Mahira Hafeez Khan (pronounced [maɦiːraː hafiːz kʰan]; born 21 December 1982) is a Pakistani actress and former VJ.

After attending Foundation Public School, she moved to United States at the age of 17 and attended University of Southern California, but did not complete her degree.


Khan began her career as a VJ when she was 16 years old. She worked as a VJ on Most Wanted on MTV Pakistan and Weekends with Mahira on Aag TV.

In 2011, Khan made her film debut in Bol, directed by Shoaib Mansoor. The same year, she acted in her first television drama, ARY Digital's romance Neeyat. She next appeared in television program Humsafar, for which she received positive reviews. Her other dramas include the 2013 spiritual romance Shehr-e-Zaat and the 2014 romantic drama Sadqay Tumhare. She played a starring role in a romantic drama, Bin Roye (2015), a supporting role in the biographical drama Manto, and a leading role in coming-of-age drama Ho Mann Jahaan (2016), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Pakistani films. Khan will appear in Raees, an upcoming Indian film directed by Rahul Dholakia.

Khan was listed tenth in a 'Sexiest Asian Women' poll by Eastern Eye in 2015; she was also called Pakistan's sexiest woman in 2015.

Personal life

Khan was married to Ali Askari. During an interview on The Reham Khan Show, Mahira stated that her parents are Urdu-speaking Pathans.


KeydaggerDenotes films that are in production
2011BolAyesha Khan
2015Bin RoyeSaba Shafiq
2016Ho Mann JahaanManizeh
2016RaeesPost Production


YearShowRoleAdditional notes
2006MTV's Most WantedHostShow on MTV
2008Weekends with MahiraHostShow on Aag TV
2011NeeyatAaliaOpposite Humayun Saeed, Deepti Gupta, Ahsan Khan
2011HumsafarKhirad EhsanOpposite Fawad Khan, Naveen Waqar, Noor Hassan
2012Shehr-e-ZaatFalakOpposite Mikaal Zulfiqar, Mohib Mirza
2014TUC The Lighter Side of LifeHost
2014Sadqay TumhareRukhsana/ShannoOpposite Adnan Malik