Abbas (actor)

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Born Mirza Abbas Ali
(1975-05-21) 21 May 1975 (age 39)[1][2]
Calcutta, India (now Kolkata, India)
Years active 1996–present
Height 5 ft 10 in
Spouse(s) Erum Ali
Children Emira, Aymaan

Mirza Abbas Ali (born 21 May 1975), known as Abbas, is an Indian film actor and model. He has appeared in Kollywood Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films.[3]

Born in Calcutta and educated in Mumbai, he was discovered modeling in Bangalore. Since 2003, he has become less engaged in the industry and is running a family-based business in Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad.

He has made videos for the hit album, Yeh Hai Prem (1999). He made a special appearance in the Tamil game show Deala No Deala, hosted by Rishi on 28 November 2009 for Bakrid. The show is a remake of the popular game show Deal Or No Deal.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Erum Ali, a fashion designer; the couple has a son and a daughter, Erum worked as Costume designerr in many films notably Aayirathil Oruvan and Guru En Aalu where his co-star Madhavan's wife Saritha too worked as designer.[4]


Acting was not his first priority. Abbas wanted to become an Air Force pilot. Failing that, he wanted to go in for Masters in Business Management (MBA). But he landed in films after he was done with college. He has been a professional model since std X. His colleagues were Suman Ranganathan, Rahul Dev, Sameer Malhotra, Rajeev Gopalkrishna and Dino Morea.[5][6][7] Mumbai model Abbas was in Bangalore during his holidays, when he bumped into director Kathir who asked him to act in his Tamil film. Initially reluctant due to his little knowledge of the language, he opted out and left for his college in Mumbai. A year later, Abbas received a call from producer K. T. Kunjumon asking him to come over for a screen test as a result of Kathir's insistence for Kadhal Desam.[8][9] The film was successful and earned him many female fans, Post-success, Abbas revealed that he felt the "Mustafa Mustafa" song catapulted him to stardom and enjoyed a strong female base after Kadhal Desam.[10] As a result of respect for his first director, Abbas made a guest appearance in kathir's Kadhal Virus. He appeared in the music videos of Hindi pop album and also appeared in Television commercials of Harpic Toilet Cleaner.


Year Film Role Language Notes
1996 Kadhal Desam Arun Tamil
1997 Pagaivan Tamil
V.I.P Santhosh Tamil
Priya O Priya Telugu
Poochudava Kannan Tamil
1998 Ini Ellam Sugame Aravind Tamil
Shanti Shanti Shanti Raju Kannada
Jolly Gauri Shankar Tamil
Rajahamsa Telugu
Aasai Thambi Tamil
Pooveli Arun Tamil
1999 Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Moosakutty Malayalam
Raja Telugu
Padayappa Chandraprakash Tamil
Suyamvaram Indiran Tamil
Malabar Police Raja Tamil
Anaganga Oka Ammai Sathya Telugu
Krishna Babu Vijay Babu Telugu
2000 Hey Ram Munnu Tamil
Dreams Shiva Malayalam
Kandukondain Kandukondain Srikanth Tamil
Madhuri Telugu
2001 Minnale Rajiv Samuel Tamil
Vinnukum Mannukum Himself Tamil Guest appearance
Aanandham Kannan Tamil
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Anand Tamil
Nee Premakai Prabhu Telugu
Ansh Rajnath Guru Hindi
Kadhal Virus Rajiv Tamil
2003 Kadhaludan Durai Tamil
Banda Paramasivam Madhavan Tamil
Parasuram Shiva Tamil
Zinda Dil Hindi
Three Roses Tamil
Sindhamal Sitharamal Saravanan Tamil
2004 Manasthan Selvarasu Tamil
Shweta Naagu Telugu
Shock Ajay Tamil
Adi Thadi Arjun Tamil
Kadha Malayalam
Azhagiya Theeye Himself Tamil Guest appearance
Greeetings Swaminathan Malayalam
Adhu Raj Tamil
2005 Kalyana Kurimanam Vishnu Malayalam
Political Rowdy Telugu
Unarchigal Tamil
Vanakkam Thalaiva Mano Tamil
2006 47A Besant Nagar Varai Tamil
Thiruttu Payale Ramesh Tamil
Woh Lamhe Hindi
2007 Mauryan Shivashangaran Malayalam
Chandrahas Telugu
Anasuya Anand Telugu
2008 Sadhu Miranda Ram Mohan Tamil
Idi Sangathi Murthy Telugu
2009 Bank Telugu
Guru En Aalu Krishna Tamil
2010 Appu Pappu Ramesh Kannada
2011 Ko Himself Tamil Guest Appearance
Maaro Raj Mohan Telugu
Ayudha Porattam Tamil
2014 Ramanujan Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis English/Tamil


Year Title Role Language Television Notes
2012 Dharmayutham Rammohan Tamil Vijay TV
2013 Vaidhegi Tamil Jaya TV
2014 Harpic (Advertisement) All Languages All TV


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