Birthday Special: Lesser Known Facts About The Phenomenal Actor, Ali Fazal

Author : Kanika Shrivastava

Ali Fazal who has now made his mark in Bollywood as well as Hollywood made his debut in the Hindi film industry with 3 Idiots. He is now spreading his charm since then and is celebrating his 32nd birthday today. On his birthday, we share with you some of the film related facts about birthday boy you may not know about!

1) Ali Fazal made his debut in Hollywood with Furious 7. Interestingly Ali was in a remote location in India when he had to send his audition for the role, he literally climbed atop a hill to get the network to record his audition and guess what, that actually earned him the role. Guess the effort was truly worth it.

2) Much to popular belief, it wasn’t 3 Idiots in which Ali made his debut, wasn’t his first film. It was an independent film titled Ek Tho Chance by legendary filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza who has made gems like Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai, the TV series Nukkad amongst others. Unfortunately, the film never released as Pritish Nandy Communications had to shut operations back then.

3) This year Ali Fazal has officially been conferred as the member of the Academy making him the youngest actor from Bollywood to have this honour as yet.

4) According to reports, Ali Fazal is soon set to become the first Indian actor to do a biopic in the west. Now that’s truly an exciting development we look forward to.

5) Ali is one of the only Indian actors to have ever performed the popular internationally famed solo man act play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – after which he joined the likes of Emmy Award Winner Darren Criss, Academy Award Winner Whoppie Goldberg, and others. The play was written by controversial playwright Nassim Soleimanpour only gives the actors the script on stage in front of a live audience.

6) After impressing us with his amazing acting skills, Ali Fazal will don the director’s hat in 2019, with a short film which he has written himself.

Here’s wishing this complete entertainer a very Happy Birthday!


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