Mahira Khan Pakistani Model Hot Photos and Biography.

Mahira Hafeez Khan (pronounced [maɦiːraː hafiːz kʰan]; born 21 December 1984) is a Pakistani actress and former VJ. One of the nation’s most popular and highest-paid actresses, she has established a career in Pakistan and is the recipient of several awards, including three Lux Style Awards.

Mahira Khan
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Khan at the Vogue Beauty Awards, 2016
Born Mahira Hafeez Khan
21 December 1984 (age 31)[1]
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actress, VJ
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Ali Askari (m. 2007; div. 2015)

 

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Mahira Khan abt INDIA, Shahrukh Khan & Bollywood Film RAEES 2016


Khan, born and raised in Karachi, left her university education in support to become an actress, and worked as a VJ for various television shows.[7] She soon received offers for acting roles, and made her acting debut in 2011 with a supporting role in the social drama Bol, which rank among the highest-grossing Urdu films. She then played a leading role in the Hum TV’s successful romantic television drama Humsafar (2011), which established her as a leading actress of Pakistan.[8] Khan subsequently portrayed a range of unconventional characters in a number of highest-rated television series, including the religious drama Shehr-e-Zaat (2012), the biographical romance Sadqay Tumhare (2014), and the romantic drama Bin Roye (2016), all of which earned her critical acclaim as well as several accolades.[9] Khan achieved further success by featuring as the female lead in two of Pakistan’s top-grossing productions—the 2015 romance Bin Roye and the 2016 coming-of-age musical drama Ho Mann Jahan—and received praise for portraying a brief role in the biographical drama Manto (2015).

Khan was married to businessman Ali Askari from 2007 to 2015, and has a son with him. Alongside her acting career, Khan is a prominent celebrity endorser for various brands and products.[6] In 2016, Khan participated in a stage show for the time at the Lux Style Awards.

Early life and background

Mahira Khan was born on December 21, 1984[1] into a Muslim family in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In an online interview with Reham Khan, she said that her parents are Urdu-speaking Pathans. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi during the British Raj, and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India. She has a younger brother, Hasan Khan. Among schools, she attended the Foundation Public School, from where she completed her A’Level. After graduating from Foundation, she, at the age of seventeen, moved to California, United States, for higher education.[12] Khan was the first women in her family to go out of the country alone. Though, she later admitted that living in the United States on her own helped her become “strong and independent.” Khan enrolled herself at the University of Southern California for a bachelor’s degree in English literature; during this period, she worked as a part-time waitress in a restaurant. However, after completing her first year, Khan decided to pursue her interest to become an actress, and quit her university education.

While living in the United States, her friend Ali Askari, introduced her to a reality show director, who selected her for the show Most Wanted, that aired on MTV in 2006. She then featured as a presenter for the Aag TV‘s reality show Weekends with Mahira (2008). The show proved to be a major hit and became immensely popular among the audience.[12]Her appearance in the show attracted the attention of filmmaker Shoaib Mansoor, who remembered her, and later in 2010 offered her a role in his film Bol (2011), which she accepted.

Career

Khan began her career as a VJ when she was 16 years old. She worked as a VJ on Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan and Weekends with Mahira on Aag TV.[citation needed]

In 2011, Khan made her film debut in Bol, directed by Shoaib Mansoor.[13] The same year, she acted in her first television drama, ARY Digital‘s romance Neeyat.[12] She next appeared in the television program Humsafar. Her other dramas include the 2013 spiritual romance Shehr-e-Zaat and the 2014 romantic drama Sadqay Tumhare. She played a starring role in a romantic drama, Bin Roye (2015), a supporting role in the biographical drama Manto,[14] and a leading role in coming-of-age drama Ho Mann Jahaan (2016), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Pakistani films.[15][16][17][18] Khan also had worked in Rahul Dholakia‘s upcoming Raees,[19][20] which will mark her Bollywood debut. Khan will play the lead character in Shoaib Mansoor‘s upcoming 2017 social drama film Verna.[21]

Khan was listed tenth in a ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ poll by Eastern Eye in 2015;[8][22][23] she was also called Pakistan’s sexiest woman in 2015.[24][6]

Personal life

While living in the United States, Khan met her future husband, Ali Askari in 2006.[citation needed] The following year, Khan moved back to Karachi[citation needed] and married Askari.[9]They later had a son, Azlaan. The couple separated in 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2015.

Filmography

Films

Key
Films that are in production Denotes films that are in production
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Bol Ayesha Khan [13][15]
2015 Bin Roye Saba Shafiq
Manto Madaran [14]
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Manizeh [11][25]
Actor In Law Herself Special Appearance
2017 Raees Films that are in production Mohsina Post-production[20]
2017 Verna Films that are in production TBA Filming[26][27][28]

Television

Year Show Role Additional notes
2006 MTV’s Most Wanted Host
2008 Weekends with Mahira Host
2011 Neeyat Aalia [12]
Humsafar Khirad Ehsan [12]
2012 Shehr-e-Zaat Falak [12]
Coke Kahani Herself Special appearance
2014 TUC The Lighter Side of Life Host [29]
Sadqay Tumhare Rukhsana/Shanno [30]
2015 14th Lux Style Awards Host
2016 Bin Roye Saba Shafiq

See also

References

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  2. Jump up^ “Mahira Khan: the unusual, shining star | TNS – The News on Sunday”. tns.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. Jump up^ “Mahirah: Beauty with brains – The Express Tribune”. The Express Tribune. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  4. Jump up^ “The next big thing”. Dawn. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  5. Jump up^ “‘Humsafar made me popular'”. The Indian Express. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b c “Mahira Khan declared sexiest Pakistani woman”. www.geo.tv. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  7. Jump up^ “Mahira Khan: 7 things to know about Humsafar’s pretty Khirad Hussain”. India.com. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b “In conversation with ‘Humsafar’ couple – Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan – The Indian Express”. The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  9. ^ Jump up to:a b “Your Right To Know”. www.dailytimes.com.pk. Archived from the original on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  10. Jump up^ “From Karachi to New York: Here’s what Mahira wore to Bin Roye premieres”.
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b “Mahira Khan’s latest film tugs hard at heartstrings”.
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f Askar, Yusra (June 20, 2015). “Exclusive: Mahira Khan Says She Learnt a Lot From Shah Rukh Khan”. NDTV.
  13. ^ Jump up to:a b “Bol Movie Review”. TNN. Times Of India. August 31, 2011.
  14. ^ Jump up to:a b “Mahira Khan in a never-seen-before avatar in Manto”. Express Tribune.
  15. ^ Jump up to:a b “I Learn A Lot From Shahrukh Khan-Mahira Khan”. News Tribe. June 22, 2015.
  16. Jump up^ “Mahira Khan Excited About Rumored Screening of Humsafar in India”. Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  17. Jump up^ “Mahira Khan to romance Fawad Khan in Zindagi’s ‘Humsafar'”. Zee News. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  18. Jump up^ “Fawad Khan to Work with Mahira Again?”. India West. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  19. Jump up^ “‘Raees’ star Mahira Khan reacts to ban on Pakistani artistes in India”.
  20. ^ Jump up to:a b “Revealed: It’s a Wrap for SRK-starrer ‘Raees'”. ANI. Indian Express. April 6, 2016.
  21. Jump up^ http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/10/13/entertainment/mahira-khan-to-play-lead-role-in-shoaib-mansoors-verna/
  22. Jump up^ “Mahira among top 10 ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ along with Priyanka, Sonam”. The Express Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  23. Jump up^ Zoya Anwer. “I’m as nervous about ‘Sadqay Tumhare’ as I was for my first drama: Mahira Khan”. Dawn.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  24. Jump up^ “Priyanka Chopra holds onto sexiest woman crown”. Eastern Eye. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  25. Jump up^ “Mahira plays quirky urban girl in upcoming Sheharyar Munawer venture”. DAWN.com. Anum Rahman. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  26. Jump up^ http://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/1150906/shoaib-mansoors-verna-next-for-mahira-khan
  27. Jump up^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/1198246/shoaib-mansoors-verna-will-feature-mahira-lead-role/
  28. Jump up^ https://images.dawn.com/news/1176407/get-ready-to-see-mahira-khan-as-the-leading-lady-in-shoaib-mansoors-verna
  29. Jump up^ Lohana, Avinash (July 7, 2015). “Mahira Khan to clash with Salman Khan at the box office”. Times Of India.
  30. Jump up^ Anwar, Zoya (October 18, 2014). “‘Sadqay Tumhare’ was about personal growth: Adnan Malik”.

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