Mahira Khan off late is in the news not for her Pakistani TV serials but for her upcoming Bollywood movie Raees. No wonder this Pakistani TV queen is making her Bollywood debut and that too alongside two biggest name of the Hindi Film industry – Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan.
While she is gearing up for her release here we share some of the important facts about Mahira Khan and her biography:
Mahira Khan Early Life
Mahira Khan was born on 21 December 1982 in Karachi, Pakistan. She has done her O levels from Foundation Public School. At the age of 16, Mahira Khan felt an urge to leave Karachi and head to America to live life on her own terms. This is the reason why she went to University of Southern California. However, though she went to pursue her undergraduate course she never completed it. She did odd jobs to stay in LA but continued her stay to explore life.
She Started Her Career as an Anchor
Ghazanfar Ali met her in MTV office and asked her to become a VJ. This is how Mahira Khan became an Anchor. After a year in MTV, Mahira joined Geo TV’s youth channel AAG. She was also approached to do Pakistan Idol but that never happened. This is the time she got married to her love.She never thought she would ever enter showbizz or became an anchor but it all happened accidentally.
Mahira Khan Wedding
In 2007, Mahira married her college friend Ali Askari who studied with her in college. In fact, it was through him that she got the MTV offer. Actually, she had come to meet Ali in MTV office where she met Ghazanfar Ali.
The two loved each other and soon Ali proposed her. Her family was not happy with this relationship but when Ali proposed her she said yes and married him. They also have a son together – Azlaan. In fact, when she got her first assignment she was already a mother of an infant.
Mahira Khan Divorce – Know the Reason
After 7 years of togetherness, last year in 2014 Mahira Khan demanded divorce from her husband as he asked her to end her showbiz career. Adamant, Mahira rather decided to end her marriage than quitting her career. It is interesting to note that in spite of having a married life Mahira always made an equilibrium with her family and career life.
Mahira Khan Super Hit Drama
She started her film career in 2011 with TV serial Bol which was directed by Shoaib Mansoor. However, before that she made her TV debut with serial Neeyat. She became a household name with Humsafar as Khirad. Some of her notable works includes Sadqay Tumhare and Shehr-e-Zaat. Now she will be seen along with SRK in Bollywood film Raees.
Mahira Khan Personal Details
Full name – Mahira Hafeez Khan
Age as of 2015 – 33
Zodiac Sign – Sagittarius
Height – 5 feet 7 inches
Weight – 57 kg
Body Figure – 34-27-35
Eye Color – Dark Brown
Body Shape – Hourglass