Wahaj Ali Biography: Wahaj Ali (Urdu: وہاج علی, born December 1, 1988) is a distinguished Pakistani actor celebrated for his captivating performances on Urdu television. Ali made his television debut in 2015 with the soap serial Ishq Ibadat, and soon garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of Bangladeshi freedom fighter Shafi Imam Rumi in Jo Bichar Gaye (2021).

He has since enchanted audiences with a variety of notable roles. In 2023, Ali achieved widespread recognition, particularly throughout South Asia, for his compelling performance as Murtasim Khan in the romance drama Tere Bin.

Wahaj Ali Biography, Family, Early life, Career - The Celeb Guru

Date of Birth Dec 01, 1988
Age 36 Years
Birth Place Lahore, Pakistan
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Profession Actor
Education Bachelor of Business Administration
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Mother (will update soon)
Nationality Pakistani
Siblings (will update soon)
Brother (will update soon)
Religion Islam
Spouse Sana Farooq, they got married March 2016
Horoscope Sagittarius
Weight 72 kg
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Net Worth $5 Million
Category Actors and Actress

Early life & Family

Ali was born on December 1, 1988, into a Punjabi Muslim family in Lahore, Punjab. His father was a government employee, and his mother worked as a teacher. As the only child of his parents, Ali pursued a business degree with a specialization in finance, fulfilling his parents’ wishes for him to prepare for the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam and join the civil service. However, his true passion lay in acting.

Following his passion, Ali earned a Master’s degree in Multimedia Arts from the prestigious National College of Arts. It was during an internship program at Samaa TV that he met his future wife, Sana Farooq. They married on March 3, 2016, and welcomed their daughter, Amirah Ali, in 2017.


Ali began his career as a theater actor in 2007 before transitioning to the news and programming department of a TV channel. From 2009 to 2011, he honed his skills as an assistant producer at Samaa TV. Since 2011, Ali has continued to showcase his talent and expertise as a producer at Geo TV.


Wahaj Ali Biography, Family, Early life, Career

Marking his television debut as a leading actor in 2015 with the drama Ishq Ibadat, Ali quickly became a prominent figure in the industry. He starred in several notable television serials, including Hari Hari Churiyan (2017), Dil Nawaz (2017), Mah-e-Tamaam (2017), Dil-e-Bereham (2019), Bharam (2019), Fitoor (2021), Ishq Jalebi (2021), and played a central role in the social drama Dil Na Umeed To Nahi (2021).

In 2020, Ali portrayed the pivotal role of Shariq Habib in the ISPR show Ehd-e-Wafa. His performance as Bangladeshi freedom fighter Shafi Imam Rumi in the period drama Jo Bichar Gaye (2021) earned him critical acclaim.

Ali’s versatility shone through in various roles: as Ahad in Bikhray Moti, the happy-go-lucky Rizwan in Ghisi Piti Mohabbat, the irascible Basim in Ishq Jalebi, and the determined Jimmy in Dil Na Umeed To Nahi. His career reached new heights with his portrayal of the brooding yet charming Saad Hussein in ARY Digital’s romantic drama Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha opposite Hania Aamir, and especially with his role as Murtasim Shahnawaz Khan in Geo TV’s romance drama Tere Bin, reuniting with his Dil Na Umeed To Nahi co-star Yumna Zaidi. Following his surge in popularity, Ali depicted the complex character Daniyal in Geo TV’s mystery-thriller miniseries Jurm.

In June 2023, Ali made his Lollywood debut with the anthology film Teri Meri Kahaniyaan, co-starring Mehwish Hayat and directed by Nadeem Baig, which was released theatrically on Eid al-Adha to mixed reviews. He currently stars as Junaid, a cricket player, in Green Entertainment’s social women-empowerment drama series 22 Qadam opposite Hareem Farooq.

Additionally, Ali is featured in ARY Digital’s drama Mein, portraying Zaid Shahwani. The series is penned by Zanjabeel Asim Shah, directed by Badar Mehmood, and produced by Big Bang Entertainment, opposite Ayeza Khan.

Impression on Media

Ali has firmly established himself as one of the leading actors in Urdu television. Dawn remarked, “The fact that all his different avatars have been so well-received is testament to his talent.” Something Haute highlighted, “Wahaj Ali’s choices and the credibility they have amassed have played a pivotal role in positioning him right at the top of the artistic food chain.”

His influence and popularity have earned him a spot in Hello Pakistan’s HOT100 list in the “Trailblazers” category. In 2023, Ali was honored with the “Sexiest Heartthrob” title at the Hello Magazine Awards. He also serves as a brand ambassador for several well-known brands, including Head & Shoulders and 7 Up.


Year Title Role Channel
2015 Ishq Ibadat Sahil Hum TV
2016 Mera Dard Na Janay Koi Bilal
Wafa Hashir Geo Entertainment
Gila Sanwal/Ramis Hum TV
Ahsas Zohaib Urdu1
2017 Zoya Sawleha Faris Geo Entertainment
Mere Dil Mere Musafir Hasan TV One
Hari Hari Churiyan Ali Geo Entertainment
Dil Nawaz Fawad A-Plus TV
2018 Haiwan Maan ARY Digital
Mah-e-Tamaam Taqi Lodhi Hum TV
2019 Dil-e-Bereham Tabish A-Plus TV
Bharam Maarif Ali Hum TV
Ehd-e-Wafa Shariq Habib
Haqeeqat Asif A-Plus TV
2020 Mera Maan Rakhna Mohid TV One
Bikhray Moti Ahad ARY Digital
Ghisi Piti Muhabbat Rizwan/Riz
2021 Ishq Jalebi Basim Hussain Geo Entertainment
Fitoor Hamza Sadiq
Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi Jamshed “Jimmy” TV One

PTV Home

Jo Bichar Gaye Shafi Imam Rumi Geo Entertainment
2022-2023 Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha Saad Hussein ARY Digital
Tere Bin Murtasim Shahnawaz Khan Geo Entertainment
2023 22 Qadam Junaid Malik Green Entertainment
Mein Zaid Asif Shahwani ARY Digital

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