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Hamza Ali Abbasi

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Hamza Ali Abbasi
Native name حمزہ علی عباسی
Born (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 32)
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, Filmmaker
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Fazila Abbasi (sister)[1]

Hamza Ali Abbasi (Urdu/Punjabi: حمزہ علی عباسی) (born June 23, 1984)[2] is a Pakistani theatre, film and television actor, model and director. He is known for his roles as Afzal in the drama serial Pyarey Afzal, and as Salahuddin in the drama serial Mann Mayal.[3] Abbasi began his acting career in 2006 in the play Dally in the Dark, which was produced by Shah Shahrahbeel. He made his film debut in a short film, The Glorious Resolve (2010), directed by Bilal Lashari. In 2013, he appeared in two feature films, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and Waar,[4] for which he received the Best Star Debut Male and Best Supporting Actor awards at the 1st ARY Film Awards.[5] He received praise for playing the parallel lead in the romantic comedy Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015).


Abbasi studied in the United States and returned to Pakistan to pursue his career.[citation needed] He started his career in 2006 as a theatre actor and appeared in several plays such as Bombay Dreams, Phantom of the Opera, and Home is Where Your Clothes Are. He made his directorial debut with the feature film Mud House and the Golden Doll, which he describes as a simple story about simple people.[6] He voiced Baba bandook, the main antagonist, and Vadero Pajero in the Unicorn Black produced animated series, Burka Avenger.[7]


Year Play Director
2006 Dally in the Dark Shah Shahrahbeel
2007 Bombay Dreams
Home is Where Your Clothes Are
The Addams Family
2008 Phantom of the Opera
2009 Tom, Dick and Harry Shah Shahrahbeel
2010 Moulin Rouge Ghazala Siddiqui
2011 Bombay Dreams



dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Actor Role Director Notes
2011 The Glorious Resolve Yes Tariq Documentary film
Mudhouse And The Golden Doll Yes Malang Yes Directorial debut
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Yes Maulvi Majeed ARY Film Award for Best Star Debut Male
Waar Yes Ehtisham ARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Yes Saif
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Yes Malang Baba Cameo appearance
2016 Tharak La Ilaj Hai Aamir
2017 Maula Jatt 2dagger Yes Noori Nath
2017 Shaan-e-Ishq Mehwish's Brother Cameo appearance
TBA Kambakhtdagger Yes Yes Film Re-worked
TBA Parwaaz Hay Junoon[8]dagger Yes TBA In Production


Year Title Role Note(s)
2012 Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley Azam TV Debut
2013–2015 Burka Avenger Baba Bandook Voice Over
2013 Pyaray Afzal Afzal Subhanullah Drama serial, Main role[9]
Ek Tha Raja aur Ek Thi Rani Farhan Telefilm
Gullo Weds Gooli Gullo Telefilm
2016 Mann Mayal Salahuddin Drama serial, Main role
2017 Kar Shadeed Drama serial


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony date Award Nominated Work Category Result
2013 May 24, 2014 ARY Film Awards Waar Best Supporting Actor Won
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Best Star Debut Male Won
2015 September 30, 2015 Lux Style Awards Pyarey Afzal Best TV Actor Won
2016 April 16, 2016 ARY Film Awards Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Best Supporting Actor Won


  1. ^ "Hamza Ali Abbasi Is a Brother of Dr. Fazeela Abbasi – An Expert Dermatologist". MMN. Naseema Parveen. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sophia Cook (February 17, 2015). "39 Facts: Hamza Ali Abbasi Mother Slapped Him In 1995". Archived from the original on March 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pyare Afzal - the tragedy". ARY News. Amber Batool. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hottie of the week: Hamza". The Express Tribune. August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "ARY Film Awards 2014 - Complete Winners List". Brand Synario. April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hamza Ali Abbasi – our reason to believe in Pakistani cinema". Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Burka Avenger all set to sweep negative elements off their feet". Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Pyaray Afzal vs Nawaz Shareef's speech and winner is..". The Express Tribune. Fatima Majeed. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "ARY boasts of first ever ARY Film Awards 2014 | BizAsia Media | The UK's only Asian media news site". Retrieved 2016-05-23. 

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