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Ahsan (he/him) is a writer, actor, and filmmaker who grew up in Pakistan and immigrated to NYC where he currently resides. He is the co-founder of the indie production company, Zeal Films. He is the co-writer for the award-winning pilot Legit Married, which won Best Web Pilot at DWF: LA, Best Episodic Pilot at Katra Film Series, and was an ATX TV Festival Pitch Competition Finalist in 2022. Select theater credits: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar (American Stage), Mushroom by Eisa Davis (People’s Light). Select tv credits: “The Blacklist” (NBC), “Nora from Queens” (Comedy Central).  Awards: Best Short Film, Best Actor, & Best Director in the Golden Short Film Festival for his film Fahim (2020); Best Performance for his film Coffee in the Astoria Film Festival (2021); Best Actor in the New Wave Short Film Festival for his film Fahim (2020); Best Performance at Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta and Chicago for Legit Married (2022); The Hilton Worldwide Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (2014). BFA, CUNY Brooklyn College.

Friends With Amenities (Playwright/Ali)

​"This compelling, humorous play is finely written and wonderfully performed by Ahsan Ali and Lisa Jill Anderson."
- Marina Kennedy, BroadwayWorld (Friends With Amenities, 2013)
Friends With Amenities
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