Imtiaz Ali (Director) Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Jamshedpur
Age: 52 Years
Wife: Preety Ali (Divorced)

Imtiaz Ali

ProfessionFilm Director and Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 June 1971
Age (as of 2023)52 Years
BirthplaceJamshedpur, Jharkhand , India
Zodiac signGemini
Nationality Indian
HometownDarbhanga, Bihar, India
SchoolSt. Michael's High School, Patna, India
D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
CollegeHindu College, University of Delhi
Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai, India
Educational QualificationA diploma in Filmmaking from Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
DebutFilm (Director): Socha Na Tha (2005)
Socha Na Tha
Film (Actor): Black Friday (2004)
Black Friday
TV: Imtihaan (1995)
FamilyFather- Mansoor Ali
Imtiaz Ali father Mansoor Ali
Mother- Name Not Known
Imtiaz Ali (in red t shirt) with his mother and brothers during his first visit to Kashmir
Brothers- Arif Ali, Sajid Ali (younger)
Imtiaz Ali with his brothers
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesTraveling, Writing
Favourite Things
LyricistIrshad Kamil
FilmBollywood: Junoon (1979)
Junoon 1979
Hollywood: The English Patient (1996)
The English Patient
In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong Film, 2000)
In the Mood for Love
Chungking Express (Hong Kong Film, 1994)
Chungking Express
Map of the Human Heart (New Zealand Film, 1993)
Map of the Human Heart
Prisoner of the Mountains (Russian Film, 1996)
Prisoner of the Mountains
MusicianA. R. Rahman
SingerMohit Chauhan
ActorRanbir Kapoor
ActressDeepika Padukone
SportsBasketball, Cricket
WriterRuskin Bond
CricketerKapil Dev
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Girlfriends Iman Ali, Pakistani Actress (present)
Imtiaz Ali girlfriend Iman Ali
Wife/SpousePreety Ali, Producer (div. 2012)
Imtiaz Ali with his Ex-wife Preety
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- Ida Ali
Imtiaz Ali with his daughter
Money Factor
Net Worth Not Known

Imtiaz Ali

Some Lesser Known Facts About Imtiaz Ali

  • Does Imtiaz Ali smoke:? Yes
  • Does Imtiaz Ali drink alcohol:? Yes
  • He was born in Jamshedpur and brought up in Patna and Jamshedpur.

    Imtiaz Ali's Childhood Photo

    Imtiaz Ali’s Childhood Photo

  • His father was an employee of the Irrigation Department.
  • He often accompanied his father, which gave him a view of the innards of India.
  • He is the brother of director Arif Ali, who made his directorial debut with the film- Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014).
  • During his mid-term schooling, he stayed with his aunt at Krim Mansion in Jamshedpur. The house was attached to a Cinema Hall and he often used to watch films for free. He made the projectionist of the Cinema Hall his friend and used to see him changing the Film-Reels.
  • He wasn’t good at studies and failed in the 9th standard. The failure jolted his inner-soul, however, his father encouraged him to work hard and pursue the Civil Services.
  • He came to Delhi and attended Hindu College, University of Delhi.
  • He also prepared for the Civil Services, however, he developed an interest in Drama and started Ibtida, the dramatics society of the Hindu College.
  • After completing his education in Delhi, he moved to Mumbai and did a course in filmmaking from Xavier Institution of Communication.
  • He also did a course in advertising and marketing to become a copywriter.
  • He was hired by Kunal Kohli as a glorified tape boy with a monthly salary of Rs 1,500 at Zee TV.
  • He joined Crest Communications and his job was to feed TV programmers as a writer. He had to sit for 17 hours a day in front of the computer.
  • He wrote the script of Socha Na Tha and when he came to know that Sunny Deol was looking for a script to launch his paternal cousin Abhay Deol, he approached Sunny Deol who agreed to work with him.
  • He became popular after his second film- Jab We Met (2007), which proved a blockbuster. Jab We Met
  • In 2014, he made a film titled Highway. The film received critical acclaims for its uniqueness. In fact, Highway was his first film, the script of which he had written 20 years before its release. Highway
  • In an interview, he revealed that he is very confused about his personality, which is often reflected in the characters of his movies.
  • In April 2020, amid the nationwide lockdown in wake of Corona outbreak, he took to Instagram to share the memory of his first car, a Maruti 800. His Instagram post reads,

    “my first car, it’s first highway run – to Goa! yeah, going down memory lane during lockdown ? #HappinessInLockdown… Thanks Tara for looking for the picture.”

    Imtiaz Ali's Instagram Post About His First Car

    Imtiaz Ali’s Instagram Post About His First Car