Show business owe a lot to popular TV actor and director of Pakistan Wasim Abbas and his family as they have made invaluable contributions. Wasim’s father, the legendary Pakistani TV artist Innayat Hussain Bhatti was an actor, singer and director par excellence.
Kaifee an uncle of Wasim is also a renowned actor and director. Wasim’s wife Saba Hammed is a popular and busy TV actress and Wasim has himself made a deep impact in the field of acting and direction.
Waseem began his career in the early 1980s as a TV actor from Lahore TV. His expressive eyes made him popular among the masses. Wasim did justice to every role he performed whether it was of a young man hopelessly in love or a jealous lover, a cruel feudal lord or an obedient son.
After having a successful period at the television, Wasim moved on to movies. Although he did quite a few movies but did not click in them; maybe because he could not shake off the polite image he had acquired as everybody knows that in our film industry the louder the better.
Some films featuring Wasim Abbas worth mentioning are Manzil, Tina, Badalte Mausam, Zara Si Baat and Ishq Rog. Another reason for his lukewarm success at the silver screen could be that he was quite young and was cast opposite older heroines. Wasim returned to television where he was welcomed with open arms.
His acting in Pakistani popular dramas Aashiyana, Family Front, Landa Bazar, Hazaron Rastey, Who Ishq and Samundar was very much applauded. He played the role of a heartless and greedy politician in the sequel of Mera Saeen to such perfection that viewers loved to hate him.
Wasim now acts occasionally and has turned his attention more towards direction. Family Front the comedy drama directed by Wasim Abbas was a huge commercial success; he also acted in it. Reshmi and Butterflies are other sitcoms he has penned and directed. Comedy is not his only forte, the drama serial Natak Mandi was also directed by him.