Mahira Khan Features on 'BBC 100 Most Inspiring Women' List
Mahira Continues To Make Pakistan Proud!
Mahira Khan has once again made Pakistan proud on the world stage. The immensely talented actress needs no introduction and has dazzled Pakistanis time and again with her wonderful performances on-screen and beautiful gestures off of it.
When it comes to the glittering and sizzling entertainment industry of Pakistan, nobody holds a candle to Mahira. She is in a league of her own and she has justified that tag time and again through the versatility of her acting prowess and through her humility and elegance.
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The actress shot to fame with Momina Duraid's drama serial Humsafar alongside Fawad Khan and has never looked back since. Known as the darling of the Pakistani entertainment industry and a trendsetter in many ways, Mahira Khan is an absolute superstar who aspiring actors and millions of fans look up to.
The BBC has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from across the world for 2020, and Pakistani actor Mahira Khan is a part of it, which is a source of immense pride for the nation.
The publication stated:
"In a year of incredible change, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the female leaders who have helped us weather the storm."
As for the reason why Mahira Khan has been chosen, BBC said in a statement that she is 'outspoken' about several issues.
"Mahira Khan is no ordinary actress - she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams, and supports the fight against racism. She wants to tackle social issues in her native Pakistan by changing the narrative in films and on TV"
The publication also added that Mahira Khan has been "raising awareness about the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan" by being the national Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. "She’s been a firm favorite with audiences ever since starting out as an MTV video jockey (VJ) in 2006. Khan is also a devoted mother to her 11-year-old son," the statement concluded.
Earlier, as the UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan, Khan shared a video message featuring celebs from around the world to voice the plight of refugees everywhere. "We're proud to speak up for refugees everywhere," she said. "We all have a part to play in helping somebody else., including me. What will yours be?"
Apart from being hugely popular in Pakistan with mega-hit dramas like Humsafar, Mahira Khan has also featured alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the Bollywood film Raees.