Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan is 34 years old today (Friday). Here are 10 surprising facts about the actress we bet you didn’t know!
1. Her first job
Mahira Khan used to clean tables at a Rite Aid store. She worked as a cashier there when she was in the USA.
2. Her first marriage
Mahira Khan fell in love with Ali Askari and married him in 2007. She had a child with her husband before her marriage ended in divorce.
3. Her first show
Mahira Khan is young but she has been in the industry for quite some time. The Pakistani actress hosted her first show at the age of 16. She hosted MTV’s Most Wanted.
4. Her nickname on set
The actress is known as ‘Mazdoor Khan’ on the sets. Yeah, you guessed it. She’s a workaholic who never lets up as far as her craft is concerned.
5. She almost ended up not becoming an actress
During her time in the United States, Mahira Khan pursued chemical engineering while in college. However, she realized that it was not her cup of tea and decided to do her majors in psychology.
She later found her calling in the world of showbiz.
6. She didn’t want to do Maula Jutt
It’s no secret–she can’t speak Punjabi. Mahira Khan did not want to do Maula Jutt when director Lashari approached her for the role.
“I think I told Billy [Bilal Lashari] five times that I didn’t want to do this. I said, take someone else, please. I said this because I was wondering how will I speak Punjabi?” She revealed.
7. She reads your tweets!
In a 2017 interview with SAMAA TV, Mahira revealed that she reads tweets by her fans. The actress says that she does read tweets from her loyal fans on Twitter but obviously, it’s hard for her to keep track of what people across the country are saying about her.
8. Where did she go to school?
Mahira Khan studied at Foundation Public School in Karachi.
9. Her smoldering looks
Mahira Khan was named as the most beautiful Pakistani woman in 2012. She was also called Pakistan’s sexiest woman in 2015.
10. The Bollywood ban
As relations took a turn for the worse between India and Pakistan, Bollywood producers put in place a ban on Pakistani artists.
Mahira Khan was unable to promote Raees in India due to the ban.