He may not be the King of comedy but is currently listed amongst popular comedian artistes in Indian Television! You may recognize Ali Asgar better as ‘Dolly Daadi’ on Comedy Nights with Kapil! Yes, the same ‘Daadi’ who flirts and dances with the celebrity guests is so hugely popular that one sometimes tends to forget he is a man! Let’s get to know a little more about the talented Ali Asgar!
• Ali Asgar began his career on Indian television as a child artiste at the age of 15!
• Did you know that his first role was that of a child detective in a detective series ‘Ek Do Teen Chaar’ in 1980’s. He was a part of a group of child detectives solving crimes and robberies. This serial was loosely based on Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’!
• The man with the funny bone pursued Hotel Management aiming to start a restaurant business abroad but stayed back as his parents wanted him to be with them!
• The winner of Comedy Circus Season 1 and Comedy Circus ke Tansen, Ali Asgar became a household name with the role of Kamal Agarwal in ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’.
• Ali Asgar can leave anyone in splits but still feels it is a challenge and devices new antics to enthrall them.
• Ali reveres veteran actors Mehmood, Sanjeev Kumar and believes Agha had the best comic timing ever!
• Ali Asgar leaves his professional work on the sets and doesn’t carry any of that home!
• Believe it or not, but Ali Asgar few years back had swore he would never play the role of a woman! Ironically, today he is famous and appaled for his role of ‘Daadi’!
• Did you know Ali had also acted in a comedy serial produced by Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu titled ‘Allah Meri Tauba’ on Urdu ETV!
• It was reported that Ali Asgar was offered a role in ‘Kick’ by Salman Khan himself but he sadly refused it as he was too tied up in his TV shows and serials.
On the eve of his birthday on 25th of July, we wish Ali Asgar luck and ‘Daadi’ for her share of ‘Shagun ki Pappis’!