Ali studied at Vemana zilla parishad high school, Kadiri, Anantapur and graduated in History, Philosophy and Urdu. He completed his post-graduation in Urdu from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and got his Ph.D in 1989.
His areas of work include poetics; classical Urdu literature; Urdu drama; modern prose & poetry; modern and postmodern criticism; genres of Urdu literature; metaphorical studies in Urdu literature & Quran, it was stated.
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