Mahira Khan

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Mahira Khan
Shehr-e-Zaat Hum TV.jpg
Mahira Khan in Shehr-e-Zaat
Native name ماہرہ حفیظ خان
Born Māhirah Ḥafīz̤ Ḵẖān
(1984-12-21) 21 December 1984 (age 30)
Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater Foundation Public School
University of Southern California
Occupation Actress, Model , VJ
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Ali Askari (m. 2007)

Mahira Hafeez Khan (born 21 December 1984[1]) is a Pakistani television and film actress. She is best known for her role in Humsafar[2] which helped re-establish the popularity of Pakistani-made shows in Pakistan.[3] Khan's notable work includes Neeyat (2011), Humsafar (2011-2012), Shehr-e-Zaat (2012) and Sadqay Tumhare (2014-2015).[4][5][6][7] She has worked with satellite TV channels MTV Pakistan and Aag TV. She also starred in the films Bol and Bin Roye.[8] Mahira is currently working in Hindi film Raees.[9]

Career

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 made her television debut with the serial Neeyat directed by Mehreen Jabbar. Afterwards she played the role of Khirad Ehsan, a middle-class girl who marries with her wealthy cousin despite his mother and best friend being against this arrangement, in the 2011 television program Humsafar, for which she received positive reviews.[10][11] Khan states that she is selective with her work and reviews a script closely before deciding to accept, regardless of whether the project is in Pakistan or outside of the country,[12] so that she can spend time with her son.[3]

She began shooting for Asim Raza's upcoming film Ho Mann Jahaan 2014.[13]

Khan appears in Raees an upcoming Indian crime film directed by Rahul Dholakia.[14]

Personal life

Khan is married to Ali Askari, who had attended college with her in Los Angeles. The ceremony took place on 13 July 2007.[15]

Filmography

Key
Films that are in production Denotes films that are in production
Year Film Role Sources
2011 Bol Ayesha
2015 Bin Roye Film has yet to be released Saba Shafiq Released[16]
2015 Ho Mann JahaanFilms that have not yet been released Manizeh To be release soon[17]
2016 RaeesFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming[18]

Television

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mahira Khan: 7 things to know about Humsafar’s pretty Khirad Hussain". 
  2. ^ "‘Humsafar made me popular’ - The Indian Express". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "In conversation with ‘Humsafar’ couple – Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan - The Indian Express". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mahira Khan Excited About Rumored Screening of Humsafar in India". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mahira Khan denies plans for Bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh". Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to re-unite again". Business Recorder. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mahira Khan not making her bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh". Business Recorder. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "From Karachi to New York: Here's what Mahira wore to Bin Roye premieres". 
  9. ^ "Video of the day: Mahira reacts to Shah Rukh's look in Raees". 
  10. ^ "Beauty with brains". The Express Tribune. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  11. ^ "The next big thing". Dawn. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  12. ^ "Mahira the Unusual Shining Star". 
  13. ^ "Mahira Khan to appear in two films". dawn.com. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Shoot of Shah Rukh Khan-Mahira Khan starrer 'Raees' begins!". Daily News and Analysis. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "The real Mahira!". The Express Tribune (Anam Mansuri). Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  16. ^ Ansari, Hasan. "Mahira Khan soon to mesmerise in Bin Roye". tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mahira plays quirky urban girl in upcoming Sheharyar Munawer venture". DAWN.com (Anum Rahman). Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  18. ^ Revealed: Why Mahira Khan was selected as leading lady opposite Shahrukh Khan in Raees

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