Famous Pakistani TV and movie actress Mahira Khan was born on December 21, 1982. Some people are born lucky. They get their dreams, as soon as they dream about it. Mahira Khan is one of such lucky people. To be an actor was always her dream. Her entry into the world of Pakistani dramas, as Khirad Ehsan, in Hum TV’s Drama Serial HUMSAFAR won the hearts of people throughout the country. Humsafar became one of the most famous and widely known and memorable drama in the history if Pakistani Media industry.
Mahira Khan started her media career by becoming VJ (Video Jockey) in MTV’s show Most Wanted. She also did a show Weekend with Mahira, as VJ on ARY Digital Channel. Mahira Khan is also a well reputed model. She has done various modeling shoots for magazines, clothing, and accessories of different brands. Recently, she has done a ramp walk on PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2011 wearing Umer Saeed’s collection.
Popular Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor thought of no one but Mahira Khan, when he defined the character of Ayesha in her Movie BOL. Mahira amazed the audience with her acting skills, charm and innocence in the movie Bol.
‘Kaam itna kro k thak jao’, this was once advised to a young girl by her father. And today, that young girl is living her father’s words successfully. Mahira Hafeez Khan Askari, commonly known as Mahira, Mena, or Mairu, and famously known as Khirad of HUMSAFAR, is the style idol of Pakistani media. Today, Mahira Khan is the most wanted stylish and hard working VJ, Model and Actor of Pakistani Media.
Mahira Khan got married in 2007 to a creative director of Pakistani Media, Ali Askari. Today Mahira is a mother of a 4 year old Azlaan.
Bollywood is killing our Pakistani film industry says one of our actors; our film industry has been hijacked more appropriately. Many of the cinemas have been closed and Lahore only produces 20 films a year which are of extremely low budget where as Mumbai (Bollywood) produces about 1000 of the fraction with 1.3 billion dollar budget each year.
Our great and famous Pakistani actor Ghulam Mohiudin who has done about 400 hundred Lollywood films says that our films have been replaced by Indian high budget films because our public would not like to go for low budget when they have got a far better option to follow. The legendary Pakistani actors mark 1960’s as the golden era of lollyword when the streets of Lahore were filled with art deco cinemas and packed houses. In the 1980’s we were producing about hundred films each year which were reduced to 20 a few years ago. Although now I see the Pakistani cinema rising up with the release of one of the greatest Pakistani movie Khuda Key Liye directed by Shoaib Mansoor a story of a man who was imprisoned for being a suspect of the 9/11 incident and how his brother claims to be the right Muslim. Though some of our Pakistani directors like Syed Noor and Shoaib Mansoor have tried to build up something that can catch the attention of the public but more effort is required. Today the movie land is found dead with most of them have been made car parks and other shopping malls. In such circumstances no one in the producer’s group dares to bring up money to invest on a film which wouldn’t be watched.
Let’s just imagine if you are given a choice and you have to choose only one i.e. Hollywood greatest movie Avatar and Pakistani film Mein Eik Din Laut Key Ayoonga you will definitely like to go for Avatar just because it is more technical and doesn’t have typical movie idea at least different.
With the release of Pakistani movie Bol we have seen a lot of audience moving around in the cinemas, and the ideas that have been portrayed in the film are quite different far from being certain. With the upcoming cinestar cinemas all around Pakistan there is a vast range of audience seeing entering and spending money. Now with the advancing in the theatres our producers and directors are more likely to take notice on making movies that would captivate the audience. Pakistani movie Love Mein Ghum produced by Reema Khan, one of our finest Pakistani movie actress, this movie is considered to be of the highest budget this year or over the decade. The movie has been shot in Malaysia.
We have also seen our stars migrating to Bollywood and making films there rather then Lollywood just because they are not provided with the good casting team and good choice and budget. Ali Zafar has worked on a lot of projects abroad like Tere Bin Laden and Mere Brother ki Dulhan. However the Pakistani small screen cinema has made a worth applaud progress over the years by introducing many channels. These channels hav entertained the Pakistani audience here in Pakistan and abroad with extremely good dramas like Alpha Bravo Charlie, Waris, Meri zaat zara e benishan have got the highest audience.
Pakistani Cinema has surely got a lot of potential and talent and it can be taken somewhere else like on the top but in a long time like 2 to 3 decades. However we can see the all the progress with the release of good films this year.
Humaima Abbasi was born as Humaima Malik. She is the glamour girl of Pakistan fashion industry. Humaima began her career as a model when she was only 14 years old. She was chosen for the Fair and Lovely campaign by Saquib Malik; the seasoned music videos and commercials director. Besides Saquib Malik, Humaima owes her career to Tariq Amin the stylist who groomed her and Farieha Altaf another big name in the fashion world and a former model herself help her evolve as a model. With such big names behind her, Humaima emerged as a top model on the fashion scene. She set the ramp on fire with her stunning hot looks, was spellbinding in print and simply marvelous in TV commercials.
Humaima was also chosen as a Brand Ambassador by Sunsilk shampoo; an international hair care company. TV was the next medium which caught her attention and soon Humaima became a household name. She has many serials to her credit. Humaima has appeared in a film “Bol” directed by Shoaib Mansoor. Humaima was married to Shamoon Abbasi an actor and director of many dramas and teleplays but the couple divorced in Aril 2010.
Humaima has a promising future ahead of her.
The world of showbiz was not new for Iman Ali as both her parents (now divorced) were related to the world of glitz and glamour. Her father Abid Ali is a famous TV and film actor and her mother Humaira Ali was a singer.
“Bold and Beautiful” is the term used to describe Iman Ali. Tall and graceful, she is a designer’s dream. Iman Ali was introduced by the fashion photographers Ather and Shehzad. Her modeling style can be summed up in one word, natural. She is a rage on the ramp. She exudes class when she catwalks. When posing for camera, she offers many angles; no wonder she is the top model of Pakistan. Iman has worked with all the top designers of Pakistan. She has even worked for some Indian designers.
Iman Ali was selected by the Luscious Cosmetics to represent their beauty products and she is the “Face of Luscious Cosmetics”. She is also the Brand Ambassador of Jofa Textiles. Iman turned to acting and was quite successful on the small screen. She worked with Shoaib Mansoor for the first time while doing supreme Ishq song “Ishq mohabbat apna pan” where she portrayed Anarkali very elegantly. She made it to the silver screen when Shoaib Mansoor cast her for his film “Khuda kay Liye”. Iman was outstanding in the movie and her acting was appreciated by all. She also appeared in another Shoaib Mansoor movie Bol where her performance as Meena the prostitute was highly acclaimed.
Iman is extremely talented and ambitious; two things which take you to stardom.
Atif Aslam the charismatic singer made waves with his very first song “Aadat”. At that time he was the lead singer of the band “Jal”. Incidentally the band split up after the release and mega success of their very first song. Atif Aslam got phenomenal success and fame with the songs “Aadat and “Who Lamhey”. These songs were later featured in Indian movies making him more popular than ever in both Pakistan and India. With his good looks and style he soon became the heart throb of many. His first album was “Jal Pari” and second album “Doorie” were both hits across both sides of the border.
Atif Aslam’s voice can be defined as sensational, powerful and electrifying. Atif Aslam was never keen to be a singer. The encouraging response he got from his friends when he sang during his college days boosted his confidence and he started participating in competitions and winning them.
Atif Aslam has performed in many countries of the world. But he has been appreciated a lot by the Indians. He has sung for many Hindi films and all of his songs have been a mega hit. Atif has faced criticism from some corners in India but generally people like his songs. An Iranian director has also used Atif’s voice in a Hollywood movie “Man Push Cart”.
Atif was also seen as an actor in Shoaib Mansoor’s movie “Bol”. Atif has been nominated and has one a number of awards. He was also awarded “Tamgha-e- Imtiaz”; the highest civil award.