Syed Imran Abbas Naqvi (born 15 October 1977 or 1982, sources differ) professionally known by his stage name Imran Abbas, is a Pakistani actor and model who works predominantly in Urdu television.

Imran Abbas Naqvi
Abbas at Jaanisaar trailer launch in 2015
Born
Syed Imran Abbas Naqvi

15 October 1977 or 1982
(age 46 or 41)
Islamabad, Pakistan[1][2]
Alma materNational College of Arts
Occupations
  • Actor
  • Model
  • Singer
Years active2003–present
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Websiteimranabbas.com

Abbas made his acting debut with Umrao Jaan Ada in 2003 and later on appeared in numerous serials. He get widely recognized after portraying Hammad Raza in the 2011 spiritual-romantic series Khuda Aur Mohabbat, which proved to be a turning point in his career.

Abbas is best known for his roles Adeel in Dil-e-Muztar (2013) for which he received a nomination for Best actor popular in Hum Awards and Hadi Salman in Alvida (2015) which earned him Best on-screen couple with Sanam Jung.[3][4] His other notable works include Akbari Asghari (2011), Mera Naam Yousuf Hai (2015), Tum Kon Piya (2016), Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai (2017) and Koi Chand Rakh (2018).[3][4]

In 2014, Abbas made his Bollywood debut in Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller Creature 3D opposite Bipasha Basu and later appeared on Jaanisaar.

Early life and education

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Abbas was born on 15 October 1977 or 1982 in Islamabad.

His family roots lie in Uttar Pradesh, India from where his family moved following the 1947 partition.[5]

The youngest of six siblings, with two elder brothers and three elder sisters, his father worked as a civil engineer in a government job, and he grew up in an artistic household, himself painting since the age of 4 as well being a singer and writing Urdu poetry.[6] Among the regular visitors to his house were famed Urdu poets Parveen Shakir and Ahmad Faraz.[7]

He studied architecture at the National College of Arts, Lahore because he found it was a blend of art and engineering.[6] Before entering NCA he also trained in classical music.[8]

Career

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Pakistan

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He began his career at the age of 20 working as a model.

He made his first television appearance in Umrao Jaan Ada (2003) and later appeared in numerous dramas, telefilms, soaps and films.[9]

India

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In 2014, he 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]

Films

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Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Urdu language, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Director Country Notes
2013 Anjuman Asif Ali Yasir Nawaz Pakistan
2014 Creature 3D Karan Malhotra /Kunal Anand Vikram Bhatt India Hindi film
2015 Jaanisaar Prince Amir Haydar Muzaffar Ali Hindi film
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Dr. Faisal Khan Karan Johar Hindi film; Guest appearance
Abdullah: The Final Witness Abdullah Hashim Nadeem Pakistan [12]
2017 Azad Faris Rehan Sheikh [13]
2024 Jee Ve Sohneya Jee Ali Parvaiz Deepak Thaper India Punjabi film[14]

Television

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Television serials

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Year Drama Role Network Ref
2003 Umrao Jaan Ada Nawab Sultan Geo Entertainment TV debut
2006 Koi Lamha Gulab Ho Shahryar Hum TV
Piya Ke Ghar Jana Hai Amaan ARY Digital
2007 Sarkar Sahab Balaaj
Man-O-Salwa Jamal Hum TV
Wilco Asim PTV Home
2008 Sun Leyna Maqsood ARY Digital
Abhi Abhi Bilal Baig
Woh Rishtey Woh Natey Asad Geo TV
2009 Malaal Jawad Ibrahim Hum TV
Mujhe Apna Bana Lo Azaan Ahmed
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Haydar Abbas Geo Entertainment
2010 Mujhe Hai Hukum-e-Azaan Fahad Abdullah Hum TV
Noor Bano Agha Murash
Mera Naseeb Moeez Hayat
2011 Khuda Aur Muhabbat Hammad Raza Geo Entertainment
Akbari Asghari Akbar Hum TV
2012 Teri Meri Dosti Rafay Express Entertainment
2013 Dil e Muztar Adeel Hum TV [15]
2015 Alvidaa Hadi Salman "HS"
Aitraaz Wajdaan ARY Digital
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Yousuf Ahmed A-Plus Entertainment
2016 Tum Kon Piya Ramish Hasan Urdu 1
Khuda Aur Muhabbat 2 Hammad Raza Geo Entertainment
2017 Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Waqar Ahmed
Yaar-e-Bewafa Zayd Ahmed Geo TV
2018 Noor ul Ain Khizar ARY Digital
Koi Chand Rakh Zayn Abrar
2019 Darr Khuda Say Shahvez Geo Entertainment
2020 Jo Tu Chahey Hashir Abbas Hum TV [16]
Thora Sa Haq Zamin Ahmed ARY Digital
2021 Amanat Zarrar [17]
2023 Ehraam-e-Junoon Shayan "Shaani" Geo TV
Tumhare Husn Ke Naam Sikandar Green Entertainment

Guest roles in television

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Year Drama Role Network
2009 Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat Himself Geo Entertainment
2010 Vasl Nabeel Hum TV
2012 Main Manto Talochan Singh Geo TV

Telefilms

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Year Title Role Network
2005 A Love Story Shahreyar TVOne
2006 Chook Salman PTV Home
Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta Sunny
2007 Tum Kahan Mai Kahan Zayn Hum TV
2008 Sheer Khurma Ali
Abdullah Abdullah Geo TV
2009 Dil Deewana Ayan
2010 Shadi Aur Tum Say? Sami Hum TV
2011 Dekh Kabira Roya Kabir
2012 Raati Masha Tola Jamaal PTV Home
2016 Musafir Sikandar Geo TV
2021 Chahat Tanveer See Prime
2023 I Love You Zara Zayn ARY Digital

Other appearances

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Year Reality Show Role Guest/Host With
2012 17th PTV Awards Host Hosted with Saba Qamar[18]
2014 Big Star Entertainment Awards Hosted with Sunil Grover
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest To promote Creature 3D with Bipasha Basu
2015 Tonite with HSY With Sanam Jung
Subh-e-Pakistan Aired on Geo TV
Good Morning Zindagi To promote Mera Naam Yousuf Hai with Maya Ali
Jago Pakistan Jago To promote Alvidaa
Ramzan Kareem Ramzan special aired on ATV
2016 Raat Chali Hai Jhoom Ke Host Hosted a Musical Programme
Mehmaan Nawaaz Eid special (later hosted by Ayeza Khan)
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
The After Moon Show Guest with Reema Khan
Good Morning Pakistan by Nida Yasir To promote Noor ul Ain
Ehed-e-Ramzan Host Ramzan special, aired on Express Entertainment
2019 Ehed-e-Ramzan
Speak Your Heart With Samina Peerzada Guest Season 2 Episode 24
Bol Nights with Ahsan Khan With Reema Khan
2020 Good Morning Pakistan with Nida Yasir To promote drama serial Thora Sa Haq with Ayeza Khan
Conversations with Sonia Rehman
2021 Baran e Rehmat - Ramzan Transmission Host Tansmission in Istanbul, Turkey. Hosted Diriliş: Ertuğrul cast and some famous Turkish actors.

Discography

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Year Song Vocalists Album/Movie
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 Alongside Aima Baig Ehed-e-Ramzan
2020 Soniye Himself Kashmir Beats
2021 Qaseeda Burda Shareef Qaseeda Burda Shareef
2024 Gul Azro Khata Gul Azro Khata

Awards and nominations

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Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2004 3rd Lux Style Awards Best Model of the Year (Male) Nominated [19]
2014 2nd Hum Awards Best Actor Popular Dil-e-Muztar Nominated [citation needed]
Best Actor Nominated [citation needed]
Best On-screen Couple Popular with Sanam Jung Nominated [20]
Best On-screen Couple with Sanam Jung Nominated [21]
2015 Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Creature 3D Nominated [22]
2016 4th Hum Awards Best On-screen Couple Popular with Sanam Jung Alvida Won [23]
Best On-screen Couple with Sanam Jung Won [24]
Best Actor Nominated [25]
2017 17th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor Khuda Aur Mohabbat 2 Nominated [26]

See also

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References

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  2. ^ S3 TV (2017). "Imran Abbas biography". Archived from the original on 15 October 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b "Fashion Feature: A Guy Thing". Dawn. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Interview of Imran Abbas". Fashion Central. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. ^ Parkar, Shaheen (10 August 2014). "Transcending boundaries: Pakistani actors in B-Town films". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 13 January 2024. Imran says, "I know Mahesh Bhatt and he is known for introducing talent from Pakistan." The actor has also completed his shoot for Muzaffar Ali's Raqs in Lucknow. "My family moved from UP to Pakistan, so shooting there was special for me."
  6. ^ a b Gupta, Priya (27 July 2015). "Imran Abbas: I want to work with Kangana Ranaut as she is a very natural actress". Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 January 2024.
  7. ^ "I regret rejecting 'Aashiqui 2', 'Ram Leela': Imran Abbas". The Express Tribune. 5 October 2018. Archived from the original on 13 January 2024. With the likes of Parveen Shakir and Ahmed Faraz being regular visitors around Abbas' house, his fondness for versification were embedded in his roots. He was sure of that.
  8. ^ Wadhwa, Akash (11 April 2014). "Everything is so magnified in Bollywood: Imran Abbas Naqvi". Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 January 2024. The institution from where I graduated, College of Arts, Lahore, gave us very good exposure in acting and music. I used to paint and had already trained in classical music.
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  19. ^ "https://www.rewaj.pk/lux-style-awards-for-the-year-2004/ Archived 14 October 2022 at the Wayback Machine"
  20. ^ "2nd Servis HUM TV Awards 2014". Latestlifestyles.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
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  23. ^ "Hum Awards 2016 Nominations and Winners List 4th Hum TV Awards". Web.pk. Archived from the original on 27 August 2022. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
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  25. ^ "And the nominees for the 4th HUM Awards are". Hipinpakistan.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
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