Mahira Khan – The Queen Who Rules Everyone’s Heart

Amna QuddusiWeb Editor

04th Nov, 2020. 06:04 pm
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On 21 December 1984, Pakistan’s most famous actress Mahira Khan was born. The former VJ hails from the city of lights and also completed her early education in this city. She did her O-levels from Foundation Public School at the age of 16. She then moved from Pakistan and acquired her college degree from Santa Monica College situated in the state of California. Mahira, got her admission to the University Of Southern California for her Bachelor’s degree however she never finished it and came back to Pakistan and joined the showbiz industry. Moreover, born in a family of Urdu speaking Pathan the actress is now a well-established name in the industry. She is not only counted among the actresses who are ruling the industry but also listed among the names of most high paying artists.


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Early Career:

Mahira began her career as a VJ. In 2008, she switched to another channel and hosted her own show. During the weekly show, she used to host celebrities and play music videos while taking calls from the audience. Afterward, she signed a contract with Shoaib Mansoor for the movie ‘Bol’ and played Ayesha’s supporting role alongside singing star Atif Aslam. However, the same year, she made an agreement for Mehreen Jabbar’s serial Neeyat with co-star Humayun Saeed thereby made her debut in the drama industry.


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Career Milestones:

Mahira Khan marked her name in the industry after a blockbuster serial ‘Humsafar’ which gained popularity even across the border. She acted for the leading role alongside co-star Fawad Khan. Mahirah played as a naïve little girl who faced big challenges because of her fate. Furthermore, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat again chooses her as the leading role for his other drama ‘Shehr e Zaat’ which later makes her won several awards. The same year, Mahirah returned to hosting and started a show ‘TUC The Lighter Side Of Life’. Here, she invited many celebrities from the industry and interviewed them while taking calls from the audience. Moreover, her succeeding play was ‘Sadqay Tumharay’ followed by the movie ‘Bin Roye’.


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Glimpse Of Her Film Career:

Mahira, followed by the movie Bol appeared in ‘Bin Roye’ and Ho Mann Jahan that made her gain few other titles. All these films proved to be a milestone for her career and assist her in signing a contract for the Bollywood industry with the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan for the movie ‘Raees’. However, Mahirah, couldn’t continue her work in Bollywood due to the increasing tensions between India and Pakistan. Later, she did her appearance in Verna, Maula Jutt, Saat Din Mohobbat In, and Ho Mann Jahan.

Personal Life:

A loving mother and a perfect daughter, Mahirah Khan born in a Pathan household. She has one brother named Hassan Khan who is by profession a journalist. She also has a son named Azlan Askari with her husband Ali Askari in 2009. The actress married against her family’s will but later parted her ways in 2015. Mahira Khan didn’t reveal much about her separation and kept all the details regarding her relationship confidential. But a few months back she gained the spotlight after publicly disclosing to be in love with an entrepreneur, Salim Karim.

Who is Salim Karim?                                                                             

Salim Karim is the Executive Chairman of the Karachi-based network carrier billing firm Simpaisa Start-up. It enables individuals to make sim-directed payments. Salim, and besides this, is a DJ. In early 2017, Mahirah accompanied him for the launch of a television application, Tapmad TV. She revealed about him during an Instagram live session with Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY).

The actress while revealing about his beloved told HSY, “I must have done something good in my life that’s why God has given me, you know, [that man].”

Mahirah, As An Activist:

Mahira Khan is not only an epitome of beauty and charisma but also a perfect definition of a compassionate human. There is another side of Mahirah that talks about taboos, advocate the rights of women in society, and break stereotypes.

Recognition And Awards:

From her work to her charming personality Mahirah has acquired a number of awards. The titles she won for her work are, the best actress for dramas and the best film actress. But she also received Lux Style Awards, HUM Awards, HUM Style Awards, Pakistan Media Awards, Vogue Beauty Awards, and Masala Awards for her beauty.

The actress also has international recognition and an award for the best dress from Beirut International Awards Festival.


She did several advertising campaigns, namely Aquafina, Samsung mobile, Q mobile, TUC biscuit, Nescafe, and few others. Mahira also stands as the first Pakistani to be cast as the Veet’s brand ambassador.

Other Details About The Diva:

  • Mahira Khan’s height – 5.5(1.65m)
  • Mahira’s alternative name – Mahirah Hafeez Khan.
  • Mahira’s zodiac sign – Sagittarius

Dramas List:

  • Neeyat – (2011)
  • Hamsafar – (2011)
  • Shehr-e-Zaat – (2014)
  • Bin Roye – (2016)
  • Sadqay Tumhare – (2016)

Movies List:

  • Bol – (2012)
  • Manto – special appearance (2015)
  • Ho Mann Jahan – (2015)
  • Manto, Bin Roye – (2016)
  • Actor in Law – Special Appearance and Ho Mann Jahan (2016)
  • Raees, Verna (2017)
  • 7 Din Mohabbat In (2018)
  • Parey Hut Love; Superstar (2019)
  • The legend of Maula Jutt (2020)

Other Recognition:

  • 2016: 1st Femina Middle East Women Awards (Unstoppable Emerging Talent from Pakistan)
  • 2015: Masala! Awards (Best Actress award for Bin Roye)
  • 2016: Vogue Beauty Awards (Face to Watch Out For)
  • 2017: special award for International Recognition and also Best Dress at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival.
  • 2017: Masala! Awards (Asian Woman of Substance).
  • 2018: Contribution to Film and Activism Award (UK Asian Film Festival).

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