Maya Ali (actress)

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Maya Ali
Born Maryam Ali
(1989-07-27) July 27, 1989 (age 26)
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actress, model, VJ
Years active 2011–present

Maya Ali (born Maryam Tanveer Ali; July 27, 1989) is a Pakistani actress, model and VJ. She has worked as video jockey at SAMAA TV, Waqt News and Dunya News.

Ali made her screen with a supporting role in the 2012 Haissam Hussain's Hum TV serial Durr-e-Shahwar, the same year she played her first leading role, again with Haissam Hussain's Geo TV serial Aik Nayee Cinderella. Ali's Notable work includes Aunn Zara (2013), Shanakht (2014), Diyar-e-Dil (2015), Mera Naam Yousuf Hai (2015) and Zid (2015).[1]


Early career and modeling

Ali started her career as video jockey at SAMAA TV, Waqt News and Dunya News. She later became a model. She has appeared in commercials such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and Dawood Group.

Acting career

Ali started her acting career with a supporting role in Haissam Hussain's Durr-e-Shahwar which aired on Hum TV. The same year, she appeared in Haissam Hussain's Geo TV serial Aik Nayee Cinderella (inspired by Cinderella) opposite Osman Khalid Butt. Ali played the role of Meesha, who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters and lives in the life of fantasy.

Ali next again appeared alongside Osman Khalid Butt in the 2013 Haissam Hussain's A-Plus Entertainment serial Aunn Zara (based on a novel Hisar e Mohabbat by Faiza Iftikhar). Ali played the role of Zara, the only daughter of single parent who want to live with a family and thus marries to Aunn and thus leads the couple faces a twist at every turn. The show received higher ratings and was among the highest-rated Pakistani television drama. The same year, she appeared in Faiza Iftikhar's Khoya Khoya Chand along with Ahsan Khan and Sohai Ali Abro aired on Hum TV.[2] Ali's portrayal of Ahmreen, an outspoken and short-tempered girl, was particularly praised.[3]

Ali's appearance of 2014 was Amna Nawaz Khan's Shanakht which focuses on social life based on an Islamic point of view alongside Noor Hassan Rizvi. Ali was cast as Qurat-ul-Ain, who live in veil and follow Islamic point but got criticize by her family and society.[4] By the end of 2014 Ali was seen in, Momina Duraid's romantic drama Zid alongside Ahsan Khan, She portrayed the role of Saman a stubborn girl who marries Omer a completely opposite man. The same year she started her projects such as Zulaikha Bina Yousuf and Diyar-e-Dil for 2015.

Ali's made her first 2015 appearance in Mehreen Jabbar's Zulaikha Bina Yousuf, now known as Mera Naam Yousuf Hai, which is written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, she is portraying the role of Zulaikha, alongside Imran Abbas Naqvi. The show currently airing on Aplus channel. The same Year Ali appeared in Haseeb Hassan's Hum TV serial, Diyar-e-Dil produced by Momina Duraid. Ali portrayed the role of Faraah alongside Osman Khalid Butt, Sanam Saeed, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq


Year Title Role
2012 Durr-e-Shahwar Mahnoor
Aik Nayee Cinderella Meesha
2013 Aun Zara Zara
Khoya Khoya Chand Ahmaren
2014 Meri Zindagi Hai Tu Meenu
Ranjish Hi Sahi Hiba
Ladoon Mein Pali Laraib
Shanakht Qurat-ul-Ain
2015 Zid Saman
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Zulaikha [5]
Diyar-e-Dil Faara Khan
Eid Hai Milan Herself
2016 Mann Mayal Manahil


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