Ali Merchant is an Indian television actor, DJ, TV anchor, and music producer.He was born and brought up in Mumbai. Ali Merchants childhood picture with his parents.At the age of 17, he started his career as a model. He then won the title of Mr. Bombay.Ali has worked as a host for three consecutive seasons of Gladrags Mega Model and Manhunt which was aired on Channel V.He has acted in a few Hindi TV serials such as Amber Dhara (2007), Rubi (2008), Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar (2009), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2009), and Bandini (2010). Ali Merchant in Amber Dhara.In 2010, he appeared as a guest contestant in the TV reality show Bigg Boss. In the show, he got married to his then-girlfriend Sara Khan (contestant in the show). There were rumours that they were paid Rs. 5 million by the Colors channel for their marriage stint on the show. India TV News Ali Merchant with Sara Khan on their wedding day.In 2011, he was invited as a guest in the TV reality show Sach Ka Saamna. In the show, he was asked questions about his marriage. He said, I got married on TV for publicity. Anyone in my place would have done that. Getting into Bigg Boss and then marrying Sara were the biggest mistakes of my career. Actually, being in a relationship with her is my biggest regret..In an interview, Ali shared that post-divorce with Sara, his professional life was also affected. He said, I had taken a break from acting after the controversy erupted in my life. It became very difficult for me to accept the roles that I started getting after the controversy- all controversial roles, halke roles. I decided that Id rather do some other work for some time. So I took up a job in Badlapur. But I was missing the industry a lot. After some time, I thought I should change tracks and I got into music. I started doing remixes and mash-ups. I became a full-fledged DJ. I am amongst the top five or ten best DJs of India..A few years later, in 2016, he got married to the investment banker Anam Merchant. During an interview, while talking about his second marriage, he said, There is no pomp and show as she is not from the industry. We are having a party on January 27, nikaah on 29 and reception on 30. I feel as if I am starting a new chapter of my life. I am hoping that 2016 will be great for me both on the professional and personal front. Having said that, I want my work to speak rather than my personal life being in focus..However, his second marriage did not last long, and in an interview, he shared that he got divorced from Anam. He said, We were together for 4 to 5 years. I think our philosophy of life was not matching. Our thought-processes were not matching. She is an amazing girl and she accepts that I am a nice person. Look, my lifestyle became different. DJ brought in nightlife in my life, which had alcohol all around. Those live shows could not make me reach home in time. During the day, she was at her workplace. We couldnt get sufficient time together. But what could I do? I had just resurrected my career..