Ali Nuhu Mohammed was born on 15 March 1974 in Maiduguri, Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria.. Ali is a Nigerian film actor, producer, director, dancer and script writer. He acts in both Hausa and English movies and he is often referred as the “King of Kannywood” by the public.
Nuhu entered the Hausa film industry in 1999 as an actor and appeared in over 260 Hausa movies and 150 English movies. He participated in a film training program at the Asian School of Media Studies in Noida, New Delhi, India
His father Nuhu Poloma hailed from Gombe State and his mother Fatima Karderam Digema Borno State. He grew up in Kano, Kano State. After high school education he received a Bachelors of Art degree in Geography from the University of Jos. He did his National Service in Ibadan, Oyo State. He later attended University of Southern California for a course in film production and cinematic arts.
Mohammed is the most popular Hausa actor in the world. In terms of social media presence, he has almost 145,000 followers on Twitter, 1,600,000 on Facebook and 581,000 plus on Instagram. He is by far the most interactive Kannywood star on social media and the most followed male celebrity in the Kannywood industry.