Mohammad Ali (actor)


Mohammad Ali (actor)
Muhammad Ali
محمد علی
Born November 10, 1938(1938-11-10)
Rampur, British India
Died March 19, 2006(2006-03-19) (aged 67)
Lahore, Pakistan
Other names Shahenshah-e-Jazbaat (Urdu: شہنشاہ جذبات)
Ali Bhai
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.[citation needed] 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).[1] Along with Waheed Murad and Nadeem, he remained one of the leading actors of Pakistan film industry.

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Early life

Mohammad Ali was born into a religious family in Rampur, British India on November 10, 1938. His father, Maulana Syed Murshid Ali was an Islamic scholar.[2]

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.

Film career

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.[3] His last movie screened in 1995 titled as Dum mast qalandar.

Mohammad Ali had total 277 films (248 Urdu, 17 Punjabi, 8 Pashto, 2 Double version, 1 Hindi and 1 Bengali). He had 28 films as guest appearance and 1 documentary film.[4]

Marriage

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.

Political and social activities

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.

Ali-Zeb Foundation

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.

Awards

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).[5]

Former president Zia ul Haq conferred Pride of Performance on Mohammad Ali in 1984 in recognition of his life-long services to the entertainment industry of Pakistan.

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.

Death

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."

Mohammad Ali died on March 19, 2006 due to a heart attack in Lahore.

Filmography

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/none/asias-25-greatest-actors-all-time-223697
  2. ^ http://mazhar.dk/film/stars/heroes/mohammadali/
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233464/
  4. ^ Mohammad Ali - Pakistan's legendary film hero
  5. ^ http://cineplot.com/mohammad-ali/

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