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Maya Ali (actress)

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Maya Ali
Native name مایا علی
Born Maya Ali
(1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 28)[1]
Nationality Pakistani
  • Actress
  • model
  • VJ
Years active 2011–present

Maya Ali (born 27 July 1989)[1] is a Pakistani actress, model and VJ.


Maya Ali started her career as a video jockey at Samaa TV, Waqt News and Dunya News.[2] She then appeared in drama Durr-e-Shahwar; and then starred in Aik Nayee Cinderella and Aunn Zara, both along with Osman Khalid Butt.[3][4][5][6]

In 2014, Ali was cast in Shanakht, in which she played the role of Qurat-ul-Ain, who follows Islam but is criticized by her family and society.[7] Ali also sterred as Saman in Zid alongside Ahsan Khan.[8]

In 2015, Ali worked in Mehreen Jabbar's Mera Naam Yousuf Hai. She played the role of Zulaikha alongside Imran Abbas.[9] The same year she played the role of Farah alongside Osman Khalid Butt in Diyar-e-Dil, for which they won Hum Award for Best on-screen Couple by Jury.[6][10]

In 2016, Ali starred as Manahil in Mann Mayal along with Hamza Ali Abbasi, for which she won Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress.[11] She then also appeared in Sanam along with Osman Khalid Butt and Hareem Farooq.[6][12]

In January 2017, she signed Ahsan Rahim's debut romantic action-comedy film Teefa In Trouble as a co-star with Ali Zafar, and is busy in its filming. It will be the debut of both the actors too in Pakistan film industry.[13][14] On 19 April, they both performed in the 16th Lux Style Awards on Zafar's song "Ishq",[15][16] and it was the first time when she performed on the stage of Lux Style Awards.[11]



Release Title Role Notes
TBA Teefa In Trouble Anya Pakistani film debut, filming[13]

Selected television work

Title Role Notes
Durr-e-Shehwar Mahnoor Sami [3]
Aik Nayee Cinderella Meesha [3]
Aun Zara Zara [5]
Meri Zindagi Hai Tu Meenu [17]
Ladoon Mein Pali Laraib
Shanakht Qurat-ul-Ain [7]
Zid Saman [8]
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Zulaikha [9]
Diyar-e-Dil Faara Khan won Best on-screen Couple award, shared with Osman Khalid Butt[4]
Eid Hai Milan Herself
Mann Mayal Manahil won Best TV Actress award[3]
Sanam Aan [18]


  1. ^ a b "مایا علی کو سالگرہ پر ہیکرز کا 'تحفہ'" (in Urdu). Dawn news. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "THIS Pakistani beauty will debut in Akshay Kumar's next remake of superstar Vijay's Kaththi!". 27 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d ""People in Pakistan are praising Kapoor & Sons; I think we can make better dramas than this"". The News. 3 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "In conversation with Pakistan's new jori #1: Diyar-e-Dil's Osman Khalid Butt & Maya Ali". DAWN Images. 28 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Aun Zara: The perfect family show for Ramazan!". The Express Tribune. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Saadia Qamar (24 May 2016). "Working with Maya Ali is both easy and challenging: Osman Khalid Butt". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "14 Pakistani dramas that ruled our television screens in 2014". The Express Tribune. 2 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Review: 'Zid' is a mixed bag". DAWN. 23 January 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "TV drama Mera Naam Yousuf Hai plays the filmi card and wins". DAWN. 22 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "HUM Awards official facebook page". Hum TV. 25 April 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Here's what went down at the Lux Style Awards 2017". DAWN Images. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  12. ^ Sadaf Siddique (24 September 2016). "New drama Sanam could offer a fresh take on mental illness, but it's off to a slow start". DAWN Images. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "Maya Ali to star opposite Ali Zafar in 'Tifa in Trouble'". 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017 – via Dunya News. 
  14. ^ "Maya Ali to make film debut with Teefa in Trouble". DAWN Images. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ali Zafar's latest song 'Ishq' is as intense as his new look". DAWN Images. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Ali Zafar has released a new song but it makes us wonder why?". The Express Tribune. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "Meri Zindagi Hai Tu: The story of a girl who gets obsessed with her aunt's fiance". India Today. 17 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "New drama Sanam could offer a fresh take on mental illness, but it's off to a slow start". Dawn Images. 24 September 2016. 

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