Mahira Khan is one of the most celebrated actresses in the Pakistan movie industry (Lollywood). Since her debut in 2006, she has appeared in so many Pakistani films and dramas and has garnered several accolades and awards.
Her role as Aur Khirad Ahsaan in the television series Humsafar earned her a Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and a Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple alongside Fawad Khan (Ashar Hussain) who played her husband in the television film series.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
The beautiful Pakistani actress was born in Karachi, Pakistan on the 21st day of December 1984. Her full name is Mahira Hafeez Khan and her father Hafeez Khan was born in Dehli but had to move to Pakistan after India was partitioned in 1947.
Khan is not the only child of her parents as she has a younger brother named Hassaan Khan who is a trained journalist. She graduated from the Foundation Public School, Karachi in 2000 at the age of sixteen.
The following year she moved over to the U.S to further her studies. She first enrolled at the Santa Monica College, Los Angeles and then the University of Southern California, unfortunately, she didn’t complete her degree program before returning to her home country in 2008. While studying in the U.S, she worked at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles, part-time as a cashier.
Although Mahira Khan’s passion has always been to act, she began her career in 2006 as a video jockey (VJ) on MTV Pakistan hosting a live show – Most Wanted. By 2008, she began hosting Weekends with Mahira on Aag TV. She interviewed celebrity guests on the show, played music videos and took calls from viewers.
In 2011, an opportunity came knocking at her door to do what she has always dreamt of and had a passion for – acting. She, of course, grabbed it with both hands. Her debut film was as Ayesha in BoI, directed by Shoaib Mansoor. Her fantastic performance in the movie announced her to the Pakistani audience, earning her an Lux Style Award nomination for Best Actress (film).
Later that year, she made her first TV drama appearance as Ayla in Mehreen Jabbar’s Neeyat. Her biggest break came with her role as Aur Khirad Ahsaan in Humsafar. The TV series didn’t only make her a household name in Pakistan alone but also in India. It equally earned her a Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and a Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple.
She starred in Shehr-e-Zaat in 2013 and again bagged a Hum award and the Pakistan Media Awards for Best Actress. Later that year till the next year, Mahira Khan became the host of a talk show UC The Lighter Side of Life. In 2014, she played Shano in Sadqay Tumhare. Her role in the drama earned her two Hum Awards and a Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress.
In 2015, she starred in Bin Roye, which was her next film after 2011’s BoI. The movie earned her not less than five awards – three Hum Awards, one Lux Style Award, and a Masala! Award. Later that year, she appeared as Madaran in Sarmad Khoosat’s biographical film Manto.
Her other movies include Ho Mann Jahaan (2016), Raees (2017) alongside one of India’s brightest star, Shah Rukh Khan, Verna (2017), 7 Din Mohabbat In (2018) and Maula Jatt 2 (Upcoming 2018).
She serves as brand ambassador for a number of notable brands like L’Oreal, Lux, Veet, Q Mobile, Sunsilk, Gai Power Wash, and Huawei. Mahira Khan also served as a co-host to the following ceremonies: the 2010 10th Lux Style Awards, 2013 1st Hum Awards, and the 2015 14th Lux Style Awards.
With a net worth of $6 million, Khan is considered one of the highest paid actresses in Pakistan. She is also one of the most popular actresses in the country and was named the most beautiful woman in Pakistan in 2012. To many, she’s equally Pakistan’s sexiest woman. She has appeared on Eastern Eye’s (British Weekly Newspaper) list of ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ for three years on a row (2015, 2016, and 2017).
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Family (Divorce) – Who Is Mahira Khan Husband (Son)?
The Gorgeous actress was married to Ali Askari and, there are different accounts of how the couple met. Some reports say they met in Los Angeles in 2006, while others claim they met at Indus TV studios in Pakistan.
After dating for a while and despite Khan’s father disapproval of the relationship, the lovebirds went ahead to make their union official in 2007 in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony. The marriage ended eight years later. They have a son (Azlan Askari) together.
After her divorce, she was rumoured to be dating fellow actor Ranbir Kapoor. The rumor began circulating after a picture of them smoking in New York surfaced online.
Height – How Tall Is Lady Khan?
She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.65 m) and her beautiful hourglass shaped body weighs 52 kg. Mahira Khan’s body measurements are 34-26-34 inches.