Pakistanis fortunate to have many gifted actors and Abid Ali is one of them. Abid Ali was born in Quettaon 17th March 1952 in a conservative Syed family. Born with a creative streak the famous Pakistani TV actor Abid Ali was quite interested in writing and painting in his school days and performing arts was never on his mind. However, in 1969 when he started his college education, he was spotted by Ata Shad who advised Abid to do radio programs as he had a good voice. Encouraged by the response he got fromQuetta radio, Abid Ali decided to move toLahore the hub of performing arts in 1973.
InLahorehe performed on radio and stage and made his debut on TV with Saleem Chisti’s play Zanjeer. Abid Ali’s major breakthrough came with the drama Jhok Sial which was aired in 1974. Jhok Sial is considered a classic among PTV dramas. Abid Ali’s performance won him praise from all quarters and he became a household name. The drama serial Jhok Sial proved to be quite lucky for Abid Ali both professionally and personally as it established him as an actor and he also met his future spouse co-actor Humaira Choudary. The couple had three daughters Maryam Ali, Iman Ali (model and actress) and Rahma Ali. Abid Ali and Humaira parted ways and Abid later married Rabia Noreen another television actress.
With hit serials such as Waris, Aik Hakeekat sou Afsany etc Abid to his credit, Ali started receiving offers fromLahorefilm industry and has acted in a number of Urdu and Punjabi films such as Insaniyat kay Dushman, Awaz and Khak aur Khoon. Abid Ali has also produced and directed two TV serials Saheli and Massi aur Malika and proved to the world that he indeed is a multi-talented person.
The world of showbiz was not new for Iman Ali as both her parents (now divorced) were related to the world of glitz and glamour. Her father Abid Ali is a famous TV and film actor and her mother Humaira Ali was a singer.
“Bold and Beautiful” is the term used to describe Iman Ali. Tall and graceful, she is a designer’s dream. Iman Ali was introduced by the fashion photographers Ather and Shehzad. Her modeling style can be summed up in one word, natural. She is a rage on the ramp. She exudes class when she catwalks. When posing for camera, she offers many angles; no wonder she is the top model of Pakistan. Iman has worked with all the top designers of Pakistan. She has even worked for some Indian designers.
Iman Ali was selected by the Luscious Cosmetics to represent their beauty products and she is the “Face of Luscious Cosmetics”. She is also the Brand Ambassador of Jofa Textiles. Iman turned to acting and was quite successful on the small screen. She worked with Shoaib Mansoor for the first time while doing supreme Ishq song “Ishq mohabbat apna pan” where she portrayed Anarkali very elegantly. She made it to the silver screen when Shoaib Mansoor cast her for his film “Khuda kay Liye”. Iman was outstanding in the movie and her acting was appreciated by all. She also appeared in another Shoaib Mansoor movie Bol where her performance as Meena the prostitute was highly acclaimed.
Iman is extremely talented and ambitious; two things which take you to stardom.