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Imran Abbas

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Imran Abbas
Imran Abbas at 'Jaanisaar' screening.jpg
Abbas at Jaanisaar screening, 2016
Native name
عمران عباس نقوی
Born
Imran Abbas Naqvi

(1977-10-15) 15 October 1977 (age 42) [1][2]
NationalityPakistani
Alma materNational College of Arts
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Model
  • Singer
Years active2003–present
Websiteimranabbasofficial.com

Imran Abbas is a Pakistani actor, singer and former model. He is known for his roles in TV serials Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009), Khuda Aur Muhabbat (2011), Akbari Asghari (2011), Dil-e-Muztar (2013), Alvida (2015), Mera Naam Yusuf Hai (2015) Tum Kon Piya (2016), Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai (2017) and Koi Chand Rakh Meri Shaam Par (2018).[4][5]

Early life and career[edit]

Abbas' family settled in Lahore, Pakistan, after independence in 1947.[6][7] The family moved to Islamabad in 1963 where, like his two elder brothers and three older sisters before him, Abbas attended G-6/1-1 combined junior school. He went on to study architecture at the National College of Arts in Lahore. He began his career at the age of 22 working as a model. He made his first television appearance in 2003. He also writes Urdu poetry.[8] Abbas appeared in Pakistani dramas, telefilms, soaps and films.[9] He has also appeared in Bollywood productions.[10][11]

Bollywood career[edit]

Abbas made his debut in Bollywood opposite Bipasha Basu in Vikram Bhatt's Creature 3D, for which he was nominated at Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut category.[12] In 2015, Abbas featured in Jaanisaar directed by Muzaffar Ali alongside Pernia Qureshi.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Key
dagger denotes film / drama that has not released yet
dagger Denotes films / drama that are currently on cinema / on air

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Director Notes
2013 Anjuman Asif Ali Yasir Nawaz
2014 Creature 3D Karan Malothra Vikram Bhatt
2015 Jaanisaar Prince Amir Haider Muzaffar Ali
2016 Actor in Law Himself Nabeel Qureshi
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Dr. Faisal Khan Karan Johar Cameo
Abdullah: The Final Witness Abdullah Hashim Nadeem [14]
2017 Azad Faris Rehan Sheikh [15]

Television[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
2003 Umrao Jaan Ada Nawab Sultan Ali Khan Television Debut
2006 Koi Lamha Gulaab Ho Shahreyar
Piya Ke Ghar Jana Hai Amaan
2007 Sarkar Sahab Balaaj
Man-O-Salwa Jamal
2008 Abhi Abhi Bilal Baig
2009 Malaal Jawad Ibrahim Also aired in Saudi Arabia as "Hob-Wa-Nadam"
Mujhe Apna Bana Lo Azaan Ahmed
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Haider Abbas
2010 Noor Bano Agha Murash Ali
Mera Naseeb Moeez Hayat
2011 Khuda Aur Muhabbat Hammad Raza
Akbari Asghari Akbar
2013 Dil e Muztar [18] Adeel Also aired in India as Dil e Nadaan
2015 Alvidaa Hadi Salman
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Yousuf Also aired in Star Plus (India) & UK
Aitraaz Wajdaan
2016 Tum Kon Piya Ramish Hasan
Khuda Aur Muhabbat Season 2 Hammad Raza
2017 Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Waqar Ahmed
Yaar-e-Bewafa Zaid
Noor ul Ain Khizar Hayat
2018 Koi Chand Rakh Zain
2019 daggerDarr Khuda Say Shahwaiz
daggerKun Faya Kun Hashir Abbas

Telefilm[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta Sayeed
2007 Tum Kahan Main Kahan Zain
2008 Sheer Khurma Ali Eid Special
Abdullah Abdullah Opposite Ayesha Khan
2009 Dil Deewana Ayan Opposite Sarwat Gilani
2010 Shadi Aur Tum Say? Sami
2011 Dekh Kabira Roya Kabir Opposite Ayeza Khan
2012 Raati Masha Tola Jamaal Opposite Reema Khan
2016 Dukh Sukh Sikandar Episode - Musafir

Other Appearances[edit]

Year Reality Show Role Guest/Host With
2012 17th PTV Awards Host Hosted with Saba Qamar
2014 Big Star Entertainment Awards Hosted with Sunil Grover
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest To Promote Creature 3D with Bipasha Basu
2015 Tonite with HSY With Sanam Jung
Subh-e-Pakistan Aired on Geo TV
Good Morning Zindagi To promote Mera Naam Yousuf Hai with Maya Ali
Jago Pakistan Jago To promote Alvidaa
Ramzan Kareem Ramzan Special
aired on ATV
2016 Raat Chali Hai Jhoom Ke Host Hosted a Musical Programme
Mehmaan Nawaaz Eid Special
Later hosted by Ayeza Khan
2017 Eid Show with Imran Abbas and Saba Qamar For Dunya News, Hosted With Saba Qamar.
Good Morning Pakistan by Nida Yasir Guest Eid Special with Kubra Khan, Sadia Khan, Hira Tareen, Sumbul Iqbal, Momal Sheikh
Kon Banegi Imran Abbas Ki Dulhania
Mazaaq Raat With Fizi Khan
2018 Jago Pakistan Jago New Year Special
Good Morning Pakistan by Nida Yasir To Promote Noor ul Ain
Ehed-e-Ramzan Host Ramzan Special, airs on Express Entertainment
2019 Ehed-e-Ramzan
Speak Your Heart With Samina Peerzada Guest Season 2 Episode 24
Bol Nights with Ahsan Khan With Reema Khan

Discography[edit]

Year Song Vocalists Album/Movie
2015 Sher Dil Shaheen Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Sher Dil Shaheen
Tu Mera Nahi Himself Mera Naam Yousuf Hai
2016 Khuda Aur Mohabbat Khuda Aur Muhabbat
2017 Peyam Aaye Hain Yaar-e-Bewafa
2018 Allah Hu Allah Hu Alongside Aima Baig Ehed-e-Ramzan
2019 Hogaya Hai Pyar Tumse Himself Kun Faya Kun

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reviewit (4 June 2017). "Imran Abbas - biography, age, education, wife, family, dramas". Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ S3 TV (2017). "Imran Abbas biography". Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Imran Abbas Official Website". imranabbasofficial.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Fashion Feature: A Guy Thing". Dawn. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Interview of Imran Abbas". Fashion Central. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Imran Abbas: The Old Delhi area reminds me of Lahore and I feel at home there". The Times of India.
  7. ^ Parkar, Shaheen (10 August 2014). "Transcending boundaries: Pakistani actors in B-Town films". Mid-Day. Retrieved 12 November 2015. My family moved from UP to Pakistan, so shooting there was special for me
  8. ^ "Imran Abbas is an Urdu Poet!". Daily Dawn.com. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Pakistani actor Imran Abbas set to enter Bollywood". IBNLive.
  10. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-12-28/news-interviews/30564347_1_bollywood-movies-ali-zafar-pakistan-film-industry Times of India
  11. ^ http://www.aaj.tv/2012/08/imran-abbas-to-make-his-bollywood-debut-with-akshay-kumar-spends-eid-with-dilip-kumar/ Aaj TV
  12. ^ "Another Imran in B-Town". DNA India. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  13. ^ Kumar, Anuj (6 August 2015). "The return of the maverick". The Hindu.
  14. ^ "Imran Abbas Naqvi's Pak film opens at Cannes Film". Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Rehan Sheikh back in the director's chair for film 'Azad'". HIP. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir' with Imran Abbas". 23 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Imran Abbas, Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir'". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.
  18. ^ "Dil e muztar". Hum TV. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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