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Khan at the Vogue Beauty Awards, 2016
|Born||Mahira Hafeez Khan
21 December 1984 
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Spouse(s)||Ali Askari (m. 2007; div. 2015)|
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. In 2016, Khan participated in a stage show for the time at the Lux Style Awards.
Mahira Khan was born on December 21, 1984 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. 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. 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.
In 2011, Khan made her film debut in Bol, directed by Shoaib Mansoor. The same year, she acted in her first television drama, ARY Digital's romance Neeyat. 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, and a leading role in coming-of-age drama Ho Mann Jahaan (2016), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Pakistani films. Khan also had worked in Rahul Dholakia's upcoming Raees, which will mark her Bollywood debut. Khan will play the lead character in Shoaib Mansoor's upcoming 2017 social drama film Verna.
While living in the United States, Khan met her future husband, Ali Askari in 2006. The following year, Khan moved back to Karachi and married Askari. They later had a son, Azlaan. The couple separated in 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2015.
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|2015||Bin Roye||Saba Shafiq|
|2016||Ho Mann Jahaan||Manizeh|||
|Actor In Law||Herself||Special Appearance|
|2006||MTV's Most Wanted||Host|
|2008||Weekends with Mahira||Host|
|Coke Kahani||Herself||Special appearance|
|2014||TUC The Lighter Side of Life||Host|||
|2015||14th Lux Style Awards||Host|
|2016||Bin Roye||Saba Shafiq|