In recent years, Pakistani TV shows have blown the cinematic scene. People from around the world binge-watch them, and they always have received rave reviews from critics. Bilal Abbas Khan is one such actor who has taken the entire world by storm.
Part of the reason for that is having a good story rather than the same old story and overdramatic camera effects. The main reason for their popularity is talented actors. So if you are also addicted to them, you are not wrong.
Currently, many actors like Bilal have garnered a cult following, who love him for his dapper looks and amazing acting skills. So, without further ado, get to know him as more than just an actor.
Early Life of Abbas Khan
Bilal Abbas Khan was born on the 4th of June 1993. He was born in a Pashtun family based in Karachi in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
Speaking of his father, Sohail Abbas is a DSP in Karachi, and his mother, Farhana Sohail, is a Fashion designer.
Moreover, he has an elder and a younger brother named Umair Abbas Khan and Shahbaz Abbas Khan, respectively. Also, he has an elder sister named Sana Tauseef.
Unfortunately, as of writing this, we do not have any information regarding the profession of his siblings.
The talented actor was raised in Karachi, and he went to a local school in Karachi for his early education. Later, he went to a boarding school, Lawrence School, in Murree, Pakistan, for his higher education.
Bilal performed in a lot of plays, and that gave rise to his desire to become an actor. Following his early education, he went to college at Karachi’s Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.
He pursued Marketing and graduated in the year 2015. Also, Khan formally studied the art of acting at the National Academy of Performing Arts, Karachi. This does not come as a surprise since he always had a passion for acting.
Interestingly, it was Viola Spolin who inspired him to pursue acting full-time. So, finally, Bilal Abbas Khan commenced his career in acting in the year 2016.
His Stellar Career
Did you know he began his career with commercial modeling? Simultaneously, Bilal started auditioning for TV roles.
He got his first acting gig in a supporting cast in Hum TV’s religious drama, Saya-e-Diwar Bhi Nahi. In this show, he played the role of a spoiled brat who hated his parents for neglecting him.
Bilal received high praise in 2017 for playing the role of a man betrayed by his brother who married his love interest in the romantic- drama Rasm E Duniya which was telecasted on ARY Digital.
Later on, Bilal played the role of a murdered victim drama series Saanp Seerhi. Finally, his first major role came in a romantic-comedy drama, O Rangreza.
In the show, he played the critically acclaimed role of an introverted boy who fell in love with his strict uncle’s daughter. For this role, the actor received his first written praise at the hand of Mahwash Ajaz of the reputed news channel Samaa.
O Rangreza not only topped the TV ratings but also earned Bilal a nomination for the Hum Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
He won the ARY Media Award for Best Actor and also got a nomination for the Lux Style Award for Best Television Actor.
Coming to Bilal’s first role as an antagonist in 2019’s one of the most successful dramas, Cheekh, was par excellence. His portrayal of the role was well-received and established him as one of the leading faces on Urdu TV.
Furthermore, his next role was as a Naval officer in a telefilm, Laal. Interestingly, this movie premiered on Pakistan Day.
His portrayal in Pyar Ke Sadqay was so widely appreciated that the American magazine ‘The Nation’ said that he set the bar high with his performance.
Bilal entered the world of OTT with a Social Comedy web series, Aik Jhooti Love Story, and played the role of a Computer technician who creates a fake profile and accidentally falls in love with a neighbor girl.
Interestingly, this series was also available in India on Zee5. Finally, Bilal finished the year with a thriller series, Dunk. This series was based on #MetooMovement. Bilal said that his character was a very realistic one who fights against injustice.
Awards, Nominations, and Other Achievements
|2018||Hum Awards||O Rangreza|
|2019||ARY Media Awards||Balaa|
|2019||Social Media Awards||Balaa|
|2021||Lux Style Awards||Pyaar Ke Sadqay|
Furthermore, Bilal has been named in the UK magazine Eastern Eye’s one of the “Top 50 Asian Celebrities.” Also, again in 2021, Eastern Eye named him to their list of “30 under 30 Global Asian Stars “.
Social Media Handle of Bilal Abbas Khan
Like any celebrity these days, Bilal is very active on his social media. He consistently shares photos on his Instagram. Upon checking his feed, we can honestly say that Bilal loves his co-stars.
He regularly posts funny banter pictures and videos with his co-stars. Also, Bilal is a family-oriented man. As we can see, he constantly posts pictures with his siblings and parents.
Furthermore, Bilal has a huge fan following as he gets love from more than 2.4 million people. Abbas Khan uses his social media presence to shed light on social issues too. Other than Instagram, Bilal also has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
His Staggering Net Worth
There is no surprise that with great roles, acclaim and fanfare along comes great wealth. Bilal Abbas Khan has had it no different than any other star.
Though we do not have an exact figure according to sources, Bilal has monthly earnings of about 2-5 million USD, and his net worth lies somewhere along the lines of a whopping 45 million USD.
Most of his earnings are from his very successful acting career and endorsements. Also, the versatile actor does some lucrative brand promotions that may be a wealthy source of income for him.
Interesting Facts about the Actor
Favorite Actors– Al Pacino, Will Smith
Zodiac Sign– Gemini
Favorite Actress– Alia Bhatt, Mahira Khan, Meryl Streep
Favorite Movies– Love per Square Foot, Shutter Island, and Pursuit Of Happiness.
There are a lot of times when we stray away from our dreams. There may be a lot of reasons for that, such as lack of belief, fear of society, or pressure from peers.
Bilal Abbas Khan also had to overcome this to follow his dreams. His parents wanted Bilal to become an Army Officer, but Bilal fought for his dreams, and we all know where that got him.
Stars like him are prime examples of why following our dreams is worth it. Undoubtedly, the future is very bright for this young star, and one can only imagine the heights he will take the Pakistani Cinema along.
Besides reading about him, also get to the biography of another legendary Pakistani actress, Asma Abbas.