Mehmood Ali

Other names of Mehmood Ali: Mehmood, Mehmood Junior, Mehmood Junior, Naeem Sayyed, Mohammed Naim

Mehmood Ali is one of our greatest comedian actors, who had acted in over 300 Hindi films. Born on 29 September 1932, his memorable films include Kunwara Baap, where he acted with versatile actress Manorama from Tamil film. The story had a message on polio vaccination and was essayed on the backdrop of a newly born son who was rescued by Mehmood, and when the boy develops polio, Manorama and Mehmood takes full care to bring up this destitute-cum-polio-affected boy in the film. 

This was Manorama’s only Hindi film, and the film was directed by Mehmood whose son was also a victim of polio in real life. After acting in small roles in few films like ‘ Pyaasa’ and ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, he went to fetch supporting actor role. Credit must go to him for making career of Amitabh Bachchan, Mumtaz and Aruna Irani. He also gave break to music directors like R D Burman, Rajesh Roshan and Basu Manohari.

After getting best supporting actor award in ‘Dil Tera Deewana’ with Shammi Kapoor, Shammi refused to act with this actor. Even Raaj Kumar, who acted with Mehmood in films like ‘Kajaal’, ‘Dil Ek Mandir’ and ‘Godaan’, had removed him from his movie ‘ Gharana’. Mehmood always believed in quality of work. After seeing a Hyderbadi-cook, he copies his style for a film ‘Gumnaam’. While playing an emotional role, he would never put glycerin in his eyes. He could easily cry in front of camera.

In Sridhar’s film, ‘Pyaar kiye Ja’, where he narrates the horror story to his father, was his idea in the film. In the movies like ‘Gumnaam’, ‘ Padosan’ and ‘Do Phool’, he presented the character of South Indians, but each role was different from another. His role in ‘Padosan’ with Saira Banu, Sunil Dutt, and Kishore Kumar remains a milestone in his career. It is sad that many leading actors Shammi Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar and Manoj Kumar did not like Mehmood and did not even want to act with him and had many played dirty tricks Mehmood always had wanted to innovate in his roles.

He was seen in brief role in ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ and ‘Pyaasa’, but he was a genius actor, who had a huge fan following. Many would walk into theatre after Mehmood’s entry on the screen. He had many link-up with many women in the industry, but that did not affect his career. He was a Muslim but was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. In spite of rarely playing the lead role, he was a superstar alright. His names alone could sell more tickets and his picture on movie poster helped films to run at the theatres.

MD Asif Hindi Actor

MD Asif

MD Asif is an actor and martial artist well known for his role in ‘Thuppaki’ the Tamil super hit film. Born as Mohammed Asif, he was born in the city of Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. Not much is known about the star’s childhood and earlier life. He came into recognition after she starred in ‘Thuppaki’ alongside Tamil cinema industry’s superstar Vijay. He is also famous for doing all of the stunts in his films without the help of any stunt doubles. MD Asif is known to have undergone rigorous training in the middle of a secluded forest in Thailand. He sought to train in Muay Thai, a style of martial arts and spent a long time alone at the training camp. His expertise in martial arts has given him an edge over other stars in the industry as he does his stunts with utmost ease. He was also trained by Kecha Kemphakde, the well known action sequence director at the famous Jaika Stunt Centre for a certain period in the city of Bangkok in Thailand. He made his debut into acting in film maker, A. R. Murugadoss’s Tamil action thriller film, ‘Thuppaki’ in the year 2012. He was cast alongside other stars in the industry like Vijay, Vidyut Jamwal, and Kajal Aggarwal, etc. He was asked to do the role of ‘Asif Ali’ a character who was the in-charge of the sleeper cell. The film was remade both in Hindi and Bengali with the titles, ‘Holiday; A Soldier is Never Off Duty’ in the year 2014 and as ‘Game’ in the year 2014, respectively. His second film was another Tamil thriller, ‘Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum’ directed and written by filmmaker Ramprakash Rayappa. The movie that hit the screens in the year 2015 starred MD Asif alongside stars like Nakul and Aishwarya Dutta, etc. Asif played the role of Bunty and was well received by the audience. His latest flick is ‘Kamasutra 3D’ an erotic mythological drama by filmmaker, Rupesh Paul, in which he played the role of a warrior.