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]


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]


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]


See also


  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". 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". 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". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mahira plays quirky urban girl in upcoming Sheharyar Munawer venture". (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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