Meera Khan (Artist)

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2017-09-12 03:35:41Meera Khan
Irtiza Rubab better known by her stage name Meera is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist.She made her movie debut in 1995, but earned nationwide critical acclaim in 1999 for her lead performance in Khilona (1996–97). For her acting in Khilona she won her first Nigar Award and received significant praise for her work. With the release of Inteha, another critical and commercial success, Meera won the second consecutive Nigar Award for Best Actress of the year for her break-out performance. In 2004, she played a prominent role in Salakhain which lifted her image internationally.In 2005, she acted in a joint Indo-Pakistani film, Nazar with which she debuted in Bollywood.[1] better known by her stage - name Meera
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Meera Khan

  • Original Name:

    Irtiza Rubab

  • Local Language Name:

    میرا خان

  • Famous As:

    Actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist

  • Nationality:

    Pakistan

  • Residence:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist

  • Height:

    1.63 m

  • Awards :

    Pakistan Media Award & Nigar Awards Pride of Performance from Govt. of Pakistan

  • Citizenship:

    Pakistan

  • Years active :

    1995–Present

  • Born
  • Date:

    12 May 1977

  • Place:

    Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Captain Naveed Pervaiz (m. 2013)

  • Siblings :

    Syeda Hussain, Murtaza Ahsan, Syed Ahsan Abbas, Rubab Aqsa

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist

  • Genres:

    Female

  • Films:

    Cheez Bari Hai Mast Mast, Ham Hayn Aapkay Ghulam , Dunya Hay Dil Walon Ki, Ham Tumharay Hayn, Mard jeenay Nahin Detay

  • Telefilms:

    Socha Na Tha Pyaar Karenge (2017) - Hum TV

About

Meera is also acting in Films
Meera is also acting in Films

Introduction

Twenty-one year old Meera is often referred to as the Madhuri Dixit of Pakistan in her country. She began her acting career at the age of 14 in 1996 with a movie named Chief Saab, which was directed by Javed Sheikh. Meera is most popular actress in Pakistan fashion industry. Meera’s birth name was Irtiza Rubab but she changed it after the few years of her birth. She has an attractive personality. Meera knew very well that she could make her name in film industry also.[2] Twenty-one year old Meera is often referred

Breakthrough

She appeared in ads for Pepsi and Lux while still in her mid-teens. She continued to model for various agencies in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad and became one of the country’s top supermodels. At this point, Meera was also approached by various directors in Lahore to sign on for roles in their movies. She signed with two directors including Samina Peerzada who was making her debut as a director in Inteha (1999). Peerzada signed Meera on as the lead in her directorial debut – and Meera was sensational.[3] She appeared in ads for Pepsi and Lux while

Early Life

Meera
Meera
She started acting in school plays in high school and went on to model for various commercial products while still in high school. Meera went to Lahore's Kinniard College and continued to act in school plays, however at this point her modelling career really took off as she appeared in ads for Pepsi and Lux while still in her mid-teens. She continued to model for various agencies in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad and became one of the country's top supermodels.[4] Meera went to Lahore's -   Kinniard College

Filmy Career

Meera in Award Function
Meera in Award Function
At this point, Meera was also approached by various directors in Lahore to sign on for roles in their movies. She signed with two directors including Samina Peerzada who was making her debut as a director in Inteha (1999). Peerzada signed Meera on as the lead in her directorial debut - and Meera was sensational. Inteha went on to become a bit hit and Meera was named the Best Actress of the year for her breakout performance. Since Inteha, Meera has worked in 14 projects, while at the same time, continuing with her modelling career. Despite having spent 4 years in the film industry, Meera prefers working in fewer films than her co-stars. This according to Meera is because she prefers modelling to acting and is therefore committed to appear in a limited number of film projects.[5] Peerzada signed Meera - on as the lead

Modelling Career

Meera giving a Interview
Meera giving a Interview
She is still one of Pakistan's top models and continues to appear in Lux and Pepsi's ads - which helped launch her career. Meera plans to continue her modelling and acting career, before turning her attention to Interior design, which was her major in college. Meera signed on to appear in a new television serial produced and directed by Javed Sheikh. This would be Meera's first appearance on a Prime Time TV Serial on PTV, although she has guest hosted the weekly Top 20 Countdown for PTV and Pesi on quite a few occasions.[6] Pakistan's top models - and continues

Trivia

Meera with Salman Khan
Meera with Salman Khan
  • Regular host of the Top 20 Music Countdown on PTV.
  • Graduated from Kinniard College in Lahore.
  • Signed on as a teen model while still in high school.
  • Voted one of Pakistan's most beautiful stars of 2000.
  • Is an active model, making appearances across Pakistan on a regular basis.
  • Beat out Reema and other established stars for her role as Sara in the blockbuster Inteha (1999).
  • Is single, and lives with her parents in Lahore.
  • Owns a range of high performance vehicles in Lahore but rarely drives on her own. She says she doesn't trust herself behind the wheel.
  • Was the first Pakistani actress to work in a Co-Production with India - when she starred in Nazar (2005).
  • Is the second of six siblings. She has one sister and four brothers.
  • Her sister owns a hair salon in Pakistan, while her brothers are studying abroad.
  • Meera has now relocated to Mubmai, India to continue more work in Indian films. The move has obviously caused more disgruntlement in her native Pakistan, although she is not the first Pakistani actor to move to Mumbai for career purposes.
  • The first Pakistani actress to successfully cross-over into India's Bollywood film industry.
  • Pakistani superstar Meera lodged an Official Complaint against Faisal Saif in Punjab (Pakistan) chief minister's cell where she claimed that the Film Maker is behind the conspiracy to kill her.
  • Can be seen briefly in the remix music video for the song 'Woh Lamhe' for the movie Zeher (2005).
  • Is currently in India shooting for Mahesh Bhatt's new project.
  • Completed her second Bollywood Comeback feature film with Film Maker Faisal Saif.
  • A controversial MMS was released featuring Meera and her husband Captain Naveed.
  • Her sister Aqsa Rubab auditioned for the film Gangster. Kangana was eventually signed.
  • Starred in Hyder Kazmi shelved film " Draupadi"(2005). Starring Amar Upadhyay, Meera. Directed by Rakesh Parmar.The film was shot in London.[7] Meera. Directed by --------   Rakesh Parmar

Meeras Controversieses

Meera Her first very controversial news was due to the fact there was a kissing scene with Sir Taji in Mahesh Bhatt’s movie, “Nazar ” Meera also received death threats for doing the scene.. Meera stood her ground and did say that she is an actress and that she has not done anything wrong.There were rumours of her being fined for kissing in a Bollywood Movie. The director of the movie,Mahesh Bhatt defended Meera and appealed to President Musharraf to help the cause of India-Pakistan friendship through exchange of entertainers. The other major controversy surrounding the actress was when she was married or a short term to a Pakistani businessman Atiq-Ur-Rehman, who was already married.[8] Meera Her first very controversial news was due


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