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

Abbas made his acting debut in 2003 with “Umrao Jaan Ada” and subsequently appeared in numerous serials. He gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Hammad Raza in the 2011 spiritual-romantic series “Khuda Aur Mohabbat,” which marked a turning point in his career.

Abbas is best known for his roles as Adeel in “Dil-e-Muztar” (2013), for which he received a nomination for Best Actor Popular at the Hum Awards, and as Hadi Salman in “Alvida” (2015), earning him the award for Best On-Screen Couple with Sanam Jung. 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).

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

Imran Abbas Biography, Family, Early life, Career

Early life & Education

Imran Abbas was born on October 15, 1977 or 1982, in Islamabad. His family hails from Uttar Pradesh, India, having moved to Pakistan following the 1947 partition.

The youngest of six siblings, with two elder brothers and three elder sisters, Abbas grew up in an artistic household. His father was a civil engineer working for the government. From a young age, Abbas was involved in painting, singing, and writing Urdu poetry. His home frequently hosted renowned Urdu poets Parveen Shakir and Ahmad Faraz.

Abbas studied architecture at the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, appreciating the blend of art and engineering. Before attending NCA, he also received training in classical music.


Pakistan: Imran Abbas began his career as a model at the age of 20. He made his television debut in 2003 with “Umrao Jaan Ada” and subsequently appeared in numerous dramas, telefilms, soaps, and films.

India: In 2014, Abbas made his Bollywood debut opposite Bipasha Basu in Vikram Bhatt’s “Creature 3D,” earning a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. In 2015, he starred in “Jaanisaar,” directed by Muzaffar Ali, alongside Pernia Qureshi.


Year Film Role Director Country Notes
2013 Anjuman Asif Ali Yasir Nawaz Pakistan
2014 Creature 3D Karan Malhotra /Kunal Anand Vikram Bhutt 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
2017 Azad Faris Rehan Sheikh
2024 Jee Ve Sohneya Jee Ali Parvaiz Deepak Thaper India Punjabi film

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 3rd Lux Style Awards Best Model of the Year (Male) Nominated
2014 2nd Hum Awards Best Actor Popular Dil-e-Muztar Nominated
Best Actor Nominated
Best On-screen Couple Popular with Sanam Jung Nominated
Best On-screen Couple with Sanam Jung Nominated
2015 Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Creature 3D Nominated
2016 4th Hum Awards Best On-screen Couple Popular with Sanam Jung Alvida Won
Best On-screen Couple with Sanam Jung Won
Best Actor Nominated
2017 17th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor Khuda Aur Muhabbat 2 Nominated

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