Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

21 / December / 1984


40 Years


Actress Former VJ

Mahira Hafeez Khan, born on 21st December 1984, is a well-known Pakistani actress. She commenced her career in 2006 as a VJ. However, she gained immense popularity for her remarkable portrayal of Khirad Hussain in the romantic drama Humsafar. Her brilliant performance in the series earned her numerous awards, including the Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and the Hum Award for Best On-screen Couple with Fawad Khan.

Mahira Khan Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Biography & More

Khan also marked her big-screen debut alongside Atif Aslam in the romance film Bol (2011), which led her to receive a Lux Style Award nomination for Best Film Actress. She expanded her horizons by stepping into the Bollywood industry with the action-romance movie Raees in 2017, in which she acted opposite the renowned actor Shah Rukh Khan.


Mahira Khan, a renowned Pakistani actress, has graced the screens of both cinema and television with her talent. She was born on December 21, 1982, in Karachi, Pakistan to Hafeez Khan, a business consultant, and Nigar Khan, a homemaker. Mahira has two sisters and a brother. She is happily married to Ali Askari, and the couple has been blessed with a son.

Hafeez Khan Mahira Khan Father

Hafeez Khan Mahira Khan Father

Hassaan Khan Mahira Khan Brother

Hassaan Khan Mahira Khan Brother

Ali Askari Mahira Khan Husband

Ali Askari Mahira Khan Husband

Azlan Askari Mahira Khan Son

Azlan Askari Mahira Khan Son

Mahira Khan Childhood Pics

Mahira Khan Childhood Pics

Early Life

Khan was born on December 21, 1984, in Karachi, Pakistan, into a Muhajir family who speak Urdu and have Pashtun ancestry. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi, British India, and later moved to Pakistan after the partition of India.


After completing her O-levels at Foundation Public School, Mahira Khan pursued higher education in California at the age of 17 by enrolling at Santa Monica College. Later, she was admitted to the University of Southern California for a four-year degree. However, she did not finish her college education and returned to Pakistan in 2008.

1st Marriage

In 2006, while in Los Angeles, Mahira Khan met Ali Askari, whom she married in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony in 2007. It was reported that Khan’s father was against the marriage. The couple was blessed with a son in 2009. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in divorce in 2015.

2nd Marriage

She got married a second time to businessman Salim Karim in an intimate ceremony on 2 October 2023.


Her son name is Azlan Askari.

Professional Career

Mahira Khan is a renowned Pakistani actress who has showcased her talent on both television and film screens. She initiated her career as a VJ on MTV Pakistan. Her big break came in 2011 when she portrayed the main character of Khirad Ehsan in the drama serial Humsafar. This role earned her critical acclaim and several nominations for Best Actress.

Film Career

Mahira Khan’s career in films began in 2000 when she acted as a child star in the Pakistani movie “Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.” The film was a tremendous success, and critics were impressed with Mahira’s performance. Despite the promising start to her career, Mahira took a hiatus from acting to concentrate on her studies.

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


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

Web series

Title Roles Year
Churails Shagufta 2020
Baarwan Khiladi Producer 2022

Other Appearance

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

Awards and Nominations

Lux Style Awards

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

Pakistan Media Awards

Nominee/work Award Year
Shehr-e-Zaat Best Actress (Drama) 2014

Hum Awards

Nominee/work Award Year
Shehr-e-Zaat Best Actress (Drama) 2013
Humsafar Best Onscreen Couple (Drama) 2013
Sadqay Tumhare Best Actress (Drama) 2015
Best Actress Popular 2015
Best Onscreen Couple (Drama) 2015
Bin Roye Recognition Award – Films 2016
Bin Roye Best Actress Popular (Drama) 2017
Best Onscreen Couple Popular (Drama) 2017
Best Onscreen Couple Jury (Drama) 2017
Best Actress Jury (Drama) 2017
Verna Recognition Award – Films 2018
Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Best Actress – Popular 2022
Best on-screen Couple – Popular 2022

Hum Style Awards

Nominee/work Award Year
Most Stylish Actress (Film) Won 2016
Most Stylish Actress (Television) Nominated 2017
Most Stylish Actress (Film) Nominated 2018
Style Icon of the Year Won 2018
Most Stylish Actress (Film) Won 2020

Nigar Awards

Nominee/work Award Year
Ho Mann Jahaan Best Actress 2017

International Pakistan Prestige Awards

Nominee/work Award Year
Ho Mann Jahaan Best Actress (Film) 2017
Verna Best Actress (Film) 2018

Indus Valley International Film Festival

Nominee/work Award Year
Prince Charming Best Actress 2022

Other Recognition

Title Year
Masala! Awards (Best Actress award for Bin Roye) 2015
1st Femina Middle East Women Awards (Unstoppable Emerging Talent from Pakistan) 2016
Vogue Beauty Awards (Face to Watch Out For) 2016
Special award for International Recognition and also Best Dress at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival. 2017
Masala! Awards (Asian Woman of Substance) 2017
Contribution to Film and Activism Award (UK Asian Film Festival) 2018

Favorites Things

Net Worth

As of 2023, Mahira Khan’s net worth is estimated to be $7 million, primarily attributable to her thriving acting career in both Pakistan and India.

Net Worth (in Dollars) $7 Million
Net Worth (in rupees) 57 Crore
Monthly Income 25 lakh +
Annual Salary 5 Crore +
Per Movie Income 3 Crore +
Income Source Acting, Brand Endorsement, Instagram

Mahira Khan Instagram


Mahira Khan Indian Movies

Raees, Bol, Actor in Law, & Yaar Julahay

Favorites Things

Favorite Food Any gravy with rice
Favorite Actor Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Nouman Ijaz, Johnny Depp, and Daniel Day-Lewis
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit, Samina Peerzada and Bushra Ansari
Favorite Film Bollywood: Pyaasa (1957)
Hollywood: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Favorite Directors Imtiaz Ali, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mani Ratnam
Favorite Song Waqt Ne Kiya Kiya Haseen Sitam by Geeta Dutt (Film – Kaagaz Ke Phool)
Favorite Author JD Spangler
Favorite Colour White
Favorite Fashion Designer Feeha Jamshed, Banto Kazmi, Umer Sayeed
Favorite Restaurant Fuchsia in Karachi
Favorite Destination Netherlands

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Karachi Pakistan
Children Son: Azlan Askari
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Pakistani
Parents Father: Hafeez Khan
Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Actress Former VJ
Siblings Brother: Hassaan Khan
Spous Ali Askari
Weight 55 Kg
121 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius


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