Shaad Ali is an Indian Film Director, who comes under the list of successful and sensational directors of Bollywood. Shaad was born and brought up in the city Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh into a politically active family.
, is a popular filmmaker while his mother Subhashini Ali is an Indian politician and a fairly active member of the Communist Party of India, which is Marxist. His grandfather Lakshmi Sehgal was the commander of the Azad Hind Fauj, which was formed by the valiant Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose during the Indian Freedom struggle.
He has completed his studies at the Welham Boys School and the Lawrence School in Shimla. He also completed his graduation from Shimla University. Coming from a family background of films, Shaad was always drawn towards the idea of making movies of his own.
Thus, backed by his passion for movies Shared headed to Mumbai and got the chance to work with the famous director
as his assistant director. He even got the chance to assist Mani Ratnam for the movie ‘Dil Se’ released in the year 1998.
Following that he assisted Mani Ratnam in few other famous Bollywood movies like Guru in the year 2007, Ravan and also I Ravaan in the year 2010. After learning the intricacies of direction; Shaad went on to do his directorial debut from the movie ‘
’ in the year 2002 under the Yash Raj Films banner.
The movie starring
and Rani Mukherji was an enormous success at the box office, and Shaad’s direction was much appreciated. His next project was the movie ‘Bunty Aur Bubbly’ starring
and Rani Mukherji along with Amitabh Bachchan.
This movie too broke many records and became a super hit. This put Shaad Ali in the leading director’s list. The next movie that he directed was ‘Jhoom barabar Jhoom’ in the year 2007. This movie too had leading actors namely, Abhishek Bachchan,
and Lara Dutta.
In this movie too he proved his exceptional direction skills. After a ling break of about seven years, Shaad directed another film, ‘
’ in the year 2014. Though Shaad has been nominated for a couple of awards for his direction so far, he has not received any awards. Shaad is married to stylist Aarti Patkar. Before his marriage with Aarti was married to Shahzneen Hussain whom he divorced.