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


Oh Buggles….

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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


I do ‘do’ stuff you know…..

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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



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This morning I woke up and had a cup of Yorkshire Tea and a croissant. I put on the radio and I listened to debate which included an Eastern European, an Englishman and an American lady. I stepped outside and waved goodbye to the Latvian doorman.

I walked 200 yards and got on a bus driven by a Nigerian. Read More

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. 

radio portfolio





TV Presenting


Royal Television Society Awards