Ali Merchant

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NameAli Merchant
NicknameMinnu 1
ProfessionIndian actor, anchor, dj and music producer
Years Active2006-Present
Date of BirthDecember 13, 1988
Age (In 2023)35 Years
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Mother TongueUrdu
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 9in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife(s)Andleeb Zaidi (model) (2023-Present)
ali merchant with wife andleeb zaidi
Anam Merchant (investment banker) (2016-2021)
ali merchant with wife anam merchant
Sara Khan (actress) (2010-2011)
ali merchant with ex-wife sara khan
Marriage Datewith Sara Khan: November 10, 2010
with Anam Merchant: January 29, 2016
with Andleeb Zaidi: November 2, 2023
Girlfriend(s)/Affair(s)Jinita Sheth (fashion photographer) 2
ali merchant with gf jinita sheth
FatherAbbas Merchant
ali merchant with father abbas merchant
MotherSalma Merchant
ali merchant with mother salma merchant
Education Details
SchoolSt. Aloysius High School, Bandra, Mumbai
CollegeRD National College, Bandra, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
TV DebutKahaani Ghar Ghar Kii (2006-07)
TV Show(s)Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha (2018)
Sadda Haq (Season 2) (2016)
Fear Files (2014)
Yeh Hai Aashiqui (2013)
Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath (2013)
Savdhaan India: Crime Alert (3 episodes, 2012)
Looteri Dulhan (2011)
Adaalat (2 episodes, 2011)
Do Hanson Ka Jodaa (2010)
Aahat – Rengti Chudail (2010)
Bandini (1 episode, 2010)
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2009-12)
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (2009-10)
Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar (2009)
Ghar Ek Sapna (2009)
Rubi (2008)
Amber Dhara (2007-08)
Mano Ya Na Mano (1 episode, 2007)
Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai (2006-07)
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii (2006-07)
Web SeriesLibaas (2023)
I Love Us (2019)
Reality Show(s)Lock Upp (contestant, 2022)
Box Cricket League 2 (contestant, 2016)
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki (contestant, 2013)
Gladrags Mega Model and Manhunt (host, 2011-13)
Sach Ka Saamna (guest, 2011)
Bigg Boss 4 (guest, 2010)
Nach Baliye 4 (host, 2008)
Music Videos (as Model)Hai Kahaan? (WFM, 2023)
Dhuan (Vyom Singh Rajput & Aavya Dubey, 2023)
Haye Mera Dil (Reprise Version) (Ramya, 2018)
Butterfly (Miss Pooja, 2018)
Remix Album(s)Kadak 2.0 (2020)
Tabaahi 2.0 (2019)
Kadak (2019)
Tabaahi (2018)
Single(s)Libaas (2023)
Pardesi Balam (2023)
Tum Se Hi (Reloaded) – Sadak 2 (2021)
Bapu Zimidar Remix (2020)
Tamma Tamma Again Remix – Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
Aao Raja Remix – Gabbar Is Back (2016)
Gulaabo Remix – Shaandaar (2016)
Bad Boy Mashup – Desi Boyz (2016)
Contact/Social Media Details (4.5k followers) (96k followers) (643k followers) (2.9k Subscribers)
Email[email protected]
Other Details
Net Worth (Approx)INR 20 Crores
Childhood Pictureali merchant childhood picture with mother salma merchant
Ali Merchant is an Indian Television Actor, Host, DJ, and Music Producer. He was born on 13 December 1988 into a Shia Muslim family to Abbas Merchant and Salma Merchant in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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He studied at St. Aloysius High School, Bandra, Mumbai, and later graduated from RD National College, Bandra, Mumbai. 3
Merchant began his career as a model and won the Mr. Bombay title at the age of 17. He had also auditioned for the television reality show Roadies 3 in 2005 but couldn’t make it further.
Ali made his acting debut in the popular TV show “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii” in 2006. After that, he went on to act in television shows like Do Hanson Ka Jodaa (2010), Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar (2009), Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (2009-10), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2009-12), and Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha (2018).
In 2008, Ali Merchant and Sara Khan co-hosted the dance reality show, Nach Baliye Season 4 in Week 5.
Ali Merchant married actress Sara Khan in an episode of the reality show Bigg Boss 4 in an Islamic wedding ceremony on 10 November 2010 but their marriage barely lasted two months. There were reports that their marriage was just a publicity stunt and the Colors channel paid the couple Rs. 50 Lakh for it. However, Colors channel denied that it had paid them for the marriage. Later on, Ali accepted on the reality show “Sach Ka Saamna” that he got married on TV for publicity and that marrying Sara was the biggest mistake of his life. 4

ali merchant and sara khan marriage picture
Merchant worked as a Solo host for three consecutive seasons of “Gladrags Mega Model and Manhunt” which was aired on Channel V.
Ali Merchant tied the knot with investment banker Anam Merchant on 29 January 2016 in a private ceremony in Karjat, Maharashtra. However, his second marriage also did not last long and they got separated in December 2021. Ali’s DJ career and Anam’s orthodox upbringing were said to be the reason behind their spit. Ali talked about his second marriage and separation with Anam Merchant in “Lock Upp: Badass Jail Atyaachaari Khel”.
He said, “I got into an arranged marriage in 2016. In December 2021, we got separated. The girl I got into an arranged marriage with, belonged to an orthodox family. I began DJ-ing in 2015. A career in nightlife, and extreme exposure in concerts – it is a very difficult industry for a Muslim to be in. When I got married, I was getting a few shows. I wasn’t getting acting projects. I had a few small businesses. She never wanted me to be in the nightlife. She wanted me to be an actor or a businessman. She didn’t want me to be a DJ. As time passed, in a few years my DJ-ing life took off to a nice level. I could survive because of the industry and provide for my family. I was getting a lot of offers to perform in concerts – in bigger arenas. I would ask her ‘Why can’t you be proud of me?’ She wasn’t too happy. Our philosophies didn’t match. Our families suggested we have a kid and things might resolve. But it was a mutual and mature decision. We didn’t take the family way.5
DJ Ali Merchant has produced several Bollywood remixes like the “Aao Raja Remix”, “Bad Boy Mashup”, “Bad Boy Mashup”, “Tamma Tamma Again Remix”, and “Tum Se Hi (Reloaded)”. He also released four official remix albums including Tabaahi (2018), Kadak (2019), Tabaahi 2.0 (2019), and Kadak 2.0 (2020).
Ali has shared the stage with several popular DJs like Israeli psytrance DJ duo Vini Vici, DJ Snake, and DJ Ritviz.
ali merchant as a dj
In April 2018, he was featured in the music video for the “Butterfly” song by Miss Pooja.
In December 2018, he starred alongside Lekha Prajapati in the music video for the Haye Mera Dil (Reprise Version) song by Ramya.
He was awarded the Best Trending DJ award at the Celeb M Awards 2019.
ali merchant with his award
Ali Merchant entered the captive-based reality show “Lock Upp: Badass Jail Atyaachaari Khel” in March 2022 as the 14th contestant. His ex-wife, Sara Khan was also on the show and the duo crossed paths after 12 years on Lock Upp. 6
ali merchant in lock upp
Ali Merchant was linked with Tina Datta in December 2022 after Tina Datta talked about having a close friend named Zuzu on Bigg Boss 16 and people started assuming that Ali could be the Zuzu. However called it a baseless rumour and said that, although he might know who could be Zuzu but that is Tina’s personal matter. 7
In February 2023, he featured alongside Parvati Nair in the music for the song “Dil Bhi Rone Laga”. Singer Kumar Sanu lent his melodic voice to the song.
In May 2023, he was seen alongside Ayra Bansal and Sulaiman Faze in the music video for the “Hai Kahaan?” song composed, written, and sung by WFM.
Ali Merchant featured with Leyla Turchina in the music video for the song “Dhuan” by singers Vyom Singh Rajput and Aavya Dubey. The song premiered on YouTube in June 2023.
In September 2023, he starred alongside Nyra Banerjee and Trriesha Baneirjee in the web series “Libaas” which streamed on the Atrangii Super App.

Ali Merchant got married for the third time with model Andleeb Zaidi on 2 November 2023 in an intimate ceremony, that was held in Lucknow. 8
ali merchant and andleeb zaidi marriage picture