Ali Haji (actor)

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Ali Haji
Born (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 22)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Writer, Director
Years active2000 – present
OfficeFounder of Pastiche Pictures
Parent(s)
  • Murtuza Haji
  • Fazilat Haji
RelativesNaqiyah Haji (sister)
AwardsBest Child Actor for Noblemen at the New York Indian Film Festival

Ali Haji (born 30 October 1999) is an Indian actor and filmmaker who appears in Bollywood films. He made his breakthrough with Fanaa as Aamir Khan and Kajol's son. [1] He was also seen as Champ in the 2007 film Ta Ra Rum Pum as Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji's son.[2] He appeared in Yoodlee films's Noblemen (2018) directed by Vandana Kataria and Super 30 (2019) directed by Vikas Bahl. He won Best Child Actor award at the New York Indian Film Festival for Noblemen. Ali Haji has written and directed his first feature film called #JusticeForGoodContent. It is currently in post-production.

Career[edit]

Ali has been a part of over 100 TV commercials and his first film was Family as Amitabh Bachchan's grandson. He has also been a crucial part of the Hollywood feature titled Line of Descent previously known as The Field with Brendan Fraser, Ronit Roy, Prem Chopra and Abhay Deol. [3]

Ali owns a theatre production studio known as Clean Slate Studios, under which he has written and directed two plays, Kaaya and in July 2016, a satire on the Indian parenting system, The Mad World of Rustom Irani.[4]

Ali starred in the film Noblemen for which he won ‘Best Child Actor’ award at the New York Indian Film Festival. [5] The film, featuring Kunal Kapoor was directed by Vandana Kataria and produced by Saregama and Yoodlee Films, deals with boarding school and bullying issues.

In 2019, he had a pivotal role in Super 30 starring Hrithik Roshan.

Finally, in 2020, amidst the pandemic, Ali Haji rose like a true underdog as he wrote and filmed his first feature film titled #JusticeforGoodContent. It is currently in post-production. The story is a satire on the Indian film industry’s long standing insider-outsider debate with the protagonist named Good Content. It maps the journey of a young filmmaker through the rigamarole of various processes, like producers, casting directors and talent agents to mount a film. The film, by design, has an ensemble cast filled with stellar names from the supporting actor prototype such as Suresh Menon, Anu Menon, Vijay Patkar, Rajkumar Kanojia, Max Fernandes, Jaimini Pathak, Delnaaz Irani, Raj Zutshi, Pradeep Kabra, Kritika Avasthi, Dilnaz Irani, Krishna Bisht, Rati Shankar Tripathi, Rajendra Chawla, Prabhjyot Singh, Vanita Kharat and many many more. The film is slated for a digital release this year.


Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Family Viren's grandson cameo
2006 Fanaa Rehan
2007 Partner Rohan
2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum Champ/Ranveer Singh
2008 Drona Special Appearance cameo
2009 My Friend Ganesha 2 Vashu
2010 Paathshaala Rohan
2010 Right Yaaa Wrong cameo
2019 Noblemen Shay At the New York Indian Film Festival won the ‘Best Child Actor’ award.[5]
2019 Line of Descent Suraj Sinha Movie released on Zee5
2019 Super 30 Prithvi

Director[edit]

Year Title Role Type of Content Producer
2019 Bombay Blitz Writer & Director Short Film Mukesh Chhabra
2019 Naina Da Kya Kasoor Writer & Director Short Film Mika Singh
2020 #GOALS Writer & Director Short Film Pankaj and Poonam Rungta
2020 Reva De by Gurdeep Mehndi and Bhoomi Trivedi Director Music Video Mika Singh
2020 Chhori by Mika Singh and Ali Quli Mirza Director Music Video Mika Singh
2020 #JusticeForGoodContent Writer & Director Feature Film Mohaan Nadaar

References[edit]

  1. "Aamir-Kajol's kid in 'Fanaa' is all grown up now". Times of India. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. "'Saif uncle and Rani didi encouraged us'". Rediff.com. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. Atray Banan, Aastha (5 July 2016). "The dark side of Ali Haji". Mid Day. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  4. "The Mad World of Rustom Irani - Trailer - A Stage Play - 26th August, 2016". YouTube. Clean Slate Studios. 10 July 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Accolades for Yoodlee Films' 'Noblemen' at New York Indian Film Festival". United News of India. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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