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Mahira Khan Actress
Mahira Khan is a name known to everyone. She is a renowned and eminent Pakistani television and movie star who has been in the industry for the last many years. She has made a prominent place in the industry not only in Pakistan in India too. Her looks, her aura, and her personality make her distinguish from everyone. She is undoubtedly here to rule forever.
Mahira is the only Pakistani celebrity who got a chance to work with the biggest Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan. Mahira Khan in India has got immense fame. She is a young mother who knows how to maintain that charm.
Furthermore, she is one of those Pakistani females who made their debut on the Cannes red carpet. She has also been the face of L’Oreal. Whatever she does she knows how to shine on the screen. Let’s move ahead as this article is all about Mahira Khan.
|Full Name:||Mahira Hafeez Khan|
|In Urdu:||ماہرہ خان|
|Education:||Intermediate (Incomplete Bachelors degree)|
|Alma Mater:||University of Southern California|
|Profession:||Actress, VJ, Model and Host|
|Notable Work:||Humsafar and Raees|
|Awards :||She got number of awards|
|Date:||21st December 1982|
|Spouse:||Ali Askari (till 2015)|
|Parents:||Hafeez Khan (father)|
|Siblings :||Hassan Khan|
Mahira Khan Biography
Mahira Hafeez Khan is the most prominent name of the Pakistani showbiz industry who has achieved the success which anyone can dream of. She is one of the most successful, most humble, and the most loved Pakistani actresses we have in our industry who has marked her name in Bollywood also by working in a film opposite superstar Shahrukh Khan.
Whether you like her or dislike her, you can’t ignore her beauty, her charisma, and her aura. The role that made her identity was of Khirad that she portrayed in a blockbuster drama serial Humsafar. After that, many roles came her way and she ruled it with brilliance. She has represented Pakistan internationally many times. Whenever we talk about perfection, she is the one who pops up in everyone’s mind.
Mahira Khan Age
She was born on 21st December 1984 in Karachi, where she spent her life. She also lived abroad for her education. Currently, she resides in Karachi with her son.
Mahira Khan Education
She did her O’levels from the Foundation Public School, Karachi. Later she went abroad (California) for higher studies. She did her intermediate from Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. Afterward, she joined the University of Southern California for her bachelor’s, but unfortunately, she couldn’t complete her degree and went back to Pakistan to start her professional career. Mahira has also worked as a Cashier during her studies in California.
Mahira Khan Family
She was born to an Urdu-speaking Pathan family who moved to Pakistan after the Partition. She has a younger brother Hassan Khan who is a Journalist.
Mahira Khan Husband
She got married to Ali Askari ( Who doesn’t belong to Showbiz) in 2007 with whom she met in California. She gave birth to a son named Azlan. The marriage didn’t last for long, and the couple parted ways in 2015 due to some personal reasons. Mahira Khan son Azlan lives with her in Karachi.
After many years of separation, she has finally met her love of life Salim. Mahira Khan and Salim Karim are dating and might get married soon.
Mahira Khan Controversies
She is one of those actresses who often gets targeted for various reasons. A few years back, Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor pictures circulated on social media where she was smoking. The picture stir a lot of controversy and people based her a lot. Furthermore, she keeps on getting criticism for her bold dressing.
As a VJ
She began her profession as a VJ in 2006 and did a live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan which used to be on-air three days a week. Afterward, she also did Weekends with Mahira in 2008 that was on-air on Aag Tv.
She made her acting debut in 2011 when she got a chance to work in Shoaib Mansoor’s movie ‘Bol’ opposite Atif Aslam and Humaima Malik in a supporting role. The film is considered one of the highest-grossing Pakistani movies ever. After her debut on a big screen, she gave her small screen debut in a drama serial ‘Neeyat’ opposite Humayun Saeed and Ahsan Khan.
The serial which made her star overnight is one of the most loved and watched serials of all time ‘Humsafar’ which broke the records of all the dramas. Her character ‘Khirad’ is still alive in the hearts of people while people are still obsessed with a couple of Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan, who is equally the biggest star of Pakistan.
After Humsafar, she became a part of another hit serial Shehr e Zaat based on a novel which is written by Umaira Ahmad while Sarmad Khoosat directed the drama. After two years she was again seen in a drama serial Sadqay Tumhare opposite Adnan Malik.
In 2015 she was seen on a big screen in a romantic drama film ‘Bin Roye’ opposite Humayun Saeed and Armeena Khan. The film earned a collection of 40 crores worldwide with a budget of approximately 3.5 crores. The movie was based on a novel written by Farhat Ishtiaq. Later the film was shown as Television series on HUM Tv.
After that Mahira was seen in a number of films with prominent artists of Pakistan including Manto starring Saba Qamar, Faysal Qureshi, Sarmad and others, ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ opposite Adeel Hussain and Shehryar Munawar, ‘Verna’ opposite Haroon Shahid and Naimal Khawar and ‘7 Din Mohabbat In’ opposite Shehryar Munawar, Amna Ilyas, and Mira Sethi.
Her film ‘Maula Jatt’ opposite Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, and Humaima Malik was all set to release in 2019 after so many obstacles but due to COVId, it got delayed and is not released yet. Her other movie with Fahad Mustafa titled Quaid e Azam Zindabad will also release soon.
Mahira Khan Bollywood Movie
In 2017 she got the biggest opportunity of her life to working with the superstar Shahrukh Khan in the Bollywood movie ‘Raees’. The film earned a collection of 272.5 crores worldwide with a budget of 127 crores. After her debut, she became more prominent in India.
Mahira Khan Comeback
After many years, she made her comeback on the small screen with the drama serial hum Kahan Ke Sachay that based on the novel written by Umera Ahmed. The cast includes Kubra Khan, Usman Mukhtar, Haroon Shahid, and others. Expectedly, the drama became another hit.
Mahira Khan Achievements
- Femina Middle East Women Awards (Unbeatable Emerging Talent from Pakistan)
- Masala! Awards (Best Actress award for Bin Roye)
- Vogue Beauty Awards (Face to Watch Out For)
- Special award for International Recognition and also Best Dress at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival.
- Masala! Awards (Asian Woman of Substance).
- Contribution to Film and Activism Award
- Cannes Film Festival
- Paris Fashion Week
Mahira Khan Drama List
- Shehr e Zaat
- Sadqai Tumharai
- Bin Roye
- Main Manto
- Hum Kahan ke Sachay Thay
Mahira Khan movies
- Bin Roye
- Ho Mann Jahan
- Actor in Law – Special Appearance
- Raees – Bollywood
- 7 Din Mohabbat In
- The Legend of Maula Jutt
- Paray Hut Love – Special Appearance
- Quaid e Azam Zindabad
- MTV’s Most Wanted
- Weekends with Mahira
- 10th Lux Style Awards
- Coke Kahaani
- 1st HUM Awards
- TUC The Lighter Side of Life
- 14th Lux Style Awards
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is Mahira Khan?
A: She is a stunning Pakistani star who is said to be the highest paid actress. She has also worked in India with Shahrukh Khan.
Q: Who is the husband of Mahira Khan?
A: She got married to Ali Askari in 2007 but in 2015 ended her marriage due to personal reasons. Ali doesn’t belong to the showbiz industry.
Q: When did Mahira Khan marry?
A: She got married in 2007.
Q: Does Mahira have a son?
A: Yes, she has a son Azlan.
Q: Is Mahira Khan old?
A: She was born in 1984.
Q: Where does Mahira Khan lives?
A: She lives in Karachi with her son.
Q: Why did Mahira Khan get divorced?
A: Due to personal reasons, she ended her marriage in 2015.
Q: What is Mahira Khan net worth?
A: The exact net worth is not mentioned anywhere. However, because of her popularity, she charges a lot per episode.
Social Media Handles
Mahira Khan Instagram and other social media accounts include: