Meera (actress)

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Meera
Pakistani actress Meera's photo shoot.jpg
Native name Irtiza Rubab
Born Irtiza Rubab
(1977-05-12) 12 May 1977 (age 38)[1]
Sheikhupura Punjab Province, Pakistan
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Ethnicity Punjabi
Citizenship Pakistan
Education Lahore
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–Present
Awards Pakistan Media Award
Nigar Awards Pride of Performance from Govt. of Pakistan

Irtiza Rubab[2] (born 12 May 1977), better known by her stage name Meera, is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist.[3] 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[4] She made her movie debut in 1995, but earned nationwide critical acclaim in 1999 for her lead performance in Khilona (1996–97). 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.[5] In 2005, she acted in a joint Indo-Pakistani film, Nazar with which she debuted in Bollywood.[6]

In 2013 election she announced to launch herself in Pakistani Politics [7][8] but later she stepped back nominating her mother as candidate for national assembly reserved seat(which her mother lost by taking 100 votes only).[9] after this she announced to build a health trust for which she is still unsuccessful.[10]

Bollywood stardom[edit]

Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazar[11] which had her as the first Pakistani actress to be seen in India like Begum Para, 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[12] starring Lucky Ali. Although Kasak failed critically and commercially, Meera still kept working in Bollywood. Her third film Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore was an average grosser 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 Bold Films category of 2012.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language
1995 Kanta Urdu
1996 Chief Sahib Urdu
1996 Hawaen Urdu
1996 Miss Istanbul Urdu
1996 Cheez Bari Hai Mast Mast Urdu
1996 Khilona Urdu
1996 Be-Qabu Urdu
1996 Ham Hayn Aapkay Ghulam Urdu
1996 Rani Khan Punjabi
1997 Dunya Hay Dil Walon Ki Urdu
1997 Ham Tumharay Hayn Urdu
1997 Mard jeenay Nahin Detay Urdu
1997 Sharafat Urdu
1997 Fareb Urdu
1998 Ehsas Urdu
1998 Harjai Urdu
1998 Too Chor main Sipahi Urdu
1998 Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye Urdu
1999 Guns And Roses Urdu
1999 Inteha Urdu
1999 Dunya Say Kya Darna Urdu
1999 Mujhay Jeenay do Urdu
1999 Virasat Urdu
1999 Babul Da Vehra Punjabi
2000 Ghar Kab Aao Gay Urdu
2000 Dil Se Na Bhulana Urdu
2000 Billi Urdu
2000 Mr. Faradiye Urdu
2000 Lazawal Urdu
2000 Ghulam Punjabi
2001 Rukhsati Urdu
2001 Musalman Urdu
2001 Khoey Ho Tum Kahan Urdu
2001 Gharana Urdu
2001 Toofan Mail Punjabi
2001 Munda Rang Rangeela Punjabi
2002 Chalo Ishq Larain Urdu
2002 Kalu Shahpuria Punjabi
2002 Billa Punjabi
2002 Toofan Punjabi
2002 Jahad Urdu
2002 Raqasa Punjabi
2002 Fire (2002 film) Urdu
2003 Meri Awaz Suno Urdu
2004 Salakhain Urdu
2005 Aik Gunah Aur Urdu
2005 Nazar Hindi
2005 Kasak Hindi
2006 Pappu Gujjar Punjabi
2007 Godfather (2007 film) Urdu
2007 Potra Shahiye Da Punjabi
2007 Bichhu Urdu
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay Urdu
2009 Hakim Arain Punjabi
2009 Faraeb Urdu
2010 Haseeno ka Mela Urdu
2010 Numberddarni Punjabi
2011 Son of Pakistan Punjabi
2011 Bhai Log Urdu
2012 Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore Hindi
2013 Ishq Khuda Punjabi
2013 Orbal Pashto
2013 Bhadaas[14] Hindi
2014 Zargia Khwar She Pashto
2015 Devdas Urdu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meera’s real date of birth leaked. thenewstribe.com. 1 November 2014
  2. ^ S.D. Sharma (2005). "Meera wants liberal visa regime". Tribune India. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Saadia Qamar (11 February 2012). "Meera, I am leaving the Film industry". Tribune Express. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Meera biography, complete biography of Actresses Meera". Pak101.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Admin (18 April 2008). "Premiere of Pakistani celluloid revenge saga 'Salakhain' held in Mumbai". The Indian. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff (28 February 2005). "No ban on Meera, other actors: PM". Dailytimes. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Meera plans to contest elections". Pakistan today. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Entertainment desk (28 March 2013). "Meera plans to run for election". The News International. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Elections 2013: My mom will now be Haroonabad’s mom, says Meera". The Express Tribune. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Jafri, Owais (7 July 2013). "Meera to open charity hospital in mother’s name". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (20 August 2011). "I'll welcome Meera with open arms: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Shukla, Pankaj. "Meera's charisma & Lucky's musical notes fail". SmasHits.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood's hottest scenes of 2012". The Times of India. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  14. ^ Actress, Meera. "Meera's Film Bhadaas". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Times Of India. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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