Mahira Khan is a Pakistani actress. Khan started her career as a VJ in 2006. She made her screen debut opposite Atif Aslam in the romance Bol which earned a Lux Style Award for Best Actress (film) nomination. She had a starring role in Humsafar which earned her a Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple.

Birth Name

Mahira Hafeez Khan

Nickname

Mazdoor Khan, Mena, Maria, Mairu

Profession

Actress, Model, VJ and Host

Nationality

Pakistani

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Mahira Khan was born on the 21st of December 1984, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Age

She’s currently 35 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

Asian (Pakistani)

Religion

Islam

Education

Khan attended Foundation Public School from where she completed her O-Levels. At the age of 17, she moved to California for higher education where she attended Santa Monica College. She then enrolled in the University of Southern California for her bachelor’s degree. However, she did not complete her undergraduate degree and returned to Pakistan in 2008. During her studies in the United States, she was a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles.

Family Details

  • Father – Hafeez Khan
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Hassaan Khan (Brother)

Marital Status

Divorced

Boyfriend / Spouse

Mahira Khan has dated –

  • Ali Askari (2006-2015)– Khan met her husband Ali Askari in 2006 in Los Angeles. Some media reports say that she met him at Indus TV studios. She married Askari in 2007 in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony despite Khan’s father being against this marriage. She has a son, Azlan. The couple divorced in 2015.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Khan is best known for portraying the role of Khirad Ehsan in Momina Duraid’s Humsafar for which she received numerous accolades including Lux Style Awards for Best Television Actress.

Film Debut

In 2011, Khan made her film debut in a supporting role in Shoaib Mansoor directed Bol in which she had a supporting role. The film was a critical and commercial success & became one of the highest grossing Pakistani films of all time.

Television Debut

In 2006, Khan started her career as a VJ hosting the live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan which was aired three days a week.

Brand Endorsements

Mahira Khan in as an ambassador for various brands such as Lux, Q Mobile, Gai Power Wash, Huawei, Sunsilk, Veet and L’Oreal.

Awards &Nominations

Year Work Award Result
Lux Style Awards
2012 Bol Best Film Actress Nominated
2013 Humsafar Satellite Best TV Actress Won
2016 Bin Roye Best Actress (Film) Won
Sadqay Tumhare Best TV Actress Won
2017 Ho Mann Jahaan Best Actress (Film) Won
2018 Verna Best Actress (Film) Won
Pakistan Media Awards
2014 Shehr-e-Zaat Best Actress (Drama) Won
Hum Awards
2013 Shehr-e-Zaat Best Actress (Drama) Won
Humsafar Best Onscreen Couple (Drama) Won
2015 Sadqay Tumhare Best Actress (Drama) Nominated
Best Actress Popular Won
Best Onscreen Couple (Drama) Won
2016 Bin Roye Recognition Award – Films Won
2017 Bin Roye Best Actress Popular (Drama) Won
Best Onscreen Couple Popular (Drama) Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple Jury (Drama) Nominated
Best Actress Jury (Drama) Nominated
2018 Verna Recognition Award – Films Won
Hum Style Awards
2016 Most Stylish Actress (Film) Won
2017 Most Stylish Actress (Television) Nominated
2018 Most Stylish Actress (Film) Nominated
Style Icon of the Year Won
Nigar Awards
2017 Ho Mann Jahaan Best Actress Nominated
International Pakistan Prestige Awards
2017 Ho Mann Jahaan Best Actress (Film) Nominated
2018 Verna Best Actress (Film) Nominated

Mahira Khan Favorites

  • Favorite ActorHrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Nouman Ijaz, Johnny Depp
  • Favorite ActressMadhuri Dixit, Samina Peerzada, Bushra Ansari
  • Favorite Film – Pyaasa (1957), Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • Favorite Director – Imtiaz Ali, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mani Ratnam
  • Favorite Song – Waqt Ne Kiya Kiya Haseen Sitam by Geeta Dutt
  • Favorite Author – JD Spangler
  • Favorite Fashion Designer – Feeha Jamshed, Banto Kazmi, Umer Sayeed
  • Favorite Restaurant – Fuchsia in Karachi
  • Favorite Destination – Netherlands
  • Favorite Color – White
  • Favorite Food – Any Gravy with Rice

Mahira Khan Net worth

Mahira Khan has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahira Khan

  • Mahira is a Karachi-based, US-educated, who started her career as a VJ.
  • Before acting she did jobs like a cashier, cleaning toilets, shutting down the stores at night.
  • Mahira is considered one of the Pakistan’s most popular and highest-paid actresses. She has received several awards.
  • Mahira co-hosted the ceremonies of 10th Lux Style Awards in 2010, 1st Hum Awards in 2013 and 14th Lux Style Awards in 2015.
  • In 2012, Mahira was called as the Most Beautiful Woman in Pakistan. In ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ poll by Eastern Eye, she was recorded tenth in 2015, ninth in 2016 and fifth in 2017 and was also called Pakistan’s sexiest woman.
  • In 2014, Mahira starred in Mohammed Ehteshamuddin-directed drama serial Sadqay Tumhare in which she played the role of Shano.
  • In 2015, Mahira played the lead role opposite Humayun Saeed in Shahzad Kashmiri-directed film, Bin Roye.
  • In 2016, she played a leading role in Asim Raza-directed film, Ho Mann Jahaan The film earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress (Film) and a Nigar Award nomination for Best Actress.
  • In December 2016, Mahira turned into a victim of false news after anti-India comment emerged ahead of the arrival of her Bollywood debut film, Raees.
  • In 2017, Khan began her singing career when she starred as a rape victim in Shoaib Mansoor’s social drama film, Verna.
  • In 2018, Mahira starred in Meenu Gaur-Farjad Nabi’s romantic comedy 7 Din Mohabbat In.
  • In 2019, Mahira played the leading role in Superstar her highest-grossing film domestically at the time.
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