Imtiaz Turns 49!

Imtiaz Ali was born on 16 June 1971 in Patna, Bihar , India. He  is an Indian film director, producer and writer. He started his career with writing and directing television shows. He directed shows like Imtehaan, Naina and Kurukshetra.

In 2005 he made his directorial debut with Socha Na Tha,. Then he earned critical and commercial success for his direction of Jab We Met (2007). His next directorial ventures Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Rockstar (2011) made him a noted filmmaker.

Imtiaz Ali Early and personal life:

Imtiaz belongs to the Muslim family of Darbhanga in Bihar. His father Mansoor Ali was a contractor who did irrigation job, and as a child he would sometimes  used to accompany him, which gave Imtiaz a sense of what was going on in the innards of India. His uncle, Khalid Ahmed , is a Pakistani TV actor and director/producer. Khalid Ahmed. He had his early education in St. Michael’s High School, Patna and later in D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur.

He attended Hindu College, University of Delhi, where he took part in college theatre.He also started Ibtida, the dramatics society of the college.Thereafter he moved to Mumbai and did a diploma course from Xavier Institute of Communication.


Imtiaz began his career directing TV programs including Kurukshetra for Zee TV and Imtihaan for Doordarshan.He moved on to Bollywood films. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with Socha Na Tha starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. He quoted, later in a talk, that it took him three years to make the film.

His second film, Jab We Met, starred Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, and became a box office success. His next film, Love Aaj Kal starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, and emerged as his biggest commercial success to date. Ali’s next film Rockstar, starring Ranbir Kapoor, did well at the box office. It proved to be a milestone in his career.

He started his production company named Window Seats and has produced films like Highway ,starring Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt. The film is credited as one of his best films. His  made his next production film, Tamasha, starred Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The movie was a success and opened to good reviews from cities.

Awards and Honours:

Imtiaz Ali is a well-known name in Indian film and Television Industry.

He has received many awards like :

Zee Cine Award for best Screenplay (2008,2012)

Stardust Award For Best Director of the year (2010)

Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue (2008)

Indian Telly Award for Best Young Director (2009)

Stardust Award for Best Director (2014)

And he has many more awards to his credit.

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