Meera (actress)

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Meera Naveed
Pakistani actress Meera's photo shoot.jpg
Native name Irtiza Rubab
Born Irtiza Rubab
Lahore, Punjab Province, Pakistan
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Ethnicity Punjabi
Citizenship Pakistan
Education Lahore
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–Present
Notable work(s) Nazar
Spouse(s) Captain Naveed
Parents Shafqat Rubab
Sarwar Shah
Awards Pakistan Media Award
Nigar Awards Pride of Performance from Govt. of Pakistan

Irtiza Rubab[1] (known by her stage name Meera), is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist.[2] Meera started her career as stage actress and model in a very young age but later she was observed acting in Pakistani films and dramas.[3] She made her movie debut in 1995, but earned nationwide critical acclaim in 1999 for her lead performance in Khilona (1999). 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. In 2004, she played a prominent role in Salakhain which lifted her image internationally.[4] In 2005, she acted in a joint Indo-Pakistani film, Nazar with which she debuted in Bollywood; although she did not earn success for her acting but her kissing scene(afterwards cut)became controversial in Pakistan.[5]

In 2013 election she announced to launch herself in Pakistani Politics [6][7] but later she stepped back nominating her mother as candidate for national assembly reserved seat(which her mother lost by taking 100 votes only).[8] after this she announced to build a health trust for which she is still unsuccessful.[9]

Bollywood Debut[edit]

Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazar[10] 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[11] starring Lucky Ali. Although Kasak failed 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.[12]

Sex scandal[edit]

A sex tape allegedly with her and Captain Naveed was leaked on social media Meera. This video violated Pakistani viewership act, therefore the court issued Meera a hearing in January 2014. At the hearing, Meera denied the video's authenticity and called it as an attempt to undermine her position and credibility.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1995 Main Akely Hoon Urdu
1996 Raat Din Pyar karo Urdu
Jawani Marjani Urdu
Beqabu Urdu
Khilona Urdu Won Best Actress Award on Nigar Awards
Duniya Hai Dil Walon Ki Urdu
1998 Ehsas Urdu
Harjai Urdu
Kahi Pyar Mahi Ho Jaye Urdu
Haseena Numbri Aashiq Das Numbri Urdu Sweetie
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Urdu
1999 Guns and Roses -- Ik Junoon Urdu
Babul Da Wehra Urdu
Mujhe Jeene Do Urdu Won Special Award on Nigar Awards
Inteha Urdu Sara
Pal Do Pal Urdu
Insaniyat Ke Qatil Urdu
2000 Billi Urdu
Dil Se Na Bhulana Urdu
Lazawal Urdu
Gharana Urdu
Mr. Faradiye Urdu
2001 Khoey Ho Tum Kahan Urdu Won Best Actress Award on Nigar Awards
Musalmaan Urdu
Rukhsati Urdu Henna
2002 Chalo Ishq Larain Urdu
Billa Punjabi
Jihad Urdu
Raqasa Urdu
2003 Meri Awaz Suno Urdu
2004 Salakhain Urdu
Nazar Hindi Divya
2005 Kasak Hindi Anjali
Ik Gunah Aur Urdu
2006 Fire Urdu
2007 Godfather Urdu Khatiza
Bichoo Urdu
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay Urdu
Shah Jee Punjabi
2009 Hakim Arain Punjabi
2010 Haseeno Ka Mela Punjabi
Son of Pakistan Urdu
Bhai Log Urdu Sughi
2012 Ishq Khuda Urdu
2012 Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore Hindi Soniya Psycho Thriller

References[edit]

  1. ^ S.D. Sharma (2005). "Meera wants liberal visa regime". Tribune India. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Saadia Qamar (11 February 2012). "Meera, I am leaving the Film industry". Tribune Express. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Meera biography, complete biography of Actresses Meera". Pak101.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  4. ^ Admin (18 April 2008). "Premiere of Pakistani celluloid revenge saga 'Salakhain' held in Mumbai". The Indian. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff (28 February 2005). "No ban on Meera, other actors: PM". Dailytimes. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Meera plans to contest elections". Pakistan today. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Entertainment desk (28 March 2013). "Meera plans to run for election". The News International. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Elections 2013: My mom will now be Haroonabad’s mom, says Meera". The Express Tribune. April 11, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  9. ^ Jafri, Owais (July 7, 2013). "Meera to open charity hospital in mother’s name". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  10. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (20 August 2011). "I'll welcome Meera with open arms: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Shukla, Pankaj. "Meera's charisma & Lucky's musical notes fail". SmasHits.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood's hottest scenes of 2012". The Times of India. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Court orders FIA to file case against Meera over ‘video clip’ - Pakistan". Dawn.Com. Apr 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 

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