Janab Mohammed Ali Shabbir was born on February 15, 1957 in an agricultural family at Kamareddy, Nizamabad District in a traditionally backward region and graduated in Commerce.
He inherited politics from his father late Mohd Masoom. He began his political career as an active member of NSUI and then elevated to Youth Congress and then to the State-level politics. He became the State General Secretary, Vice-President of AP Youth Congress and Member of AICC. He was also appointed as General Secretary and Vice-President – Pradesh Congress Committee and elected as President – District Congress Committee, Nizamabad for 5 years.
Recognizing his talented services to the party and people, he was given party ticket to contest Assembly Election from Kamareddy in the year 1989. He won with a thumping majority. Then he was inducted into the State Cabinet as a Minister for Wakf, Sugar, Fisheries, Khadi Village Industries. At the age of 31 years, he became one of the youngest cabinet ministers in India.
Janab Shabbir Ali had a clear vision for the development of minorities. Therefore, with strenous efforts he created the Minority Welfare Department, the first of kind in India.
He was again elected from Kamareddy constituency in 2004 elections and was made Information and Public Relations, Energy & Coal, NRI Affairs Minister in the Cabinet of Dr. Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy. He was also made in-charge Minister for Hyderabad and Kadapa Districts.
Janab Shabbir Ali was instrumental in providing 4 per cent reservations to the socially and educationally backward Muslims in education and employment in the State. His contribution in getting Muslim reservation, scholarships and fee reimbursement for minorities helped thousands of Muslims across the State.
Janab Shabbir Ali had also served as the Leader of Opposition in Telangana State Legislative Council.