(Last Updated on : 17/10/2015)
Ali Fazal is an Indian film actor
, mostly known for his roles in Bollywood
. He started his acting career by appearing in TV commercials before entering the film line. Ali Fazal got recognition through his role of engineering student "Joy Lobo" in the super-hit movie "3 Idiots". Later, he played the lead role in 'Fukrey' and 'Khamoshiyan'.
Early Life of Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal was born on 15th October 1986 in Lucknow
, Uttar Pradesh
. He was brought up in a middle-class family from a village near the Ganges
. He completed schooling from Doon School in Dehradun
. He used to play basketball during his school days with the hopes of representing India as a basketball player
. In 2004, he was selected for the role of 'Trinculo' in the role play of "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, which resulted in developing his passion for theatre. He came to Mumbai
and graduated in economics from St. Xaviers College
Career of Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal started his career with TV commercials such as Pizza Hut, LG, Micromax Mobile and Cadbury Silk. While performing a stage show, director Rajkumar Hirani
noticed Ali Fazal and signed him for "3 Idiots". After that he got a major break-through since he acted alongside superstars Aamir Khan
and Kareena Kapoor and was noted by all. In 2011, Ali Fazal appeared in "Always Kabhi Kabhi" and was proved to be a box office flop.
In 2014, he appeared in a supporting role, opposite Vidya Balan
in comedy-drama "Bobby Jasoos. The same year he appeared in the film "Sonali Cable" opposite Rhea Chakraborty, where he portrayed the role of 'Raghu'. Both the films were declared to be box office flops. Ali Fazal next took the lead role in a psychological horror thriller "Khamoshiyan". He portrayed the role of 'Kabir', an alcoholic novelist, whose failed career and relationship forcing him to move to Kashmir
in search of an inspirational story.
Ali Fazal made his Hollywood film debut with a special appearance in the action film "Furious 7", the seventh installment in "The Fast and the Furious" film series. He played a tycoon, and according to him, the character is not like a typical Indian character.
Filmography of Ali Fazal
"The Other End of the Line" (2008)
"Ek Tho Chance" (2009)
"3 Idiots" (2009)
"Always Kabhi Kabhi" (2011)
"Baat Ban Gayi" (2013)
"Bobby Jasoos" (2014)
"Sonali Cable" (2014)
"Fast & Furious 7" (2015)