|Native name||Irtiza Rubab|
Lahore, Punjab Province, Pakistan
|Awards||Pakistan Media Award
Nigar Awards Pride of Performance from Govt. of Pakistan
Irtiza Rubab (known by her stage name Meera), is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and philanthropist. Born and raised in Lahore, Punjab, she started her modelling career in television in 1995. She briefly modelled for various multi-international companies, including Pepsi and LUX which helped her to come to national prominence. Her success at modelling made her a nationwide celebrity that has led to roles in television and film industry of Pakistan.
She made her first motion picture debut in 1995, but earned nationwide critical acclaim in 1999 for her lead performance in Khilona (1999). With 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. In 2004, she played a prominent role in Salakhain which lifted her image internationally. In 2005, she acted in a joint Indo-Pakistani film, Nazar with which she debuted in Bollywood; although she did not earn critical acclaim for her acting, she got noticed for a kissing scene (afterwards cut) which became controversial in Pakistan.
She began acting in 1995.
Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazar which had her as the first Pakistani actress to be seen in India after a very long gap, 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. The film introduced Pakistani actress Meera to Bollywood. Her second movie was Kasak starring Lucky Ali. Although Kasak faild critically and commercially, Meera still kept working in Bollywood. Her third film Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore also failed terribly 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 Films with the hottest scenes category of 2012.
She was a participant in a television show named Kon Baney Ga Meera Pati in which she selected a young man out of a total of fourteen for marriage, but then married none. Later, she got engaged to an American Pilot of Pakistani origin.
|1995||Main Akely Hoon||Urdu|
|1996||Raat Din Pyar karo||Urdu|
|Khilona||Urdu||Won Best Actress Award on Nigar Awards|
|Duniya Hai Dil Walon Ki||Urdu|
|Kahi Pyar Mahi Ho Jaye||Urdu|
|Haseena Numbri Aashiq Das Numbri||Urdu||Sweetie|
|Kabhi Haan Kabhi Haa||Urdu|
|1999||Guns and Roses -- Ik Junoon||Urdu|
|Babul Da Wehra||Urdu|
|Mujhe Jeene Do||Urdu||Won Special Award on Nigar Awards|
|Pal Do Pal||Urdu|
|Insaniyat Ke Qatil||Urdu|
|Dil Se Na Bhulana||Urdu|
|2001||Khoey Ho Tum Kahan||Urdu||Won Best Actress Award on Nigar Awards|
|2002||Chalo Ishq Larain||Urdu Lollywood|
|2003||Meri Awaz Suno||Urdu Lollywood|
|Ik Gunah Aur||Urdu Lollywood|
|2008||Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay||Urdu Lollywood|
|Shah Jee||Punjabi Lollywood|
|2010||Haseeno Ka Mela||PunjabiLollywood|
|Son of Pakistan||Urdu Lollywood|
|Bhai Log||Urdu Lollywood||Sughi|
|2012||Ishq Khuda||Urdu Lollywood|
|2012||Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore||HindiBollywood||Soniya||Psycho Thriller|
- S.D. Sharma (2005). "Meera wants liberal visa regime". Tribune India. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Saadia Qamar (11 February 2012). "Meera, I am leaving the Film industry". Tribune Express. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Admin (18 April 2008). "Premiere of Pakistani celluloid revenge saga 'Salakhain' held in Mumbai". The Indian. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Staff (28 February 2005). "No ban on Meera, other actors: PM". Dailytimes. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Meera plans to contest elections". Pakistan today. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Entertainment desk (28 March 2013). "Meera plans to run for election". The News International. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Nijher, Jaspreet (20 August 2011). "I'll welcome Meera with open arms: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- Shukla, Pankaj. "Meera's charisma & Lucky's musical notes fail". SmasHits.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- "Top 10 Bollywood's hottest scenes of 2012". The Times of India. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- "Meera will get engaged to an American pilot on February 19". Pakistan Music Mind. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- Hasan, Syed Shoaib (1 September 2010). "Celebrities pitch in to help Pakistan flood victims". BBC News. Retrieved 7 March 2013.