Mahira Hafeez Khan popularly known as Mahira Khan is the top actress of Pakistan. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that she is ruling the Pakistan industry. She is a former VJ but later shifted towards acting. Mahira is one of the highest paid actresses of Pakistan.
Mahira belongs to Karachi and is an Urdu speaking Pathan. She was born on 21 December 1984 (Age: 32 years). She got her early education in Karachi from Foundation Public School and completed her O-Levels at the age of 16. She then moved to California for higher education where she attended Santa Monica College. She enrolled in University Of Southern California for her Bachelor’s degree but never completed it and came to Pakistan where she joined showbiz industry.
Mahira started her career as a VJ on MTV Pakistan. She hosted a show named Most Wanted. Then she went to host Aag TV’s show Weekends With Mahira where she used to play music videos and talk to celebs in 2008. Mahira then got her cinematic debut with Bol. Bol was directed by Shoaib Mansoor and Mahira played the supporting role of Ayesha opposite singing star Atif Aslam. Same year she made her debut in drama industry with Mehreen Jabbar’s Neeyat opposite Humayun Saeed. Then came the big break for Mahira Khan which made her the biggest star in Pakistan. She played the lead role in Sarmad Khoosat’s Humsafar. She played the role of Khired Hussain; an innocent small town girl who goes through a lot of difficulties at the hands of fate. Mahira’s pair with co-star Fawad Khan was immensely loved by the audience and the drama proved to be a career milestone for both the lead actors. With Humsafar’s success Mahira went on to work with Sarmad again in Shehr e Zaat. She won many awards for her performance in Shehr e Zaat. That same year Mahira went back to hosting. She hosted a show named TUC The Lighter Side Of Life where she invited many celebrities and interviewed them. Her next project was Sadqay Tumharay which also aired on HUM TV. She went back to movies with Bin Roye which was also turned into a drama. She paired opposite Humayun in Bin Roye after Neeyat.
After Bol Mahira returned to films with Bin Roye which was a commercial success and also got her Lux Style Award and HUM Awards for best actress. After Bin Roye she was seen in Ho Mann Jahan along with Adeel Hussain and Shehryar Munawar. She played Manizeh in the film that had a passion for singing. She again got a Best Actress Award at Lux for Ho Mann Jahan. She then got her Bollywood debut opposite Sharukh Khan in Raees. Raees though being a moderate success still managed to make Mahira a member of hundred crore club. Political tensions arise between India and Pakistan and Pakistani artists were banned from working in Bollywood so Mahira could not promote Raees neither did any more projects in India. She has now three films lined for release in Pakistan. All of them are in production right now. She will be working with Shoaib Mansoor after Bol in Verna now. Mahira will play a rape survivor in the film. Her next film is Bilal Lashari’s Maula Jutt where she will share screen with Fawad after Humsafar and the third in line is Saat Din Mohobbat In opposite Shehryar Munawar Siddique. This will be Mahira’s second film with Shehryar after Ho Man Jahan.
Mahira was born in a Pathan family and has one brother Hassan Khan. Her brother is a journalist. Mahira met her ex-husband Ali Askari during her VJing days. Mahira married Ali though her family didn’t want her to. The couple has a son Azlaan Askari born in 2009. The couple had differences but Mahira sensibly put everything under wraps and didn’t made her private matters a public affair. Things however did not work in her favour and the couple got divorced in 2015.
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS:
Mahira has received countless awards in her career from best actress for dramas, best actress film, most stylish actress to awards for her beauty in shows like Lux Style Awards, HUM Awards, HUM Style Awards, Pakistan Media Awards, Vogue Beauty Awards and Masala Awards. In 2017 she was also honoured for International Recognition and Best dress at Beirut International Awards Festival.
Mahira is seen in many ad campaigns including aquafina, gaye power wash, Q mobile among others. She is also the first Pakistani brand ambassador for Veet.
She is a very well-known Pakistani actress, host and model who started her career as a VJ in the year 2006. Mahira Khan was born on 21 December 1984.
She is 32 years old.
She is the daughter of Hafeez Khan. In her family, she is very close to her younger brother Hassaan Khan, who is a journalist.
She got married to Ali Askari in 2007 although her father was against this marriage. Mahira Khan met her husband in Los Angeles in 2006.
She got divorced in 2015, she hasn’t talk much about the divorce but her career was not affected due to it.
Mahira Khan’s wedding was a relatively simple affair with close friends and family present at the occasion.
Her son was born in 2009, his name is Azlaan and he also made a brief appearance in the drama and film Bin Roye.
She does not have a daughter although some websites gives false information that she has a daughter.
Neeyat – (2011)
Hamsafar – (2011)
Shehr-e-Zaat – (2014)
Bin Roye – (2016)
Sadqay Tumhare – (2016)
Bol – (2012)
Manto – special appearance (2015)
Ho Mann Jahan – (2015)
Bin Roye – (2016)
Actor In Law – Special Appearance (2016)
Right now she has signed 3 more movies in Pakistan which are; Verna, Saat Din Mohabbat In and Maula Jatt 2.
Raees – Bollywood Debut (2017)
Mahira Khan’s movie in Bollywood was like a dream come true for her because she always wanted to work with the Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan. Her prospects of a career in Bollywood were however curtailed due to the political environment there.