Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film writer and director. He was born and bought up in Jamshedpur. He attended University of Delhi, Hindu college where he did his major in English Literature and topped. He was a founder member of IBTEDA, The Dramatic Society of Hindu College.
In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha. However, it was his second film Jab We Met (2007) that brought him success and fame. His film Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Rockstar (2011) gained much critical success, and was declared a super hit at the box office. He has won several of awards including Filmfare, Stardust, IIFA, ZEE Cine awards and many more. With his latest movie Highway he opened his production company name Window Seat Films. Currently he is in the middle of his next project tentatively titled 'Tamasha' starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Others.