21 Dec, 1984
Mahira Khan is arguably the biggest star to come out of the Pakistani entertainment industry. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that such immense popularity not only brings fame but great success. Mahira is a prime example of a success story.
Her brilliant performance in the hit drama serial Humsafar made her a superstar. And ironically, Mahira’s film Superstar is one of the highest-grossing films in Pakistan. From her days as a VJ to becoming a megastar with an incredible net worth, here’s everything you need to know about Mahira Khan.
|Alternate Name||Mahira Hafeez Khan|
|Famous for|| |
Bol, Humsafar, Bin Roye
|Height||5′ feet 5″ inches|
|Hobbies||Reading, Listening Old Music|
|Cars||Range Rover Vogue|
Mahira’s Family And Childhood
The famous Pakistani actress was born on the 21st of December 1984. Mahira Khan belongs to a Karachi-based family. Her full name is Mahira Hafeez Khan. The Bin Roye star’s parents are Urdu-speaking Pathans. Her dad is Hafeez Khan. He was born in Delhi during the British Raj. Mahira’s father moved to Pakistan after the partition of India in 1947.
Within her family, Mahira is extremely close to her younger brother Hassan Khan. He is a journalist. Mahira and Hassan have a strong sibling bond as they are very supportive of each other.
|Net Worth||6 Million|
|Debut Drama||Jaise Jante Nahin|
Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress – Viewers’ Choice (2020, 2018, 2017)
Mahira Khan – Education
The talented actress went to Foundation Public School in Karachi. There, she finished her O-levels. At 17 years of age, Mahira moved to California to complete her education at Santa Monica College.
Later on, Mahira Khan studied for four years at the prestigious University of Southern California. During her time in the United States, Mahira worked part-time as a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles. However, she didn’t complete her college degree and had to come back to Pakistan in 2008.
Mahira Khan – Debut In The Media Industry
Before she could become the mega superstar we all know and love, Mahira Khan was a VJ. She began her career hosting the live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan back in 2006. The show aired three times a week.
Mahira then went on to host Aag TV’s 2008 reality show Weekends with Mahira. In the show, Mahira would play various music videos and speak to different celebrity guests. She also took phone calls from viewers.
Mahira Khan also got a chance to shine on the big screen with her debut film Bol. She played the role of ‘Ayesha’, with music artist Atif Aslam. Following great reviews, Mahira got offers to star in drama serials. She made her TV debut in the drama serial Neeyat. Directed by Mehreen Jabbar, Mahira was paired with renowned actor Humayun Saeed.
Mahira Khan’s Big Break
Despite her great success in film and drama serials, Mahira Khan was yet to be a household name. The big break came for the talented actress in Sarmad Khoosat’s Humsafar. Mahira Khan, along with singer Fawad Khan, became overnight superstars.
The two had incredible chemistry together and Mahira gave the performance of her life. The drama serial established Mahira as the most sought-after leading actress in Pakistan. The drama itself became an international success as people from all around the world enjoyed it.
Mahira’s Return To Silver Screen
Following immense success and fame, Mahira returned to star in films. Her film Bin Roye was a blockbuster success. For her lead performance, Mahira won ‘Best Actress’ at both the Lux Style Awards and HUM Awards. She continued her success with a memorable performance in Ho Mann Jahaan alongside Adeel Hussain and Shehryar Munawar.
In 2013, Mahira came back to work with Sarmad Khoosat in a new drama serial called Shehr-e-Zaat. Once again, Mahira won over fans and critics and won numerous awards for her performance. The following year, she got the offer to host her own talk show. Mahira Khan charmed audiences on TUC The Lighter Side of Life. The talk show featured some big celebrity guests, including HSY.
Mahira Khan – Accolades And Achievements
Since July 2019, Mahira Khan has been a member of the National Youth Council Pakistan. Mahira Khan is best known for playing the role of ‘Khirat Ehsan’ in Momina Duraid’s Humsafar. The show earned her various awards, including Lux Style Awards for ‘Best Television Actress’.
Mahira Khan’s Marriage And Relationship
In 2006, Mahira met her husband Ali Askari in Los Angeles. According to reports, she met him at Indus TV studios. The two got married in 2007 despite Mahira’s father being against the wedding.
Later, Mahira became a mother to a baby boy, Azlan. However, her marriage with Ali Askari did not work out as the two parted ways in 2015. Since then, Mahira has not shown any interest of getting married again.
Mahira’s Time In Bollywood
Mahira Khan is one of the few Pakistani actresses to have made an impact in Bollywood. Her debut in India was in the film Raees. She got a chance to star alongside the ‘King of Bollywood’ Shah Rukh Khan.
Following the success of Raees, Mahira was set to become a regular feature in Bollywood. Her next film was with Ranbir Kapoor. However, several leaked pictures created a scandal for Mahira. Not only that, the ongoing India-Pakistan tension forced Mahira to return home.
Net Worth of Mahira Khan
According to the latest reports by an international forum, Mahira Khan’s net worth is more than $6 Million. This makes her the richest female Pakistani actress to date!
Mahira Khan’s Popularity
There are very few Pakistani stars the world knows and admires, and Mahira is one of them. The renowned diva’s talent and aura have captivated fans outside Pakistan. Mahira has won hearts all around the world.
Mahira Khan As a Fashion Icon
She has not only worked in Bollywood but has also walked the fashion runway in Paris. Mahira represented Pakistan at the Paris Fashion Show and received worldwide admiration for her outstanding and distinguished attire.
Fan Following on Social Media
Actress Mahira Khan is quite active on social media. She has the largest fan following in Pakistan. Her fans on Instagram are close to 7 million while her Twitter account has around 2.6 million fans.