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Adnan Khan
Born (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 34)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alma mater Manipal University, Dubai
Occupation Actor
Years active 2014–Present
Known for Ishq Subhan Allah
Katha Ankahee

Adnan Khan (born 24 December 1988) is an Indian actor. He is best known for his role as Mawlawi Kabeer Ahmed in Zee TV's drama series Ishq Subhan Allah.

Early life

Khan hails from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was born on the 24 December 1988. He has an older brother named Imran Ali. Adnan went to Our Own English High School in Dubai and graduated from the esteemed Manipal University Dubai in the year 2009. He holds a degree in Business Administration (BBA With Specialization In International Business Management). Khan briefly worked as a Human Resources Manager in a Dubai-based firm and left his job as he always looked forward to a career in acting.


Whilst working as a Human Resources Manager in Dubai based firm, Khan aspired a career in acting. His short film 'Bubble' shot in Dubai was screened at various international film festivals and won Best Short Film at Tunisia Human Rights Film Festival.

Then he relocated to Mumbai from Dubai and completed an acting diploma at the highly reputed "Actor Prepares", an acting academy founded by veteran actor Anupam Kher. After, Khan went on to participate in numerous stage dramas, short films and web series the most notable being First Among Equals, web series written and produced by Vikram Bhatt.

In March 2018, Khan portrayed the role of Maulwi Kabeer Ahmed in Zee TV's show Ishq Subhan Allah opposite Eisha Singh and won many accolades for his performance, including Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male and International Iconic - Best Television Actor. The show ran for two and half years and dealt with the sensitive and burning issue of Triple Talaq. In May 2018, Khan appeared in Zee TV's talk show "Juzz Baat" as a guest with Sana Saeed, Arjit Taneja and Karan Jotwani.

In February 2019, Khan did an ad-campaign for Platinum love bands (Platinum days of love).

In January 2021, Khan did an ad-campaign for SNASH Redefining Car Care based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In March 2021, he appeared in a T-Series music video "Mera Aapki kripa Se". In May 2021, Khan made his digital debut with Alt Balaji's web series Hai Taubba portraying the role of Giri Raj.

In January 2022, Khan portrayed the role of Peter in a short film; The Rage- Over Injustice screened at Cannes Film Festival and released on MX Player. In March 2022, he appeared in a music video, Mainu Ishq Nahi Karna opposite Aaira Dwivedi released on Zee Music Company. In April 2022, Khan appeared on Sahurnya Pesbukers a TV show on antv in Indonesia . In September 2022, Khan next starred alongside Rakesh Bedi and Shagun Sharma in yet another short film Mera Number Kab Aageya, which was a dystopian tale set in 2030 where pregnancy requires government licenses and couples seeking children only to resolve their personal conflicts require introspection. The film was appreciated for it's unique concept, officially selected and premiered at various film festivals winning over 25 awards. For his performance, Khan won Best Actor at NexGn International Short Film Festival 2021 Excellence and Appreciation Awards.



Year Film Role Notes Ref
2010 Vritant Ashleigh Perera Lead role
2012 Bubble The Man Short film
2013 Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Me
2015 Story about True Love
2016 Shenanigans
2017 Software Engineer Ki Bhadaas Unlimited Engineer Short film
The Unsaid Sameer Short film
2018 Mailguard Chronicles
2022 THE RAGE: Over Injustice Peter Short film
Mera Number Kab Aayega Sagar Saxena Short film


Year Title Network Role
2014 Arjun (TV series)

Debut show

Star Plus Adil
Love by Chance Bindass Tej Sahai
Friends: Conditions apply Channel V India Omar
2015 Twist wala Love Channel V India Sumit Malhotra
Dil Ko Aaj Phir Se Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai DD National Akarsh Jaisingh
2016 Khade Hai Teri Raahon Mein Star Plus Ramesh
2018 Juzz Baat Zee TV Himself-Guest
2018–2020 Ishq Subhan Allah Zee TV Kabeer Ahmed
2022-present Katha Ankahee Sony Entertainment Television Viaan

Web series

Year Series Role Platform Ref
2017 First Among Equals Lead Role Unknown
2019 Ishq Aaj Kal Kabeer Ahmad-Cameo Role Zee5
2021 Hai Taubba Giri Raj Alt Balaji

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Label Ref
2021 Mera Aapki Kripa Se Master Saleem T-Series
2022 Mainu Ishq Nahi Karna Moin Sabri Zee Music Company

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2022 Nexgn International Short Film Festival 2021 Excellence & Appreciation Awards Best Actor Mera Number Kab Aayega Won
2021 Iconic Glamour Awards Iconic Glamour Versatile Actor of Indian Television Ishq Subhan Allah Won .
2019 International Iconic Awards Best Actor Ishq Subhan Allah Won
2019 Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male Ishq Subhan Allah Won
2019 Zee Rishtey Awards Best Beta Ishq Subhan Allah Won
2018 Zee Rishtey Awards Best Nayi Jodi Ishq Subhan Allah Won
2018 Zee Rishtey Awards Zee5 Judges Panel Award Ishq Subhan Allah Won .
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