Hamza Ali Abbasi
Hamza Ali Abbasi (Urdu/Punjabi: حمزہ علی عباسی; born 23 June 1984) is a Pakistani former film and television actor and director. He is known for his roles as Afzal in the drama serial Pyarey Afzal, and as Salahuddin in the drama serial Mann Mayal.
Hamza Ali Abbasi
حمزہ علی عباسی
حمزہ علی عباسی
|Residence||Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan|
|Alma mater||Quaid-i-Azam University|
University of Pennsylvania
|Known for||Pyaray Afzal|
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Parwaaz Hay Junoon
Naimal Khawar (m. 2019)
Abbasi began his acting career in 2006 in the play Dally in the Dark, which was produced by Shah Shahrahbeel. He made his film debut in a short film, The Glorious Resolve (2010), directed by Bilal Lashari. In 2013, he appeared in two feature films, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and Waar, for which he received the Best Star Debut Male and Best Supporting Actor awards at the 1st ARY Film Awards.
Abbasi was born into a Punjabi family of civil servants to Major (Retd) Mazhar Ali Abbasi, an army officer, and Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry, a politician affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party. His sister, Fazeela Abbasi, is a dermatologist.
He started his career in 2006 as a theatre actor and appeared in several plays such as Bombay Dreams, Phantom of the Opera, and Home is Where Your Clothes Are. He made his directorial debut with the feature film Mud House and the Golden Doll, which he describes as a simple story about simple people. He considers his breakthrough to be the movie Waar (2013) : he was initially an assistant director to Bilal Lashari, before the later offered him a role in the movie, that he considers important for his future career. He voiced Baba Bandook, the main antagonist, and Vadero Pajero in the Unicorn Black produced animated series, Burka Avenger.
Being an explicit and vocal strong supporter of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, of which he was elected the cultural secretary in January 2018 before quitting the function in April of the same year because he didn't feel "to represent Pakistan’s culture" through his movies, it has led Abbasi to release controversial statements and accusation over twitter and BOL Network.
In 2018 he exposed journalist and former wife of Imran Khan, Reham Khan, by revealing the manuscript of the book beforehand. She also claimed to have been threatened directly by Humza Ali Abbasi via emails. When Abbasi denied the claim, Khan further stated that it was gimmick of Reham Khan's to malign him because of his closeness to Imran Khan.
Abbasi is a practising Muslim. During his teenage years he was an atheist but later he converted to Islam.
|2006||Dally in the Dark||Shah Shahrahbeel|
|Home is Where Your Clothes Are|
|The Addams Family|
|2008||Phantom of the Opera|
|2009||Tom, Dick and Harry|
|2010||Moulin Rouge||Ghazala Siddiqui|
|Film are currently on Cinema|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2011||The Glorious Resolve||Tariq||Documentary film|
|Mudhouse And The Golden Doll||Malang||Yes||Directorial debut|
|2013||Main Hoon Shahid Afridi||Maulvi Majeed||ARY Film Award for Best Star Debut Male|
|Waar||Ehtisham||ARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani||Saif|
|2016||Ho Mann Jahaan||Malang Baba||Cameo appearance|
|2017||Shaan-e-Ishq||Mehwish's Brother||Cameo appearance|
|2018||Parwaaz Hay Junoon
|Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2||Saif||special appearance as Imran Khan|
|2019||The Legend of Maula Jatt
||Yes||Film in re-working process|
|2012||Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley||Salaar/Azam||TV Debut|
|2013–2015||Burka Avenger||Baba Bandook||Voice Over|
|2013||Pyaray Afzal||Afzal Subhanullah||Drama serial, Main role|
|Ek Tha Raja aur Ek Thi Rani||Farhan||Telefilm|
|Gullo Weds Gooli||Gullo||Telefilm|
|2016||Mann Mayal||Salahuddin||Drama serial, Main role|
|2019||Alif||Momin||Released on 5 October|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|ARY Film Awards|
|2014||Waar||ARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Main Hoon Shahid Afridi||ARY Film Award for Best Star Debut Male||Won|
|2016||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Lux Style Awards|
|2015||Pyarey Afzal||Best TV Actor||Won|
|2016||Best Dressed Male||Won|
|Hum TV Awards|
|2017||Mann Mayal||Best Actor Popular||Won|
|2017||Mann Mayal||Best Onscreen Couple||Won|
|International Pakistan Prestige Awards|
|2017||Style Icon of the Year Male||Won|
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