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Hamza Ali Abbasi
Native name حمزہ علی عباسی
Born (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 34)[1]
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Major (Retd) Mazhar Ali Abbasi (father)
Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry (mother)
Dr. Fazeela Abbasi (sister)

Hamza Ali Abbasi (Urdu/Punjabi: حمزہ علی عباسی) 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.[2] 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,[3] for which he received the Best Star Debut Male and Best Supporting Actor awards at the 1st ARY Film Awards.[4] He received praise for playing the parallel lead in the romantic comedy Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015).


Belonging to a family of civil servants, his father Major (Retd) Mazhar Ali Abbasi was an army officer, his mother Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry is a politician[5] while his sister, Dr. Fazeela Abbasi, is a famous dermatologist.[6]


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.[7] He voiced Baba bandook, the main antagonist, and Vadero Pajero in the Unicorn Black produced animated series, Burka Avenger.[8] He is also a strong supporter of Pakistan's second largest political party and cricketer-led Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf.[9] Abbasi has also developed into a host on Pakistani channel BOL Network. Being a strong supporter of political party PTI has led to Mr Abbasi releasing controversial statements and accusation over twitter and BOL Network. In 2018, he exposed Reham Khan by revealing the manuscript of the book before-hand. He also claimed to have been threatened directly by Humza Ali Abbasi via emails. When Abbasi denied the claim, Khan further stated that it was gimmick of Reham khan's to malign him because of his closeness to Imran Khan.[10]


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
2010 Moulin Rouge Ghazala Siddiqui
2011 Bombay Dreams



dagger Film are currently on Cinema
dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Director Notes
2011 The Glorious Resolve Tariq Documentary film
Mudhouse And The Golden Doll Malang Yes Directorial debut
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Maulvi Majeed ARY Film Award for Best Star Debut Male
Waar Ehtisham ARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Saif
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Malang Baba Cameo appearance
2017 Shaan-e-Ishq Mehwish's Brother Cameo appearance
2018 Parwaaz Hay Junoon[11]dagger Hamza
Maula Jatt 2 dagger Noori Nath
TBA Kambakht dagger Yes Film in Re-working process


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[12]
Ek Tha Raja aur Ek Thi Rani Farhan Telefilm
Gullo Weds Gooli Gullo Telefilm
2016 Mann Mayal Salahuddin Drama serial, Main role
2018 Alif Momin Upcoming drama


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
ARY Film Awards
2014 Waar ARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi ARY Film Award for Best Star Debut Male Won
2016 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Best Supporting Actor Won
Lux Style Awards
2015 Pyarey Afzal Best TV Actor Won
International Pakistan Prestige Awards
2017 Style Icon of the Year Male[15][16] Won


  1. ^ Sophia Cook (February 17, 2015). "39 Facts: Hamza Ali Abbasi Mother Slapped Him In 1995". Archived from the original on March 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Pyare Afzal - the tragedy". ARY News. Amber Batool. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Hottie of the week: Hamza". The Express Tribune. August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "ARY Film Awards 2014 - Complete Winners List". Brand Synario. April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  5. ^ Entertainment Desk (24 January 2015), "Hamza Ali Abbasi appointed PTI Karachi's culture secretary", Dawn News. Retrieved 5 July 2018
  6. ^ Saira Khan (22 January 2018), ""Eyes are the first thing I notice in a girl," Hamza Ali Abbasi", hipinpakistan. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Hamza Ali Abbasi – our reason to believe in Pakistani cinema". Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "Burka Avenger all set to sweep negative elements off their feet". Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  9. ^ Retrieved 2013-11-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Hussain, Danish. "PTI ups hostility to Reham's book a notch". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Pyaray Afzal vs Nawaz Shareef's speech and winner is." The Express Tribune. Fatima Majeed. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  13. ^ "ARY boasts of first ever ARY Film Awards 2014 | BizAsia Media | The UK's only Asian media news site". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  14. ^ "Debate Headquarters - Pakistan's #1 News Show | BOL News". Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  15. ^ "International Pakistan Prestige Awards Nominations Revealed!". Brandsynario. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  16. ^ "The first International Pakistan Prestige Awards take place in London". Daily Times. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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