Actress Mahira Khan joined the “No More” campaign with the Commonwealth team against sexual harassment and violence against women and children.
Mahira Khan shared a video on her Instagram account yesterday in which she shared the news of being part of the Commonwealth team on violence against women and girls, saying that she was with ” No More” with the Commonwealth.”
Sexual harassment, domestic violence and One out of three women worldwide suffer from these problems.
We all have to come forward and stand up to these issues.”These problems have been exacerbated by the lockdown caused by the COVID 19 epidemic and we have seen an increase in these incidents of violence during the lockdown,” said Mahira Khan.
We can all do the right thing and we should. For a long time, our society did not take enough steps to deal with this problem. Please join us. Talk openly about this issue.
“Violence against women and girls (in many cases against children and men as well) is a hidden epidemic that destroys lives, society and the world economy,” she added. The horrific accident on the motorway points to that.
Mahira Hafeez Khan (born 21 December 1984) is a Pakistani actress. She is best known for portraying the role of Khirad Ehsan in Momina Duraid’s Humsafar for which she received numerous accolades, including the Lux Style Award for Best Television Actress.
Born in Karachi, Khan started her career as a VJ in 2006. She made her screen debut opposite Atif Aslam in the romance Bol (2011), which earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress (Film) nomination. She had a starring role in Humsafar which earned her a Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple.
Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 21 December 1984 to parents who are Urdu-speaking Pathans. Her father, Hafeez Khan, was born in Delhi during the British Raj, and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India. She has a younger brother, Hassaan Khan who is a journalist by profession.
Khan attended Foundation Public School from where she completed her O-Levels. At the age of 17, she moved to California for higher education, where she attended Santa Monica College.
She then enrolled in the University of Southern California for her bachelor’s degree. However, she did not complete her undergraduate degree and returned to Pakistan in 2008. During her studies in the United States, she was a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles,
Khan started her career as a VJ in 2006, hosting the live show Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan which was aired three days a week.She then hosted AAG TV’s reality show Weekends with Mahira in 2008, where she played music videos, spoke to celebrity guests and took phone calls from viewers.
In 2011, Khan made her film debut in a supporting role in Shoaib Mansoor-directed Bol in which she had a supporting role. She played Ayesha, a girl from a conservative lower-middle-class family living in old part of Lahore, who shares a mutual passion for music with her love interest Mustafa, played by Atif Aslam.
The film was a critical and commercial success, and became one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time. The same year, Khan also made her TV drama debut in Neeyat directed by Mehreen Jabbar. The serial was set in New York and she played the role of Ayla.
She next appeared in the Sarmad Khoosat-directed drama serial Humsafar. Both the drama and Khan received positive reviews from. The drama series was also aired on Zindagi (TV channel) and was successful in India. It earned her a Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress and a Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple.
In 2013, she played the role in Sarmad Khoosat-directed Shehr-e-Zaat. The drama earned her Best Actress Awards from Pakistan Media Awards and Hum Awards. From 2013 to 2014, she hosted TUC The Lighter Side of Life, a talk show where she interviewed celebrities.
In 2014, Khan starred in Mohammed Ehteshamuddin-directed drama serial Sadqay Tumhare in which she played the role of Shano. The drama earned her a Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress, two Hum Awards and a Hum Award nomination.
In 2015, she played the lead role opposite Humayun Saeed in Shahzad Kashmiri-directed film Bin Roye. The film earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress (Film), a Hum Award for Best Actress, a Hum Style Award for Most Stylish Actress (Film) and a Masala! Award for Best Actress.
The film was also adapted as a TV series in 2016, which earned her a Hum Award for Best Actor Female (Drama Serial) and a Hum Award nomination for Best Onscreen Couple. She played a supporting role in Sarmad Khoosat-directed biographical film Manto in 2015.