|Born||Mahira Hafeez Khan
|Alma mater||Foundation Public School
University of Southern California
|Occupation||Actress, Model, VJ|
Mahira Khan Māhirah Ḵẖān born Mahira Hafeez Khan Māhirah Ḥafīz̤ Ḵẖān is a Pakistani actress and VJ who is noted for her role in Humsafar as Khirad Ehsan which helped re-establish the popularity of Pakistani made shows in Pakistan.
Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of films and serials-from contemporary social to romantic dramas—Khan has received one Lux Style Award, Pone Pakistan Media Award and two Hum Awards, and has established herself as one of Pakistan's most high-profile celebrities.
Her performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned her the Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress nomination. She has worked in television serials including Neeyat (2011), Humsafar (2012), Shehr-e-Zaat (2012) and Sadqay Tumhare (2014). In addition to acting, she is active in humanitarian work, has a number of endorsement deals.
Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She did her matriculation from Foundation Public School, she then went to California for higher education, where she studied at the University of Southern California, before returning to Pakistan in 2008
In 2011, Khan made her film debut with Bol directed by Shoaib Mansoor, where played the role of Ayesha, a feisty tomboy, who keeps getting harassed by her father and marries to a Shia Muslim boy without telling her father. Khan first appeared in the serial Neeyat and then played Khirad Ehsan, a middle-class girl who marries with her wealthy cousin gives birth to new rivalry, and in the 2011 TV serial Humsafar where her chemistry with co-star Fawad Afzal Khan was noted. Khan states that she is selective with her work and reviews a script closely before deciding to accept, whether the project is in Pakistan or outside of the country, so that she can spend time with her son.