when she posted a picture with him on her Instagram account at her beach hotel in Vagator gushing Still pinching myself as I look around at the incredible place my team and I have made. We're practically full every night even though it's off-season... season what off season we had the @thepotbelleez playing last weekend one of Australia's biggest DJs and a beautiful cocktail and canapé paired event...so pleased with our hard-working staff...and great company @imtiazaliofficial. Though neither Imtiaz Ali nor Sarah Todd have confirmed it.

Imtiaz Ali's Wife

Imtiaz Ali wife

Imtiaz and Preety divorced in 2012 after getting married in 1995. But the filmmaker was worried about Preety and had returned to be with her in March 2020 just before the pandemic-induced lockdown. They also called Ida back to India from the United States where she was studying on March 13.

Imtiaz Ali's Struggles

According to the 45-year-old director he has always focused on what comes his way and has never tried to prepare anything. He was always doing theatre and then moved to Mumbai with the goal of landing a career. He worked as a production assistant before becoming a creative conceptualize. And then there was television. he started directing on TV. 

Despite the fact that Imtiaz began scripting for movies during his television days he was not successful. So he kept watching television because he needed to keep his kitchen running. He had a lot of duties he explained.

Imtiaz Ali's Movies

Socha Na Tha

Socha Na Tha is a 2005 Hindi-language romantic comedy film released in India. Abhay Deol made his debut in the film which also starred Ayesha Takia and Apoorva Jha. Imtiaz Ali makes his directorial debut with this movie. It got positive feedback. A boy is forced to meet a girl for an arranged marriage but despite his refusal they secretly become friends.

 As things become more difficult and they both become engaged to different individuals they realise they've fallen in love. Imtiaz Ali Ali builds Socha Na Tha on the irony of falling in love with someone chosen by your family which is compounded by the fact that it is the same person you knowingly rejected.

Jab We Met

Imtiaz Ali wrote and directed the 2007 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film Jab We Met which was produced by Dhilin Mehta under his label Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision. Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor co-star in their fourth film with Tarun Arora Saumya Tandon and Dara Singh Randhawa in supporting parts.

The plot is set mostly in Mumbai Bhatinda and Shimla and follows Aditya Kashyap (Shahid) a distraught businessman who walks out of his corporate office and boards a train destined for Delhi where he meets another passenger a chatty Punjabi girl Geet Dhillon (Kareena). When he gets off the train she is sent on but they both end up being left behind.

Imtiaz spoke up to The Quint about the process of creating the story for 'Jab We Met'. The film was originally the result of a writing exercise that the director conducted with a friend. A man who wants to kill himself suggested a buddy while a girl in the train suggested Imtiaz. They then attempted to merge these two questions and think around the overall concept. Preity Zinta was initially promised the female role in 'Jab We Met ' while Bobby Deol was to play Aditya Kashyap.

Love Aaj Kal

Imtiaz Ali directed the film which was co-produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan. Although the perspective of realizing one's soulmate has changed with time the video depicts the emotion of pure love that never changes. Pritam and Salim-Sulaiman composed the soundtrack and Irshad Kamil wrote the lyrics.

Love Aaj Kal which was released on July 31 2009 grossed $1.19 billion globally proving to be a commercial success at the box office and was the second-highest-grossing Hindi film of the year. It gained significant critical acclaim upon its initial release for its innovative tale writing director dialogues soundtrack costumes cinematography and cast performances.

Teen Maar was recreated in Telugu (2011). Its spiritual sequel also directed by Ali and starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan was released in 2020. In its first week Love Aaj Kal grossed 428.7 million (US$5.4 million) and 164 million (US$2.1 million) in its second week.

In India Love Aaj Kal grossed 665 million rupees (US$8.3 million). Box Office India pronounced it a hit after making $892 million (US$11 million). The film grossed $1.19 billion worldwide making it one of the year's highest-grossing films.


Rockstar is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language musical love drama film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali produced by former Eros International head Sunil Lulla and Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision head Dhilin Mehta starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri and soundtrack by A. R. Rahman.

The film also stars Moufid Aziz Aditi Rao Hydari Piyush Mishra Shernaz Patel and Kumud Mishra in supporting roles as well as Ranbir Kapoor's grandfather Shammi Kapoor who appears in a final silver-screen appearance after his death on August 14 2011.

Rockstar got 10 nominations at the 57th Filmfare Awards including Best Film Best Director (Ali) and Best Female Debut (Fakhri) and won 5 awards including Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor) and Best Music Director (Rahman). The movie has earned a cult following over the years.


Imtiaz Ali wrote and directed the 2014 Indian Hindi-language road drama film Highway which was produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda feature in the flick. The film premiered in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and was distributed globally on February 21 2014.

Imtiaz Ali also wrote and directed the episode of the same name from the Zee TV anthology series Rishtey which starred Aditya Srivastava and Kartika Rane. It narrates the narrative of a girl (Alia Bhatt) who learns freedom after being kidnapped for reasons that are later disclosed.
Highway got nine nominations at the 60th Filmfare Awards including Best Actress (Bhatt) and Best Story (Ali) and won Best Actress (Critics).

 Ali had stated that he was seeking for an older actress to pair with Hooda.
However the character was given to Alia Bhatt which had an impact on his film plot. He further stated I needed a city sleek girl (Alia Bhatt) who had never been out. But the individual (Randeep Hooda) had to be someone who has lived and understood life .


Imtiaz Ali wrote and directed the film which was produced by Sajid Nadiadwala's Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone star in it. A. R. Rahman scored the film music and soundtrack CD while Irshad Kamil wrote the song lyrics.

In a drama-based non-linear screenplay the film tells the story of the character Ved Vardhan Sahni (played by Kapoor) in three stages—as a 9-year-old child a 19-year-old adolescent and a 30-year-old adult—filmed briefly in Corsica Indian cities—Shimla Delhi Gurgaon Kolkata; followed by a two-day schedule in Tokyo.

Tamasha garnered four nominations at the 61st Filmfare Awards including Best Actor (Kapoor) and Best Music Director (Rahman) winning Best Lyricist (Kamil for Agar Tum Saath Ho). The film won Best Actress at the 2016 Stardust Awards (Padukone). On the first day of release the movie had a 40% occupancy rate.

The nett results for the first day were 10.94 crores (US$1.4 million). The film grossed 13.17 crore (US$1.6 million) on its second day. The film grossed 14.12 crore (US$1.8 million) on its third day. The film's total opening weekend collections were 38.23 crore (US$4.8 million) nett.

Imtiaz Ali's Upcoming Films


Imtiaz Ali's next directorial venture Chamkila is based on the life of Amar Singh Chamkila. Back in March 2022 it was announced that the biography would star singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh with Parineeti Chopra as Amarjot Kaur. According to a media portal report Parineeti Chopra has been busy preparing for the role for the past few months. 

Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti have collaborated on various workshops. The filming will begin on December 11 and will last for two months. Breaks will occur in December and January 2023.

Imtiaz Ali's Career Timeline

Year Imtiaz  Ali Movies Imtiaz Ali Role
2022 Dr. Arora Producer
2020 Love Aaj Kal Director and Producer
2020–2022 She Producer
2018 Laila Majnu Producer
2017 Jab Harry Met Sejal Director and Producer
2015 Tamasha Director and Producer
2014 Highway Director and Producer
2012 Cocktail Writer
2011 Rockstar Director and writer
2009 Love Aaj Kal Director and Writer
2007 Jab We Met Director and Writer
2006 Ahista Ahista Writer
2005 Socha Na Tha Director and Writer
2004 Black Friday Actor

Imtiaz Ali's Controversies

Imtiaz controversy with Bobby Deol

When discussing the industry and how sometimes even friends betray friends Bobby confesses that he was meant to star in 'Jab We Met ' but was misled out of a role. According to the website he stated I was also supposed to do Jab We Met. It was called Geet back then. I saw Socha Na Tha and immediately went out to Imtiaz telling him that he's an excellent storyteller with a bright future. When I informed him I wanted to collaborate with him he already had the script for (what is now) Jab We Met ready. He was on the lookout for financing...

He stated that the production house he approached was not interested in Imtiaz Ali and Kareena Kapoor was also not interested. Then he learned that Shahid Kapoor and Kareena had been cast in the project. ...Suddenly I read that Ashtavinayak had signed Imtiaz for Jab We Met and Kareena is doing the film! he explained. And she had cast her then-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor in the role. Wow I thought. A sizable industry. We were also supposed to do Highway together but he went off on his own. But I have no ill will against him. 

Imtiaz Ali's Networth

Imtiaz Ali Alis networth is $7 million. His income is 2-3 crores per film. He owns a BMW 6 Series GT.

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