Mahira Khan and Her Film Heroes Over the Years

Mahira Khan and Her Film Heroes Over the Years

Mahira Khan will soon be seen with fahad Mustafa on the big screen. Here is a look at the film heroes she has worked with.

Mahira Khan is one of the biggest names in the Pakistani film industry. In fact, she is the only star in Pakistan at the moment who got global recognition like Mahira Khan did. It is not only the talent but also Mahira Khan’s eye for unique film projects that has placed her on this pedestal. These days the news of Mahira Khan working with Fahad Mustafa in Nabeel Qureshi’s next film Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad are circulating. Mahira Khan and Fahad Mustafa are huge stars in their own right and them coming together means a great cinematic expectation of the audiences.

But it has not always been about the co-actors for Mahira Khan. She has worked with different heroes during her film career from Shah Rukh Khan to the debutant actor Haroon Shahid. Here are the details of her major films and the heroes she has worked with.


Mahira Khan made her debut in the film industry throughShoaib mansoor’s film ‘Bol’ where she did not play the central character. Mahira Khan acted as one of the sisters of a huge family based in the interior of Lahore who wants to live life on her own terms. In this film, she was paired opposite Atif Aslam who was one of the most famous singers of Pakistan. However, while Mahira Khan’s career bloomed like a flower Atif Aslam has never acted in films again.

Bin Roye

Directed by Momina Duraid and Shahzad Kashmiri, Bin Roye was a romantic drama film where Mahira Khan got her first major break as a heroine. She played the role of a girl named Saba who was in love with Irtaza essayed by Humayun Saeed. Since most of the films in Pakistan and India are romantic drama when it comes to genre, this role gave Mahira Khan an opportunity to showcase her talent as a heroine capable of romantic and emotional acting. In this film, she was paired opposite Humayun Saeed who was and still is one of the biggest actors in the industry. Humayun Saeed has always known to be a romantic hero and often a guarantee for the box office success.


Manto was a biopic on the life of famous Pakistani writer Saadat Hassan Manto. Mahira Khan’s role in this film was pretty brief as she played the role of a prostitute with whom Azfar Rehman falls in love. They both had short parts but were appreciated due to their sweet chemistry. Azfar Rehman was a model and television actor who still works in the television dramas. Mahira Khan and Azfar Rehman’s song ‘Kya Ho Ga’ is still considered a favorite among people.

Ho Mann Jahaan

This film was directed by Asim Raza who made his film directorial debut with Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar, and Adeel Hussain. In this film, Mahira Khan essayed the role of a young urban Karachi girl. Sheheryar Munawwar was only 26 years old when he did this film opposite Mahira Khan who was already an established actress. Adeel Hussain was also not as famous as Mahira Khan back then, But this did not matter much to Mahira Khan as she has always been interested more in the film and not in the cast.


Here comes the magical moment of Mahira Khan’s career when she was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan, the Badshah of Bollywood. Mahira Khan’s chemistry with the king of romance lit the cinema screens bright. The songs of the film are still considered iconic and the film did great at the box office. However, due to the conflicts between the two countries, Mahira Khan could neither be a part of the film promotions nor could she work ina Bollywood film again.


This was a groundbreaking film by Shoaib Mansoor where Mahira Khan played the role of a rape survivor who vowed to get justice through her courage and bravery. The debutant actor Haroon Shahid, who was a singer at that time. Mahira Khan once again worked with new actors when she was at the peak of her career. Verna is considered one of the bravest choices of Mahira Khan’s career both due to the subject and cast.

7 Din Mohabbat In              

Once again Mahira Khan worked with the director Asim Raza and actor SHehryar Munawwar. This was an experimental film made on a somewhat dreamy subject. Although it could not do much at the box office and received mixing reviews, Mahira Khan and Shehryar Munawar’s on-screen pairing was a hit.


Mahira Khan was last seen in the film ‘Superstar’ with the handsome hero Bilal Ashraf. Although Bilal Ashraf had not worked on the television, he already had a fan base due to his brief yet impactful film career. Interestingly, she also worked with the young Azaan Sami Khan who made her screenplay writing debut in this film. Azaan Sami Khan was also behind the music of this film. Mahira Khan played the role of a theatre artist in this film.

The Legend of Maula Jutt

This is probably one of the most anticipated films of Mahira Khan’s career. In this film, the magical on-screen pair of Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan is coming back to the screen with the remake of the legendary film Maula Jatt. The central characters in the film have been played by Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan, and Hamza Ali Abbasi.
Mahira Khan’s career started with working as a VJ for a Pakistani music channel. She rose to fame with her drama ‘Humsafar’ with Fawad Khan directed by Sarmad Khoosat. This drama made Mahira Khan a household name both in India and Pakistan. According to Mahira Khan, she always danced to the Bollywood dance numbers as a child and hence acting was the only career choice for her. She is the brand ambassador for Loreal Pakistan

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By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out