Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been named in the BBC 100 most influential women of 2020. The outlet said while releasing the names that,
“In a year of incredible change, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the female leaders who have helped us weather the storm.”
The network acknowledged the Superstar actress’s work as she “speaks up about the causes and issues that matter to encourage change.”
“Khan is no ordinary actor – she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams, and supports the fight against racism,” claimed the outlet. It went on to say that Mahira “tackle social issues in her native Pakistan by changing the narrative in films and on TV.”
The outlet also praised Mahira’s work as being the national Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and said she is “raising awareness about the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.”
“She’s been a firm favorite with audiences ever since starting out as an MTV video jockey (VJ) in 2006. Khan is also a devoted mother to her 11-year-old son,” it concluded
Earlier, Mahira had raised her voice for the rights of displaced Afghan refugees.
Taking to Instagram, the gorgeous actress shared multiple pictures of her goodwill drive to what seems to be a shanty area.
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