Imran Abbas Naqvi
Oct 15, 1982 in Islamabad, Pakistan
Oct 15, 1982 in Islamabad, Pakistan
Imran Abbas Naqvi is a popular actor and former model from Pakistan who is known for playing the lead roles in various Pakistani TV series’ like Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2011), Dil-e-Muztar (2013), Alvida (2015) and films likes Anjuman (2013). After establishing himself as one of the noted actors in Pakistan’s film industry, Imran Abbas made his foray in the Bollywood industry with the horror Creature 3D film in 2013, which won him a nomination for Best Male Debut at the Filmfare Awards. Apart from acting, Imran also takes a keen interest in poetry and he writes Urdu poetry.
Born and brought up in Islamabad, Pakistan, Imran Abbas completed his schooling from his hometown and pursued his graduation from National College of Arts (NCA) in architectural engineering. Despite being a qualified architect, the actor never had any interest in working as an architect since he was involved in various modeling assignments from his college days. His stint in the modeling industry opened the gates for his foray on the silver screen.
Imran Abbas Naqvi married his longtime friend, Aleena Abbas.
The handsome model, Imran Abbas Naqvi who started his career as a model made his debut as an actor on the TV screen with the 2003 series, Umrao Jaan Ada where the played the role of Nawab Sultan. Three years later, the actor featured in Koi Lamha Gulab Ho, which was aired on Hum TV. In the same year, Imran Abbas was cast in the drama series, Piya Kya Ghar Jana Hai alongside Cezanne Khan, Karanvir Bohra, and the Indian actress, Dipannita Sharma.
From 2007 to 2009, the actor appeared in several series, which were aired on Hum TV including, Man-O-Salwa (2007), Sarkar Sahab (2008), Merey Paas Paas (2008), Mujhe Apna Bana Lo (2009) and Malaal (2009), which was also aired in Saudi Arabia as Hob-Wa-Nadam. At the start of 2010, the actor played the role of Agha Murash Ali, a drama series, which was written by Seema Ghazal and directed by Faheem Burney. The series was also telecast in India on the India’s Zindagi channel in 2015.
The actor had quite a busy year in 2011 as he worked in four series’ including Mera Naseeb, Akbari Asghari, Khuda Aur Muhabbat and Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain, where he appeared in a single episode as Ali. Kitna Girhain Baaki Hai, which premiered on Hum TV in Pakistan was aired on the Indian channel, Zee Zindagi with the popular Bollywood actress, Kirron Kher as the narrator. The following year, the actor starred in the Pakistani biographical drama, which also featured Nimra Bucha, Mahira Khan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Saba Qamar in the lead roles.
With no major work to his credit in 2012, the actor appeared in a solitary series in 2013 titled Dil e Muztar. The drama series, which was based on the love triangle between the lead actors played by Imran, Sanam and Sarwat Gilani was well received by the audience and lauded for the lead performances. The series also won several nominations at the Hum Awards in 2014. In 2013, the actor made his debut on the silver screen and after being away from the TV industry for two years, he made his comeback to TV in 2015 with Alvida, a romantic-drama series written by Samira Fazal. The same year, director Mehreen Jabbar cast Imran Abbas, Maya Ali, Mansha Pasha and Waseem Abbas in Mera Naam Yousuf Hai. The series, which was aired in UAE, USA, Ireland, Austria, Canada and Latin America got positive response among the audience and it had high ratings. The actor’s 2016 serial appearance includes Tum Kon Piya, a romantic drama film directed by Yasir Nawaz.
Apart from acting in TV series’, the actor has also worked in several TV films, he made his acting debut in TV film with Kyun Pyaar Nahi Milta in 2006. Over the next couple of years, the actor worked in TV films, viz. Tum Kahan main Kahan (2007) and Abdullah (2008). The year after making his debut on the silver screen, Imran Abbas Naqvi appeared in a comedy TV film titled, Shaadi Aur Tum Say?, which was directed by Uzma Nadeem.
After having established himself as one of the most popular and sought after actors on the TV screen, Imran Abbas Naqvi’s career graph shoot up as he made his debut on the big screen with Anjuman, a drama film that released in 2013. The film directed by Yasir Nawaz and co-starring Sara Loren, Alyy Khan, and Sohai Ali Abro won several three Tarang Housefull Award. After his debut film, the actor made his way in the Indian film industry and starred as the lead actor in the Vikram Bhatt directed 3D fantasy horror film Creature 3D. The film co-starring Bipasha Basu, Mukul Dev, Deepraj Rana and Bikramjeet Kanwarpal received poor reviews from the critics and was a commercial disaster.
Following the debacle of his debut Bollywood film, Imran Abbas Naqvi starred in Jaanisaar, which released in August 2015. The film directed by Muzaffar Ali and co-starring Javed Siddiqui, Sharma Zaidi, and Muzaffar Ali was based on the love saga of a revolutionary courtesan of Avadh, and a prince who was brought up in England. The actor’s 2016 releases include a Pakistani comedy-drama film Azad, which is written and directed by Rehan Sheikh and a Bollywood film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil directed by the stalwart director, Karan Johar and co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan.