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Ali Akbar (Director) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 12, 2021

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Short Biography

Ali Akbar was born on 20-02-1963 in Meenangadi, Wayanad in the state of Kerala, India. He is an Indian Film Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Editor & Cinematographer who is known for his work predominantly in Malayalam cinema. He also belongs to a political party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). He announced on 10-12-2021 that he and his wife will quit Islam and become Hindu.

Other Name: Ali, Ali Akbar Khan
Other Professions: Screenwriter Lyricist Editor Cinematographer Politician
Appearance: Malayalam

Ali Akbar Complete Bio & Career

Ali Akbar was born and raised at Meenangadi, Wayanad in the state of Kerala, India in a Malayalam Muslim family. He completed his high school study at Meenangadi Government Higher Secondary School, Meenangadi. After that, he joined St. Mary's College, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad to complete his graduation. In which, he received a graduate degree in commerce (B.Com.). 
Ali Akbar made his debut with a Malayalam film Maamalakalkkappurath in 1988, the movie was written and directed by him. The film received immense love and enthusiasm from the audience. He also received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director for this film. After that, he directed more than 20 Malayalam movies include Junior Mandrake, Kudumba Vaarthakal, Pai Brothers, Bamboo Boys, Gramapanchayath, Achan & Ideal Couple. After that, he had a long break from Malayalam cinema. In 2021, he came back with Malabar Rebellion based movie with the title of "1921: Puzha Muthal Puzha Vare".
For his 1996's film Rabia Chalikkunnu, he received 44th National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film. He has also worked in popular movies like Life of Vaariyamkunnam, Ideal Couple. His previous film to hit the theatres was Life of Vaariyamkunnam released in the year 2021. 
Besides the Malayalam cinema, he has contested in parliament elections in the banner of AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) from the Koduvally constituency in 2014. After some time, he left AAP and joined BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). Then, he elected a corporation election for BJP in Kozhikkode.

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Ali Akbar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born into a Malayalam Muslim family. He has a step-sister named Filcy S. Edayodiyil, who is a social worker. He married Lucyamma on 15-08-1987. The couple together has a daughter named Alina. On 10-12-2021, he along with his wife quits Islam protesting against Islamists celebrating the death of the Indian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Meenangadi, Wayanad, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, India
School Meenangadi Government Higher Secondary School, Meenangadi, Kerala
College St. Mary's College, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala
Qualification B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce)
Hobbies Reading, Writing, Watching Movies
Marital Status Married
Debut Malayalam Film - Mammalakalku Appurathu (1988)
Best Movies Mammalakalku Appurathu (1988), Rabia Chalikkunnu (1996), Junior Mandrake (1997), Graama Panchaayathu (1998) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue, White
Favorite Dress Pant Shirt

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ali Akbar

  • He received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director for his debut film Maamalakalkkappurath in 1988.
  • In 1996, he received 44th National Film Award for Best Motivational/Educational/Instructional Film for his film Rabia Chalikkunnu.
  • Besides the Indian cinema, he is also a party member of the BJP.
  • At the age of eight, he was a victim of child sexual abuse by a teacher at his madrasa.
  • Ali Akbar and his wife Lucyamma quit Islam and decided to convert to Hinduism after seeing the smiling faces of Pakistanis on CDS Gen Bipin Rawat's death.

Ali Akbar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

61 years, 2months, 28 days old age Ali Akbar will turn 62 on 20 February, 2025. Only 9 months, 1 days, 11 hours,24 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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