Birth: 16-06-1971, Jamshedpur, India

Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, actor and writer.

 
Imtiaz was born into a Muslim family and brought up in Jamshedpur.He was educated at D.B.M.S. English School.Later he attended Hindu College in Delhi, where he took part in college theater.Thereafter he moved to Mumbai and did a course in marketing and advertising from Xavier Institute of Communication.
 
Ali began his career directing TV programs including Purushetra for Zee TV and Imthihaan for Star Plus.After about seven years of doing so, he moved on to Bollywood films starting with Socha Na Tha in 2005 with Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia.
 
In 2004, he also made a cameo appearance in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday.These films helped establish him as one of the best romantic comedy movie directors. Despite its box office failure, the movie Socha Na Tha won critical acclaim.
 
His film, Jab We Met, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, was a major hit at the Bollywood box office. His next direction Love Aaj Kal, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone was also very successful. He also directed the film Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri and it was highly appreciated as well.