Mahira Khan Condemns Murder Of Little Zainab
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.Khan attended the Foundation Public School in Karachi from where she did her O-levels at age 16.At the age of 17, she moved to California, United State for the higher education. She attended Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. She then enrolled in the University of Southern California for her bachelor’s degree.However, she did not complete her degree and returned to Pakistan in 2008.During her studies in United States, she was a cashier at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles.
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 the role of Ayesha, a girl from a conservative lower-middle-class family living in old part of Lahore,who share a mutual passion for music with her love interest Mustafa; played by lead star 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, she also made her TV drama debut and acted in her first television drama, Neeyat directed by Mehreen Jabbar.The serial was set in New York and she played the role of Ayla.