Meera (actress)

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Meera in 2015
Irtiza Rubab

(1977-05-12) 12 May 1977 (age 42) [1]
Residence Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Years active1995–Present
Awards Pakistan Media Award
Nigar Awards
Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan

Irtiza Rubab or professional name Meera (Urdu : ارتضی رباب) [2] (born 12 May 1977), better known by her stage name Meera (Urdu : میرا), [3] is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and philanthropist. [4]

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She made her movie debut in 1995, but earned nationwide critical acclaim in 1999 for her lead performance in Khilona (1996–97). For her acting in Khilona, she won her first Nigar Award and received significant praise for her work. With the release of Inteha, another critical and commercial success, Meera won the second consecutive Nigar Award for Best Actress of the year for her break-out performance. During late 1990s, she became an integral part of Lollywood. In 2004, she played a prominent role in Salakhain which lifted her image internationally. [5] In 2005, she acted in a joint Indo-Pakistani film, Nazar with which she debuted in Bollywood. [6] In 2014, she was honoured with Best Actress Award at 3rd Delhi International Film Festival, for her ''out of the box'' performance in psychological thriller film Hotal. [7] [8] In 2016, she announced her first project as a director, which was titled Oscar. [9] In addition, she played a key character in the television series Naagin. She will portray a film star in upcoming production Baaji (2019). [10]

Nigar Awards

The Nigar Awards are presented in an annual award show to recognize outstanding achievement in Pakistani cinema. The honors are awarded by Nigar Magazine. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists. The first Nigar Awards ceremony was held in 1957, to honor the accomplishments of Pakistani cinema for the year 1956. In 2002, following the 46th Annual Nigar Awards, Nigar Magazine announced its discontinuation of the awards due to the collapse of the Pakistani cinema industry. After a 15-year hiatus, with the revival of Pakistani cinema, the 47th Nigar Awards were announced to be held on 16 March 2017 in Karachi.

Inteha is a Pakistani Urdu film which was released in 1999 across theaters in Pakistan. The movie was Samina Peerzada's debut directorial attempt and established the careers of its two leading men Humayun Saeed and Zeeshan Sikander. The actors, incidentally, made their debuts with Inteha.

<i>Salakhain</i> 2004 film by Shahzad Rafique

Salakhain is a Pakistani Lollywood film which was released in 2004. Stars included Ahmed Butt, Zara Sheikh and Meera. Music was composed by M Arshad. Sajid Hassan and Saud were cast as villains with Shafi Muhammad as their boss.

Bollywood career

Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazar [11] which had her as the first Pakistani actress to be seen in India like Begum Para, as well as it was the beginning of the India Pakistan peace talks. Nazar was a film directed by Soni Razdan and it was the first Indo-Pakistani joint movie venture in 50 years. Her second movie was Kasak [12] starring Lucky Ali. Although Kasak failed critically and commercially, Meera still kept working in Bollywood. Her third film Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore was an average grosser at the box office. The film was not screened for press and critics as the director Faisal Saif wanted to show the film directly to the audience. The film managed a decent opening of 50% with its limited cinema release. However, The Times of India listed the film in Bollywood's Top 10 Bold Films category of 2012. [13]

<i>Nazar</i> (2005 film) 2005 film by Soni Razdan

Nazar is a 2005 Indian Hindi thriller film directed by Soni Razdan starring Meera and Ashmit Patel. It was the first Indo-Pakistani joint movie venture in 50 years. The film introduces Pakistani actress Meera to Bollywood and it also featured a kissing scene which was center of attention for the Pakistani government. Nazar was released along with Naina, another film based on the similar theme of extra-sensory perception. Although Naina was horror flick and Nazar was a musical thriller.

Begum Para Indian actress

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<i>Kasak</i> (2005 film) 2005 film

Kasak is a 2005 Indian Hindi film. It is the second film that Meera the Pakistani actress has made whilst in Bollywood.

In 2015, she performed an item song in another Indian film Bumper Draw.

<i>Bumper Draw</i> 2015 film by Irshad Khan

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1998Too Chor main SipahiUrdu
1998Kahin Pyar Na Ho JayeUrdu
1999 Guns And Roses Urdu
1999Dunya Say Kya DarnaUrdu
1999 Mujhay Jeenay do Urdu
1999 Pal Do Pal Urdu
1999Babul Da VehraPunjabi
2000 Ghar Kab Aao Gay Urdu
2000Dil Se Na BhulanaUrdu
2000 Billi Urdu
2000Mr. FaradiyeUrdu
2001 Khoey Ho Tum Kahan Urdu
2001Toofan MailPunjabi
2001Munda Rang RangeelaPunjabi
2002 Chalo Ishq Larain Urdu
2002Kalu ShahpuriaPunjabi
2002 Fire Urdu
2003Meri Awaz SunoUrdu
2004 Salakhain Urdu
2005Aik Gunah AurUrdu
2005 Nazar Hindi
2005 Kasak Hindi
2006Pappu GujjarPunjabi
2007 Godfather Urdu
2007Potra Shahiye DaPunjabi
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay Urdu
2009Hakim ArainPunjabi
2010Haseeno ka MelaUrdu
2011 Son of Pakistan Punjabi
2011 Bhai Log Urdu
2011 Love Mein Ghum Urdu
2012 Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore Hindi
2013 Ishq Khuda Punjabi
2013 Bhadaas [14] Hindi
2014Zargia Khwar ShePashto
2015 Bumper Draw Hindi
2015 Dunno Y2... Life Is a Moment Hindi/Norwegian
2016 Salute Urdu
2016 Hotal Urdu
2016Jab Tak Hain Hum [15] Urdu
2018 Aks [16] Urdu
2018 Wujood Urdu
2018 Shor Sharaba [17] Urdu
2018 Jackpot Urdu
2019 Baaji [18] Urdu
2019 Parey Hut Love Urdu
TBA Chaa Jaa Re Urdu
TBAOscar [19] Urdu/English


Mein Sitara was a 2016 television series that aired on TV One. Series was written by Faiza Iftikhar, directed by Seema Tahir Khan and Produced by TV One Productions. It stars an assemble cast of Saba Qamar, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Meera, Hassan Ahmed, Anum Fayyaz, Noman Ijaz, Rashid Farooqui, and others. The serial marks fourth on-screen collaboration of Saba Qamar and Mikaal Zulfiqar after Pani Jaisa Piyar in 2011, Izteraab in 2014 and Sangat in 2015.. At 16th Lux Style Awards series receive two nominations including: Best Television Actress for Qamar.

TVOne Pakistan

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Geo Kahani Pakistani television station

GEO Kahani is an entertainment channel of GEO network, broadcasting in Urdu Language. Title song of channel is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Some of the most popular dramas are Naagin, Champa Aur Chambeli and Kiran. Geo Kahani began its transmission in the U.K. from 11 August 2017, ending the 4-year run of Geo Tez.

Awards and recognition

The President's Award for Pride of Performance is one of the awards conferred by the Government of Pakistan on Pakistani civilians in recognition of distinguished meritorious work in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, and science. It has no particular official standing in the Pakistani civil decorations hierarchy.

Government of Pakistan National government

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