- Mohammad Ali (actor)
Born November 10, 1938
Rampur, British India
Died March 19, 2006(aged 67)
Other names Shahenshah-e-Jazbaat (Urdu: شہنشاہ جذبات)
Occupation Actor Years active 1962–1995 Spouse Zeba
Mohammad Ali (Urdu: محمد علی) (November 10, 1938 – March 19, 2006) was a Pakistani actor. He was known as Shahenshah-e-Jazbaat (Urdu: شہنشاہ جذبات), means The Emperor of Emotions. He had starred in over 250 movies played heroes and villains. He was included among 25 greatest actors of Asia (all time) by CNN survey (On 4 March 2010). Along with Waheed Murad and Nadeem, he remained one of the leading actors of Pakistan film industry.
Mohammad Ali was the youngest of two brothers and two sisters. The family moved from Rampur to Rohtak after his birth, and then migrated to Hyderabad and then to Multan soon after the independence of Pakistan.
He passed Matriculation from Millat High School where Mirza Musarat Baig and Syed Nasir Ahmed (Babo sb) were his teachers in Millat High school. He had many friends in Multan ( Syed Iqbal Shah, Khalid Mahmood Bukhari, ex MPA), Multan. In 1954 he moved back to Hyderabad. He continued his study in this city and passed B.A. from City College, Hyderabad.
Start of career from Radio Pakistan
Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad station as a broadcaster in 1956, where his elder brother Irshad was already working as a drama artist. Ali's initial wage was set Rs. 10 per drama. After a while, he moved to Bhawalpur station and finally moved to Radio Pakistan, Karachi.
Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari, director-general Radio Pakistan, became his mentor for acting. Muhammad Ali used to call him his spiritual father. Later, he introduced Ali to his friend, poet and film producer Fazal Ahmed Kareem Fazli, who offered him the role of a hero for his new movie Chiragh jalta raha. But instead of playing the role of hero, Ali accepted the role of villain in the movie. Besides Ali, this was also the first film of Zeba, Deeba, Kamal Irani, and the director Fazli. This was the only Pakistani film in which Indian singer Talat Mehmood rendered his services as a singer.
Chiragh jalta raha was premiered by Fatima Jinnah on March 9, 1962 at Nishat Cinema, Karachi. He then appeared as villain in director Munawwar Rasheed's film Bahadur, director Iqbal Yusuf's film Daal mein kala, and director Javed Hashmi's film Dil ne tujhay maan liya. His first film as hero was Shararat (1963). Later, he moved to Lahore and worked in Khandan (1964). He got breakthrough from Khamosh raho (1964). In 1989, he starred in Hindi film Clerk. His last movie screened in 1995 titled as Dum mast qalandar.
On the set of Tum mile pyar mila, Mohammad Ali met actress Zeba, and later both married while the film was still under production. The marriage was held on September 29, 1966. The couple reached studio just after the marriage ceremony where they had only one shot before they threw a party. The next day, newspapers published the news of marriage of Mohammad Ali and Zeba.
Ali-Zeb, as the couple came to be popularly known, did not have any children together. However, Mohammad Ali legally adopted Samina, Zeba's daughter from a previous marriage, giving her the name Samina Ali.
Mohammad Ali had close relations with different political regimes in the country and carried out number of social works under their patronage. He protested by putting up black dress in International Moscow Film Festival against India for holding 93,000 POWs after 1971 war. He also served as Cultural Minister in Nawaz Sharif government and setup new policies for Film Industry.
Muhammad Ali and Zeba founded Ali-Zeb Foundation in 1990s to help the terminally ill, especially those suffering from cancer. He made hospitals in Sargodha and Faisalabad with the name of Ali-Zeb Foundation. He also continued patronage to the Fatmid Foundation and contributed in several hospitals, besides numerous other NGOs.
He won 10 Nigar awards in total — one for best supporting actor (Khamosh Raho, 1964) and another special award for Doorian and Bobby in 1984. Others include best actor awards for Kaneez (1965), Aag ka darya (1966), Saiqa (1968), Wehshi (1971), Aas (1973), Aaina Aur Soorat (1974), Insaan Aur Aadmi (1975) and Haidar Ali (1978).
He is the only actor who was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
He was also awarded Naushad Award of India.
Weekly Nigar published Muhammad Ali Yadgar number in March 2010 that contained essays about his personality.
After his retirement from films, when Mohammad Ali was asked in a television show about his disassociation from the films, he said: "The atmosphere in which I was accustomed to work for films and the way films were made, have entirely changed, hence I called it quits."
Year Title Character Role Awards 1962 Chiragh jalta raha Villain Daal Mein Kaala Villain 1963 Dil ne tujhe maan liya Villain Baji Shararat Hero Mr. X Hero Qatal ke baad Guest 1964 Ghadaar Hero Khandan Hero Safaid Khoon Bees din Khamosh Raho Hero Head Constable Hero Aurat ka pyar Villain Chhoti Behan Hero Sher di Bachi Hero 1965 Aisa Bhi Hota Hai Guest Riwaaj Hero Dil ke tukrey Tamasha Guest Shabnam Hazar Dastaan Nache Nagan baje Been Hero Kaneez Character Sanam Mr. X in Karachi Hero Khota Paisa Hero 1966 Mr. Allah Ditta Guest Tasveer Guest Malangi Guest Aag Ka Darya Hero Watan ka Sipahi Moajza Guest Hamrahi Bhai Jan Hero Jaag utha Insaan Hero Aadil Akeley na jana Hero Baghi Sardar Hero Ghar ka ujala Hero Naghma-e-Sehra Hero Madr-e-Watan Lori Hero Janbaz Hero Aina Hero 1967 Bahadur Villain Jan Pehchan Hero Sajda Hero Waqt ki pukar Guest Hatim Tai Title Imam Din Gohavia Villain Punjabi film Hamraz Aag Hero Wohti Guest Punjabi film 1968 Lala Rukh Mehal Hero Pakeeza Villain Yaar Dost Punjabi film Mujhe jeene do Dil diya dard liya Hero Soney ki Chirya Saiqa Paristan Mara Ghar meri Jannat Hero Balam Guest Taj Mehal Hero T Shahi Mehal Hero 1969 Tum mile pyar mila Hero Neela Parbat Asra Piya milan ki aas Hero Jaise jante naheen Hero Zindagi kitni haseen hai Hero Bahu Rani Dil-e-betab Hero Geet kahin Sangeet kahin Hero Naaz Baharen phir bhi aayen gi Aanch 1970 Anjaan Aansoo ban geye Moti Hero Bazi Character A colour film Insaan aur Aadmi Hero Noreen Be qasoor Mohabbat rang laye gi Najma A colour film Ek Phool ek Pathar 1971 Duniya naa maney Yaden Teri surat meri Ankhen Insaaf aur Qanoon Hero Wehshi Hero Salaam-e-Mohabbat Karishma Ansoo bahaye Pathron ne Dil aur duniya Guest Khak aur Khoon 1972 Afsana zindgi ka Hero Mere Hamsafar Hero Shot in London Ilzaam Badley gi Duniya Sathi Hero Mohabbat Hero Dil ik Aina Hero Sabbaq An art film 1973 Sarhad ki gode mein Gharana Nya raasta Hero Aas Hero Zakhmi Daman aur Chingari Hero Khushiya Guest Punjabi Nadiya ke paar Hero 1974 Samaj Hero Bano Rani Parchhaen Tiger Gang Hero Aabroo Hero Tum salamat raho Aina aur Soorat Hero Phool mere Gulshan ka Nanha Farishta Haqeeqat Dushman Title Qismat Shama Deedar Title 1975 Be-misal Bin Badal Barsat Paisa Aarzoo Milap Shirin Farhad Hero Tere mere Sapney Hero Mohabbat Zindagi hai Moashira Shikwa Gumrah Hero Isar Ik gunah aur sahi Professor Paalki Bikhrey Moti Surat aur Seerat Ajnabi Jab Jab Phool Khiley Badal geya Insaan Neik Perveen Noukar Allah Akbar 1976 Raja Jani Hero/Villain Raste ka pathar Guest Aag aur Ansoo Aurat ek paheli Daagh Daman ki Aag Hero Kharidar Character AnnDaata Nasheman Dharkan Goonj uthi Shehnai Aap ka Khadim Phool aur Sholay 1977 Bharosa Pehli Nazar Jeeney ki rah Hero Neya Sooraj Roti Kapra aur Insan Tipu Sultan Hero Kalu Apne huye praye Salakhen Hero 1978 Aag aur Zindgi Amber Dil ke Dagh Hero Millan Hero Aadmi Character Kora Kaghaz Baraat Intekhab Takrao Inqalab Hero Do Daku Haidar Ali Hero Seeta, Maryam, Margrete Khuda aur Mohabbat Character Aawaz Achhey Mian 1979 Behan Bhai Character Waday Ki Zanjeer Villain Chori Chori Naqsh-e-Qadam Raja ki aye gi Baraat Ibadat Josh Character General Bakht Khan Guest Aap se kya Parda Dehshat Punjabi film Aag 1980 Zameer Badnaam 1981 Manzil Hero Bara Aadmi Sangram Hero Gun Man Sheran de puttar sher Guest Punjabi film Watan Title Faslay Kiran aur Kali Ghaerao Tange wali Khote Sikkey Character 1982 Kinara Character Naseeb Meherbani Character Tere bina kya jeena Saharey Character Zara si baat 1983 Bigri Naslen Character Ik dooje ke liye Aaj ki raat Hero Maang meri bhar do Character Border built Character Kainat Tina Character Bheegay badan Character Badaltey rishtey Wadda Khan Title 1984 Muqaddar ka siqandar Doorian Naam mera badnam Haibat Khan Character Punjabi film Barood Andhi aur toofan Bobby Character Naseebon wali Aag ka sumunder Dil maa da Guest Punjabi film 1985 Mehak Ek dulhan Character Jeenay nahi doon gi Khoon aur pani Shah Behram Title Punjabi film Ghulami Title Punjabi Direct hawaldar Guest Zaman pegham Pushto film 1986 Zanjeer Character Baat ban jaye Hum ek hain Guest Shak Guest Qatil ki talaash White gold Ek hi raasta Qarz Title Punjabi film Mein biwi aur woh 1987 Aag aur sholay Qasam munney ki Guest Deevar Character Masti Khan Guest Teri bahaun mein Rocky Dada Character Doye dakku Pushto film 1988 Chann Punjab da Villain Punjabi film Daplar arman Pushto film 1989 Mohabbat ho to aisi Hero Kirai ke Qatil Title Shani Character Clerk Junoon Guest 1990 Jaaney anjaaney Hero Kufro-o-Islam Pashto film Damoor inteqam Guest Pashto film 1991 Truck driver Pashto film Dushman kaka Guest Pashto film Yohnavey Pashto film 1992 Haseeno ki baraat Guest 1995 Dum must Qalandar Guest
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