Baba Ali is an Iranian-born American stand-up comedian, actor, entrepreneur, and games developer, businessman. As the co-founder of Ummah Films, he educates his audiences about the misinterpretation of Islam.
Baba Ali Biography
Ali Ardekani best known by his stage name Baba Ali was born on October 11, 1974, in Tehran, Iran. He is 47 years old as of 2022. He was brought up in a Persian family.
Baba Ali was, however, raised in a secular irreligious household in Los Angeles, California. He converted to Islam after attending an Islamic camp when he was 18 years old. He has earlier been involved in the study of several religions including Wicca since he was 18 years old.
Baba Ali was born to a wealthy family, however, they later disowned him as they were not pleased with his conversion to Islam. He is a professional IT expert in California. In 2006, he rose into the spotlight via Ummah Films, a Muslim film company which focuses on providing Islamically permissible entertainment to its audience.
Baba Ali co-founded Ummah Films along with Mahdi Ahmad in the online Muslim. There he discusses some Islamic topics using humour. Ummah Films is responsible for the production of web series including The Reminder Series and Ask Baba Ali. So far, his videos have accumulated over ten million views.
Baba Ali has made appearances as a guest at several Muslim conferences and events. He has served as a guest at the ICNA-MAS convention, Evening of Inspiration, the Global Peace and Unity Event and MuslimFest. All around the world, he has given performances to large audiences as large as 40,000.
Baba Ali has performed at over 400 events in countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. As a games developer, he designed two board games including Mecca to Medina (2005) and Kalimaat (2010). Mecca to Medina focuses on trading and negotiating with an Islamic theme while Kalimaat is a word game about common knowledge and memory.
Baba Ali founded the Muslim matrimonial website, Half Our Deen in 2011. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, USA Today and Los Angeles Times. Baba Ali’s work has also been featured in seven episodes of DirecTV’s The Fizz News. He made an appearance in the comedy film American Sharia, in 2015 alongside Omar Regan.
Baba Ali Husband
Baba Ali is a married man. He tied the knot with his longtime partner in 2001. He lives in Los Angeles, California alongside his wife and two children. However, not much information is available to the public or media regarding his wife and kids. He works in a personal studio located in the second bedroom of the apartment.
Baba Ali Net Worth
Baba Ali has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million which he has earned primarily from his successful career as a stand-up comedian, YouTube personality and entrepreneur.