Imtiaz Ali (born 16 June 1971) is an Indian film director, actor and writer. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha. However, it was his third film Jab We Met (2007) that brought him success and fame. His 2009 film Love Aaj Kal gained much critical success, and was declared a super hit at the box office. His latest movie Rockstar (2011) was also a commercial success.
Imtiaz began his career directing TV programs including Kurukshetra for Zee TV and Imtehaan for Star Plus. He later moved on to Bollywood films. In 2005,he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. Despite its box office failure, the film won critical acclaim.
His second film, Jab We Met, starred then real-life couple Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, and became his first box office success. His movie Love Aaj Kal starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, and emerged as his biggest commercial success to date. Ali's latest film Rockstar has also done well at the box office despite mixed reviews.
Imtiaz Ali will make a remake of the 2009 South Korean movie My Girlfriend Is An Agent, 22 Tango starring Shahid Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
On June 10, 2013 it was reported that Ali is working on a new film with Ranbir Kapoor but there is a great dilemma as he was confused with two actress Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, who will play opposite to the actor.