Every now and then Bollywood comes up with a supporting performance that is simply so perfect that the supporting actor becomes as much a talking point as the hero or heroine of the film. We are talking here about Himayat Ali, who rose to stardom as a character artiste with
Aamir Khan in the movie Sarfarosh. Earlier, a wave of TV serials had given him a number of unforgettable characters in the TV screen, that left a lasting impression.
He is the new breed of character actors who took the lead and got appreciated in Bollywood movies and even in mega TV serials. When Himayat Ali became a topic in the TV serial characters in Doordarshan or Zee TV, he was just affirming a trend.
He is a character actor of umpteen TV serials and has performed in some big blockbuster movies too in Bollywood. He was a good theater actor in Mumbai and was highly acknowledged for his performances in the theater. For his appreciation in stages, he got a break in TV serials. He made his debut in the ZEE TV horror show, which ran for 100 episodes. He then performed for ‘Darar’ for ZEE TV and ‘Merzaan Ujala’ for DD National, to name a few.
He is one of the few actors, who can be landed in the list of dependable actors. His versatility in acting equaled with any character actors, be it
. He acted with actress like
in a TV serial Anupama and was raved for his performance. He is also known in film circles for his rich voice.
Basically a shy person, he takes interest in swimming, theater activities and even knows horse riding and performs judo and karate.