Born: December 21, 1982
Age : 32
Birthplace : Karachi, Pakistan
Height: 1.70 m
Mahira Khan is a popular VJ, TV and film actress, based in Pakistan, who is making her debut in Shah Rukh Khan Starrer movie Raees. She was born and brought in Karachi, wherein she did her O Levels from the known Foundation Public School and later headed to University of Southern California for graduate program. During her education in California, she met Ali Askari in 2007 and soon the very same year she married him. Her entry into the world of glamor and acting was accidental when she got the chance of VJ in a channel called Indus TV Network based in Karachi wherein had joined for an internship in marketing. She was then offered by the director of the company to take up the job of VJ in his channel, which she accepted to continue her journey in the world of acting and glamour.
Wiki : Though, she was reluctant in taking up this new job, however, after taking it, she simply enjoyed the job and soon turned out as a popular VJ of the channel. After working for one year, she left the channel to join other called GEO TV, wherein she did a couple of amazing shows mostly for the younger people. During her days of VJ, she got married to his friend Ali Askari and the gorgeous actress has a kid. After doing a couple of shows and even working for a number of commercials, she got the chance to do TV serials. Some of her popular serials in Pakistan, which made her presence felt include Neeyat, Humsafar, Shehr E Zaat, Sadqay Tumhare, etc.
While working with a number of TV serials, she was offered a film called Bol wherein she played the character of a tomboyish girl called Ayesha. The movie was directed by Shoaib Mansoor, who gave a nice platform to Mahira Khan, which even gave positive reviews about her performance. She even hosted a number of shows back in Pakistan, while was awarded with a couple of honours and awards for her performance in different serials and modelling assignments. Her TV Serial called Humsafar in opposite to Fawad Khan made her popular in India after it was aired over the channel called Zindagi.
In November 2014, she visited India after her serial Humsafar become a big hit here. She was then offered a couple of TV serials and films, however, she rejected since she happens to be very much choosy about her projects. Finally, she was offered a good film called Raees against Shah Rukh Khan by the duo producers like Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, while it is directed by Rahul Dolakhia. Apart from acting, she also endorses a couple of brands back in her home country and with a film in Bollywood, her popularity is likely to turn big. Currently, she is doing projects in Pakistan including TUC The Lighter Side of Life as Host, while a serial called Sadqay Tumhare as Shanno.