Abbas at Jaanisaar screening, 2016
عمران عباس نقوی
Imran Abbas Naqvi
|Alma mater||National College of Arts|
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) and Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai (2017). Abbas made his film debut 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 appeared in Pakistani dramas, telefilms, soaps and films. He has also appeared in Bollywood productions. 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.
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. In 2015, Abbas featured in Jaanisaar directed by Muzaffar Ali alongside Pernia Qureshi. In September 2015, he completed the war thriller Abdullah: The Final Witness alongside Sadia Khan. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and was released in 2016. He will be seen alongside debutante and rookie actor Hritu Kumar in an upcoming YRF untitled film.
Abbas was offered for many Bollywood movies which was rejected by him. He got offers by finest and big directors of Bollywood such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mohit Suri, Abhishek Kapoor, Karan Johar etc., Abbas was offered for the movie Guzaarish by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, then he was offered for the movie Boss beside Akshay Kumar, Later he got offered for Mukesh Bhatt's Aashiqui 2 and again by Sanjay Leela Bhansali's for Ram Leela beside Kareena Kapoor Khan, After the release of Creature 3D he got an offer by Abhishek Kapoor for a Love Story Film Fitoor besides Katrina Kaif.
|2014||Creature 3D||Karan Malothra||Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut|
|2016||Actor in Law||himself|
|Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||Dr. Faisal Khan||Cameo appearance|
|Abdullah: The Final Witness||Abdullah|||
|2018||Musafir||TBA||Short featured film (Currently Filming)|
2019 Ishqq Mohabbat TBA Currently filming
|2003||Umrao Jaan Ada||Nawab Sultan||Geo TV||Television Debut|
|2006||Koi Lamha Gulaab Ho||Shahreyaar||Hum TV|
|Piya Kay Ghar Jana Hai||Amaan Ali||ARY Digital|
|2007||Sarkar Sahab||Balaaj||Hum TV|
|2008||Kuch Dil Ne Kaha||Nadeem|
|Abhi Abhi||Bilal Baig||ARY Digital|
|2009||Malaal||Jawad Ibrahim||Hum TV||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||Mera Khoon Hua Tha||Ramish Ahmed||A Plus|
|Khuda Aur Muhabbat||Hammad Raza||Geo TV|
|Akbari Asghari||Akbar||Hum TV|
|2013||Dil e Muztar ||Adeel||Also aired in India as Dil e Nadaan|
|Mera Naam Yousuf Hai||Yousuf||APlus TV||Also aired in Star Plus (India) & UK|
|2016||Tum Kon Piya||Ramish Hassan||Urdu 1|
|Khuda Aur Muhabbat Season 2||Hammad Raza||Geo TV|
|2017||Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai||Waqar Ahmed|
|Noor ul Ain||Khizar Hayat||ARY Digital|
|2018||Koi Chand Rakh||Zain||Ary Digital|
|2006||Kyun Pyaar Nahi Miltaa||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||Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain||Ali||"Dekh Kabira Roya", Opposite Ayeza Khan|
|2012||Raati Masha Tola||Jamaal||Opposite Reema Khan|
|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|
|2015||Tonite with HSY||With Sanam Jung|
|Good Morning Zindagi||To promote Mera Naam Yousuf Hai with Maya Ali|
|Jago Pakistan Jago||To promote Alvidaa|
|2016||Raat Chali Hai Jhoom Ke||Host||Hosted a Musical Programme|
|Mehmaan Nawaaz||Eid Special|
|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|
|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||Aima Baig||Ehed-e-Ramzan|
- "Imran Abbas Official Website". imranabbasofficial.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
- "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
- "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'". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.
- "Dil e muztar". Hum TV. Retrieved 1 January 2013.