Actor, writer & broadcaster

Adil Ray OBE 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.


Adil Ray OBE

Adil was appointed an OBE for
his services to broadcasting.


Becoming Mr Khan

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

About Adil…

Adil Ray’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. There have to date been five series of Citizen Khan on BBC 1, where it is the BBC’s second longest running sitcom.

Adil can often be seen presenting The One Show and heard on Radio 5live. He is currently developing new documentary and comedy projects.

Adil was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016 in recognition of his services to broadcasting.

He also received an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City university in his home city. His book, Citizen Khan’s Guide To Britain, is available on Amazon.

Adil’s Comedy Showreel

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Adil 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’…

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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