Mohsin Abbas Haider

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Mohsin Abbas Haider
Born (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 33)
Nationality Pakistan
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Photographer
  • TV host
  • Model
  • News anchor
  • Poet
  • RJ
  • VJ
  • Vocalist
Years active2005 – present
Spouse(s)
Fatima Naqvi (m. 2015)

Mohsin Abbas Haider (Urdu: محسن عباس حیدر‎) is a Pakistani singer, actor, writer and host. He is known for his appearance as DJ in Dunya News's talkshow Mazaaq Raat as well as for his appearances in films and serials.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was born on March 16, 1984 to a Shia Muslim family in Faisalabad, Punjab. He is Punjabi. He married Fatima Naqvi in 2015. The couple was blessed with a daughter in 2017, but she died shortly after 7 weeks.[2][3]

Career[edit]

He started his career as RJ at a radio station in Faisalabad, and, in 2005, moved to Karachi in order to learn the art of singing and sharpen his skills at NAPA, formally trained by Ustad Salamat Ali, ultimately launching himself in Punjabi folk music in 2009.[4] In 2012 he made his debut song Beparwah Dhola, written and composed by his late maternal uncle Riaz Anjum,[5] while the song video was directed by Nabeel Qureshi.[6] The same year Mohsin was nominated for Best RJ category in Pakistan Media Awards. He also appeared in several TV shows as a host and as a voice over artist.

In 2014, he appeared in his debut film Na Maloom Afraad, playing the lead role of Moon along with Fahad Mustafa and Javaid Sheikh.[7] In 2016, he featured in Coke Studio season 9 and sung Uddi Ja, also written as well composed by himself, which was warmly appreciated by the public.[8] In 2017 he appeared in Na Maloom Afraad 2, where he had the lead role as well as writing two songs and singing one, Heerey, while in 2018 he had a special appearance in Load Wedding, for which he wrote the lyrics for two songs, while singing one of them, Munday Lahore De. During the same year, he starred in the drama Meri Guriya, where he plays the antagonist, a child rapist and murderer, and earned critical appreciation for his acting performance.[9]

Since 2013 he's a DJ in the Dunya News talk show Mazaaq Raat, where he has, as of April 2018, performed more than 1.500 songs in different genres (ghazals, filmi, naats, etc).[10]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2005–2013 4 Man Show Himself Aaj News
2011 Banana News Network Bhagat Singh (news reporter) Geo TV
2013–present Mazaaq Raat DJ Dunya News
2015 Ishq For Sale Unknown Hum TV Eid telefilm[11]
2016-17 Muqabil Armaan ARY Digital
2017 Meraas Haris[12]
2018 Lashkara Fika
Meri Guriya Dabeer[13]
2019 Choti Choti Batain Akash Hum TV Ep:2
Deewar-e-Shab TBA Hum TV

Films[edit]

Key
dagger Films that are currently on cinema
dagger Films that have not been released yet
Year Film Role Director Notes
2014 Na Maloom Afraad Moon Nabeel Qureshi Debut film; wrote and sung "Sapno Ki Mala" and "Goli Teeti Main"
2016 Teri Meri Love Story Sherry Jawad Bashir
2017 Na Maloom Afraad 2 Moon Nabeel Qureshi Also wrote lyrics for two songs and sung "Heerey"
2018 Load Wedding Young Khalil Nabeel Qureshi Co-writer; also wrote lyrics for two songs and sung "Munday Lahore day"
2019 Baaji dagger TBD Saqib Malik

Singles[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Lux Style Awards
2015 MoonNa Maloom Afraad Best Film Actor Nominated
2018 MoonNa Maloom Afraad 2 Nominated
HeereyNa Maloom Afraad 2 Best Male Singer Nominated
ArmaanMuqabil Best TV Actor Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Could Mohsin Abbas Haider be Coke Studio's hidden wonder? Fans think so". Dawn. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ Irfan ul Haq (7 October 2015). "Big, fat, celeb weddings: Annie Khalid ties the knot, along with Mohsin Abbas". DAWN Images. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Mohsin Abbas Haider's one-month-old daughter passes away". Dunya News. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ Sadaf Jabeen (11 October 2016), "Mohsin Abbas Haider", The News International. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ Entertainment Desk (11 April 2018), "I wasn’t handed success on a platter: Mohsin Abbas Haider", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Mohsin makes his debut song". MAG The Weekly. Hina Junaid. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  7. ^ "The star behind the Moon". The Express Tribune. Muhammad Asadullah. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  8. ^ Desk Report (3 September 2016), "Could Mohsin Abbas Haider be Coke Studio's hidden wonder? Fans think so", Dawn News. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  9. ^ Arslan Athar (10 October 2018), "Mohsin Abbas Haider’s Role As A Rapist Is Proof That He’s A Fantastic Actor Who Deserves More", MangoBaaz. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  10. ^ Entertainment Desk (11 April 2018), "I wasn’t handed success on a platter: Mohsin Abbas Haider", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Ishq for Sale on Hum TV". www.hipinpakistan.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018. ||
  12. ^ "Meeras – ARY Digital Drama". ARY Digital. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  13. ^ "In Review: Sania Saeed and Mohsin Abbas Haider make Meri Guriya a drama not to be missed!". www.hipinpakistan.com. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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