At a time when Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone were the talk of the town for their outfits and appearance at Cannes 2019, it was Hina Khan who made headlines. TV actress Hina walked the red carpet and it was enough to make people wonder ‘what is she doing there?’ One particular insta-story questioning her appearance turned into a controversy as her friends and fans rallied around to support her. It also indicated the Hina had a huge fan base. So what do we know more about Hina Khan and why is she so popular?
Not many know that Hina traces her roots from Jammu and Kashmir. She was born on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) in 1987 at Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Though her mother is from Srinagar, her father is a Mumbaikar. A Libran to the core, she is called Akshara at home by her family. Not many also know that she was a management trainee and was enrolled at the CCA School of Management in Gurgaon near Delhi. She completed her MBA (Master of business Administration) in 2009.
There was a point of time when Hina wanted to become a journalist but fate already had separate plans for her. After a failed attempt in becoming an air hostess for Jet Airways, Hina Khan went with her friends for auditioning on Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She was shortlisted to play the leading role. That role turned the page for her and then there was no looking back.
However, her destiny changed when she took part in Bigg Boss a few years ago where she was among the most talked-about contestants on the show. Recently, Hina bid adieu to her popular show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 in which she played the antagonist, Komolika. She was lauded for her impeccable performance by audience and critics, alike. Now, the actress will be seen in Arjit Singh's next music video titled, Raanjhana opposite Priyank Sharma.
After ruling the TV industry, Hina is all set to make her big Bollywood debut with the movie, Lines. The film is being directed by Hussain Khan and will see her in a de-glam look. This is the film that took her to the Cannes red carpet.
Here are the awards she received from the year 2009 till date:
- New Talent Award for Best Actress – 2009
- Star Parivaar Award for Best Yogya Jodi – 2009
- Star parivaar Award for Best Naya Sadasya (Female) – 2009
- Indian Television Academy Award for Best Popular Actress – 2009
- Indian Telly Award for Best Newcomer (Female) – 2009
- Star parivaar Award for Best Beti – 2010
- Gold Award for Fresh Face of the Year – 2010
- Star Parivaar Award for Best Patni – 2010