Actor, writer & broadcaster

Adil Ray is the creator & star of BBC1's primetime sitcom Citizen Khan. He is also a versatile broadcaster and presenter, with two decades experience in television and radio.


Becoming Mr Khan

It takes two hours for Adil Ray to be turned into Mr Khan....


Mr Khan does Comic Relief

For the 30th anniversary show of Comic Relief, Adil appeared as Mr Khan, perfoming from the audience.

Adil’s Blogs

Adil’s Comedy Showreel


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Adil Ray in the Press

The Guardian

Adil Ray on the importance of creating a nostalgic family comedy, and the desire to make people laugh out loud…

The Daily Mail

Adil Ray on creating the first British sitcom to put an Asian Muslim family centre stage, and attracting up to 5 million viewers…


Adil Ray talks about creating mainstream comedy, breaking Asian talent – and learning his craft on stage…..Broadcast describe Mr Khan as a ‘sitcom hero’…

A very British sitcom

The Radio Times

You can't help but admire it

The Daily Express

Model Citizen

The Sun

A ratings hit.....

The Telegraph

.....cheerfully broad sitcom.

The Independent

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More about Adil…

Adil’s diverse and wide-ranging media career includes working as a radio and television presenter, documentary maker, screenwriter and actor. He has appeared on all four main BBC TV channels, ITV, and on all the major BBC radio networks.

Today, Adil appears in Citizen Khan, a show he co-wrote and stars in, as one of our much-loved TV characters – Mr Khan. Citizen Khan’s fourth series will air in October 2015. 

Adil lives in Birmingham, where he was born and brought up.