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Mahira Khan Astonishing Biography

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Mahira Khan Biography and Everything you need to know about her life, relationships, family, career, dramas , films and net worth.

Full NameMahira Hafeez Khan
Date of Birth21 December 1984
Height5.4 feet
Place of BirthKarachi, Pakistan
Education Santa Monica College
Spouse Ali Askari
Marital StatusDivorced
SiblingsHasaan Khan (Brother)
SonAzlan Askari

About Mahira Khan


Mahira Hafeez Khan was born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. On 21 December 1984 the star was born to Urdu-speaking Pashtun parents. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was an Indian from Delhi during the British Raj. He migrated to Pakistan after India and Pakistan partition.

Mahira Khan Education

Maira Khan attended the Foundation Public School in Karachi, pakistan. She did her O-levels from the same school at the age of 16. At the age of 17, Mahira moved to California, United States for higher education from Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. She got enrolled in the University of Southern California for further education, bachelor’s degree program. However, Khan did not complete her degree and returned to her homeland Pakistan in 2008. During her studies in USA, Mahira worked as a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles.

Mahira Khan Marriage with Ali Askari

Mahira Khan wedding pics
Mahira Khan wedding pics

Mahira , young and beautiful, met Ali Askari in 2006 in Los Angeles, USA at Indus TV studios. Her romantic chemistry with Ali Askari began while she was only 23 years old. She married Ali Askari on July 13, 2007 in a traditional Islamic way. Mahira Khan’s father had always been against the marriage. Yet, She gave birth to their son, Azlan Askari.

Mahira with husband and son
Mahira Khan with husband Ali Askari and son Azlan Askari

The couple parted ways in 2015.

Reason why Mahira Got Divorced

Mahira Khan Divorce
Mahira Khan divorce with Ali Askari

In an interview Mahira mentioned that the problems between Ali Askari and Mahira Khan began after her drama serial Humsafar in 2012. The reasons could either be her success after the drama serial or her father’s instinct that the two might not work out together as a couple. Mahira’s son Azlan Askari lives with her.

Mahira Khan Career

Khan started her early career as a VJ in 2006. She hosted the live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan. The show was aired three days a week. She then hosted Aag TV’s reality show as well as TUC lighter side of life. Also, Weekends with Mahira in 2008. She played music videos and spoke to celebrity guests on the show.

List of Mahira Khan Dramas

Mahira Khan began her career as an actress in the year 2011. Mahira Khan appeared in the movie “Bol” as Ayesha opposite to Atif Aslam in 2011 and the same year she appeared in her first drama serial “Neeyat”.

Mahira Khan Drama Serial Neeyat 2011

Drama Serial Neeyat
Drama Serial Neeyat

Khan made her debut in drama industry of Pakistan with Mehreen Jabbar’s drama serial Neeyat opposite Humayun Saeed in 2011. The drama was aired on ARY Digital. The drama was set in New York USA. Drama Serial Neeyat is about emotions that still exist within few inhabitants of an emotionless society of New York because of their roots back to the socially bonded society of Pakistan.

Mahira Khan Drama Serial Humsafar 2012

Mahira Khan in Humsafar
Drama Serial Humsafar

Mahira played as Khirad in the drama serial Humsafar by Momina Duraid in 2012. Opposite to Fawad Khan. The drama serial got so much popularity worldwide. The drama’s OST was a masterpiece by Abida Parveen “Woh Humsafar Tha Magar Ussmen Humnavai Na Thi” which was sung by Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch. This drama is the reason for Mahira’s success in the industry today. The Drama Serial Humsafar revolves around a love triangle. Khirad Ahsaan (Mahira Khan) plays as a small town girl whose mother dies because of cancer and made a wish to her brother to get her married to his only son Ashar (Fawaad Khan). Fawad’s mother was never really happy with the decision but the two get married because of the wish of Khirad’s dying mother. Ashar and Khirad do not have a good bond initially because she is always simple and less fashionable. But, Ashar falls in love with her as the time passes. On the other hand, Fawad’s cousin Sara (Naveen Waqar) who is his best friend, falls in love with him. Ashar’s mother and Fawad’s aunt wants him to marry Sara. But, that never happens despite all the conspiracies they made against the two. But, they somehow get successful in kicking Khirad out of Ashar’s house and heart. Khirad was accused of carrying Khizar’s child who was her friend in University but, in love with Sara. Years after the struggle of Khirad’s birth giving process to being a single mother, her friend motivates her to claim money for her daughter’s operation and she goes to Karachi for that purpose. Ashar gets to know the truth that the Child Khirad carried was his own daughter. The two re-unite and Sara commits suicide.

Mahira Khan’s Drama Serial Shehr-e-Zaat 2012

Mahira Khan in Shehr-e-Zaat
Drama Serial Shehr-e-Zaat

Shehr-e-Zaat is another hit Pakistani Drama based on the novel by Umera Ahmed. Drama Serial Shehr-e-Zaat’s OST was again a master piece by Abida Parveen, “Yaar Ko Hum Ne Jaa Baja Dekha” in her original voice. Shehr-e-Zaat revolves around a beautiful proudy girl, Falak Sher Afgan (Mahira Khan). An only child to rich parents. Falak studies fine arts and learns making sculptures. She makes the sculpture of the man of her dreams. She falls head over heels in love when she finds out the same breathing sculpture in Salman Ansar (Mikaal Zulfiqar). Falak thinks she can get everything she wants because she is beautiful and rich. But, turns out the self-indulgence didn’t do her any good. She gets married to Salman Ansar but never found love in her marriage. Her Maternal grandmother always told her her about religion and Allah but, she never believed because of being raised in a modern culture. She returns to Allah when she gets betrayed by the man of her heart. Who cheated on her with a greedy ugly old woman. Falak changes her believes that there is nothing in beauty and material. The only center of one’s life should be Allah and so follows siraat-e-mustakeem.

Mahira Khan Drama Serial Sadqay Tumharay 2014

Drama serial Saqay Tumhare
Drama serial Saqay Tumhare

Pakistani drama serial Saqay Tumhare was based on the life of the series own writer Khalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar and aired on Hum TV. The Drama in which Mahira played as Shano opposite to Adnan Malik as Khalil. The drama series revolved around two cousins who get engaged in their childhood but, have never met with each other. After years when the meet each other they fall in love. But, twists and turns separate them and they struggle with their relationship. Loads of conspiracies were made to separate the two including Shanos’s mother hanging herself. The two after so many struggles finally unite.

Mahira Khan Drama Serial Bin Roye

Drama serial Bin Roye
Drama serial Bin Roye

Drama serial Bin Roye revolves around Saba (Mahira Khan) and Irtaza. The two grow up together and are best friends and cousins. Irtiza fulfills Saba’s all wishes and the two are quiet close to each other. Saba loves him right from the start but, Irtaza leaves for America for post graduation and meets his cousin Saman. They fall for eachother and get married after Saman’s parents die and she moves to Pakistan. Saba learns that Saman is not only her cousin but her sister but, the love turns into hatred when she learns the two are getting married. She curses saman on her wedding that she should have died instead of ruining her life and taking her love away from her. The two get married any way and move to America. Saba marries a guy in anger who has a secret that she keeps and lives with it without telling anyone. He never loves her. She divorces him. Irtaza learns the secret and she confesses her feelings for Irtaza in the end. They talk about this and they find different reasons for living happily.

Mahira Khan Films

Mahira Khan Debut Movie BOL

Mahira Khan in Bol
Pakistani Movie Bol

In 2011, Khan made her film debut as a supporting role in Shoaib Mansoor’s directed Movie Bol. In the movie she had a supporting role. She played as Ayesha. A girl from a conservative lower-middle-class family residing in old part of Lahore.

She shares a mutual passion for music with the guy she loves, Mustafa. Mustafa is played by Atif Aslam in the movie Bol. The film was a huge success. The film became one of the highest-grossing Pakistani movies of all time.

Mahira Khan’s Film Ho Mann Jahan

Mahira Khan in Ho Mann Jahaan
Pakistani Movie Ho Mann Jahaan

In 2016, she played a leading role in Asim Raza’s directed film “Ho Mann Jahaan”. In the film she played as Manizeh. The film revolved around three main characters and Mahira Khan was one of them. Maira Khan’s wedding looks by Umar Saeed in the movie were the most exciting part.

Ho Mann Jahan Umar Saeed Couture
Ho Mann Jahan Umar Saeed Couture

The Movie Ho Mann Jahan itself was a hit movie. The Pakistani movie “Ho Mann Jahaan” got her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress (Film).

Mahira Khan Film Raees

Mahira Khan in Raees
Film Raees

In early 2017, Mahira Khan co-starred in Rahul Dholakia’s Indian film Raees. The movie Raees was Mahira’s debut in the Bollywood Film Industry. Despite a lot of controversies, the film got released in January 2017 and commercially. The film was a success, earning over 3.0 billion (US$39 million) worldwide. Mahira Khan became the first Pakistani actress to join Bollywood’s 100 Crore Club. She became the top grossing actress in Bollywood during the first quarter of 2017.

Mahira Khan Film Verna

Mahira Khan in Verna
Pakistani movie Verna

Maira Khan began her singing career in 2017. She starred as a rape victim in drama film Verna by Shoaib Mansoor. She earned a Lux Style Award for Best Actress in 2018 for the movie Verna. The film, received critiicism and generally unfavorable reviews but, Khan’s performance was praised.

Mahira Khan Film The Legend of Maula Jatt

Mahira Khan in Maula Jatt
Maula Jatt 2 movie

Directed by Bilal Lashari, The film “The Legend of Maula Jatt” released on june 4, 2019. Mahira played as Mukkho Jatti in the movie against Fawad Khan. The movie is a remake of classic 1979 action film. The film is based on a local hero taking on a brutal gang leader. Mahira’s dreadlocks made her look entirely different in the movie. The movie, again was a great success.

Mahira Khan Film Superstar

Pakistan Film Superstar
Pakistan Film Superstar

Mahira Khan had promised Azaan Sami Khan to do the film Superstar nearly 7 years ago. She kept her promise but, the film is about a promise not kept. The film Superstar is about a young struggling actress and a theater artist who dreams of becoming a superstar. Noori (Mahira Khan) falls in love with Sameer Khan (Bilal Ashraf) who is son of a Superstar Javed Shaikh. The film has an interesting journey of these two meeting to falling in love and then separating. The film has many plots and sub plots but, in the end a great success.

Mahira Khan’s Net Worth

How Rich Is Mahira
How Rich Is Mahira?

Net worth of Mahira Khan in 2019 is $6 million. She is the highest paid Pakistani actress. She was named one of the Top 10 sexiest Asian women in 2015.


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