Ali Kazmi was born in Karachi, Pakistan and he now lives in Toronto, Canada where he went to film school and drama school. He has been working successfully for seventeen years both on and off camera, in Pakistan, India, Canada and the USA in theater, television and film.
He started his career at the age of one in a national song directed by his mother, veteran director Sahira Kazmi, called "Vattan ki mitti" (loosely translated "The beloved earth of my Country"). As a youth, Ali gravitated towards being an actor. He started to model, dance and act professionally by the age of fourteen.