Abbas at Jaanisaar screening, 2016
|Native name||عمران عباس|
|Born||Imran Abbas Naqvi
|Alma mater||National College of Arts|
Imran Abbas (Urdu: عمران عباس : born as Imran Abbas Naqvi) is a Pakistani actor and former model. He is known for his leading roles in television serials including Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2011), Khuda Aur Muhabbat (2011), Mera Naseeb (2011), Piya Kay Ghar Jana Hai (2012), Dil-e-Muztar (2013), Shadi Aur Tum Say? (2013), Alvida (2015), and Mera Naam Yusuf Hai (2015). Abbas made his film debut with a leading role in the 2013 romantic drama Anjuman. The following year, he appeared in Bollywood's monster horror film Creature 3D, which earned him Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination.
Early life and career
Abbas studied architecture at the National College of Arts in Lahore. He also writes Urdu poetry. His family settled in Lahore, Pakistan after the independence in 1947. Abbas entered into Pakistani dramas and then became very popular through Pakistani telefilms, soaps and films. He has recently stepped into the Indian film industry Bollywood. He made his Lollywood debut in 2013 with Yasir Nawaz's romantic drama Anjuman, a remake of the 1970 film of the same name, opposite Sara Loren, which was a commercial success.
Talking about his Bollywood career Abbas in an interview to The Express Tribune said; "I had been offered leading roles in Guzaarish, Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, Fitoor and Aashiqui 2, but declined them as I was already signed to appear in Boss for Akshay Kumar's production, which unfortunately, did not materialize."
Abbas later 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. In 2015, Abbas featured in Jaanisaar directed by Muzaffar Ali alongside Pernia Qureshi. As of September 2015, Abbas has completed war thriller Abdullah: The Final Witness alongside Sadia Khan. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and was released in 2016. He was also appeared the same year in Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
|2014||Creature 3D||Karan Malothra||Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut|
|2016||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||Faisal||Cameo appearance|
|2016||Abdullah: The Final Witness||Abdullah||Released|
|2017||Azad||TBA||Cameo appearance; Filming|
|2017||Musafir||TBA||Short Feature Film (Currently Filming)|
|2003||Umrao Jaan Ada||Nawab Sultan||ATV||Television Debut|
|2006||Koi Lamha Gulab Ho||Sheheryar||Hum TV|
|Piya Kay Ghar Jaana Hai||Amaan||ARY Digital|
|Meray Paas Paas||Ali|
|2009||Mujhe Apna Bana Lo||Azaan|
|Malaal||Jawad Ibrahim||Also aired in Saudi Arabia as "Hob-Wa-Nadam"|
|2009–10||Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan||Haider Abbas|
|2010||Mujhe Hai Hukum-e-Azaan||Fahad|
|Noor Bano||Agha Murash Ali|
|2011||Mera Naseeb||Moeez Hayat|
|Khuda Aur Muhabbat||Hammad||Geo TV|
|Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain||Ali||Hum TV||Episode: "Dekh Kabira Roya".|
|2012||Main Manto||Talochan Singh||Geo TV|
|Teri Meri Dosti||Rafay||Express Entertainment|
|Pal Mein Ishq Pal Mein Nahi||Haris|
|2013||Dil e Muztar ||Adeel||Hum TV|
|Mera Naam Yousuf Hai||Yousuf||APlus TV|
|2016||Tum Kon Piya||Ramish Hassan||Urdu 1|
|Khuda Aur Muhabbat Season 2||Hammad||Geo TV|
|2017||Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai||Waqar||Geo TV|
|2006||Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta||Sunny|
|2007||Tum Kahan Main Kahan||Zain|
|2009||Sheer Khurma||Ali||Eid Special|
|2010||Shadi Aur Tum Say?||Sami|
|2012||Raati Masha Tola||Jamaal|
- "Fashion Feature: A Guy Thing". Dawn. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Interview of Imran Abbas". Fashion Central. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Imran Abbas is an Urdu Poet!". Daily Dawn.com. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- "Imran Abbas: The Old Delhi area reminds me of Lahore and I feel at home there". The Times of India.
- 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
- "Pakistani actor Imran Abbas set to enter Bollywood". IBNLive.
- http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-12-28/news-interviews/30564347_1_bollywood-movies-ali-zafar-pakistan-film-industry Times of India
- http://www.aaj.tv/2012/08/imran-abbas-to-make-his-bollywood-debut-with-akshay-kumar-spends-eid-with-dilip-kumar/ Aaj TV
- "Imran Abbas crawls his way to the top". The Express Tribune. 3 November 2014.
- "Another Imran in B-Town". DNA India. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- Kumar, Anuj (6 August 2015). "The return of the maverick". The Hindu.
- "Imran Abbas Naqvi's Pak film opens at Cannes Film". Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Rehan Sheikh back in the director's chair for film 'Azad'". HIP. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- "Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir' with Imran Abbas". 23 June 2016.
- "Imran Abbas, Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir'".
- "Dil e muztar". Hum TV. Retrieved 1 January 2013.