Ali was born in a poor Muslim family at Rajahmundry of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on 10th of October 1968.He developed mimicry art and passion for acting in films. Ali went to Chennai at the early age of 12 years and was lucky to have been selected as a child artiste by director Bharathiraja in his film ”Seetha koka chilaka” released in the year 1981.Then on he acted in many films as a child artiste and established his image in the industry.In the year 1986 he got an opportunity to act as a comedian in the film Rowdy Babai” released in the year 1987. Slowly he has established himself in the tollywood as a comedian. Director S V Krishna Reddy made him an established hero in his film Yamaleela released in the year 1994.It was a box office hit. He has acted in around 700 Telugu films as comedian and hero in about 30 plus movies. At present Ali is one of the best leading comedians in Tollywood. His brother Khayyam is also an actor. (To know more about Khayyam please goes to interview folder of business of tollywood.com.)
Ali involved in the character of a police constable along with ace comedian Brahmanandam
In the film ”Mayalodu”. His face expression in that role was superb.
His expression love and affection towards his mother in the film Yamaleela was excellent.
In the film “Rajendrudu-Gajendrudu” he excelled in the role of a loan seeker from Bank Manager Brahmanandam. The delivery of a word “CHATA” in Ali’s style impressed the cine lovers.
As a Somberi (Lazy Fellow) in the film “Somberi” he proved that he is an all round actor.
He performed well as a President of Beggars Association, teasing and scaring Brahmanandam in the film “Pokiri”.
As a comedian and Comedian Hero Ali has stamped his own mark in the Telugu Cinema.
List of his selected movies:-
- Seethakoka Chilaka(1981) as child artiste
- Swathi muthyam(1986) as child artiste
- Punyasthree(1986) as child artiste
- Rowdy Babai(1987)
- Ammayi Kapuram(1994)
- Akkum Bukkum(1994)
- Pittala Dora(1994)
- Hello Brother(1994)
- Circus Satthipandu(1996)
- Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi(2003)
- Gudumba Shankar(2004)
- Ammayi Bagundi(2004)
- Yevadigola Vadidi(2005)
- Bhagyalakshmi Bumperdraw(2006)
- Ek Niranjan(2009)
- Don Seenu(2009)
Business of Tollywood conveys Happy Birthday wishes to this popular comedian of Tollywood on his completion of 43 years. We are eagerly awaiting for much more comedy from this star of the day.