Ali Saleem is a famous Pakistani actor most popular for his alter ego, Begum Nawazish Ali. Ali broke in to the media circle when he impersonated late Benazir Bhutto, and then played the role of Begum Nawazish Ali. Even though he was born biologically as a male, Ali often refers to his sexuality as bisexual and/or transsexual.
He was born in Islamad to a retired colonel in the Pakistan Army, and he got his break on a trip to Karachi. Here, Ali met Imran Aslam, who told him of a television channel that would soon be aired, Geo TV. Ali opted for a role and became famous for his impersonations of Benazit Bhutto, which later transcended to that of Begum Nawazish Ali. Ali is a scriptwriter, impressionist as well as a TV artist. Ali Saleem also participated in the Indian reality show, Big Boss. He became captain of the house, but was evicted in the third week of the show.