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Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan
Native name ماہرہ حفیظ خان
Born Māhirah Ḥafīz̤ Ḵẖān
Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater Foundation Public School
University of Southern California
Occupation Actress, Model , VJ
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Ali Askari (m. 2007–12)[1][2]
Children 2

Mahira Hafeez Khan is a Pakistani television and film actress. She is best known for her role in Humsafar[3][4][5][6] which helped re-establish the popularity of Pakistani-made shows in Pakistan.[7] Khan's notable work includes Neeyat (2011), Humsafar (2011-2012), Shehr-e-Zaat (2012) and Sadqay Tumhare (2014-2015).[8][9][10][11] She has worked with satellite TV channels MTV Pakistan and Aag TV. She also starred in the film Bol. Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She received her primary education from Foundation Public School, Karachi, and went on to Santa Monica Community College in Los Angeles for higher education. [12]


In 2011, Khan made her film debut with Bol directed by Shoaib Mansoor, where played the role of Ayesha, a feisty tomboy, who keeps getting harassed by her father and marries to a Shia Muslim boy without telling her father. Khan made her television debut with the serial Neeyat directed by Mehreen Jabbar, however it went by relatively unnoticed, afterwards which she played the role of Khirad Ehsan, a middle-class girl who marries with her wealthy cousin despite his mother and best friend being against this arrangement, in the 2011 television blockbuster Humsafar. Her raw portrayal and appeal were greatly appreciated by the audiences as well as the chemistry she shared with co-star Fawad Afzal Khan.[13][14] Khan states that she is selective with her work and reviews a script closely before deciding to accept, regardless of whether the project is in Pakistan or outside of the country,[15] so that she can spend time with her son.[7]

She is currently shooting for Asim Raza's upcoming film project "Ho Mann Jahan".[16][17]

Khan is married to Ali Askari, who had attended college with her in Los Angeles. The ceremony took place on 13 July 2007.[18]


File:Dagger-14-plain.png Denotes films that are in production
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Bol Ayesha Film Debut
2015 Bin Roye File:Dagger-14-plain.png Saba Shafiq To be release soon[19]
2015 Ho Mann JahaanFile:Dagger-14-plain.png Manizeh To be release soon[20]
2015 RaeesFile:Dagger-14-plain.png TBA Filming
Bollywood Debut[21]



  1. ^ "Finally Mahira Khan Got Divorced from Her Husband". The News Track. March 18, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mahira Khan divorce is confirmed". Showbiz Pak. March 17, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fawad Khan to Work with Mahira Again?". India West. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "‘Humsafar made me popular’ - The Indian Express". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Zoya Anwer. "I'm as nervous about 'Sadqay Tumhare' as I was for my first drama: Mahira Khan". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mahira Khan: the unusual, shining star". The News on Sunday. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "In conversation with ‘Humsafar’ couple – Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan - The Indian Express". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mahira Khan Excited About Rumored Screening of Humsafar in India". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mahira Khan denies plans for Bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to re-unite again". Business Recorder. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mahira Khan not making her bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh". Business Recorder. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Retrieved 13 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Beauty with brains". The Express Tribune. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  14. ^ "The next big thing". Dawn. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  15. ^ "Mahira the Unusual Shining Star". 
  16. ^ Entertainment Desk. "Mahira Khan to appear in two films". Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mahira Khan to appear in two films". 13 October 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "The real Mahira!". The Express Tribune (Anam Mansuri). Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  19. ^ Ansari, Hasan. "Mahira Khan soon to mesmerise in Bin Roye". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Mahira plays quirky urban girl in upcoming Sheharyar Munawer venture". (Anum Rahman). Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  21. ^ Revealed: Why Mahira Khan was selected as leading lady opposite Shahrukh Khan in Raees

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