Ali Fazal

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Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal looking away from camera
Fazal at the premiere of Victoria & Abdul, September 2017
Born (1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 34)[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materLa Martiniere College
The Doon School
St. Xavier's College
OccupationActor, model
Years active2008–present

Ali Fazal (pronounced [əliː fəˈzaːl]; born 15 October 1986) is an Indian actor and model. He made his acting debut with a small role in the English language movie The Other End of the Line (2008).[2] He then acted in the American television miniseries Bollywood Hero (2009).[3]

Fazal made his Bollywood debut with a special appearance in 3 Idiots (2009).[4] He then acted in Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011). His first success was in Fukrey (2013).[5] He then acted in supporting roles in movies like Baat Ban Gayi (2013), Bobby Jasoos (2014) and Sonali Cable (2014).

He played the main role in the horror movie Khamoshiyan (2015). He then acted in his first American movie Furious 7 (2015).[6] He also played a role in Happy Bhag Jayegi with Diana Penty in 2016.

Fazal acted in the British-American movie Victoria & Abdul. The movie portrays the relationship of Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her confidant, Indian servant Abdul Karim (Fazal).[7] The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2017.[8] The costumes worn by the main actors in the film have been added as part of the official display at Osborne House.[9]

In 2018, he played Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur.[10] In 2020 he continued his role of Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur season 2.

Early life[change | change source]

Fazal was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Fazal's family is from Allahbad.[11] His father worked in a firm in the Middle East.[12] His parents separated when he was a child. From then on, he grew up in his maternal grandparents' home with his grandparents and his mother.[13] The couple divorced when Fazal was 18.[14] He studied at La Martiniere College in Lucknow and The Doon School in Dehradun.[14]

In 2004, he participated in school plays and engaged in debates. He was selected for the role of Trinculo, the jester in the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.[11] It was a memorable role for him.[15] Fazal went to Mumbai and graduated in economics from St. Xavier's College.[16]

References[change | change source]

  1. Srivastava, Pranati (15 October 2018). "Ali Fazal birthday: Some unknown facts about the Fukrey actor". Times Now News. Retrieved 1 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Will always cherish my part in 'Fast & Furious': Ali Fazal". The Hindu. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Actor Ali Fazal On Sharing Screen Space With Judi Dench in Victoria And Abdul". Verve Magazine. 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  4. Baksi, Dibyojyoti (14 December 2011). "3 Idiots' Joy Lobo turns negative". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 29 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Dave, Kajol (17 June 2013). ""Farhan & Ritesh are the biggest Fukras" - Ali Fazal". Filmfare. Retrieved 29 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Newbould, Chris (31 May 2015). "From Bolly to Furious 7 – Ali Fazal's life in the fast lane". The National. Retrieved 29 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "'Victoria And Abdul': A 130-year-old story for our times". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon. 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  8. "Ali Fazal's provocative British drama Victoria and Abdul goes to Venice Film Festival". hindustantimes.com/. 2017-08-30. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  9. "Iconic Judi Dench film costumes to go on display at Queen Victoria's former home". The Daily Mirror. Retrieved 23 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Mirzapur actor Ali Fazal: It would be a surprise for many to see me in this role". The Indian Express. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Singh, Raghuvendra (25 July 2014). "I would do Brokeback Mountain with Ranveer Singh". Filmfare. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. Prajeet Nair (5 March 2017). "Small Talk with Ali Fazal: 'I've been shot twice'". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  13. Fazal, Ali (16 January 2015). "The city with the filmy angle". India Today. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sattar, Saimi (25 January 2015). "A second act". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. Vijayakar, R.M. (26 January 2015). "Meet 'Khamoshiyaan' Stars Alia Fazal, Sapna Pabbi and Gurmeet Chaudhary". India West. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. Kaur, Amarjot (7 July 2014). "Life in the fast lane". The Tribune. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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