Abbas Hasan

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Abbas Hasan
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Background information
Born Ottawa, Canada
Genres Pop, Asian Pop
Occupations Singer, actor, model

Abbas Hasan is a Canadian-French pop music artist and actor who has been named "the next big thing" in the Asian music/film scene by MTV India and HELLO! Magazine, and has recently won the Artist of the Year 2014 Award at Anokhi Media awards in Canada. [1][2][3][4][5] He is also the brand ambassador for the New York based luxury watch and lifestyle company Nooka.[6][7] (Sometimes mistakenly credited as "Abbas Hassan").

Biography[edit]

From singing for the Mickey Mouse club to being photographed at Elton John's parties, the French pop sensation Abbas Hasan has already had quite a journey into the music world.[8] Born in Canada, Abbas moved to Paris, France at the age of one, where he forayed into the world of arts and music at a young age.[9] His childhood music experiences included advertisements and other public broadcasts, and took on a new direction through singing and performing for Disney in Paris.[10] Over time, he continued his involvement in the world of drama, music and modelling across his moves from France to Canada and Great Britain.[11][12][13][14] He is now signed with Rishi Rich Productions, famed for launching other acts including Jay Sean and Juggy D.[12][15]

Commonly referred to in music press as the next Jay Sean,[16][17][18][19] Abbas performs in French, Urdu, English and Hindi.[13]

Abbas is an ambassador for the New York based luxury watch and lifestyle company Nooka.[6][7] He was named Bachelor of the Year for 2010 by Asian Woman Magazine,[20][21][22] included in Asiana Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors List for 2010,[17] and has been included in a list of Top 10 Most Handsome South Asian Male Models in the UK, compiled by an event management company named KZ Entertainment.[23]

Music career[edit]

Nominated for the "Artist of the Year" award by Anokhi in Canada for 2014, Abbas's music experience began with singing and performing for Disney as a child in Paris.[24][25] Abbas launched his career with his debut single with Rishi Rich named "Sona" which was released on iTunes, Amazon, E-music and Napster and successfully topped the British Asian music charts shortly after its release.[26] His next single "Habibi" did equally well topping the British Asian charts once again.[27] After touring the UK with the BBC Asian Network's Melas, Abbas went to India to star in his first film.[20][28][29][30] After performing at the London premiere of Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor's Bollywood film Teri Meri Kahaani, Abbas burst onto the international stage as the only new talent to perform at the first ever Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) held in Vancouver, Canada.[31][32][33] Since then, went on a European tour with Indian Bollywood songstress Shreya Ghoshal and Abbas released an international hit with Rishi Rich entitled "Away" starring BAFTA award-winning actress Humaima Malick.[34][35][36][37][38] Abbas's "Away" single featuring Rishi Rich received rave reviews from the press and the video has been termed "iconic"; rumours suggest his next video will star "Slumdog Millionaire" actress and L'Oreal ambassador Frieda Pinto or Mahira Khan[39][40][41]

Film and Acting career[edit]

Abbas is playing the lead role in a Malayalam–language Indian film titled Mazhavillinattam Vare.[42] He is playing the role of a Pakistani cricketer named Yassin Mubarak Azad. He was cast in the film after Pakistani cricketer Mohammed Asif and later Mohammad Hafeez were replaced from the role.[43] The film drew controversy when Mohommad Asif was dropped from the film due to match fixing allegations.[44][45][46] The film has since been further delayed due to a fresh controversy as Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth has been arrested for corruption. His scenes will now be cut from the film.[47] Abbas made a cameo appearance in a television advert with one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan.[36][37][38][48] Following his performance at the Times of India Film Awards, rumours are circulating about Abbas acting in more films in the future.[31][49]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Abbas Hasan: It's an honour to be named Artist of the Year". Digital Spy. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Abbas Hasan Wins Major Award". urban Asian. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "French Heartthrob Abbas Hasan Celebrates his Birthday in London Amidst Major News!". Chakdey.com. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Abbas Hasan to Attend Elton John's Epic Bash". Ebuzz Today. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Urban Asian". Urban Asian. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Asian Image". Asian Image. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Asiana Magazine: Abbas Hasan – What More Can the Boy Possibly Do?". Asiana Magazine. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Swiss Desi". Swiss-desi.ch. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Asiana Magazine". Asiana Magazine. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
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  12. ^ a b 2 (21 March 2011). "LM". Livemalayalam.com. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  13. ^ a b 25 March 2011 By T.S. Sreenivasa Raghavan DC Kochi (25 March 2011). "Deccan Chronicle India". The Deccan Chronicle. India. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  14. ^ International/Desi Music. "PMR". Pakmediarevolution.net. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
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  21. ^ Sulina. "MTV". Mtvdesi.com. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  22. ^ "Asian Woman Magazine Winter 2010". Asianwomanmag.com. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  23. ^ "Top 10 Most Handsome South Asian Male Models in the UK". K-zentertainment.com. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  24. ^ "Hot Stepper". Masala Magazine. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  25. ^ "Pop Sensation Abbas Hasan Nominated for Artist of the Year". Chakdey Dot Com. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Urban, yet Desi at Heart". Indian Express – Express Buzz. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  27. ^ "One to One Interview with Up and Coming Mega-Star Abbas Hasa". The Cinema Journal. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  28. ^ "BBC Asian Network Mela Artists". Bbc.co.uk. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  29. ^ "Desi-Box". Desi-Box. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  30. ^ "Asian Fashion Online". Asian Fashion Online. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  31. ^ a b "BizAsia: Upcoming star Abbas Hasan performs at TOIFA". BizAsia. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  32. ^ "Asiana: Abbas Wows Bollywood". Asiana. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "The Vancouver Sun: Times of India Film Awards get Bollywood-style kick-off in Vancouver". Asiana. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "Digital Spy: Abbas Hasan to launch new Humaima Malick video 'Away'". Digital Spy. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  35. ^ "Times of India: Abbas Hasan’s single stars Humaima Malick". Times of India. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  36. ^ a b "Biz Asia: Abbas Hasan shoots video with Humaima Malick". BizAsia. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  37. ^ a b "Digital Spy: Abbas Hasan shoots new music video with Humaima Malick". Digital Spy. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "Asian Image: Abbas Hasan's new video stars Humaima Malick". Asian Image. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  39. ^ Daily Times
  40. ^ "E-Buzz Today". E-Buzz. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  41. ^ "Urban Asian". Urban Asian. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  42. ^ "Asian Image". Asian Image. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  43. ^ P. K. Ajith Kumar (4 February 2011). "Bowled over by cinema". The Hindu. India. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  44. ^ BBC News
  45. ^ The Daily Mail
  46. ^ The Guardian
  47. ^ The Daily Mail
  48. ^ "Times of India: Abbas Hasan’s single stars Humaima Malick". Times of India. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  49. ^ "Asiana Magazine: Abbas Wows Bollywood". Asiana Magazine. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

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