Mahira Khan Biography, Age, Career, Family, and Net Worth

Published on Nov 15, 2023 by

Mahira Hafeez KhanBiography
Full Name Mahira Hafeez Khan
Nick Name Mahira Khan
Profession Actress
Date of Birth December 21, 1984
Birthplace Karachi, Pakistan
Age 39 years
University University of Southern California
Education Undergraduate
Nationality Pakistani
Eye Colour Hazel
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Figure Measurement 34-26-34 inches
Hobbies Reading books, listening music
Religion Islam
Zodiac/ Star Sign Sagittarius
Gender Female
Height 5’7 Feet
Weight 55 KG
Father’s Name Hafeez Khan
Mother’s Name Shakeela Anayat 
Siblings Hassaan Khan (brother)
Marital Status Married
Husband Name Ali Askari ​ ​ ( m. 2007; div. 2015)​ Salim Karim ​ ( m. 2023)​
kids Azlan (son)
Father-in-Law Name N/A
Sister-in-Law Name N/A
Mother-in-Law Name N/A
Net Worth Approx. Rs. 170 crores

Mahira Khan’s Introduction

Mahira Khan Biography

Mahira Khan is a popular and most beautiful actress in Pakistan, born in Karachi on December 21, 1984. She is now 39 years old. She started her career as a VJ in 2006 and made her acting debut with the film ‘Bol’ in 2011. Mahira became widely known for her role in the TV series ‘Humsafar‘ and has received several awards for her performances. She also appeared in the Bollywood film ‘Raees’ in 2017. Mahira is known for her contributions to film and activism and has been involved in various women empowerment programs​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Mahira Khan’s Education

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Mahira Khan completed her early education at the Foundation Public School in Karachi. At the age of 17, she moved to California for further studies. She enrolled at Santa Monica College and later joined the University of Southern California for her bachelor’s degree. Her favourite subject was Chemistry. During her time in the United States, Mahira worked as a cashier to support herself. However, she did not complete her degree and eventually returned to Pakistan in 2008​​​​.

Mahira Khan’s Family

She comes from a close-knit Urdu-speaking Pathan family in Karachi. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi, British India, and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India. Her mother, Shakeela Anayat, is a homemaker. Mahira has one younger brother, Hassaan Khan, and she shares a strong bond with her family members, who have been a significant source of support and encouragement in her career and life.

Mahira Khan’s Marriage, Divorce and Son


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Mahira Khan was first married to Ali Askari in 2007. The couple had a son named Azlaan, born in 2009. However, Mahira and Ali Askari’s marriage did not last, and they divorced in 2015. Several years after her first marriage ended, Mahira Khan found love again with Salim Karim, a Pakistani businessman and the CEO of Simpaisa. This company facilitates financial transactions through SIM cards. The couple met in 2017 during the launch of a television application called Tapmad TV. After dating for several years, Mahira and Salim married in an elegant ceremony​​​​​​.

Mahira Khan’s Early Career

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Mahira Khan began her career in 2006 as a video jockey (VJ) on MTV Pakistan, hosting a show called Most Wanted that aired thrice weekly. In 2008, she hosted a reality show on AAG TV named Weekends with Mahira, where she played music videos, talked with celebrity guests, and interacted with viewers over phone calls.

In 2011, Mahira made her acting debut in the film Bol, directed by Shoaib Mansoor. She played a supporting role as Ayesha, a young woman from a traditional family in Lahore who shares a love for music with her love interest, Mustafa, portrayed by Atif Aslam. The film was well-received, becoming one of Pakistan’s highest-grossing movies. That same year, Mahira also debuted in TV dramas with Neeyat, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, where she played the role of Ayla in a story set in New York.

Breakthrough and Recognition (2012–2017)

She acted in a drama directed by Sarmad Khoosat called Humsafar. She won awards for her acting in it. In 2013, she was in another drama by Sarmad Khoosat Shehr-e-Zaat and won more acting awards.

In 2014, she was in a drama called Sadqay Tumhare, directed by Mohammed Ehteshamuddin, and won more awards for her role as Shano. In 2015, she acted in a movie, Bin Roye, with Humayun Saeed, directed by Shahzad Kashmiri. The movie was a hit, and she got several awards for acting. The movie was also turned into a TV series in 2016, and she won more awards. She also had a role in the movie Manto in 2015. In 2016, she was in Ho Mann Jahaan, which got her more awards.

Early in 2017, she acted in an Indian movie, Raees, her first Hindi movie. There were issues because Pakistani actors were banned in India, but she still acted in the movie. The movie did well, making her the first Pakistani actress to earn a lot in Bollywood. She faced threats from an Indian political party, but the movie succeeded.

Success and recent work (2018–present)

Mahira Khan started singing in 2017 and acted in a film about a rape victim called Verna. The film wasn’t liked much, but people praised her acting, and she won an award in 2018. In 2018, she was in a romantic comedy, 7 Din Mohabbat In, but it didn’t do well. In 2019, she had a small part in the movie Parey Hut Love and was in a romantic musical called Superstar, which was very successful.

In 2022, she acted in an action-comedy, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad, with mixed reviews. She also produced a web series that year. She was in another film, The Legend of Maula Jatt, with famous actors. The film was liked, but her performance could have been better. Some critics said it wasn’t the right role for her. She will be in Pakistan’s first Netflix Original Series, Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo, based on a popular novel. She will act with other well-known actors.


Year Title Role
2011 Bol Ayesha Khan
2015 Bin Roye Saba Shafiq
Manto Madaran
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Manizeh
Actor in Law Herself
2017 Raees Aasiya
Verna Sara
2018 7 Din Mohabbat In Neeli
2019 Parey Hut Love Zeena
Superstar Noor
2022 Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad Jia
The Legend of Maula Jatt Mukhoo Jatti
TBA Neelofar † Neelofar


Year Show Role
2011 Neeyat Aalia
Humsafar Khirad Ehsan
2012 Shehr-e-Zaat Falak
2014 Sadqay Tumhare Rukhsana “Shanno”
2016 Bin Roye Saba Shafiq
2017 Main Manto Madari
2021 Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Mehreen Mansoor
2023 Razia Razia

Web Series

Year Title Role
2020 Churails Shagufta
2022 Baarwan Khiladi Producer

Other Appearance

Year Show Role
2006 MTV’s Most Wanted Host
2008 Weekends with Mahira
2011 10th Lux Style Awards
2012 Coke Kahani Herself
2013 1st Hum Awards Host
2014 TUC The Lighter Side of Life
2015 14th Lux Style Awards
2021 Aik Hai Nigar General Nigar

Media Representation and Other Projects

Mahira Khan is one of Pakistan’s most famous and best-paid actresses. She has won many awards. In 2012, people called her the most beautiful actress in Pakistan. From 2015 to 2019, she was ranked among the top ten in the “Sexiest Asian Women” list. She is also known as Pakistan’s sexiest woman.

Mahira Khan has hosted big awards like the 10th Lux Style Awards in 2010, the 1st Hum Awards in 2013, and the 14th Lux Style Awards in 2015. In 2016, there was fake news about her making anti-India comments before her Bollywood film Raees was released. In 2020 the BBC named her one of the 100 most inspirational women. In 2019, she became a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR in Pakistan. 

Mahira Khan Awards and Nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result

Lux Style Awards

2013 Humsafar Satellite Best TV Actress Won
2016 Bin Roye Best Lead Actress in a Film Won
Sadqay Tumhare Best TV Actress Won
2017 Ho Mann Jahaan Best Lead Actress in a Film Won
2018 Verna Best Lead Actress in a Film Won
2020 Superstar Best Film Actress (Viewers’ Choice) Won
Best Film Actress (Critics’ Choice)
2022 Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Best TV Actress-Viewers’ Choice Nominated
Best TV Actress-Critics’ Choice Nominated

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
2022 Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Best Actress – Popular Nominated
Best on-screen Couple – Popular Nominated

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
2020 Most Stylish Actress (Film) 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

Indus Valley International Film Festival

2022 Prince Charming Best Actress Won

Mahira Khan Controversy

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In 2017, Mahira Khan was involved in a controversy when photos of her wearing a short dress and smoking with Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor in New York were leaked. She said that it was her personal life and normal for a boy and a girl to hang out. This was the first major controversy in her career. She faced a lot of criticism and trolling on social media for these photos. However, several celebrities defended her, emphasising a woman’s right to make her own choices and pointing out society’s double standards. Ranbir Kapoor also supported her, criticising the unequal judgment she faced because she’s a woman​​.

Mahira Khan’s Net Worth

Mahira Khan, a famous actress from Pakistan, has an estimated net worth of about Rs. 170 crores. This big money shows how well she did in the entertainment world. It’s from being part of famous movies, TV series, and other brand supports or activities. Her money success shows she’s well-liked and important as one of Pakistan’s famous actresses.

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Is Mahira Khan a Pathan?

Mahira Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on December 21, 1984. She came from a Pashtun family with Urdu-speaking roots. Her parents migrated to Pakistan. Her daddy, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi in British India and moved to Pakistan after India split.

Who is Mahira Khan's present husband?

Mahira Khan got married to businessman Salim Karim on October 1, 2009 Her manager Anushay and photographer, Izzah Shaheen Malik, showed pictures on social media of her dream wedding with Salim. They shared photos from the special event for everyone to see. In one video, Mahira walks down the aisle towards Salim, and he gets emotional. He even wipes his tears away.

How old is Maria Khan?

She was born on 21, December 1984. She is now 39 years old.

How many marriages Mahira Khan have?

Mahira Khan has been married twice. Her first marriage was with Ali Askari in 2007, but they divorced in 2015. They have a son named Azlan, born in 2009. Recently, in 2023, she married Salim Karim.

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