|Died||23 July 2004 71) (aged|
|Children||Pucky Ali, Lucky Ali, Macky Ali, Kizzy Ali, among others|
|Parent(s)||Mumtaz Ali (father)|
|Relatives||Meena Kumari (sister-in-law). Also see Ali-Amrohi family|
Mehmood Ali (29 September 1932 – 23 July 2004), popularly known simply as Mehmood, was an Indian actor, singer, director and producer best known for playing comic roles in Hindi films.
During his career of more than four decades, he worked in over 300 Hindi films. He is known as India's national comedian.Mehmood received 25 Nominations for filmfare awards, 19 for 'Best Performance in a Comic Role', while the awards started in 1954, awards for the best comedian category started only in 1967. Prior to that Mehmood also received 6 nominations for 'Best Supporting Actor'.
Mehmood Ali was born on 29 September 1932. He was one of eight children born to Latifunnisa and film and stage actor/dancer Mumtaz Ali, who was a huge star of the 1940s and 1950s cinema in Bombay. Mehmood had an elder sister and six younger siblings. His sister, Minoo Mumtaz, was also a successful dancer and character actress in Bollywood movies. His youngest brother, Anwar Ali, is also an actor as well as a producer of such movies as Khud-daar and Kaash .
As a child, he worked in Bombay films like Kismet . He later had a number of odd jobs, selling poultry products and working as a driver for director P. L. Santoshi. Santoshi's son, Rajkumar Santoshi, would later cast him in the film Andaz Apna Apna (1994). Many of Mehmood's film songs were sung by Manna Dey.
Mehmood reportedly taught table tennis to actress Meena Kumari. After marrying legendary actress Meena Kumari's younger sister Madhu in the early 1950s and becoming a father by having a son, Masood, he decided to act to earn a better living starting with a small break as a killer in the film C.I.D. (1956 film) . He started off by doing small, unnoticed roles in films like the peanut seller in Do Bigha Zameen and Pyaasa . He later went on to act in lead roles as well, but he was more appreciated for his comedy, some of which was in the Hyderabad region's Urdu accent. Mehmood knew exactly how to tickle the film viewers' funny bone. He was really good at playing the film hero's friend, who would help him out of sticky situations with his street-smart ways.
Besides actress Shubha Khote, he also teamed up with fellow comedian, I. S. Johar and actress Aruna Irani.
In the late 1970s, Mehmood's popularity began to decline as other comedy actors like Jagdeep, Asrani, Paintal, Deven Verma and Kader Khan shot to prominence. Between 1989 and 1999, he made a handful of movies, but most of them were either shelved or made no impression. He acted as Johnny in Rajkumar Santoshi's Andaz Apna Apna (1994)– his last known film as an actor.
On 23 July 2004, Mehmood died in his sleep in the American state of Pennsylvania, where he had gone for treatment of cardiovascular heart disease after suffering from poor health over several years. His fans were able to pay homage to him at Mehboob Studio in Bandra, Mumbai.
One of his sons, Lucky Ali (Maqsood Ali), is a singer and composer who has also appeared in films. Mehmood was one of the most respected and loved entertainers in the Indian film fraternity. A performer of such caliber that leading men back in the day used to reject films because their presence used to diminish in films if they starred with Mehmood.
He was the one who introduced Amitabh Bachchan into the commercial cinema space. Mehmood saw potential in Amitabh and put in him in films like Bombay To Goa which was a success. Mehmood later on in an interview said that he has forgiven Amitabh. He also gave a break to the music director R. D. Burman whose first independent film as music director was Chhote Nawab (1961) and to Rajesh Roshan with his own production Kunwara Baap (1974 film).
|1943||Kismet||Young Shekhar||Childhood Version of Ashok Kumar|
|1953||Do Bigha Zamin||Peanuts Seller|
|1954||Naukri||PickPocket, Rowdy @1hr.38 min of flim|
|1956||Mem Sahib||Hardeep Kumar|
|1959||Qaidi No. 911||Anand|
|1959||Kaagaz Ke Phool||Special Appearance||In the song "San San San Woh Chali Hawaa"|
|1959||Chhoti Bahen||Mahesh||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor [Nominated]|
|1960||Mian Biwi Razi|
|1961||Chhote Nawab||Leading Role||Mehmood provided famous music director R. D. Burman his first break in this film|
|1961||Sasural||Mahesh||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor [Nominated]|
|1962||Rakhi||Kasturi||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor [Nominated]|
|1962||Dil Tera Deewana||Anokhe||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|1963||Ghar Basake Dekho||Sunder||Nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.|
|1963||Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye|
|1963||Bharosa||Platform M. P. P. S.|
|1964||Mama Ji||Madari||Punjabi Movie he spoke very good punjabi in that movie|
|1964||Beti Bete||Mahesh 'Munna'|
|1964||Shabnam||Khan Mustafa / Zingarro|
|1964||Sanjh Aur Savera||Prakash|
|1965||Johar-Mehmood in Goa||Rahim Mohammed Salauddin|
|1965||Do Dil||Bahadur Singh|
|1965||Gumnaam||Butler||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor [Nominated]|
|1965||Bhoot Bungla||Mohan Kumar||Produced and directed by Mehmood|
|1966||Pyar Kiye Jaa||Atma||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|1966||Mohabbat Zindagi Hai||Manglu|
|1966||Biwi Aur Makan||Sitaram Pandey|
|1966||Love in Tokyo||Mahesh|
|1967||Chandan Ka Palna||Mahesh Chandra Mukhopadhyay|
|1967||Gunahon Ka Devta|
|1967||Patthar ke Sanam||Hariya Kumar|
|1968||Padosan||Master Pillai||with Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu and Kishore Kumar. Mehmood jointly produced this film with N. C. Sippy|
|1968||Neel Kamal||Girdhar Gopal Agarwal|
|1968||Sadhu Aur Shaitaan||Bajrang||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1969||Meri Bhabhi||Shambhu||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1969||Waris||CID Inspector Rajan / Ram Kumar No. 3 & his mother (Double Role)||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|1970||Humjoli||Shivram / Balram / Parshuram (Triple Role)||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1970||Mastana||Satya||Credit as Mahmood|
|1971||Main Sunder Hoon||Sunder||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1971||Lakhon Me Ek||Bhola|
|1971||Paras||Munna Sarkar||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|1971||Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong||Mahesh|
|1972||Bombay To Goa||Khanna (Bus Conductor)||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1972||Garam Masala||Rajkumar Suraj Kumar|
|1973||Do Phool||Pavitra Kumar Rai "Puttan" / Mani (Double Role)||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1974||Kunwara Baap||Mahesh||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]. Mehmood also introduced music director Rajesh Roshan in this film|
|1974||Ujala Hi Ujala||Saraswati|
|1974||Duniya Ka Mela||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1975||Vardaan||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|1975||Qaid||Bajrangi||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1976||Ginny Aur Johnny|
|1976||Jai Bajrang Bali||Shakun|
|1976||Sabse Bada Rupaiya||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role Nominated|
|1977||Thief of Baghdad|
|1978||Ek Baap Chhe Bete||Mahesh|
|1979||Nauker||Dayal||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1982||Suraag||Father of prospective bride|
|1982||Khud-daar||Jagan||Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role [Nominated]|
|1986||Ladies Hostel||Mahesh Bhatta||Kannada film with B. Sarojadevi in lead role|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Johnny (Wah-Wah Productions)|
|1996||Dushman Duniya Ka||Bakrewale Baba|
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