Mahira Khan is a Pakistani actress appears in films and dramas,She is one of the country’s most popular and high paid actress. Mahira recipient of several awards like Lux Style Awards and Hum Awards. Khan started her career as a VJ in 2006. She made her screen debut opposite Atif Aslam in the hit romance Bol , which earned a Lux Style Award for Best Actress.
Mahira Academic Career
Khan was born in Karachi, on 21 December 1984 , Her parents who are Urdu-speaking Pathans. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India. Khan attended the Foundation Public School in Karachi from where she did her O-levels. At the age of 17, she moved to California, United State for the higher education. She attended Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. She then enrolled in the University of Southern California for her bachelor’s degree. However, she did not complete her degree and returned to Pakistan in 2008.During her studies,she was a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles
Khan Early Life And Career
Mahira Khan started her career as a VJ in 2006, hosting the live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan,then She hosted Aag TV’s reality show Weekends with Mahira in 2008, In 2011, Khan made her film debut in a supporting role in film Bol, in which she had a supporting role,she made her TV drama debut and acted in her first television drama, Neeyat , The serial was set in New York and she played the role of Ayla. She next appeared in drama serial Humsafar which marked Khan’s debut in the world of television.After Humsafar, Mahira became an overnight star and a household name as the drama serial established her as a leading actress of Pakistan. Mahira received positive reviews from critics. In 2013, she played the role in Sarmad Khoosat-directed Sehrer-e- Zaat.The drama earned her Best Actress Awards from Pakistan Media Awards and Hum Awards.in 2015, she played a starring role in film Bin Roye. The film earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress , In 2016, she played a leading role in film Ho mann Jahaan,The film earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress and a Nigar Award nomination for Best Actress.
Entry in Bollywood
Earrly in 2017, Khan co-starred in Indian film Raees, which was her debut in the Bollywood. Before the release of film, ‘Indian Motion Picture Producers Association and ‘The Film Producers decided to ban all Pakistani actors, actresses and technicians working in India due to the tensions created after Uri Terror attack, There was rumours that Khan’s scenes would be deleted from the film or she would be replaced by some other actress,Shah Rukh Khan said that she would not be allowed to promote the film in India. Mahira Khan repeatedly received threats from Shiv Sena. Despite of controversies, the film was released in January 2017 and commercially, the film was a great success, Khan first Pakistani actress to join Bollywood’s 100 Crore Club and became top grossing actress in india too.
Mahira khan also interested in singing,she began her singing career in 2017 ,She starred as a rape victim in shoib mansoor’s social drama film Verna, for which she earned a Lux Style Award for Best Actress in 2018.
Mahira Khan Cannes Debut
Mahira Khan,most beloved actresses, debuted at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet event, adding yet another feather to her cap.The actress looked absolutely stunning in an off-the-shoulder gown, making many skip a heartbeat,She walked the red carpet at Cannes and she was a vision in an Alberta Ferretti number and Chopard jewels. The black dress hugged her in all the right places and showed off her sleek frame, while the diamonds were the cherry on top,Art has a unifying power, and proving it at the 71st Cannes Film Festival where Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor and Mahira Khan shared a warm moment of greeting each other.
She married Askari in 2007 in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony,Her father being against this marriage.She gave birth to their son The couple divorced in 2015.She has a younger brother, Hassaan Khan who is a journalist by profession.
Mahira Media Image
Mahira is one of the most high paid actress in pakistan,she has received several awards ,in 2012 was named as the most beautiful woman in pakistan and she was also called pakistan sexiest woman,She serves as an ambassador for a number of brands such as Lux, Q Mobile, Gai Power Wash,Huwei,Sunsilk,Veet ets