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
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater National College of Arts
  • Actor
  • model
Years active 2003–present

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).[1][2] 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.[3] His family settled in Lahore, Pakistan[4] after the independence in 1947.[5] Abbas entered into Pakistani dramas and then became very popular through Pakistani[6] telefilms, soaps and films. He has recently stepped into the Indian film industry Bollywood.[7][8] 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.

Bollywood career

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."[9]

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.[10] In 2015, Abbas featured in Jaanisaar directed by Muzaffar Ali alongside Pernia Qureshi.[11] 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.[9] He was also appeared the same year in Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.



Year Film Role Notes
2013 Anjuman Asif Ali
2014 Creature 3D Karan Malothra Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2015 Jaanisaar Amir Haider
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Faisal Cameo appearance
2016 Abdullah: The Final Witness Abdullah [12]
2017 Azad TBA Cameo appearance; Filming[13]
2017 Musafir TBA Short Feature Film (Currently Filming)[14][15]


Year Drama Role Channel Notes
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
2007 Man-O-Salwa Jamaal Hum TV
2008 Sarkar Sahab Balaaj
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".
Akbari Asghari Akbar
2012 Main Manto Talochan Singh Geo TV
Teri Meri Dosti Rafay Express Entertainment
Pal Mein Ishq Pal Mein Nahi Haris
2013 Dil e Muztar [16] Adeel Hum TV
2015 Alvida Hadi Salman/HS
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Yousuf APlus TV
2015–16 Aitraaz Wajdaan ARY Digital
2016 Tum Kon Piya Ramish Hassan Urdu 1
Khuda Aur Muhabbat Season 2 Hammad Geo TV
2017 Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Waqar Geo TV


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta Sunny
2007 Tum Kahan Main Kahan Zain
2008 Abdullah Abdullah
2009 Sheer Khurma Ali Eid Special
2010 Shadi Aur Tum Say? Sami
2012 Raati Masha Tola Jamaal


  1. ^ "Fashion Feature: A Guy Thing". Dawn. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interview of Imran Abbas". Fashion Central. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Imran Abbas is an Urdu Poet!". Daily Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Imran Abbas: The Old Delhi area reminds me of Lahore and I feel at home there". The Times of India. 
  5. ^ 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 
  6. ^ "Pakistani actor Imran Abbas set to enter Bollywood". IBNLive. 
  7. ^ Times of India
  8. ^ Aaj TV
  9. ^ a b "Imran Abbas crawls his way to the top". The Express Tribune. 3 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Another Imran in B-Town". DNA India. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Kumar, Anuj (6 August 2015). "The return of the maverick". The Hindu. 
  12. ^ "Imran Abbas Naqvi's Pak film opens at Cannes Film". Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Rehan Sheikh back in the director's chair for film 'Azad'". HIP. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir' with Imran Abbas". 23 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Imran Abbas, Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir'". 
  16. ^ "Dil e muztar". Hum TV. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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