Maya Ali is a Pakistani actress, model and VJ, mostly known for her roles in Pakistani television serials & film industry. She made her film debut with the 2018 action drama film Teefa in Trouble opposite Ali Zafar and followed it with a leading role in romantic-comedy film Parey Hut Love opposite Sheheryar Munawar, both of which were commercially successful and the former earned her nomination for Best Actress at Lux Style Awards.

Birth Name

Maryam Tanveer Ali

Nickname

Maya

Profession

Actress, Model, VJ

Nationality

Pakistani

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Maya Ali was born on the 27th of July 1989, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Age

She’s currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Asian (Pakistani)

Religion

Islam

Education

Maya completed her Masters in Mass Communication from the Queen Mary College, Lahore.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown (died in 2016)
  • Mother – Shagufta Nazar

  • Siblings – Afnan Qureshi & Saqlain Hayder (Younger Brother)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Maya Ali has dated –

  • Osman Khalid Butt – Maya was rumoured to be married to the actor, Osman Khalid Butt.

  • Sheheryar Munawar – Maya has also been linked with the actor, Sheheryar Munawar.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 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 – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Gray

Hair Color

Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Maya did many hit Pakistani serials such as Aunn Zara (2013), Khoya Khoya Chand (2013), Shanakht (2014), Zid (2014–2015), Mera Naam Yousuf Hai (2015), Mann Mayal (2016) and Sanam (2016-2017).

Film Debut

In 2018, Maya made her film debut as an actor with the Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble as Anya. The film marked the Pakistani film debut of Ali Zafar and was a huge commercial in Pakistan.

Television Debut

In 2012, Maya made her acting debut with the Pakistani TV serial Durr-e-Shahwar in which, she played the role of Mahnoor Sami, telecasted on HUM TV.

Brand Endorsements

Maya has done endorsement work for several brands such as Lux, Qmobile, Diva Body Spray & Royal Fan. In 2018, she was the Brand Ambassador of Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League and she is also brand ambassador of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

Controversy

In October 2018, Maya posted a photo of her makeup artist, Adnan Ansari and her sipping tea from the same cup, which sparked controversy amongst her fan on social media. After facing criticism from her fans,  she had to delete the photo.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Film/Drama Notes Results
2016 4th Hum Awards Best Onscreen Couple (Jury) Diyar-e-Dil Shared with Osman Khalid Butt Won
Best Drama Actress (Popular) Won
Best Drama Actress (Jury) Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple (Popular) Nomination Shared with Osman Khalid Butt Nominated
Lux Style Awards Best Actress Drama (Jury) Nominated
2017 Best Actress Drama (Jury) Mann Mayal Won
5th Hum Awards Best Onscreen Couple(Popular) Shared with Hamza Ali Abbasi Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple(Jury) Nomination Shared with Hamza Ali Abbasi Nominated
Best Drama Actress(Popular) Nominated
Best Drama Actress(Jury) Nominated
2019 Galaxy Lollywood Awards Best Female Debut Teefa in Trouble Won
Best Onscreen Couple Nominated with Ali Zafar Won
Pakistan Achievement Awards Most Popular Award in Film Nominated
2016 IPPA Awards Best Actress TV Serial Mann Mayal Nominated
2019 IPPA Awards Best Actor Female Film Viewer’s Choice Teefa in Trouble Won

Maya Ali Favorites

  • Favorite ActorRanveer Singh, Sheheryar Munawar
  • Favorite ActressMahira Khan
  • Favorite Films – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), 27 Dresses (2008)
  • Favorite Director – Karan Johar, Asim Raza
  • Favorite Politician – Imran Khan
  • Favorite Color – Henna Green, Red
  • Favorite Travel Destination – London, Paris
  • Favorite Book – The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
  • Favorite Fictional Character – Thor
  • Favorite Restaurant – The Monal in Islamabad
  • Favorite Food – Aloo ka Paratha, Pizza, Biryani

Maya Ali Net worth

Maya Ali has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Maya Ali

  • Maya started her career as a journalist with a newspaper and advanced to VJ with Samaa TV and went on to work at Waqt News and Dunya News.
  • Maya has walked the ramp for many designers including Nomi Ansari and Mohsin Naveed Ranjha.
  • In 2012, Maya’s first serial in the lead role was with Geo TV’s Aik Nayee Cinderella in which, she was seen as Meesha/Cinderella.
  • In 2013, Maya finally opted out from Haissam Hussain’s direction to catch up with Khoya Khoya Chand a series which is again written by Faiza Iftikhar.
  • In 2014, Maya was cast in Shanakht in which she played the role of Qurat-ul-Ain who follows Islam but is criticized by her family and society.
  • In 2015, Maya worked in Mehreen Jabbar’s Mera Naam Yousuf Hai. She played the role of Zulaikha alongside Imran Abbas.
  • In 2016, Maya starred as Manahil in Mann Mayal along with Hamza Ali Abbasi for which she won Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress.
  • In January 2017, she signed Ahsan Rahim’s debut romantic action-comedy film Teefa in Trouble as a co-star with Ali Zafar.
  • In 2019, she then appeared in the Pakistani film Parey Hut Love as Saniya.
  • In 2019, Maya performed in the 18th Lux Style Awards. She also made appearances on different TV morning shows and interviews in order to promote.
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