Syed Imran Abbas Naqvi (born 15 October 1982), professionally known by his stage name Imran Abbas, is a Pakistani actor and model who works predominantly in Urdu television. Abbas made his acting debut with Umrao Jaan Ada in 2003 and later on appeared numerous serials. He get widely recognized after portraying Hammad Raza in 2011 series Khuda Aur Mohabbat, which proved to be a turning point in his career.

Imran Abbas Naqvi
Imran Abbas grace the trailer launch of ‘Jaanisaar’ 2015.jpg
Abbas at Jaanisaar trailer launch in 2015
Syed Imran Abbas Naqvi

(1982-10-15) 15 October 1982 (age 40)
Islamabad, Pakistan[1][2]
Alma materNational College of Arts
  • Actor
  • Model
  • Singer
Years active2003–present
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

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).[5][6]

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 careerEdit

Abbas was born on 15 October 1982 in Islamabad. His Father Syed Zulfiqar Husayn Naqvi was a Civil Engineer in Syria. His family moved from Lucknow to Lahore during the partition of 1947 between India and Pakistan and the Family moved to Islamabad in 1965. Abbas has 6 Elder Siblings (4 Sisters and 2 Brothers), Abbas is the youngest of all Siblings. He completed his graduation in National College of Arts, Lahore as his Father he took the field of Civil Engineering and He qualified in Architecture.[7] He began his career at the age of 20 working as a model. He made his first television appearance in Umrao Jaan Ada (2003). He also writes Urdu poetry.[8] Abbas appeared in Pakistani dramas, telefilms, soaps and films.[9] He has also appeared in Bollywood productions.[10][11]

Bollywood careerEdit

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.[12] In 2015, Abbas featured in Jaanisaar directed by Muzaffar Ali alongside Pernia Qureshi.[13]



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Director Notes
2013 Anjuman Asif Ali Yasir Nawaz
2014 Creature 3D Karan Malhotra /Kunal Anand Vikram Bhatt Hindi film
2015 Jaanisaar Prince Amir Haydar Muzaffar Ali
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Dr. Faisal Khan Karan Johar Guest appearance
Abdullah: The Final Witness Abdullah Hashim Nadeem [14]
2017 Azad Faris Rehan Sheikh [15]


Year Drama Role Ref.
2003 Umrao Jaan Ada Nawab Sultan Ali Khan TV debut
2006 Koi Lamha Gulaab Ho Shahryar
Piya Ke Ghar Jana Hai Amaan
2007 Sarkar Sahab Balaaj
Man-O-Salwa Jamal
Wilco Asim
2008 Sun Leyna Maqsood
Abhi Abhi Bilal Baig
2009 Malaal Jawad Ibrahim
Mujhe Apna Bana Lo Azaan Ahmed
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Haydar Abbas
2010 Mujhe Hai Hukum-e-Azaan Fahad Abdullah
Noor Bano Agha Murash
Mera Naseeb Moeez Hayat
2011 Khuda Aur Muhabbat Hammad Raza
Akbari Asghari Akbar
2012 Teri Meri Dosti Rafay
2013 Dil e Muztar Adeel [18]
2015 Alvidaa Hadi Salman “HS”
Aitraaz Wajdaan
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Yousuf Ahmed
2016 Tum Kon Piya Ramish Hasan
Khuda Aur Muhabbat 2 Hammad Raza
2017 Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Waqar Ahmed
Yaar-e-Bewafa Zayd Ahmed
2018 Noor ul Ain Khizar
Koi Chand Rakh Zayn Abrar
2019 Darr Khuda Say Shahvez
2020 Jo Tu Chahey Hashir Abbas [19]
Thora Sa Haq Zamin Ahmed
2021 Amanat Zarrar [20]
2023 Tumhare Husn Ke Naam Sikandar
2023 Ahram e Junoon TBA

Guest Roles in TelevisionEdit

Year Drama Role
2009 Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat Himself
2010 Vasl Nabeel
2012 Main Manto Talochan Singh


Year Title Role
2005 A Love Story Shahreyar
2006 Chook Salman
Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta Sunny
2007 Tum Kahan Mai Kahan Zayn
2008 Sheer Khurma Ali
Abdullah Abdullah
2009 Dil Deewana Ayan
2010 Shadi Aur Tum Say? Sami
2011 Dekh Kabira Roya Kabir
2012 Raati Masha Tola Jamaal
2016 Musafir Sikandar
2021 Chahat Tanveer

Other AppearancesEdit

Year Reality Show Role Guest/Host With
2012 17th PTV Awards Host Hosted with Saba Qamar[21]
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 Hosted the Transmission show in Istanbul, Turkey. Hosted to Diriliş: Ertuğrul and some famous Turkish Star Actors.


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


Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2004 3rd Lux Style Awards Best Model of the Year (Male) Nominated [22]
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 [23]
Best On-screen Couple with Sanam Jung Nominated [24]
2015 Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Creature 3D Nominated [25]
2016 4th Hum Awards Best On-screen Couple Popular with Sanam Jung Alvida Won [26]
Best On-screen Couple with Sanam Jung Won [27]
Best Actor Nominated [28]
2017 17th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor Khuda Aur Mohabbat 2 Nominated [29]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ S3 TV (2017). "Imran Abbas biography". Archived from the original on 15 October 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Fashion Feature: A Guy Thing". Dawn. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Interview of Imran Abbas". Fashion Central. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Fashion Feature: A Guy Thing". Dawn. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Interview of Imran Abbas". Fashion Central. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ "Imran Abbas is an Urdu Poet!". Daily Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Pakistani actor Imran Abbas set to enter Bollywood". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012.
  10. ^ [1] Times of India
  11. ^ Archived 17 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine Aaj TV
  12. ^ "Another Imran in B-Town". DNA India. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  13. ^ Kumar, Anuj (6 August 2015). "The return of the maverick". The Hindu.
  14. ^ "Imran Abbas Naqvi's Pak film opens at Cannes Film". Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Rehan Sheikh back in the director's chair for film 'Azad'". HIP. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir' with Imran Abbas". 23 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Imran Abbas, Naveen Waqar to star in short film 'Musafir'".
  18. ^ "Dil e muztar". Hum TV. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  19. ^ "Jo Tou Chahay". Hum TV. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Cast of Babar khan' next drama Amanat revealed". 26 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Saba Qamar and Imran Abbas hosting 17th PTV Awards 2012-3". Retrieved 4 January 2021 – via YouTube.
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  23. ^ "2nd Servis HUM TV Awards 2014". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  24. ^ "2nd Servis HUM TV Awards 2014". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  25. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2015 Nominations". Ndicine. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  26. ^ "Hum Awards 2016 Nominations and Winners List 4th Hum TV Awards". Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  27. ^ "Hum Awards 2016 Nominations and Winners List 4th Hum TV Awards". Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  28. ^ "And the nominees for the 4th HUM Awards are". Retrieved 6 April 2022.
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