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Mast Ali
Ali Asghar Tayabi

1970 (age 53–54)
Occupation(s)Actor, dialogue writer
Years active2001–present

Mast Ali (born 1970) is an Indian actor[1] and dialogue writer who is known for his Hyderabadi dialect (Dakhini) humour. He is widely known as Saleem Pheku from the movie The Angrez.

Although he was not the lead character, many considered him to be a show stealer. He has also acted in Hyderabad Nawabs and Hyderabadi Bakra. Moreover, it was his Hyderabadi lehja (dialect) used in both the films that contributed immensely to their overall success. Few other movies in which he acted are Half Fry, Berozgaar, Hungama in Dubai and Zabardast. In 2015, he debuted in the Telugu film industry with the movie, Surya vs Surya. In 2019, he debuted in the Bhojpuri film industry with the movie, Jai-Veeru.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 Kushi Roadside Romeo Telugu Uncredited role
2005 The Angrez Saleem Pheku Dakhini
2006 Hyderabad Nawabs Munna Dakhini
2007 Hungama in Dubai Ajju Dakhini
2008 Hyderabadi Bakra Dakhini
2009 Kirkit Dakhini Lyricist
Half Fry Sahil Dakhini
2010 Berozgaar Baba Dakhini
2011 Zabardast Laddoo Dakhini
Mogudu Telugu
2013 Pusthakamlo Konni Pageelu Missing Saleem Telugu
Paisa Potti Problem Saleem Dakhini
2014 Santray Saleem Dakhini
2015 Surya vs Surya Zin Zuber Telugu
Subramanyam for Sale Asgar Telugu
The Angrez 2 Saleem Pheku Dakhini
Ram Robert Raheem Robert / Raheem Khan / Sairam Dakhini Triple role
2016 Apna Hyderabad Dakhini
Dawat E Shaadi Mastan Dakhini
Hyderabadi Pheku Amjad Khan Dakhini
Babu Bangaram Thief Telugu Cameo appearance
Tiger Sultan Sallu Dakhini
2017 127B Lakhan Singh "Lucky" Dakhini
Salaam Zindagi Dakhini
Shaadi Express Dakhini
2019 Jai Veeru Veeru Bhojpuri Bhojpuri Debut
2020 Eureka Kareem Telugu
2021 Jathi Ratnalu Bawarchi Telugu
2023 Narakasura Constable Ali Telugu [2]

See also


  1. ^ "Watch and become a Bakra yourself!". The Hindu. 5 January 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ Sistu, Suhas (3 November 2023). "'Narakasura' review: Interesting revenge drama". The Hans India.