Mahira Khan
Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan is a megastar of the Pakistani Television Industry who is loved by every other person. Mahira is a magnificent actress, a beautiful Model, a brilliant host and a former VJ of Pakistan. She has also worked in Bollywood with the superstar Shahrukh Khan and remained the part of the Cannes Film festival which is in itself the most significant achievement. She has bagged countless awards till now for her fantastic work. This article contains a blend of information about her including Mahira Khan biography, Mahira Khan family and Mahira Khan dramas.

Name:Mahira Khan
Full Name:Mahira Hafeez Khan
In Urdu:ماہرہ خان‎
Famous As:Actress
Education:Intermediate (Incomplete Bachelors degree)
Alma Mater:University of Southern California
Profession:Actress, VJ, Model and Host
Notable Work:Humsafar and Raees
Years Active:2006-present
Debut Drama:Neeyat
Debut Film:Bol
Bollywood Debut:Raees
Awards :She got number of awards
Date:21st December 1982
Place:Karachi, Pakistan
Spouse:Ali Askari (till 2015)
Children:Azlan Khan
Parents:Hafeez Khan (father)
Siblings :Hassan Khan

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Mahira Khan Biography

Mahira Hafeez Khan is a name known to everyone who has achieved the success which anyone can dream. She is one of the most successful, most humble and the most loved Pakistani actress we have in our industry who has marked her name in Bollywood also by working in a film opposite superstar Shahrukh Khan. Khan is the only Pakistani actress who got the slot to be a part of the Cannes Film festival in 2018. She is the one who often gets troll by the viewers, but she always accepts criticism in an entirely positive way. Anyone can troll her or can make her victim of bad words, but no one can ignore her. She is a beauty with a brain which still has a long way to go.

Mahira date of birth

She was born on 21st December 1984 in Karachi, where she sent 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. Afterwards she joined the University of Southern California for her bachelors, but unfortunately, she couldn’t complete her degree and went back to Pakistan to start her professional career. She 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. Mahira 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 their ways in 2015 due to some personal reasons. She has a younger brother Hassan Khan who is a Journalist.

Showbiz Career

As a VJ

She began her profession as a VJ in 2006, facilitating the live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan which disclosed three days a week. She at that point facilitated Aag TV’s unscripted TV drama Weekends with Mahira in 2008, where she played music recordings, addressed big-name visitors and accepted telephone calls from the viewers.

As an Actress

  • 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 considered as 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 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 ‘Sadaq e Tumharai’ opposite Adnan Malik. The series based on the real-life story of its director Sarmad Khoosat which attracted the audience and made it one of the biggest hits of Mahira. 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 based on a novel written by Farhat Ishtiaq. Later the film was shown as Television series on HUM Tv.
  • After that she was seen in a number of films with prominent artists of Pakistan including Manto starring Saba Qamar, Faysal Qureshi, Sarmad and others, ‘Ho Man Jahan’ 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 current film ‘Maula Jatt’ opposite Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Humaima Malik are all set to release this year in 2019 after so many obstacles. 
  • In 2017 she got the biggest opportunity of her life to working with the superstar Shahrukh Khan and other Indian actors in a Bollywood movie ‘Raees’. The film earned a collection of 272.5 crores worldwide with a budget of 127 crores. 


  1. Femina Middle East Women Awards (Unbeatable Emerging Talent from Pakistan)
  2. Masala! Awards (Best Actress award for Bin Roye)
  3. Vogue Beauty Awards (Face to Watch Out For)
  4. Special award for International Recognition and also Best Dress at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival.
  5. Masala! Awards (Asian Woman of Substance).
  6. Contribution to Film and Activism Award
  7. Cannes Film Festival
  8. Paris Fashion Week

Mahira Khan dramas

  1. Neeyat
  2. Humsafar
  3. Shehr e Zaat
  4. Sadqai Tumharai
  5. Bin Roye
  6. Main Manto

Mahira Khan movies

  1. Bol
  2. Bin Roye
  3. Manto
  4. Ho Mann Jahan
  5. Actor in Law – Special Appearance
  6. Raees – Bollywood
  7. Verna
  8. 7 Din Mohabbat In
  9. The Legend of Maula Jutt
  10. Paray Hut Love – Special Appearance
  11. Superstar

Television Shows

  1. MTV’s Most Wanted
  2. Weekends with Mahira
  3. 10th Lux Style Awards
  4. Coke Kahaani
  5. 1st HUM Awards
  6. TUC The Lighter Side of Life
  7. 14th Lux Style Awards

Mahira Khan Awards

She honoured with innumerable awards, few of them are as below:

 Year Drama / Film Award Category
 2013 Humsafar Lux Style Award Best Television Actress
 2013 Humsafar HUM Awards Best Onscreen Couple with Fawad
 2013 Shehr e Zaat HUM Award Best Drama Actress
 2014 Shehr e Zaat Pakistan Media Award Best Drama Actress
 2015 Sadaq e Tumharai HUM Awards Best Drama Actress
 2015 Sadaq e Tumharai HUM Awards Best Onscreen couple with Adnan
 2016 Sadaq e Tumharai Lux Style Awards Best Television Actress
 2016 Bin Roye  Lux Style Awards Best Film Actress
 2016 Bin Roye HUM Award Recognition Award – Films
 2016 Bin Roye HUM Style Award Most Stylish Film actress
 2017 Ho Mann Jahan Lux Style Award Best Film Actress
 2017 Bin Roye HUM Award Best Drama actress – Popular
 2018 Verna Lux Style Award Best Film Actress
 2018 Verna HUM Awards Recognition Award – Film
 2018  HUM Style Awards Style Icon of the Year

Social Media Handles

Mahira Khan Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts where she updates her fans with the current happening are as follows