I am a son, a brother, a friend, a partner, a neighbour, a Brit, a Pakistani, a Kenyan, a Brummie, a graduate, a broadcaster, an actor, a writer, a dreamer, a laugher, a crier, a control freak, a VIlla fan, a cricket fan, a burger fan, a chicken fan, a curry muncher, a chilli sucker, a sun lover, a sea lover, a home lover, a hugger, a kisser, a Prince lover, a Dave Allen admirer, a feminist, a Twitter addict, a sinner, a worrier, a tea drinker, Read More
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.
Most mornings I do almost pinch myself. I feel very fortunate to be filming a comedy on the BBC. It feels like a bit of a dream. However there’s something missing – my first love.
I know we can’t have everything, but what I would give to be transmitted back to those hazy radio days for just a few hours. Read More
People often ask me what I do when Citizen Khan is not on air. I assume many just think I turn up to the studios and sit it my luxury trailer until I get called to set. Sadly I’m not quite Tom Cruise.
Partly due to my control freak nature I like to get in involved in quite a lot of it. Read More
Adil Ray in the Press
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.