Abbas Hasan –
versatile and debonair
Abbas Hasan is a United Kingdom based Canadian-French pop music artist and actor of Pakistani origin, who has been named “the next big thing” in the Asian music/film scene by MTV India and HELLO! magazine, and has recently won the Artist of the Year 2014 Award at Anokhi Media Awards in Canada. Abbas Hasan is of Urdu speaking Pakistani background, and is fluent in Urdu, which is why he easily sings desi songs.
Date of birth and star
November 12, Scorpio.
The best thing about being a teenager was
Growing up in the Paris arts scene.
The worst thing about being a teenager was
Saying bye to all my friends when I moved countries.
I was always listening to
Everything from pop to rock; from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Junoon.
I was glued to the television for
I didn’t have time for TV!
My favourite movie was
I was a bit of a film buff and liked to appreciate cinema from all over the world. I thought I was too “cool” to have a favourite!
My favourite actor was
It was a tie between Al Pacino and Muhammad Ali.
My favourite book was
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Reading this book had a profound effect on my life.
My room was full of
Music. I had CDs everywhere.
My room walls carried the posters of
The various places where I had lived.
My closet was full of
Clothes and specifically a lot of leather jackets
My friends were
Crazy, hilarious, creative, and intelligent.
My first crush/date was
A girl that I studied with.
What hurt me the most was
Waking up early.
My dream was to become
I wish I had known then
The difference between good friends and people who will let you down.
Relations with siblings were
Always a lot of fun. My sister is like a really good friend who shares my strange sense of humour.
Relations with parents were
Very special. Like all parents, mine want what’s best for me, but they have also always been my friends.
My school was
More like my “schools” were — I studied across different parts of the world, but they were definitely great places to grow up and become who I am today.
Ragging at college/university
I never really experienced ragging, but high school and university were definitely among the best times of my life growing up.
My favourite subject was
Society, Challenge, and Change. I know, sounds very dramatic.
My least favourite subject was
I couldn’t stand
My favourite hangout was
A coffee shop near my school.
My favourite food/dish was
It’s a tie between a really good biryani and perfectly cooked, al dente pasta with a really good sauce.
My favourite superhero was
My favourite sport was
Bodybuilding and physical conditioning.
My favourite pastime was
I learned that
Good friendships last forever.