Adil Ray is citizen khan in the bbc sitcom of the same name

Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan, 2012

Citizen Khan was the creation of comedian Adil Ray.  It first hit our screens back in 2012 and was soon lined up for series two, on 5th December 2012, it was announced that Citizen Khan would air in Australia on Seven Network and in New Zealand on BBC UKTV (broadcast by Sky Television) in 2013.  In July 2013, the show premiered in India on Viacom co-owned Comedy Central.  The series in the UK would go to run for a total of 5 series clocking up 34 episodes and is still repeated regularly on UKTV Gold.

The title of the show is a play on the title of the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane.  The lead character Mr Khan has already popped up in the BBC Two comedy series Bellamy’s People, he also featured on BBC Radio 4’s Down the Line.





Set in Sparkhill, Birmingham, described by Mr Khan, as “the capital of British Pakistan.” Citizen Khan follows the day to day life of Mr Khan, a loud-mouthed, patriarchal, self-appointed, cricket-loving community leader, and his long suffering wife and daughters Shazia and Alia.


Naughty Naughty, but clever








Mr Khan – Adil Ray
Mrs Razia Khan – Shobu Kapoor
Shazia Malik – Maya Sondhi
Alia Khan – Bhavna Limbachia
Amjad Malik – Abdullah Afzal
Riaz  – Nish Nathwani
Mrs Malik – Harvey Virdi
Keith  – Phil Nice
Naani – Adlyn Ross
Dave – Matthew Cottle  (series 2 onwards)
Dave – Kris Marshall (series 1)
Omar – Felix Dexter


Channel: BBC1
Created By: Adil Ray
Developed And Written By:
Anil Gupta
Richard Pinto
Adil Ray
Original Transmission Dates: 27th August 2012 – 23rd December 2016