All you need to know about our cherished actress Mahira Khan
Mahira Khan, a 37 years old diva of the industry, one of the highest-paid and blessed with the face of a goddess, it is no secret that we all know who SHE is!
Mahira started her career as a VJ and then acclaimed acting. Why? Because she is super good at it.
A true Karachite, an Urdu speaking Pathan, Mahira was born on 21 December 1984.
Mahira is a former student of Foundation Public School, acquiring her O-Levels certificate at the mere age of sixteen.
For higher education, Mahira moved to California to further study at Santa Monica College.
For her Bachelors, Mahira chose the University of Southern but sadly she could not complete her degree.
Soon after, Mahira came to Pakistan and started doing what she is rather fabulous at. Yes. She joined the Showbiz Industry.
Mahira Khan started her journey to fame as a VJ on MTV Pakistan but it was not after when ‘Bol’ was announced a major hit, in which Mahira played a supporting role opposite Atif Aslam, that Mahira started gaining recognition.
That very same year, Mahira made her debut in the Drama Industry opposite Humayun Saeed in Mehreen Jabbar’s serial ‘Neeyat’.
Little did Mahira know she was about to take the industry by storm when she played the lead role of ‘Khirad’ against the heartthrob Fawad Khan in Sarmad Khoosat’s chart-topping blockbuster ‘Humsafar’.
Mahira’s chemistry with Fawad Khan in Humsafar was on point. The on-screen couple received immense love from the fans.
After the acquired popularity from ‘Humsafar, Mahira was unstoppable and soon after she took a lead role in Sarmad’s Shehr e Zaat which was another huge hit.
Mahira was surely adamant after her recent success that she has incomparable acting skills but she could not ignore the fact that hosting is one of her favourite skills too so that very same year Mahira hosted ‘TUC The Lighter Side Of Life’ a fun show where she invited the best of starts and interviewed them.
We are sure, by now, Mahira knew she could not go wrong when it came to ‘acting’ therefore moved on to her next project ‘Sadqay Tumharay’, another massive HUM TV hit.
Mahira has also acquired considerable admiration over her acting competency in movies such as ‘Bin Roye’ which was turned into a serial. Mahira got Lux Style Award and Hum Awards for Best Actress.
Mahira’s next film was ‘Ho Mann Jahan’ in which she was starred opposite Adeel Hussain and Shehryar Munawar but do we even need to mention it? Yes, Mahira got a Lux Best Actress Award for this very movie. Mahira Khan not coming slow.
When the public assumed that Mahira has already acquired enough success for a lifetime, Mahira got her first Bollywood debut. But wait. Can we guess the opposite who? Yes. No other than Shahrukh Khan, the Bollywood King himself.
A few other Pakistani hits Mahira has acted in:
• Saat Din Mohabbat In
A peek into Mahira’s Personal Life:
Mahira Khan has one Journalist brother. She met her now ex-husband when she was a VJ and it was LOVE. She married Ali Askari even with her family not approving of it. She has a son from her former marriage. Even though Mahira had a difficult marriage, she isn’t one to bring her private affairs into the public. Sadly Mahira was divorced in 2015.
Currently, Mahira is deeply involved with Salim Karim who she considers a ‘blessing’.
Quoting back, during an Instagram live session when HSY asked Mahira: "You are in love now, his name is Salim. When you look deep into his eyes, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?"
Mahira, though not very keen on discussing her personal matters in public, very hesitantly chose a line from her blockbuster serial ‘Humsafar’ and explained about her love life: “There's a line in Humsafar, which I thought was beautiful, where Ashar says to Khirad, 'Pata nahi tum mujhe kis naiki kay badlay main miley ho (I don't know what I did right to deserve you.) I think the same about him."
An insight into Mahira’s Success Journey [Awards]:
Mahira has not only acquired Lux Style Awards, Hum Awards, Hum Style Awards, Pakistani Media Awards, Vogue Beauty Awards and Masala Awards for the role of best actress for both drama and film but the diva is certainly considered a diva due to her lavish styling tricks and has been awarded the Best dress at Beirut International Awards Festival as well. Also has been acclaimed for International Recognition.
Lastly, Mahira Khan has been a part of popular advertisements such as Aquafina, Gaye Power Wash and Q Mobile. She is the very first ambassador for Veet in Pakistan.
Mahira Khan is a source of inspiration for the general public, a celebrity making Pakistan proud through her accomplishments. It is to be noted that Mahira started from scratch and moved to gain recognition across borders. Celebrities such as Mahira Khan should be cherished and celebrated.