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Anwar Ali (actor)

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Actor, Producer

Anwar (actor)

Mona Mathur Ali

Film actor

Akaar Ali (son)

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Husseini Ali - sisterMehmood Ali - brotherKhairunnisa - sisterUsman Ali - brotherZubeida Ali - sisterMinoo Mumtaz - sisterShaukat Ali - brotherLucky Ali - nephew

Mehmood, Minoo Mumtaz, Usman Ali, Husseini Ali, Khairunnisa Ali, Shaukat Ali, Zubeida Ali

Mumtaz Ali, Latifunnisa Ali

Lucky Ali, Masood Ali, Manzoor Ali, Maqdoom Ali, Mansoor Ali, Masoom Ali

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Mehmood, Minoo Mumtaz, Mumtaz Ali, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Jalal Agha

Anwar Ali is an Indian film actor and producer. He is the younger brother of India's ace comedian Mehmood Ali. Anwar Ali acted in many movies in the 1970s before turning producer.


Amitabh Bachchan at screening of 'Bombay To Goa' with Anwar Ali & others

Early and Personal life

Amitabh Bachchan with Anwar Ali (brother of comedian Mehmood) at special screening of film Bombay to Goa as tribute to 10th death anniversary of actor Mehmood at PVR screens in Juhu on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Anwar Ali was the youngest born in family of 4 brothers & 4 sisters to Mumtaz Ali who was famous as a dancer and character-artist in films from the 1940s era with his own dance troupe "Mumtaz Ali Nites". His brother Mehmood was an established comedian while his sister Minoo Mumtaz was a dancer and actor in the movies.

He is married to Mona Mathur Ali & has a son by name Akaar Ali. Mona Ali had etched a book "Amitabh And I Memoirs: Anwar Ali" in 2004 as tribute to the friendship between Amitabh & Anwar Ali.

Early career

He made his debut in the movie 'Sadhu Aur Shaitaan' in 1968. His first major role was in the K. A. Abbas’s film "Saat Hindustani" which was also the debut movie for Amitabh Bacchan. He then worked in many movies like 'Wafaa', 'Albela', 'Caravan', 'Parwana', 'Bansi Birju', 'Manzil', 'Sabse Bada Rupaiya'. He also played the memorable role of Driver "Rajesh" in iconic movie 'Bombay to Goa' where Mehmood played the role of conductor "Khanna". Throughout his acting career, he has played all roles from villain to hero to comedian.

Later career

  • He co-produced the super-hit 'Kunwaara Baap'; the blockbuster hit 'Khud-Daar' starring his best friend Amitabh Bachhan; and the critically acclaimed 'Kaash' directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
  • In 2014 being his elder brother Mehmood's 10th death anniversary, Anwar Ali and his family, under Bandwagon Entertainment, have flagged off a tribute to him on radio and TV and held a retrospective of his films. A week-long screening of the legendary comedian's popular film, Bombay to Goa in Mumbai city.
  • References

    Anwar Ali (actor) Wikipedia

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