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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).[3][4] 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.[5] His family settled in Lahore, Pakistan[6] after the independence in 1947.[7] Abbas entered into Pakistani dramas and then became very popular through Pakistani[8] telefilms, soaps and films. He has recently stepped into the Indian film industry Bollywood.[9][10] 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.

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 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."[11]

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.[2] In 2015, Abbas featured in Jaanisaar directed by Muzaffar Ali alongside Pernia Qureshi.[2] 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.[11]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
2013AnjumanAsif
2014Creature 3DKunal Anand/Karan MalothraNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2015JaanisaarAmir Haider
2015Abdullah: The Final WitnessAbdullahPre-production.[2]
2016Ae Dil Hai MushkilTBACameo appearance.[2]
2016AzadTBACameo appearance[2]

Television

YearDramaRoleChannelNotes
2003Umrao Jaan AdaNawab SultanATV
2006Koi Lamha Gulab HoSheheryarHum TV
2006Piya Kay Ghar Jaana HaiAmaan
2007Man-O-SalwaJamalHum TV
2008Sarkar SahabBalaaj
2008Meray Paas PaasAliHum TV
2009Mujhe Apna Bana LoAzaanHum TV
2009-10Meri Zaat Zarra-e-BenishanHaider AbbasHum TV
2010Mujhe Hai Hukum-e-AzaanFahadHum TV
2010MalaalJawad IbrahimHum TV
2010Noor BanoAgha Murash AliHum TV
2011Mera NaseebMoeezHum TV
2011Khuda Aur MuhabbatHammadGeo TV
2011Kitni Girhain Baaki HainAliHum TV
2011Akbari AsghariAkbarHum TV
2012Main MantoTalochan SinghGeo TV
2012Teri Meri DostiRafayExpress Entertainment
2012Pal Mein Ishq Pal Mein NahiHarisExpress Entertainment
2013Dil e Muztar [2]AdeelHum TV
2015AlvidaHadi Salman/HSHum TV
2015Mera Naam Yousuf HaiYousufAPlus TV
2015-16AitraazWajdaanARY Digital
2016Tum Kon PiyaRamish HassanUrdu 1
2016Khuda Aur Muhabbat Season 2HammadGeo TV
2016-17Mohabbat Tum Se Nafrat Hai

Telefilm

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Kyun Pyaar Nahi MiltaSunny
2007Tum Kahan Main KahanZain
2008AbdullahAbdullah
2009Sheer KhurmaAliEid Special
2010Shadi Aur Tum Say?Sami
2012Raati Masha TolaJamaal