Bilal Abbas Khan was born on June 4, 1993, into a Pashtun family in Karachi, Sindh. His father, Sohail Abbas, used to work as the Karachi Superintendent of Sindh Provincial Police, and his mother, Farhana Sohail, is a fashion designer. He grew up in Karachi, where he received his primary education, and later went to Lawrence School, a boarding school in Murree, where he became interested in performing arts, which supported his desire to work as an actor.
He then joined the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology in Karachi, where he studied economics and graduated in 2015. Bilal studied acting at the National Academy of Performing Arts and was mesmerized by Viola Spurling's passion for theater and improvisational ideas. He began commercial modeling in 2016 and then began auditioning for TV roles. Bilal made his acting debut in 2016 with a supporting role in Hum TV's religious drama Saya-e-Dewar Bhi Nahi, directed by
and Emmad Irfani.
He won praise for his role as a man betrayed by his brother (played by
) in Rasm E Duniya, which aired on ARY Digital in 2017. His next role was playing a murder victim in the courtroom drama
. Bilal’s breakout role was in the romantic drama O Rangreza (2017), where he played an introverted character. The series was a raging success upon its release and earned him additional recognition, including a Hum Award nomination for Best Actor.
He achieved further success after playing the role of a family man in the thriller Bala (2018), where he received the ARY Media Awards for Best Actor and the Lux Style Award for Best Actor on Television. The 2019 drama show Cheekh is one of the most successful and acclaimed TV series of 2019. This series established Bilal as a rising star in Urdu television. In 2021, he played opposite Sajal Aly in his second film,
Khel Khel Mein
, directed by Nabeel Kureshi.
In December 2020, he was named among Asia's Top 50 Celebrities by the British magazine Eastern Eye, ranked 28th along with four other Pakistani celebrities, and was named Pakistan's Top 50 Celebrities by a British magazine. Eastern Eye. The fastest acting star magazine. In 2021, Eastern Eye included him in the Asian Global Stars 30 Under 30 Family list along with four Pakistani players. Bilal will publish more of his work in the future, and we look forward to seeing him perform and make more entertaining content.
Bilal Abbas Khan Family Tree (Infographic Family Tree)