Meera in 2015
12 May 1977
|Residence||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Awards|| Pakistan Media Award |
Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan
Irtiza Rubab or professional name Meera (Urdu : ارتضی رباب) (born 12 May 1977), better known by her stage name Meera (Urdu : میرا), is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and philanthropist.
Film, also called movie or motion picture, is a medium used to simulate experiences that communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere by the means of recorded or programmed moving images along with other sensory stimulations. The word "cinema", short for cinematography, is often used to refer to filmmaking and the film industry, and to the art form that is the result of it.
A supermodel is a highly paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. The term supermodel became prominent in the popular culture of the 1980s and 90s.
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. ''out of the box'' performance in psychological thriller film Hotal. In 2016, she announced her first project as a director, which was titled Oscar. In addition, she played a key character in the television series Naagin. She will portray a film star in upcoming production Baaji (2019).In 2005, she acted in a joint Indo-Pakistani film, Nazar with which she debuted in Bollywood. In 2014, she was honoured with Best Actress Award at 3rd Delhi International Film Festival, for her
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.
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.
Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazarwhich 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 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.
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 was an Indian Hindi film actress who was active mostly in the 1940s and 1950s. After 50 years, she returned to films with her last role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya (2007) as Sonam Kapoor's grandmother. In her times in 1950s, she was considered a glamour girl of Bollywood, so much so, that Life magazine had a special session with her devoted to her fine sensuous photographs.
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.
Bumper Draw is a Bollywood Hindi comedy film starring Rajpal Yadav, Omkar Das Manikpuri (Natha), Zakir Hussain and Rushad Rana. Directed & produced by Irshad Khan Co produced by dinesh kumar the film was released to the cinemas on 16 October 2015.
|1996||Cheez Bari Hai Mast Mast||Urdu|
|1996||Ham Hayn Aapkay Ghulam||Urdu|
|1997||Dunya Hay Dil Walon Ki||Urdu|
|1997||Ham Tumharay Hayn||Urdu|
|1997||Mard jeenay Nahin Detay||Urdu|
|1998||Too Chor main Sipahi||Urdu|
|1998||Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye||Urdu|
|1999||Guns And Roses||Urdu|
|1999||Dunya Say Kya Darna||Urdu|
|1999||Mujhay Jeenay do||Urdu|
|1999||Pal Do Pal||Urdu|
|1999||Babul Da Vehra||Punjabi|
|2000||Ghar Kab Aao Gay||Urdu|
|2000||Dil Se Na Bhulana||Urdu|
|2001||Khoey Ho Tum Kahan||Urdu|
|2001||Munda Rang Rangeela||Punjabi|
|2002||Chalo Ishq Larain||Urdu|
|2003||Meri Awaz Suno||Urdu|
|2005||Aik Gunah Aur||Urdu|
|2007||Potra Shahiye Da||Punjabi|
|2008||Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay||Urdu|
|2010||Haseeno ka Mela||Urdu|
|2011||Son of Pakistan||Punjabi|
|2011||Love Mein Ghum||Urdu|
|2012||Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore||Hindi|
|2014||Zargia Khwar She||Pashto|
|2015||Dunno Y2... Life Is a Moment||Hindi/Norwegian|
|2016||Jab Tak Hain Hum||Urdu|
|2019||Parey Hut Love||Urdu|
|TBA||Chaa Jaa Re||Urdu|
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 is a general entertainment channel from Pakistan that airs dramas, soaps and lifestyle programs.
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.
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.
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Babra Sharif, is a Pakistani film actor, most known for her roles in 1980s and mid-1970s. She started her career in television commercials. She has worked with many famous names of her time, including Shahid, Nadeem, Waheed Murad, Ghulam Mohyedin, Muhammad Ali and even Sultan Rahi. She had great success in Urdu films in Pakistan. She did a variety of roles which proved her versatility as an actress. Some critics have also considered her as the best actress of her time in Pakistan.
Sudha Chandran is an Indian film and television actress and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. In 1981, she hurt her leg in a road accident near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu while coming back from Madras with her parents. Her leg became gangrenous and her parents opted to have it amputated. However, she subsequently became an established Bharatnatyam dancer. Chandran is known for her roles of Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yamini Singh Raheja in Naagin 1, 2 & 3, Chitradevi in Deivam Thandha Veedu, the Tamil remake of Saath Nibhana Saathiya and Anand's first wife in Hum Paanch. She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2007,she also acted in a telugu movie 'Mayuri'. She can speak English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada very fluently.
Zara Sheikh is a Pakistani model, actress and singer. Sheikh has acted in films such as Tere Pyar Mein (2000), Salakhain (2004) and Laaj (2003). She won the Nigar Award for Best Actress for her performance in film Tere Pyar Mein.
Ali Zafar is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, model, actor, producer, screenwriter and painter. Zafar started out on Pakistani TV before becoming a popular musician. He later also established a career in Bollywood and his success led many Pakistani actors to venture into Hindi films. He has received five Lux Style Awards and a Filmfare Award nomination.
Shaheen, known professionally as Zeba, is a Pakistani actress born in Punjab Province while under British rule. Her real name is Shaheen, but she adopted the name Zeba. She is widely regarded as one of the top stars in the 1960s and the early 1970s.
Resham is a Pakistani film and television actress and model. One of the highest-paid actresses of Pakistani television, she has won a National Award for Best Actress, for her performance in film Sangam. She made her film debut with Jeeva in 1995, and was a leading actress of Lollywood during 1990s. Her notable film work includes Jeeva (1995), Ghunghat (1996), Dupatta Jal Raha Hai (1998), Pal Do Pal (1999), and Swaarangi (2015). She won a Nigar Best Actress Award, for film Jannat Ki Talash (1999).
Mouni Roy is an Indian film and television actress. She is best known for playing Krishna Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2007, Sati in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev and Shivanya/Shivangi in Naagin. She has also played the role of Meera in Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq. She was a finalist on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014. She is a trained Kathak dancer. In 2018, she made her film debut opposite Akshay Kumar with the sports biopic Gold. In her latest film, Roy stars alongside John Abraham in Robbie Grewal’s espionage thriller Romeo Akbar Walter. She was last seen portraying Maha Naagrani Shivangi and Shivanya in the final episodes of Naagin season 3.
Sangeeta is a Pakistani film actress, filmmaker and director of television drama serials.
Sabahat Qamar Zaman credited as Saba Qamar is a Pakistani actress and television personality. One of Pakistan's most popular and highest paid actresses, Qamar is the recipient of several accolades, including the Lux Style Award, Hum Award, and a Filmfare Award nomination. She was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2012 and Pride of Performance in 2016. She made her acting debut with a role in the television series Mein Aurat Hoon (2005). Qamar was last seen playing the main lead as Mannat in ARY Digital's courtroom drama Cheekh (2019).
Paanch Ghantey Mein Paanch Crore is a Psycho Thriller film written and directed by Faisal Saif. This film is Pakistani film actor Meera's third Bollywood film in five years. The Times of India listed the film in Bollywood's Top 10 Bold Film category of 2012 along with films such as Ishaqzaade, Raaz 3 and Hate Story.
Sara Loren (Urdu: ساره لورين; born as Mona Lizza Hussain, is an Pakistani actress and model mostly known for working in Hindi as well as Urdu Movies and Television.
Aasia Begum, better known as Aasia, was a Pakistani film actress who was active in the 1970s and 1980s in the film industry. She was born in 1952 as Firdous in Punjab, India. She emigrated from India to Pakistan. She resided in Canada after retiring from her career, where she died on 9 March 2013, aged 60.
Sajal Aly is a Pakistani actress noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of serials—from contemporary social to romantic dramas.
Nayyar Sultana, , born Tayyaba Bano popularly known as Malka-i- Jazbaat, was an actress from Pakistan. She became one of the foremost screen actresses of Lollywood in the 1950s and 1960s.
Amna Ilyas is a Pakistani actress and model. She is the younger sister of models Salma Ilyas & Uzma Ilyas. Amna began her modeling career at the age of seventeen, and a few years later, moved on to acting in 2013. She is known for her leading roles in films such as Zinda Bhaag (2013), Good Morning Karachi (2014), Saat Din Mohabbat In (2018) Baaji (2019) and Ready, Steady, No! (2019). Ilyas has also starred in a series of television shows such as Hum TV's Tum Mere Paas Raho (2015).
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Armeena Rana Khan is a Pakistani Canadian film and television actress and model. One of Pakistan's most popular actresses, she has received a Lux Style Award, a Hum Award and a Nigar Award nomination. Most of her television series in which she has starred were highly successful, establishing Khan in the Urdu entertainment industry. In 2016, Eastern Eye named her among the "50 Sexiest Asian Women" and the following year, she was awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Pakistan Achievement Awards.
Baaji is a 2019 Pakistani romantic drama film, directed by Saqib Malik and produced by his Production company Page 33 Films. The film features Meera as Shameera Osman Khalid Butt as Rohail Khan/ Khalid Osman, Amna Ilyas as Neha, Mohsin Abbas Haider as Ajji, Ali Kazmi as Rammy, Nayyar Ejaz, and Nisho in pivotal roles. It is a dramatic tale of a fading Lollywood actress Shameera (Meera), who is not accepting that now her position in the industry is not much valuable.The story revolves around the relationship of Shameera with a Salon girl Neha who later becomes an assistant of Shameera and make this opportunity happens of working with an American Based Pakistani Director Rohail Khan. Neha who belongs to a conservative lower middle class family then also make herself involved in Shameera's comeback movie titled Waapsi by helping them in rehearsals and script making so far she get a chance to take a supporting role in the movie. The film includes Ali Kazmi as Raamy who is highly aggressive about Shameera. Mohsin Abbas Haider plays the love interest of neha's character,while the Legendary actor Nayyer Ejaz supports the film by his great comics and unforgettable role as Chand Kamal, film also includes numerous well-known faces from the industry as in cameo appearances.
...she was born on 12th of May 1977 in Lahore.