Mahira Khan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Mahira Khan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Mahira Hafeez Khan (born December 21, 1984) is a Pakistani actress. Her surname is pronounced [mahira hafiz xan]. In 2006, she began her career as a VJ. Khan is best known for her role as Khirad Hussain in the romantic drama Humsafar, for which she won numerous awards, including the Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and the Hum Award for Best On-screen Couple with Fawad Khan.

She made her feature film debut opposite Atif Aslam in the 2011 romance Bol, for which she was nominated for a Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress. Khan made her Bollywood debut in 2017 with the action-romance Raees, in which she co-starred with Shah Rukh Khan. She has also appeared in Pakistani films such as Bin Roye (2015), Ho Mann Jahaan (2015), 7 Din Mohabbat In (2018), and Superstar (2019). Baarwan Khiladi, a sports web series, marked her debut as a producer (2022).

Early years

Khan was born on December 21, 1984, in Karachi, Pakistan, to an Urdu-speaking Muhajir family of Pashtun ancestry. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi, British India, and moved to Pakistan following India's partition.

Khan went to Foundation Public School, where she finished her O-Levels. She moved to California for higher education at the age of 17, where she attended Santa Monica College. She then went on to earn her bachelor's degree at the University of Southern California. She did not complete her undergraduate degree, however, and returned to Pakistan in 2008. She worked as a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles while studying in the United States.

Personal life

Khan met Ali Askari in Los Angeles in 2006 and married him in 2007 in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony, despite the fact that Khan's father was reportedly opposed to the marriage. They have a son, who was born in 2009. In 2015, the couple divorced.

Early work in one's career (2006–2011)

Khan began her career as a VJ in 2006, hosting the three-day-a-week live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan. In 2008, she hosted AAG TV's reality show Weekends with Mahira, where she played music videos, spoke with celebrity guests, and took viewer phone calls.

Khan made her film debut in the Shoaib Mansoor-directed Bol in 2011, where she played a supporting role. She portrayed Ayesha, a girl from a conservative lower-middle-class family who lives in the old part of Lahore and shares a love of music with her love interest Mustafa, played by Atif Aslam. The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of Pakistan's highest-grossing films of all time. The same year, Khan made her television drama debut in Mehreen Jabbar's Neeyat. The serial was set in New York, and she portrayed Ayla.

Recognition and breakthrough (2012–2017)

She then appeared in the drama serial Humsafar, directed by Sarmad Khoosat. The drama and Khan both received favourable reviews from critics. The drama series, which aired on Zindagi, was also a success in India. She received a Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and a Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple for her performance. Shehr-e-Zaat, directed by Sarmad Khoosat, starred her in 2013. Her performance in the drama earned her Best Actress honours from the Pakistan Media Awards and the Hum Awards. She hosted TUC The Lighter Side of Life, a talk show, from 2013 to 2014.

In 2014, Khan starred in Mohammed Ehteshamuddin's drama serial Sadqay Tumhare, in which she played Shano. The drama earned her a Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress, two Hum Awards, and a nomination for a Hum Award. Bin Roye, directed by Shahzad Kashmiri, starred her opposite Humayun Saeed in 2015. She received a Lux Style Award for Best Actress (Film), a Hum Award for Best Actress, a Hum Style Award for Most Stylish Actress (Film), and a Masala! Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film. The film was also adapted into a TV series in 2016, earning her a Hum Award for Best Actress Female (Drama Serial) and a nomination for Best Onscreen Couple. In 2015, she appeared as a supporting actress in Sarmad Khoosat's biographical film Manto.

She appeared in the Asim Raza-directed film Ho Mann Jahaan in 2016. Her performance in the film earned her a Lux Style Award nomination for Best Actress (Film) and a Nigar Award nomination for Best Actress.

Khan made her debut in the Hindi film industry in early 2017, co-starring in Rahul Dholakia's Raees. Due to the tensions created by the 2016 Uri attack, the 'Indian Motion Picture Producers Association' (IMPPA) and 'The Film Producers Guild of India' decided to bar all Pakistani actors, actresses, and technicians from working in India until the situation was normalised. According to reports, there were rumours that Khan's scenes would be cut from the film or that she would be replaced by another actress. Shah Rukh Khan, the film's lead actor and co-producer, stated that she would not be permitted to promote the film in India. Shiv Sena, an Indian far-right political party, repeatedly threatened Khan. Despite the controversies, the film was a modest commercial success, earning over 3.0 billion (US$39 million) worldwide, making Khan the first Pakistani actress to join Bollywood's 100 Crore Club and the highest-grossing actress in the first quarter of 2017.

Recent accomplishments and work (2018–present)

Khan debuted as a singer in 2017 when she played a rape victim in Shoaib Mansoor's social drama Verna. The film received mixed reviews, but her performance was praised, and she won a Lux Style Award for Best Actress in 2018. She appeared in Meenu Gaur-Farjad Nabi's romantic comedy 7 Din Mohabbat in 2018, which was a commercial flop. She made a cameo appearance in Asim Raza's Parey Hut Love in 2019. The same year, she starred in Superstar, a romantic musical drama that became her highest-grossing domestic film at the time.

She co-starred with Fahad Mustafa in Nabeel Qureshi's action-comedy film Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad in 2022, which received mixed reviews from critics. She also produced the web series Baarwan Khiladi, which premiered in March 2022. Khan then co-starred with Fawad Khan in Bilal Lashari's Punjabi-language action drama film The Legend of Maula Jatt, which also starred Hamza Ali Abbasi and Humaima Malik. The film was widely praised by critics when it was released in October 2022. However, Khan's performance was not well received, according to Syed Zain Raza of The Friday Times "One cannot deny Mahira's star power, but it would be more accurate to say that this was not her film. Mukkho wasn't meant for her," wrote Dawn Images' Siham Basir, "the only downside for me was Mahira Khan's Mukkho, Her Punjabi accent needed a lot of work because her performance fell flat." ".

Other work and media representation

Khan is regarded as one of Pakistan's most popular and well-paid actresses. She has won several awards. Khan was named Pakistan's Most Beautiful Woman in 2012. She was ranked tenth in Eastern Eye's 'Sexiest Asian Women' poll in 2015, ninth in 2016, fifth in 2017, and ninth again in 2019. She has also been dubbed "Pakistan's Sexiest Woman."

Khan co-hosted the 10th Lux Style Awards in 2010, the first Hum Awards in 2013, and the 14th Lux Style Awards in 2015. Khan became a victim of fake news in December 2016, when an anti-India comment surfaced ahead of the release of her Bollywood debut film Raees.

She is an ambassador for several brands, including Lux, QMobile, Gai Power Wash, Huawei, Sunsilk, Veet, and L'Oréal. Khan was named to the BBC's 100 Women list, which was announced on November 23, 2020.

Mahira's M

Mahira Khan debuted her clothing line, "M By Mahira."




Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2011BolAyesha Khan
2015Bin RoyeSaba Shafiq
MantoMadaranAppeared in screen credits and song "Kya Hoga"
2016Ho Mann JahaanManizeh
Actor in LawHerselfSpecial Appearance
2017RaeesAasiyaIndian film
20187 Din Mohabbat InNeeli
2019Parey Hut LoveZeenaSpecial appearance
2022Quaid-e-Azam ZindabadJia
The Legend of Maula JattMukhoo Jatti
Neelofar daggerNeelofarCompleted


HumsafarKhirad Ehsan
2014Sadqay TumhareRukhsana "Shanno"
2016Bin RoyeSaba Shafiq
2017Main MantoMadari
2021Hum Kahan Ke Sachay ThayMehreen

Web series

2022Baarwan KhiladiProducerTapmad

Other appearance

YearShowRoleAdditional notes
2006MTV's Most WantedHost
2008Weekends with Mahira
201110th Lux Style Awards[82]
2012Coke KahaniHerselfSpecial appearance
20131st Hum AwardsHost[83]
2014TUC The Lighter Side of Life[104]
201514th Lux Style Awards[84]
2021Aik Hai NigarGeneral Nigar[105][106] Telefilm

Awards and nominations

YearNominee / workAwardResult
Lux Style Awards
2013HumsafarSatellite Best TV ActressWon
2016Bin RoyeBest Lead Actress in a FilmWon
Sadqay TumhareBest TV ActressWon
2017Ho Mann JahaanBest Lead Actress in a FilmWon
2018VernaBest Lead Actress in a FilmWon
2020SuperstarBest Film Actress (Viewers' Choice)Won
Best Film Actress (Critics' Choice)
2022Hum Kahan Ke Sachay ThayBest TV Actress-Viewers' ChoiceNominated
Best TV Actress-Critics' ChoiceNominated
Pakistan Media Awards
2014Shehr-e-ZaatBest Actress (Drama)Won
Hum Awards
2013Shehr-e-ZaatBest Actress (Drama)Won
HumsafarBest Onscreen Couple (Drama)Won
2015Sadqay TumhareBest Actress (Drama)Nominated
Best Actress PopularWon
Best Onscreen Couple (Drama)Won
2016Bin RoyeRecognition Award – FilmsWon
2017Bin RoyeBest Actress Popular (Drama)Won
Best Onscreen Couple Popular (Drama)Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple Jury (Drama)Nominated
Best Actress Jury (Drama)Nominated
2018VernaRecognition Award – FilmsWon
2022Hum Kahan Ke Sachay ThayBest Actress - PopularNominated
Best on-screen Couple - PopularNominated
Hum Style Awards
2016Most Stylish Actress (Film)Won
2017Most Stylish Actress (Television)Nominated
2018Most Stylish Actress (Film)Nominated
Style Icon of the YearWon
2020Most Stylish Actress (Film)Won
Nigar Awards
2017Ho Mann JahaanBest ActressNominated
International Pakistan Prestige Awards
2017Ho Mann JahaanBest Actress (Film)Nominated
2018VernaBest Actress (Film)Nominated
Indus Valley International Film Festival
2022Prince CharmingBest ActressWon

Other recognition

2015Masala! Awards (Best Actress award for Bin Roye)
20161st Femina Middle East Women Awards (Unstoppable Emerging Talent from Pakistan)
Vogue Beauty Awards (Face to Watch Out For)
2017Special award for International Recognition and also Best Dress at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival.
Masala! Awards (Asian Woman of Substance)
2018Contribution to Film and Activism Award (UK Asian Film Festival)
Real NameMahira Hafeez Khan
NicknameMazdoor Khan
ProfessionActress, Former VJ
Famous RoleKhirad Ehsan in TV Serial Humsafar
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 7"
Weightin Kilograms- 55 Kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements34-26-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 December 1984
Age (as in 2022)37 Years
Birth PlaceKarachi, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownKarachi, Pakistan
SchoolFoundation Public School
CollegeUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles
Educational QualificationsDropout
DebutDebut Film: Bol (2011)
Debut TV: MTV's Most Wanted (2006)
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Brother- 1 (Younger)
HobbiesReading, listening old music
Controversies• Since her film "Bol", her married life is derailed and she filed for divorce against his husband Ali, in 2014.
• In 2015, she posted in a halloween picture with a fake "Shiv Sainik", for which she had to apologize later.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodAny gravy with rice
Favourite ActorHrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Nouman Ijaz, Johnny Depp and Daniel Day Lewis
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit, Samina Peerzada and Bushra Ansari
Favourite FilmBollywood: Pyaasa (1957)
Hollywood: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Favourite DirectorsImtiaz Ali, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mani Ratnam
Favourite SongWaqt Ne Kiya Kiya Haseen Sitam by Geeta Dutt (Film - Kaagaz Ke Phool)
Favourite AuthorJD Spangler
Favourite ColourWhite
Favourite Fashion DesignerFeeha Jamshed, Banto Kazmi, Umer Sayeed
Favourite RestaurantFuchsia in Karachi
Favourite DestinationNetherlands
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsAli Askari
HusbandAli Askari (m.2007-div.2015)
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- Azlaan
Money Factor
Salary1 lakh/episode (PKR)
Net WorthNot Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahira Khan

  • Does Mahira Khan smoke?: Yes 
  • Does Mahira Khan drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Mahira’s family originally hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • She is a Karachi-based, US-educated, who started her career as a VJ.
  • Apart from acting, she hosted the “Most Wanted” show on MTV Pakistan “Weekends with Mahira” on Aag TV.
  • It was Madhuri Dixit’s role in Ram Lakhan (1989) that inspired her to become an actress.
  • Her TV show “Humsafar” was not only popular in Pakistan, but also liked by the in Indian audience when it was premiered on Zee Zindagi.
  • Her favourite subject in school was Chemistry.
  • Before acting she did jobs like a cashier, cleaning toilets, shutting down the stores at night.
  • In 2012, she was listed as the Most Beautiful Woman in Pakistan.
  • She likes writing journals about her daily activities and feelings.
  • She met her husband Ali, while she was studying in Los Angeles.
  • When she told her family that she had got the role opposite Shahrukh Khan in Raees (2017), her mother didn’t believe it, but after her father Googled it, they finally believed it.

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