Marina Khan

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This article is about the actress. For the lawn bowler, see Marina Khan (bowler).
Marina Khan
Born Marina Khan
(1962-12-26) December 26, 1962 (age 54)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Occupation Television director, Television producer, Actress

Marina Khan (born December 26, 1962) is a Pakistani TV and film actress, TV director and a producer.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Marina Khan was born in Peshawar, Pakistan. Her father was a Pakistani and her mother was of English descent. Her father worked for the Pakistan Air Force and the family had to relocate almost every two years depending upon his job assignment. So she said in an interview, as a result of this situation, that she did not have long-term childhood friends.[1] Marina Khan made her debut in a PTV drama in honor of Rashid Minhas Shaheed, Pakistan's national hero from the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Later, she received her real breakthrough from the drama serial Tanhaiyaan in 1985. "Marina Khan rose to fame with Tanhaiyaan, which became a tremendous hit amongst Pakistani audiences."[2] However, later Marina took up directing and production as parts of her profession and also had her own cooking show.[2]

She is also currently the good will representative of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Selected television shows[edit]

As actor[edit]

As director[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b, An interview with Marina Khan, PTV Home website, Archived 8 April 2008, Retrieved 14 March 2017
  2. ^ a b, Profile of Marina Khan, Retrieved 14 March 2017
  3. ^ a b, 'Old but not forgotten: Top 10 Pakistani dramas to re-watch now', Dawn newspaper, Published 13 March 2015, Retrieved 14 March 2017
  4. ^, 'Jackson Heights review: Zooming into South Asian immigrant life', Dawn newspaper, Updated 25 November 2014, Retrieved 14 March 2017