Shamoon Abbasi

Shamoon Abbasi (Urdu: شمعون عباسی; born 4 April 1973) is a Pakistani actor, director and screenwriter, better known for portraying villain roles.[1] Abbasi has won the Bronze award for "Best Telefilm" at the 2011 Hum TV Telefilm Festival Awards, in recognition of Daag Hai Mere Naam Pe.

Shamoon Abbasi
Born (1973-04-04) 4 April 1973
ResidenceKarachi, Pakistan
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Spouse(s)Javeria Abbasi (?)
Humaima Malick (?)
Javeria Randhawa (2010-2014 - Divorced)
RelativesZubair Abbasi (father)
Anoushay Abbasi and Qainat Qavi (sisters)
Anzela Abbasi and Ezzah Abbasi (daughters)
Seema Ghazal (aunt)
Syed Ali Raza Usama (cousin)


His father Zubair Abbasi was a novelist and drama writer, and so is his aunt - Zuhair Abbasi's sister -, Seema Ghazal. Syed Ali Raza Usama, a director better known for the movie Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and the most expensive drama ever made in Pakistan, Bashar Momin, is Seema's son, thus Shamoon's cousin.[2] His sister Anoushay Abbasi is an actress, while his erstwhile wife, Javeria Abbasi, is a TV personality as well, and their daughter, Anzela Abbasi, is a rising TV actress too.[3] Being married to Anoushay, Ainan Arif, the son of late Pakistan international cricketer Taslim Arif and actress Rubina Arif who had the role of "Micheal Magnet" in the 2013 movie Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, is his brother-in-law.[4]


Abbasi has directed adventure shows such as the Indonesian game show Morven Gold Aventure Bali, Sunsilk 21st Century Woman of Pakistan, Rescue 15 (a show based on a police department), and reality shows including Saaye, which is based on paranormal activities.

He was selected by the viewers in the program Express Acting Challenge, an acting contest in Pakistan where he was a finalist. He is also a strategist for corporate company-based documentaries and in-house videos. He later featured Humayun Saeed in his action series Karoron Ka Admi and in 2013 he appeared in the serial Nanhi. Under the name Masshu, Abbasi became notable in 1999 for his serial Kashish, performing as a comic sweet character. In 2011, he starred in two Pakistani films, Bhai Log and Waar, produced by Mindworks and directed by Bilal Lashari.

Being the one who introduced web-series in Pakistan with his 2007 release #6dapak, which also won international awards, in 2019 he will direct and play the lead role in another web-series, 'The legend of JAWED IQBAL, about the famous serial-killer.[5] While another 2019 web-series, Mind Games, where he's one of the lead actors, might make it to Netflix, his 2019 movies release will be Durj, a suspense-thriller on cannibalism based on true events, he directed and acted it, and which will be screen at Cannes.[6] Another 2019 movie release is Chaudhry The Martyr, an action-biopic based on the life of Chaudhry Aslam Khan, a famous policeman assassinated by the Taliban, and he'll play the role of his friend.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bhai Log[8] Inspector Nagra
2013 Waar[9] Ramal
2014 O21 Danish
2016 Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka Super Cop
2017 Raasta
2018 Parwaaz Hai Junoon
2019 Gumm: In the Middle of Nowhere[10] Post-Production
2019 The Legend of Maula Jatt Post-Production
2019 Durj Gul Bakhsh Post-Production
2020 Chaudhry – The Martyr Filming
TBA Debal: Uncrowned Underdogs Filming
TBA The Trial [11] Filming (Directed by Kamran Shahid)[12]
TBA Iqbal Kashmiris untitled announced[13]


As actor


  1. Ozair Majeed (10 January 2019), "“I made my own mark as one of the best villains in Pakistan,” Shamoon", Galaxy Lollywood. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. Omair Alavi (26 October 2014), "The heroic anti-hero", The News International. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  3. Rashid Nazir Ali (3 December 2013), "The Abbasi Family", Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  4. Entertainment Desk (30 September 2014), "Anoushay Abbasi, Ainan Arif Abbasi tie the knot", Dawn News. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. Ozair Majeed (16 April 2019), "HIP Interviews: Shamoon Abbasi Goes Digital with 'The Legend of Jawed Iqbal'", Hipinpakistan. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. "Shamoon Abbasi’s Durj to be screened at Cannes"
  7. Zaresh Ernest (16 April 2019), "Feature film ‘Chaudhry The Martyr’ is based on true life of the Martyr Chaudhry Aslam", Daily Times. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. "Shamoon Abbasi to debut with 'Bhai Log'". Daily Times. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  9. Khan, Sher (6 October 2013). "No to Priyanka, yes to Waar for Shamoon Abbasi". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  13. "Action thriller in the works: Here's the cast line-up". DAWN Images. Irfan ul Haq. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  14. NewsBytes. "Shamoon Abbasi's web series, Mind Games, is likely to stream on Netflix". Retrieved 14 April 2019.

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