"Major Mohommed Ali Shah was born on 23rd of September 1979 in Kolkata, West Bengal. He is a son of Lt.Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (retired) and is the nephew of the actor Naseeruddin Shah. Mohommed Ali Shah worked for a BPO company and later took a small service commission in the Indian Army as per their family tradition. As a young lieutenant, he got deployed to the Jammu and Kashmir Line of Control. He was later promoted as the captain and was later transferred on assignment as the ADC to the General Officer Commanding in the North East. After that, he was promoted to the rank of a major and got posted with the Assam Rifles. He also worked for Doordarshan as a television commentator for the fourth CISM Military World Games which took place in Mumbai. His army service was for five years. After leaving the army, he learned marketing in the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

He also worked with the companies Genpact and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He acted in the movies. He played a Police officer in “Agent Vinod” which released in 2012, he played an Army major in the film “Haider” which released in 2014, he played an ATS Chief in the film “The Great Indian Tamashe” which was screened at 4th Delhi International Film Festival, he played as Ruffian in the movie “The Ruffian” which released in the year 2015, he played a Prison Officer in the movie “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” which released in the year 2015, he played the role of Akhter Imam in the film “Majaz-Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karun” which released in the year 2016 and he also played as Sam in the film “Vodka Diaries”. He bagged Special Jury and Critic's award for Best Actor in Kerala, organized by the Jaihind TV channel on 8 August 2016 and he also was Awarded the Critic's Best Actor in Australia in the year 2016. "