Bilal Ashraf is a Pakistani model, actor and visual director.
He was born on 12th October 1979 in Karachi.
He is 5 ft 10 inches.
He weighs 73 kg.
He spent his early childhood in Karachi.
He has graduated from Franklin and Marshal in Pennsylvania, United States. He has a double major in Finance and arts with minor in Psychology.
His eyes are of black color.
Imran is a loveable person. He loves to make new friends. He has deep dimples on both which makes Bilal more attractive.
Bilal has a striking resemblance to famous bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra.
He loves Italian food.
His favorite color is black and blue.
Bilal has travelled all around world but he loves to be in London again and again as he loves this place so much. This is his favorite holiday destination too.
He loves to drink fresh juices.
He is doing modeling on regular bases.
He became famous through his instagram account as he made dub smashes there. He has a huge following over there and it was his break time as directors after seeing him started to contact him for future projects.
He is widely seen in many advertisements of leading brands. He has done Jazz advertisement with famous bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri. He also done an advertisement with Nestle.
He is also very passionate about hosting and doing hosting occasionally in Eid shows.
He considers Dr.Hassan Rana as one of his role model as he has supported him all the time since he joined showbiz industry. He considers him a Swiss army knife. He also considers Shan as his mentor in terms of acting and believes that he has molded him a lot to become a good actor.
O21 was his first movie which was released in 2014.It was directed by Jami and produced by Zeba Bakhtiar khan and her son Azan Sami Khan. There were many famous names in this movie including Shaan Shahid, Ayub Khoso, Amina Sheikh and Shamoon Abbasi.
He got a major breakthrough in movie Janaan directed by Azar Jafri. It was produced by Reham Khan with Hareem Farooq assisted her. Story was written by Osman Khalid Butt. Movie was internationally distributed through B4U films. It was a good success in box office. Bilal has played role of Asfandyar Khan in this movie. Other notables in movie were
Armeena Khan as Meena
Ali Rehman Khan as Daniyal Khan
Hania Amir as Palwasha
Usman Mukhtar as Sameer
Ajab Gul as Asad Khan
Mishi Khan as Shireen Gul
Nayyer Ejaz as Ikramullah
Saad Zia Abbasi as Chotu
Fahad Ali Panni
Two plus Two is his upcoming movie in which Urwa Hocane is playing lead role opposite him. Other starrers in movie are:
It is a production of Epiction Films.
His famous movie which is going to be released in 2017 is Yalghaar. It is a dream come true role for bilal as he is playing role of Captain Bilal in this movie. Movie is based on successful military operating of 76 hours conducted in Piochar region of Sawat District.
It is written by Haider Rizvi and produced by Waqas butt. It is a direction of Hassan Rana.According to director this is a tribute to children of 2014 APS attack. Other actors in movie are:
Shaan Shahid as Colonel Asad in Special Services Group of Pakistan Army
Humayun Saeed as Trojan,a militant
Adnan Siddiqui as Colonel Imran
Armeena Khan as Kajo
Ayesha Umer as Zarmina
Ayub Khoso as Colonel Jogezai
Gohar Rasheed as Baran
Hassan Rana as Major General Hasan
Sikander Rizvi as Azhar
Bilal is also going to feature in movie WAAR 2 written, directed and produced by Hassan Rana.
Another movie named Rangreza, Bilal has signed it. It is written by Akhtar Qayyum. Rangreza is direction of Amir Mohiuddin and produced by Yasir Mohiuddin and Usman Malkani. Other notables in movie are
As Supporting Actor:
Bilal has also played supporting role in movie Bin Roye which was featuring Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed.
Career Other Than Acting:
Before joining showbiz industry he was working as a hedge fund consultant in New York. Then one day her sister came to visit her and she gave him idea to quit job and advised him to move to London. During his stay at London he studied animation and visual effects from escape studios. From there he moved back to Pakistan.
After returning to Pakistan he has opened his own production company named as Radical Films.
Inspiration for Acting:
As he has joined showbiz industry on his sister’s advice but in 2009 she died and that was a major setback for him at that time. But after sometime he took it as his inspiration and started to pursue his career again just for his sister.
His favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins.
His favorite actress is Monica Belluci.
Janaan is his favorite movie.
He believes in healthy lifestyle. He once quoted “Eat fit, stay fit”
Hollywood or Bollywood:
According to bilal both are giant type of film industries but if he ever get a chance to work, he ‘l prefer Hollywood.
He has worked with many designers as their brand ambassadors and show stoppers but he loves the work of HSY.
Aventus is bilal’s all time favorite perfume.
Bilal loves to wear shalwar kameez as he can easily rock in it.
He loves to play cricket as he is a die heart fan of cricket.He also have played basket ball and volley ball as these games suits his height too.
Things You Don’t Know:
Bilal bunked classes in his college days to play cricket.
Whilst in college Bilal worked at Starbucks as a barista and honed the skill of coffee making.