Do you remember gangster Guddu Pandit from Mirzapur? Wasn’t he amazing in it? This guy Ali Fazal is not just famous in India, but his remarkable personality and talent have managed to woo Hollywood directors as well. No matter what role he plays, his on-screen presence lights up your mood. Many stars in Bollywood are affected by the glamourous world of show-biz, stars like Ali Fazal remain grounded and true to their work. His actions and talent inspire millions of people who dream of becoming an actor. He has managed to impress a lot of critics and cinema lovers across the world. Despite him being an international star, there still many facts about him that are unknown to us. Without further ado, let us get to the list of 10 unknown facts about the Bollywood star Ali Fazal.
Fukrey actor Ali Fazal hails from Allahabad. He is from a middle-class family. As a kid, he was interested in sports, and he used to love to play football and basketball in his free time. He was super active as a kid because apart from studies and games, he used to practice guitar as well.
Ali Zafar started his Bollywood career with a small role in the film The Other End Of The Line directed by James Dodson. After that, he appeared in ‘3 Idiots’ as well. He played the role of Joy Lobo. Although, his role was pretty small in the film his character still managed to affect the audience.
3. Bollywood Career
After his successful appearance in 3 Idiots, a lot of directors and writers started to notice this talented man, and in 2011, he bagged a lead role in ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’. Not only this, but he also appeared in Fukrey where he worked with her current partner Richa Chadha. This movie became a success overnight, and his performance was the highlight of the film.
4. Big roles
He also starred in two women-centric movies Bobby Jasoos and Sonali Cable. These movies fetched him a lot of attention from the fans and Industry. But he didn’t let this success hamper his performances as he was amazing in Happy Bhag Jayegi, a rom-com starring Ali Fazal, Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, and Jimmy Shergill.
5. Furious 7
This Brilliant actor made a debut in Hollywood with a special appearance in the action film Furious 7, the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious film series. In an interview, the actor said that when got a call to give the audition for the film, he was in a remote area then, and to give his audition he had to climb up a mountain to get the signal. He not only managed to overcome this obstacle but he even aced the audition. Therefore, giving him a lifetime opportunity to perform opposite Hollywood star, Vin Diesel.
His performance in Furious 7 fetched him a lot of appreciation from the west. he bagged a lead role in Britsh-American movie Victoria and Abdul, released in 2017. He worked opposite renowned English star Dame Judi Dench.
7. First Indian
In 2018, Ali Fazal got one more accomplishment under his hat. Ali Fazal was conferred as a member of the Academy making him the youngest actor from Bollywood to have this honor.
8. TV Series
Not just movies but he has appeared in a couple of TV series as well. With his extraordinary acting skills, he has managed to impress a lot of OTT platform audiences. His most famous role in a TV series is that of a gangster Guddu Pandit from Mirzapur. Apart from this, he has appeared in Bollywood Hero (2009), Band Baja Baraat (2015-), Mind the Malhortras (2019-)
Ali Fazal is head over heels in love with his Fukrey co-star Richa Chadha. The two met on the set of this film and they bonded well over their common interest. Their love grows strong with each passing year. Just before the lockdown, the couple announced their marriage that was supposed to be held on April 15. But due to the Pandemic, they have postponed the dates.
10. Current Career
The actor is all set to star opposite Hollywood superstar Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, and Kenneth Branagh in Death on the Nile. This movie is a follow-up to director Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express. Both films are adapted from the popular novels by Agatha Christie.