Friends, you must know Bollywood actor Ali Fazal well because he is an actor who has left the mark of his best acting not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood films and all of you in the famous web series Mirzapur Must have seen his Guddu Pandit character.
Now there is no doubt that today Ali Fazal is recognized all over the world on the basis of his acting but due to no connection in Bollywood, it was not so easy for him to reach this point. In today’s article, we are going to tell you the same inspiring story of Ali Fazal’s life.
|🎂Birthday: 15 October 1986|
🗺Birthplace: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
🔞Age: 34 Years
🌟Zodiac Sign: Libra
👤Profession: Actor & Model
Biography – Early Life & Career
Ali Fazal was born on 15 October 1986 (age 34 Years in 2020)in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh. His father worked in the Gulf countries and from the beginning, his relationship with his wife was not good. His parents then separated from each other due to a domestic dispute and then later divorced in the year 2004 (when Ali was 18 years old).
Due to the quarrels of his parents, Ali spent his entire childhood with his maternal grandparents ( in a village near the Ganges). Ali was raised by his mother because of his father’s separation.
Ali did his schooling from Dehradun’s famous school, The Doon School and at that time he dreamed of becoming a basketball player. He used to play basketball very well during the school days and he used to dream of playing this game at the international level. But he suffered a fracture during the match, after which he had to leave basketball forever.
Guddu Bhaiya’s Acting Career
Along with basketball, he was also fond of acting and when he stopped playing, he started taking more interest in acting. During his school years, he started performing in theatres and on his own brilliant acting he became a part of many big plays including William Shakespeare’s famous play “The Tempest”.
It was because of these theatre performances that he got his roles early in his career. However, Ali has said in one of his interviews that he used to act as an amateur during school days and never thought of becoming a Bollywood actor.
Then after finishing school, he shifted to Mumbai for further studies where he graduated in economics from St. Xavier’s College. His father was separate from him, that is why he used to spend his education and that is why he used to act in theatres as well.
Seeing his brilliant acting in the theatre, many casting directors and film producers offered him small roles in films. Then through theatre, Ali got the first special role of his life from the 2008 Indian-American film “The Other End of the Line”. However, he played a very small cameo role in this film and he did not get any special fame from this film.
Ali Fazal in 3 Idiots
Ali was then first noticed by people when he played Joy Lobo (a student with a passion for machines. After Virus tells him that he will not graduate, he commits suicide) in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster film “3 Idiots“.
When Ali was offered this role, he knew that this role was very short but he did not want to miss the opportunity to work with Aamir Khan in his career at that time.
When the film was released, the character played by Ali was highly praised by the people. During an interview, Ali said that he was in the third year of his college when he did 3 Idiots film and he paid his college fees with the money he got from working through this film.
Most people think that 3 Idiots was Ali’s first Hindi film, but in reality, it was not. Prior to 3 Idiots, he played the lead role in a film called “Ek Tho Chance” (2009). The film was selected for many different film festivals, it was not released in the movie theatre, which is why most people do not know about Guddu Bhaiya.
But he got his real identity from the 2013 film “Fukrey” where he played a college student named Zafar. The film was also a huge success at the box office and after the release of this film, he started getting regular work in Bollywood.
Then the following year in 2014, Ali’s two films “Bobby Jasoos” and “Sonali Cable” were released. But these films did not get much success and both these films flopped at the box office. In fact, Ali had told during an interview that he does not mind being a hit or a flop of films, he wants to work only in those films which he thinks fit according to him, it is also very much Up to right.
Because all the films that Ali has done in his career so far, all the films bring some different message to the people. Even Ali did not have any major success in his career apart from Fukrey and his struggle in Bollywood was going on the same way, but something happened in 2015 that changed his acting career completely.
Ali in Fast and Furious Movie
Actually, he appeared in the Hollywood film “Fast and Furious 7” in 2015 and the story of his role in this film is also very funny. The team of Fast and Furious was looking for an Indian actor to play a character of Indian guy Safar in this film and they had done more than 800 auditions.
While the auditions were going on, Ali went there to celebrate his holiday. Then when Ali’s agent told him about the audition, he did not show any special interest in it but had recorded some clips on his mobile and sent it to casting team. When the casting team of Fast and Furious saw these clips and selected him for this role.
Although Ali’s role in the film was not much, he received world-class acclaim and since the release of this film, Ali’s career was on the road to success. Ali’s biggest advantage of working in the film Fast and Furious was that he started getting into foreign films besides India.
In 2017 he was seen playing the lead role in a British film “Victoria & Abdul”. This was the first time an Indian actor had appeared in a lead role inside a foreign film. Because earlier too many Bollywood actors have worked in Hollywood films but they were always seen playing a supporting role.
That is why Ali Fazal’s lead role in a British film was an achievement for the entire Indian film industry. Even though films like Fast and Furious and Victoria & Abdul, Fazal got a lot of accolades abroad. But in India, he got his real identity from the 2018’s web series “Mirzapur”.
Ali Fazal Mirzapur
Mirzapur is one of India’s most famous and successful web series. In this web series, the character of Guddu Bhaiya played by Ali was liked by the people.
Friends, very few people know that Ali was first offered the role of Munna Bhaiya for Mirzapur but he refused to play this role. After which Ali was given the role of Guddu Bhaiya and Munna Bhaiya was played by Divyendu Sharma. Both characters are highly liked by the public.
However, people are eagerly waiting for the second part of this web series and now their wait is going to end soon because Mirzapur 2 will be released on 23 October 2020 on Amazon Prime.
🧑 Personal Info
|Real Name||Ali Fazal|
|Nick Name||Guddu Bhaiya & Guddu Pandit|
|Date of Birth||15 October 1986|
|Birth Place||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|Age (as in 2020)||34 Years|
|Caste||Not to Known|
|Hobbies||Playing Basketball, Horse Riding, Watching Formula 1 Car Race|
|Profession(s)||Actor & Model|
|Hometown||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|Famous For||As Guddu Bhaiya (Character of Mirzapur web series )|
👦 Body Appearance & 💪 Physical Stats
|Height||5’ 11” in feet-inches|
180 in cm (centimetre)
1.80 in m (meter)
|Weight||approx. 72 kg|
|Body Measurement||– Chest: 40 Inches|
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 13.5 Inches
📚 Education Information
|School|| La Martiniere College, Lucknow|
The Doon School, Dehra Dun
|College(s)/University||St. Xavier’s College, Munbai|
|Education Qualification||Graduate in Economics|
💸Net Worth & Salary (Fees)
Ali’s net worth is approx $3 Million and his fees for each film is 30-35 Lakhs.
Family & Wife
Ali hails from the middle-class Muslim family of UP. His father’s name is Mohammad Rafique. On 17 June 2020, his mother died in Lucknow due to health complications.
When it comes to relationships, he has been dating actress Richa Chadha since 2016. But their marriage plans have come to hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Yes, you can say that Richa Chadha is Ali’s future wife.
Ali Fazal Movies, TV, Web Series & Music Videos
|2008||The Other End of the Line|
|2009||Ek Tho Chance|
|2011||Always Kabhi Kabhi|
|2012||According to Plan A|
|2013||Baat Ban Gayi|
|2015||Fast and Furious 7|
|2015||For Here Or To Go?|
|2016||Happy Bhag Jayegi|
|2017||Victoria & Abdul|
|2018||Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi|
|2020||Death on the Nile|
|2015||Bang Baaja Baaraat|
|2016||Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa|
|2019||Mind the Malhotras|
|2020||Forbidden Love: Arranged Marriage|
Some Lesser-Known Facts
- In 2015, Ali Fazal sparked controversy by saying that his co-star in Khamoshiyan, Gurmeet Chaudhary was cast by the producers to promote the film, as he had a good fan following and nothing more. He further stated that Gurmeet’s “Lord Ram” character in NDTV Imagine’s Ramayana was responsible for his “following”.
- In February 2015, Ali Fazal joined a Cancerthon which was organized by NDTV and Fortis to create awareness about cancer and to raise funds for children that are battling the disease. Along with Tochi Raina, Ali Fazal participated in a musical concert to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
- He was also in the listing for ‘Most Desirable Man’ in 2014 on the Times of India platform.
In conclusion, I want to say that Ali Fazal has become a star who is known as a veteran actor not only in India but also abroad. While no one knew him inside India 10 years ago and his story proves that humans can achieve anything if they want, hope that you must have liked this story of Guddu Bhaiya.