Recent advancements in deep learning have significantly increased the capabilities of face recognition. However, face recognition in an unconstrained environment is still an active research challenge. Covariates such as pose and low resolution have received significant attention, but 'disguise' is considered an onerous covariate of face recognition. One primary reason for this is the unavailability of large and representative databases. To address the problem of recognizing disguised faces, we propose an active learning framework A-LINK*, that intelligently selects training samples from the target domain data, such that the decision boundary does not overfit to a particular set of variations, and better generalizes to encode variability. The framework further applies domain adaptation with the actively selected training samples to fine-tune the network. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework on DFW and Multi-PIE datasets with state-of-the-art models such as LCSSE and DenseNet. © 2019 IEEE.