Anwar Ali (also known as Anvar Ali) is a multitalented Indian Poet, lyricist and documentary filmmaker, born on July 1, 1966, in Trivandrum. The artist has made an enormous contribution in poems and poetic studies in leading literary journals and periodicals since 1984. His work in poetry is well known and has translated into various Indian and foreign languages.

Also, his poetic work is included in the several Malayalam anthologies and postmodern work. The famous Japanese work Totto-Chan was translated into English by him. He has written several documentaries and films including MARGAM, SAASTHRA KOUTHUKAM, to name a few. His documentary MARGAM won the Kerala State film award.