Reham Nayyar Khan is a journalist and film producer of British Pakistani descent.
Born: April 3, 1973 (age 43), Ajdabiya, Libya
Spouse: Ijaz Rehman (m. 1993–2005)
Movies and TV shows: Janaan, The Reham Khan Show, In Focus
Children: Inaya Rehman, Ridha Rehman, Sahir Rehman
Siblings: Munir Khan Nayyar, Salma Nayyar
Education: Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education, Jinnah College for Women, North Lindsey College

Reham Nayyar Khan (Urdu: ریحام نئیر خان ‎; born 3 April 1973) is a journalist and film producer of British Pakistani descent.

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Personal life

Reham was born to Nayyar Ramzan, a Pakistani physician.She is ethnically of mixed Pashtun origins from the Lughmani clan, a sub-clan of the Swati tribe.She is fluent in four languages which include English, Urdu, Pashto and her ancestral Hindko, a dialect of Punjabi language. Her family hails from the small town of Baffa, lying 15 km west of Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Her parents moved to Libya in the late 1960s, where Reham was born in Ajdabiya in 1973. She has one sister and one brother.

She is the niece of Abdul Hakeem Khan who was a former governor of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and former Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court.

Reham has a Bachelor Degree in Education from Jinnah College for Women, Peshawar

She married Ejaz Rehman (Spelling variants include Ijaz), her first cousin and British psychiatrist, when she was 19. Following their divorce, Khan began working as a broadcast journalist.She has three children who have lived with her since the divorce.

On 6 January 2015, Imran Khan confirmed his marriage to Reham which ended on 30 October 2015 in a divorce.

Career

Reham started her career in 2006 hosting shows on Legal TV. In 2007, Reham began presenting for Sunshine Radio Hereford and Worcester. In 2008, Khan joined BBC as broadcast journalist.

In 2013, Khan came to Pakistan and joined Pakistani news channel News One. She later joined Aaj TV. In 2014, following a brief stint at PTV, she joined Dawn News presenting the current affairs show In Focus. Following a brief hiatus in early 2015, she resumed her work with a new show on Dawn. The Reham Khan Show, a programme celebrating Pakistani heroes, debuted in May 2015. In December 2015, she started a new talk show by the name of Tabdeeli on Neo TV. Tabdeeli (change) is also a political slogan of Imran Khan, her former husband. Reham left Neo TV in June 2016.

Reham has also produced a Pakistani film Janaan, the romantic comedy set in Swat which premiered on the occasion of Eid ul Adha on 13 September 2016.

Reham Khan Interview.BBC Urdu

Published on Nov 19, 2015

The former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan has spoken out about the stigma associated with divorce within the South-Asian culture. Reham Khan married the former cricketer but it lasted only 10 months. She says she has been “demonised” since the breakdown of her marriage – and even accused of poisoning the leader of the opposition. Reham Khan has been speaking to the BBC Asian Network’s Shabnam Mahmood.
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