Mazhar Ali has been a prominent actor, showing his acting skills in diversified roles for the past two decades. His earliest performances came in the dramas 'Afshan' and 'Uroosa', both based on A.R. Khatoon's novels by the same name and adapted for television by veteran playwright Fatima Suraiyya Bajiya.
Taking a leap from here, Mazhar then went on to act in several other PTV dramas that showed the audiences of the immense acting talent that he possessed. Among these was long play 'Anarkali' and drama serials 'Kasak', 'Girah' and 'Haala'. He also gave a stellar performance in the sitcom 'Naukar Ke Agay Chakar'.
With the dawn of private channels, Mazhar could be seen in dramas like 'Aur Phir' (Hum TV), 'Bol Meri Machli' (Geo TV) and long play 'Hum Bichray Se Log'.