The Adored Actress Mahira Khan

Jun/17/2023 / by Team Seema
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About Mahira Khan

Actress Mahira Khan has love and adoration and is an inspiration to others through her work and speaking. Often regarded as Pakistan’s superstar actress, Mahira began her career hosting MTV’a very popular show, ‘Most Wanted.’ She later rose to fame with a starring role in the television drama ‘Humsafar’. She added to the list roles in a number of Indian films as well as the acclaimed film, Verna. In 2017, she played in the Hindi film ‘Raees’ opposite Bollywood’s Shahrukh Khan, a superstar; it was an extreme honor to be cast, as a Pakastani, in a Bollywood film with one of the renown Khan super stars.

She has many projects is the pipeline at present. Her dream is to direct her own film and someday be a part of an Academy Award-winning movie.

Biography of Mahira Khan

Born December 21, 1984 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan to parents who hail from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, Mahira Khan attended The Foundation Public School and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She began her acting career in 2011 hosting an MTV program. Her film debut began in 2011 with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful ‘Bol’; it includes direction by Shoaib Mansoor.

Mahira’s 2017 performance was as the lead in Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Verna’. This film received tremendous praise and appreciation from throughout the globe. A small film with a large message; it tackled the subjects of rape, the value of women in Pakistani culture and society and misogyny. It was a herald of the #MeToo campaign for Pakistani women.

In addition to her film and television work, she motivated others as a speaker at the Global Teacher’s Prize Ceremony by Dubai’s Varkey Foundation, TEDxLahore and the Aga Khan University Special Lecture Series in Karachi, India. Because of her film and television work as well as lectures, women of all ages encounter inspiration from Mahira.

Her favorite hobbies are reading and listening to old music.

FAQ

Where was Mahira Khan born?

She was born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan in 1984. Mahira’s age is 38 in 2022.

When did Mahira Khan start her career?

In 2011, her career had its start in the television industry, as she was a VJ on MTV Pakistan. Her role was as host of ‘Most Wanted.’

Who is her husband?

Her husband, from whom she has a divorce, is Ali Askari. They have one child.

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