Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, producer, and writer who works in Hindi films. He started his career with writing and directing television shows. He directed shows like Imtehaan, Naina and Kurukshetra. In 2005 he made his directorial debut with Socha Na Tha, which didn't perform well on the box office. Then he earned critical and commercial success for his direction of Jab We Met (2007). His next directorial ventures Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Rockstar (2011) made him a noted filmmaker.