Meesha Shafi Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Meesha Shafi Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Meesha Shafi (Urdu: ) is a Canadian singer, actress, and model of Pakistani origin.

She made her film debut as a supporting actress in Mira Nair's 2013 film The Reluctant Fundamentalist. She received critical acclaim for her performance as Laxmi, an Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing operative, in Bilal Lashari's action thriller film Waar, which is one of Pakistan's highest-grossing films of all time.

Shafi was born in 1981 in Lahore, Pakistan to actress Saba Hameed and Syed Pervaiz Shafi. She attended Lahore Grammar School for her A Levels and graduated from National College of Arts in 2007 with a degree in fine arts. Shafi became a Canadian citizen in 2016.

Career sModelling

Shafi debuted in the modelling industry at the age of 17 when she co-starred in the music video for "Bin Teray Kya Hai Jeena" with Jawad Ahmed. Shafi was named L'Oreal Paris Pakistan's brand ambassador in 2009. She has appeared in numerous Pakistani publications as well as international publications such as L'Officiel and Vogue India.


Shafi made her Hum TV debut in the 2006 series Muhabbat Khawab Ki Soorat. In 2007, she appeared in the Geo TV series Ye Zindagi To Woh Nahi.

She made her film debut alongside Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed in Mira Nair's 2012 Hollywood film The Reluctant Fundamentalist (based on Mohsin Hamid's novel of the same name). The film depicts the negative impact of Americans on Muslims following 9/11. Shafi had a minor role in the film, appearing in only two scenes as the male lead's sister. The film received mixed reviews from critics and did not make a profit at the box office.

She then co-starred in Bilal Lashari's Pakistani film Waar with Shaan Shahid. The Pakistani media praised her portrayal of Laxmi, an Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing operative. The film earned her the ARY Film Awards' 'Best Supporting Actress' award in 2014.

In 2016, Shafi will play the lead in the TV costume drama Mor Mahal, which is set in the mid-nineteenth century.

Shafi made an appearance in the film Mustache, which premiered at the South by Southwest film festival in 2023.

A career in music

Shafi began her singing career with her husband's band Overload, but left in 2011. Shafi performed "Alif Allah (Jugni)" with internationally acclaimed folk singer Arif Lohar on Coke Studio Pakistan Season 3. The single, originally composed and performed by Lohar, amassed over 20 million views on YouTube and was the most-viewed Coke Studio song ever until it was surpassed by "Tajdaar-e-Haram," and was featured in films such as Cocktail, Diary of a Butterfly, and Jugni.

She performed a rendition of the folk song "Chori Chori," to mixed reviews. She returned to Coke Studio (Season 5) in 2012, singing "Ishq Aap Bhi Awalla" with the Chakwalees and a Faiz Ahmad Faiz ghazal, "Dasht-e-Tanhai."

Meesha Shafi returned to the Coke Studio floor for the third time in 2014 to perform "Sun Ve Balori" with composer and tabla guru Ustad Tafu and Strings.

Meesha Shafi contributed vocals to two OSTs in 2015. One such song, 'EVA,' produced by Strings, appears on the soundtrack of the film Moor, which was released in August 2015 and directed by Jami.

In August 2015, she released 'Mehram Dilaan De Mahi' for the OST of the biopic based on the life and works of prose writer Manto (directed and portrayed on screen by Sarmad Khoosat). True Brew Records produced the song, and Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi wrote the lyrics. Manto was released on September 11, 2015.

appearance on television

Shafi joined Strings, Ali Azmat, Shahzad Hasan, and Alamgir as a judge and mentor on the singing talent show Cornetto Music Icons, which aired on ARY Digital in April 2013.

In July 2017, Meesha Shafi joined Fawad Khan and Farooq Ahmed as a judge in the audition round of Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 2, while Khan, Shafi, Atif Aslam, and Shahi Hasan served as judges in the knockout round. The season's host is Ayesha Omer.

Shafi went on to judge Pepsi Battle of the Bands Seasons 3 and 4!

Private life

Hameed Akhtar, Shafi's maternal grandfather, was a novelist and newspaper columnist, the president of the Progressive Writers' Movement, and the editor of Urdu daily newspapers such as Imroz and Nawa-e-Waqt. She married musician Mahmood Rahman in 2008. The couple has two children: Janevi, a daughter, and Kazimir, a son.

The Ali Zafar Case

Meesha Shafi accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment in 2018. She filed a complaint with the Punjab Ombudsperson (who is supposed to hear cases of workplace harassment of women), who refused to hear the case because she "did not have an employer-employee relationship" with Zafar. Her appeal to the governor was also denied on "technical grounds." Ali and Meesha did not have an employer-employee relationship, according to the Lahore High Court. Meesha's case aided in identifying a loophole in the Pakistani justice system that states that a woman cannot make harassment allegations against someone unless she works for the accused party. Meesha Shafi filed a civil defamation case against Zafar on September 17, 2019, for statements he made in April 2019 on Hum News, alleging that she was lying about the sexual harassment allegations against him in order to gain fame and Canadian immigration. Shafi denied the allegations, claiming that at the time of the original complaint, she was already a celebrity and a Canadian citizen.

Ali Zafar won a petition to have Shafi's civil defamation case against him dismissed on September 29, 2020, while also filing a FIR against Meesha Shafi and eight others for posting defamatory content about him on their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

On January 19, 2022, Shafi won an appeal against the Lahore High Court's decision to dismiss her defamation case in favour of Zafar's.

Acting career


2013The Reluctant Fundamentalist[7][5]Bina KhanEnglish
2013Bhaag Milkha Bhaag[7]PerizaadHindi
2013Waar[5]Zoya, LaxmiUrdu, EnglishARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actress[14]
2014The Tournament of Shadows[5]
2023MustacheAsiyaEnglish, Urdu


2016Mor MahalFarrukh ZaadUrdu


2009Pichal Pairee
2012The Reluctant Fundamentalist[5]

Coke Studio songs

2010"Chori Chori"Originally sung by Reshma
2010"Alif Allah[5]Performed with Arif Lohar
2012"Dasht-e-TanhaiOriginally sung by Iqbal Bano
2012"Ishq Aap Bhe Awalla"Performed with Chakwal Group
2014"Sunn Ve Balori"Originally sung by Noor Jehan
2014"Jugni"[5]Originally sung by Alam Lohar
2016"Aa Rahe Haq Ka Shaheedo"Originally sung by Naseem Begum[15]
2016"Bholay Bhalay"
2016"Aya Lariye"
2020"Gal Sunn"
2020"Na Tutteya Ve"
2022"Muaziz Shaarif"


2016Sun Vey BiloriShaan-e-IshqAmir Munawar
201724/7 Lak HilnaPunjab Nahi JaongiShani Arshad

Pepsi Battle of the Bands


"Speaker Phaar"


"Koi Sarda Aye Te Sare"

Originally sung by Noor Jehan




Velo Sound Station Songs

2020"Boom Boom"Originally sung by Nazia Hassan
Full NameMeesha Shafi
ProfessionModel, Actress, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-36
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 December 1981
Age (as in 2022)41 Years
Birth PlaceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SchoolToddler's Academy, Lahore
Lahore Grammar School
College/UniversityNational College of Arts, Lahore
Educational QualificationGraduate
Album with a Band: Pichal Pairee (2009)
Single: 'Eva' from the film Moor (2015)
Urdu Film: Waar (2013)
English Film: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
Hindi Film: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
TV: Mor Mahal (2016)
FamilyFather- Pervaiz Shafi Syed
Mother- Saba Hameed (Veteran Actress)
Brothers- Faris Shafi (Rapper, Actor)
Ali Abbasb (Actor)
Sister- None
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Husband/SpouseMahmood Rehman (Musician)
ChildrenSon- Kazimir Rehman
Daughter- Janevi Rehman

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meesha Shafi

  • Does Meesha Shafi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Meesha Shafi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Her grandfather, Hamid Akhtar, was a novelist and newspaper columnist. He was the president of Progressive Writer’s Movement, a progressive literary movement in pre-partition British India. He was also an editor of Urdu daily newspapers, including Imroz and Nawa-e-Waqt.
  • She hails from a family which is connected to the television world. Her mother, Saba Hameed, is a Pakistani TV actress.
  • While at school, Meesha actively participated in a number of athletic sports. She was a competitive swimmer and had won a gold medal in diving.
  • When 17, Meesha entered the modelling world with the music video of the song, ‘Bin Tere Kya Hai Jeena,’ starring Fawad Ahmad opposite her.
  • She has featured in a number of Pakistani Magazines and in international publications, including L’Officiel and Vogue India.
  • LOreal Paris Pakistan named her as their brand ambassador in the year 2009.
  • Other than that of Sprite, she was featured in commercials of Coca-Cola, Fanta, Mobilink, Lipton Tea, LG Mobile Phones.
  • Paper Magazine awarded her the ‘Best Show Stopper’ Award at the 2013 Paper Awards.
  • ‘Hello!,’ a weekly magazine specializing in celebrity news, first published in the United Kingdom in 1998, an English edition of a Spanish weekly magazine, ‘¡Hola!,’ named her among the 100 most influential people in Pakistan, in 2013.
  • She appeared in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s 2013 film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,’ a film based on the life of an Indian Athlete, Milkha Singh. Meesha played the role of Perizaad, a swimmer who was romantically attracted towards Farhan Akhtar, one who played the character of Singh. 
  • The character of Laxmi, a spy for the Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), for the film, Waar, bagged her the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at ARY Film Awards function, 2014.

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