India’s top-rated web series ‘SHE’ Season 2 on Netflix, which is trending at the global top-10 most-viewed series has a striking Hyderabadi presence.
Mohammad Ali Baig playing the suave DCP Alam in the thriller steals the show as a no-non-sense, high-ranking IPS officer with his restrained, dignified performance probing the drug cartel in Mumbai. The Imtiaz Ali (filmmaker known for ‘Highway’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Rockstar’ etc.) has written the series in which a female protagonist is an undercover agent.
Mohammad Ali Baig, known for his striking portrayal of historical figures on the global stage is a Padmasri awardee. He commendably switches his time in India and abroad playing various characteristics in theatre, web series, and in Tamil cinema. Tamil film ‘Aruvi’ which he debuted in 2017 was the biggest blockbuster of Tamil cinema of the year. He will soon be seen as a maverick mathematician co-starring with south Indian star Vikram in ‘Cobra’, due for worldwide release early next month. With another southern star Karthi, he plays a two-timing antagonist along with Chunky Pandey in ‘Sardar’ is presently shot.
Not just adjusting to various platforms of the stage, OTT, and big screen, Baig also comfortably sways in languages, from pure Urdu and crisp English plays to chaste Telugu in web series and Tamil in films. His true-blue grooming in theater under his legendary father late Qadir Ali Baig proves a trump card in his virtuoso performances across platforms, languages, and countries. He has a rare distinction of having performed at both the revered Oxford University and the Edinburgh Festival in the UK. His popularity in theater draws audiences in four-digit figures at iconic venues across the globe.
Many of his fans and followers took to Twitter and social media to thank him for making Hyderabad proud with his virtuoso performance of DCP Alam with finesse, dignity, and command.