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About Imran Abbas

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.

Abbas at Jaanisaar screening
Native name عمران عباس نقوی
Born Imran Abbas Naqvi
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater National College of Arts
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2003–present
Religion Islam
Website www.imranabbasofficial.com

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, Pakistanafter the independence in 1947. Abbas entered into Pakistani dramas and then became very popular through Pakistanitelefilms, soaps and films. He has recently stepped into the Indian film industry Bollywood.He made his Lollywooddebut 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 inGuzaarish, Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, Fitoor and Aashiqui 2, but declined them as I was already signed to appear in Boss forAkshay Kumar’s production, which unfortunately, did not materialize.”[10]

Abbas later made his debut in Bollywood opposite Bipasha Basu in Vikram Bhatt’s Creature 3D, for which he was nominated atFilmfare 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 is expected to release in 2016.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Anjuman Asif
2014 Creature 3D Karan Malothra Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2015 Jaanisaar Amir Haider
2015 Abdullah: The Final Witness Abdullah Post-production
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil TBA Filmin
2016 Azad TBA Cameo appearance

Television[edit]

Year Drama Role Channel Notes
2003 Umrao Jaan Ada Nawab Sultan ATV Television Debut
2006 Koi Lamha Gulab Ho Sheheryar Hum TV
2006 Piya Kay Ghar Jaana Hai Amaan ARY Digital
2007 Man-O-Salwa Jamaal Hum TV
2008 Sarkar Sahab Balaaj Hum TV
2008 Meray Paas Paas Ali Hum TV
2009 Mujhe Apna Bana Lo Azaan Hum TV
2009 Malaal Jawad Ibrahim Hum TV Also aired in Saudi Arabia as “Hob-Wa-Nadam”
2009-10 Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Haider Abbas Hum TV
2010 Mujhe Hai Hukum-e-Azaan Fahad Hum TV
2010 Noor Bano Agha Murash Ali Hum TV
2011 Mera Naseeb Moeez Hayat Hum TV
2011 Khuda Aur Muhabbat Hammad Geo TV
2011 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Ali Hum TV Episode: “Dekh Kabira Roya”.
2011 Akbari Asghari Akbar Hum TV
2012 Main Manto Talochan Singh Geo TV
2012 Teri Meri Dosti Rafay Express Entertainment
2012 Pal Mein Ishq Pal Mein Nahi Haris Express Entertainment
2013 Dil e Muztar [16] Adeel Hum TV
2015 Alvida Hadi Salman/HS Hum TV
2015 Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Yousuf APlus TV
2015-16 Aitraaz Wajdaan ARY Digital
2016 Tum Kon Piya Ramish Hassan Urdu 1
2016 Khuda Aur Muhabbat Season 2 Hammad Geo TV
2016-17 Mohabbat Tum Se Nafrat Hai

Telefilm

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

 

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