Asif Ali (actor)

Asif Ali is an Indian film actor and producer, who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema.[2] He started his film career at the age of 23 in Shyamaprasad's 2009 film Ritu, which was highly appreciated by the critics.[3]

Asif Ali
Asif Ali Malayalam Actor.jpg
Born4 February 1986 (1986-02-04) (age 34) [1]
Kannur, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm actor, Producer
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)Zama Mazreen
(2013- present)
Parent(s)Shoukath Ali
Molly Ali
RelativesAskar Ali (Brother)

During the Subsequent years Asif went on to act in critically and commercially successful films including the romantic thriller Apoorvaragam, Road thriller film Traffic, Romantic Comedy film Salt N' Pepper and Period drama movie Ozhimuri which got an official selection in the Indian Panorama section of the 43rd International Film Festival of India.[4] His 2013 film Honey Bee was one of the major Hit in that year and 2015 film Nirnayakam won National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues.[5][6] He followed the success by starring in 2016 Romantic movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, 2017 movie Sunday Holiday, Campus thriller Btech (2018) and Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019). He starred in and made his debut as a producer in the 2015 film Kohinoor under his production company Adam's World of Imagination. Later he produced the 2016 film Kavi Uddeshichath and distributed various films including Vimaanam and Iblis.[7]

Life and worksEdit

Asif Ali was born in Karikode, Thodupuzha, Idukki, India, to a Muslim family. He obtained graduation degree from the Marian College, Kuttikkanam in Business Administration. While studying Ali modelled for ads and worked as a video jockey. He was selected by Shyamaprasad to play one of the lead roles in his film Ritu and received positive reviews from critics and audiences.[8] He was then approached by Sathyan Anthikkad to play an important role in his film Kadha Thudarunnu.[9] His third film was Apoorvaragam, directed by Sibi Malayil.

Since then, he had acted in the films Best of Luck and Traffic. His next film was Ithu Nammude Katha written and directed by Rajesh Kannankara.[10][11] In 2011 Ali signed to appear in Aashiq Abu's second movie Salt N' Pepper in which he played the role of Manu Raghav, a carefree youngster character who often puts himself into awkward situations trying to be over friendly.[12]

He played cameo roles in Doctor Love, Indian Rupee, Mallu Singh and Ustad Hotel. In 2013 he appeared In Jean Paul Lal's directorial debut, Honey Bee where he played the role of Sebastian[13] which he followed with debutant Jis Joy's Bicycle Thieves.[14] Ali sang four lines of the song "Aayiram Kannumaai", which was originally featured in Fazil's Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu.His next releases were Pakida, Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal and Hi I'm Tony. He played the role of Shabab in Sapthamashree Thaskaraha and had a cameo role in Vellimoonga.[15]

In 2015 he appeared In Nirnayakam, Kohinoor and Rajamma @ Yahoo.[16] His movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam went on to become one of the Superhit of 2016.[17] He reunited with Jean Paul Lal for Honey Bee 2. Sequel of 2013 Box office success Honey Bee.[18] Then he appeared in Mahesh Naryanan's Take Off. The film was shot in various parts of Dubai and released to widespread critical acclaim.[19] In 2018, his major releases were B Tech, Iblis and Mandharam. B Tech became a financial success, running for 100 days in Kerala.[20]

He Started the year 2019 with Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, which became a Successful venture at box office. He played a critical role in the movie uyare which had Parvathy and Tovino Thomas playing other characters. He played another critical role in the film Virus which is based on a true story occurred in calicut.[21] He later acted in Nissam Basheer's directorial debut Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha which was a box office success and gained critical acclaim. Director Lal Jose appraised it to be the career best of asif ali.


Years Film Role Director Notes Ref
2009 Ritu Sunny Immatty Shyamaprasad Debut movie [22]
2010 Kadha Thudarunnu Shanavas Ahammad Sathyan Anthikkad [23]
Apoorvaragam Tomy Sibi Malayil Dubbed in Telugu as 50% love
Best of Luck Manu M.A.Nishad
2011 Traffic Rajeev Rajesh Pillai [24]
Ithu Nammude Katha Vinod/Appu Rajesh Kannamkara [25]
Violin Aby Sibi Malayil
Salt N' Pepper Manu Raghav Aashiq Abu
Sevenes Sooraj Joshiy
Doctor Love Narrator K.Biju Cameo appearance
Indian Rupee Land Broker Ranjith Cameo appearance
2012 Asuravithu Don Bosco A. K. Sajan Dubbed in Hindi as Duniya Meri Muthi Main [26]
Unnam Aloshy Sibi Malayil
Ordinary Bhadran Sugeeth
Mallu Singh Harinder Singh Vysakh Cameo appearance
Bachelor Party Tony Amal Neerad
Ustad Hotel Himself Anwar Rasheed Cameo appearance
Ozhimuri Sharath Madhupal
Husbands in Goa Arjun Saji Surendran
Jawan of Vellimala Koshi Oommen Anoop Kannan
916 Prasanth M. Mohanan
Idiots Messi K.S Bava
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu Himself Shyju Anthikadu Cameo appearance
I Love Me Prem B. Unnikrishnan Dubbed in Hindi as I love me (2019)
2013 Cowboy Vinay Balachandrakumar
Kili Poyi Chacko Vinay Govind
Red wine Ramesh Salam Bappu
Honey Bee Sebastian/Seban Jean Paul Lal
D Company Chinnan M. Padmakumar Segment: "Oru Bolivian Diary 1995" [27]
Bicycle Thieves Kunchakko/Chacko Jis Joy
2014 Pakida Aadhi Sunil Karyattukara [28]
Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Alex Ajith Pillai [29]
Hi I'm Tony Sameer Jean Paul Lal [30]
Apothecary Prathapan Madhav Ramadasan [31]
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha Shabab Anil Radhakrishnan Menon [15]
Vellimoonga Josootty/Charlie Jibu Jacob Cameo appearance [32]
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu Anwar Benny K. Joseph [33]
2015 You Too Brutus Abhi Roopesh Peethambaran [34]
Nirnayakam Ajay Siddharth V. K. Prakash [35]
Double Barrel He Lijo Jose Pellissery Cameo appearance [36]
Kohinoor Louis Vinay Govind [37]
Amar Akbar Antony Faizal Nadirshah Cameo appearance [38]
Rajamma at Yahoo Vishnu Yohannan/Yahoo Raghurama Varma [39]
2016 Ithu Thaanda Police Ramakrishnan Manoj Palodan [40]
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Abhilash Khalid Rahman [41]
Kavi Uddheshichath Kavalam Jimmy Liju Thomas [42]
2017 Honey Bee 2 Sebastian Jean Paul Lal [43]
Take Off Faizal Mahesh Narayan Cameo appearance

Dubbed in Hindi as TakeOff (2018)

Adventures of Omanakkuttan Omanakuttan Rohith V S [45]
Avarude Raavukal Aashik Abu/ Aashik Pattavayal Shanil Mohammed 50th film [46]
Sunday Holiday Amal Jis Joy [47]
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Girija Vallabhan Ratheish Kumar [48]
Honey Bee 2.5 Himself Shyju Anthikkad Cameo appearance [49]
Kaattu Nuhukkannu Arun Kumar Aravind [50]
2018 B Tech Anand Subrahmaniam Mridul Nair [51]
Iblis Vaishakan Rohith V S
Mandharam Rajesh Vijesh Vijay [52]
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Vijay Jis Joy [53]
Mera Naam Shaji Shaji George Nadirshah [54]
Uyare Govind Balakrishnan Manu Ashokan [55]
Virus Vishnu Bhaskaran Aashiq Abu [56]
Unda S.I. Rajan Khalid Rahman Cameo Appearance
Kakshi: Amminippilla Adv. Pradeepan Manjodi Dinjith Ayyathan [57]
Under World Stalin John Arun Kumar Aravind [58]
Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha Sleevachan Nizam Basheer
2020 Kunjeldho Kunjeldho Mathukkutty Upcoming
Rachiyamma Venu Filming,
Anthology Movie
Kuttavum Sikshayum Rajeev Ravi Filming [59][60]
Ellaam Shariyaakum Jibu Jacob Announced
Parannu Parannu Sugeeth Pre production
Untitled Padmakumar Movie M. Padmakumar Announced [61]
Thattum Vellattam Mridul Nair Announced

List of Produced FilmsEdit

Asif Ali started a production company, Adams World of imagination, along with Sajin Jaffer. Adams world has produced films including Kohinoor and Kavi Uddheshichathu..?

Year Film Director Notes
2015 Kohinoor Vinay Govind
2016 Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Liju Thomas
2017 Honey Bee 2 Jean Paul Lal Distribution only
2017 Goodalochana Thomas Sebastian Distribution only
2017 Vimaanam Pradeem M.Nair Distribution only
2018 Iblis Rohith Vs Distribution only

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2010 Asianet Film Awards Best Villain Apoorvaragam Won [62]
2011 Best Star Pair Salt N' Pepper [63]


2016 Best Star Pair Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
2019 Performer of the year various roles
2016 Film Critics Awards Special Jury for Best Actor Nirnayakam
2017 Vanitha Film Awards Best pair Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
2018 Sunday Holiday
2020 Popular actor Various films
2017 Asianet Comedy Awards Entertainer of the Year Sunday Holiday
2018 Toronto international South Asian film awards Special jury award Kaattu
2018 Red FM Malayalam music awards Golden Star Various films
2019 Performer Of The Year Various Films
2019 Mazhavil Entertainment Awards Best Star Pair Vijay Superum Pournamiyum
2020 Ramu Karyat award Best Villain Uyare


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