Askar Ali was born on 6th January 1993 as the youngest son of Mr. Shoukath Ali and Mrs. Jolly at Thodupuzha, Idukki, Kerala. He did his schooling at Vimal Public School and De Paul Higher Secondary School and St George H.S.S, Thodupuzha.
Askar completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce and business from Marian College, Kuttikanam. He worked as an assistant director for advertisements at Chennai. Noted actor Asif Ali is his elder brother.
Askar started his career in acting with the film ‘Honey Bee 2.5’ directed by Shyju Anthikad. He plays the lead roles in the films ‘Chembarathipoo’ and ‘Kamuki’. Askar plays a rustic youth in the film Chembarathipoo’ scripted and directed by editor-turned-filmmaker Arun Vaiga.
He gives life to visually challenged person in the film ‘Kamuki’ which revolves around the life of a young girl who falls in love with a blind man. The film which is touted as a real life college story is directed by Binu S.