The amazing Abbas Ashraf Awan

By Asif Khan
Fri, 03, 24

His unwavering commitment to artistic growth and authenticity is a testament to his potential as a prominent figure in the industry....

The amazing Abbas Ashraf Awan


Abbas Ashraf Awan’s journey in the showbiz industry reflects his remarkable talent and unwavering commitment to his art. Encouraged by his mentor, Dilawar Malik, he took his first steps into acting with Pari Hoon Main and has since captivated audiences with compelling performances in a diverse range of serials, including Sabaat, Qurbatain, Kyunke Ishq Baraye Farokht Nahi, Mor Chaal, Shikaar, Sawal Anaa Ka Tha, and Kasoti. His unwavering commitment to artistic growth and authenticity is a testament to his potential as a prominent figure in the industry.

Despite being the brother of seasoned and veteran actor Imran Ashraf, Abbas is determined to carve his own unique path in the industry, grounded in his dedication to honing his acting skills and earning recognition based on the quality of his work. His modelling endeavours have also earned him acclaim, with notable appearances in TV commercials for renowned brands such as Coke, PTCL, Telenor, and Outfitters. Abbas’ dedication to continual improvement and his multi-faceted talent in both acting and modelling undoubtedly positions him for a promising and impactful career in the dynamic world of showbiz.

Us: What does success mean to you?

Abbas Ashraf: To me, success is when you are able to fulfil every wish of your parents and find yourself in a position to help people in need and to make them have a better life.

Us: What is something you learned early in your career which helped you become a better actor?

AA: I learned not to react in real life; keep your emotions saved for the reel life and it will make a significant impact on your scenes.

Us: What is the most challenging thing about this career?

AA: Struggle, struggle, and just struggle, as nobody will help you until you help yourself.

Us: Did you get any formal education for acting?

AA: No one can learn acting unless they do it practically. I learned it by doing practice of various characters.

Us: Who are some of your role models and what do you like about their work?

AA: Amir Khan is my real source of inspiration and I like the way he conceives and executes his characters.

Us: From all your roles so far, which role was the most meaningful to you, and why?

AA: In Sabaat, I was cast in a negative role, which was quite challenging. Most artists like to play the role of a hero and no one is willing to be a villain. But I accepted it to prove my artistic range and versatility.

Us: Do you believe good looks and connections are the only things that make a star?

AA: I have seen so many good-looking actors failing to carve a niche for themselves in the industry. So only acting skills guarantee your stay in the mainstream.

Us: How has social media changed things for you?

AA: I can easily get in touch with directors through it and people can easily see my portfolio there.

Us: How do you deal with self-doubt?

AA: I believe in staying positives and try my level best not to let negative thoughts derail me.

Us: Please share three pieces of advice for aspiring actors.

AA: Step out of your comfort zone, have faith, and struggle sincerely to attain your goals.

My teenage years

The amazing Abbas Ashraf Awan

Birthday and zodiac

21st December, Sagittarius.

The best thing about being a teenager was

That you don’t have to earn.

The worst thing about being a teenager was

Immature decisions.

I was always listening to

My heart.

My favourite actors were

Heath Ledger, Amir Khan, Shaan, Saba Qamar.

My favourite singer was

Sidhu Moose Wala.

My favourite superhero was


My favourite movie was


My closet was full of

Football kit.

My friends were

Not that loyal.

What used to hurt me the most was

When I got ditched in any relation or if someone broke my trust.

I wish I had known then

Everyone who is with you is not your well-wisher.

Relations with family were


My favourite subject was


My least favourite subject was


I couldn’t stand

Breaking trust, making fun of talented people, and people who showed attitude.

My favourite food was

Junk food.

My favourite hangout was

With myself.

My favourite sport was