Popular Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, famous for his good looks and striking eye color, was born on October 15, 1982 in the city of Lahore. He has dabbled in modeling, written Urdu poetry and presented shows apart from acting and is also an architect, having studied it in the Lahore National College of Arts. Even from a young age, he was considered the actor of the family as they called him “dramabaaz” lovingly.
(the director and president of Hum Network Limited) recognized his talents. Imran started out modeling in a photo shoot for Khawar Ria and acting in the TV series
(2003) on the channel Geo TV. Since then, he has shown different shades of his abilities as Haider Abbas in Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan; as Adeel in Dil-e-Muztar; as the protagonist Shazia’s husband in
; as Akbar in Akbari Asghari; as Hammad a.k.a. Maddy in Khudha Aur Muhabbat (based on the novel of the same name by Hashim Nadeem Syed) and as the lovestruck but restrained Jawad in Malaal. He is furthermore seen in ‘
’, Koi Lamha Gulaab Ho, Piya Kay Ghar Jana Hai, Raasta Dill Ke, Abhi Abhi, Mere Paas Paas, Mujhe Hai Hukm-e-Azaan, Baar, Khabhi Aaye Na Judaai, Mera Khoon Hua Tha, Pal Mein Ishq Pal Mein Nahi, Tere Bina, Danyal Khan, Teri Meri Dosti, Mujhe Apna Banaa Lo, ‘Deewangi’, ‘Fahad’,
and the biography Main Manto which is based on the life of Saadat Hasan Manto.
Furthermore, he has worked in the following telefilms: Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta (2006), Mystery Theatre (2009), Sheer Khurma (2009), Shadi Aur Tum Say? (2010) and ‘Deewana’ (2011). Even though he had dreamt of entering into mainstream movies, due to clashes in his schedule he had to decline offers from
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
to play parts in their movies ‘
’ and ‘Aashiqui 2’, respectively. Imran also dropped out of Anthony D’souza’s film, ‘
’, due to some confusion but he has finally made his movie breakthrough by starring in the Pakistani film ‘Anjuman’ opposite actress and model, Sara Lohen, as well as in the Hindi film ‘
- the former being a critical success while the latter made Rs. 11.34 crores in India and Rs. 2 crores overseas.
Currently, he is working on 2 new movies called ‘Rags’ and ‘Funalu’. Imran has also served as the ambassador for many brands, including Head & Shoulders, drinks
and Sprite, Qmobile, Nestle and Polo. Even though Imran has featured in countless series and a smattering of movies, he has never been involved in any scandal and is happily married to fashion designer Aleena Abbas. He likes Red Bull, Italian food and his mother’s cooking while his dream holiday destination is Turkey. Additionally, he respects a good fashion sense and intelligence in people.