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Pakistani actress Meera's photo shoot.jpg
Meera in 2013
Irtiza Rubab

(1977-05-12) 12 May 1977 (age 45)[1]
Years active1995–present
AwardsPakistan Media Award
Nigar Awards
Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan

Irtiza Rubab (Urdu: ارتضی رباب)[2] (born 12 May 1977), better known by her stage name Meera (Urdu: میرا),[3] is a Pakistani film actress and television presenter. She has appeared in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi movies.[4]


Meera made her movie debut in 1995, and earned nationwide critical acclaim in 1999 for her lead performance in Khilona (1996–97). She won her first Nigar Award for her acting in Khilona, and received significant praise for her work[citation needed]. With the release of Inteha, another critical and commercial success[citation needed], she won the second consecutive Nigar Award for Best Actress of the year for her break-out performance. During the late 1990s, she became an integral part of Lollywood. 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 2010, she played the titular role of Husan Ara in TV One's Husan Ara Kaun, followed by another role in A-Plus TV's drama Bichday Toh Ahsaas Hua in next year.[7][8] In 2014, she was honoured with Best Actress Award at 3rd Delhi International Film Festival, for her ''out of the box'' performance in psychological thriller film Hotal.[9][10] In 2016, she announced her first project as a director, which was titled Oscar.[11] Same year she played a popular role of Naseem Dilruba for TV One in the drama Mein Sitara,[12] Which was nominated for Lux Style Awards.[13] In addition, she played a key character in the television series Naagin. She appeared as a film star in the 2019 drama film Baaji, which proved to be a box office success.[14][15][16] In 2019 she performed in a PTV Home's drama named Abba which is still very popular.[17][18][non-primary source needed]

She has announced to enter politics and that she will join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), the party in power in Pakistan.[19]

Bollywood career

Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazar[20] 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. Her second movie was Kasak[21] 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.[22]

In 2015, she performed an item song in another Indian film Bumpe RFr Draw.

Personal life

In 2009, a Faisalabad-based businessman Sheikh Attiq-ur-Rehman claimed that he and Meera were married in 2007. Meera denied that marriage and filed a case against him for making a false claim. But in 2018, a Lahore family court declared Meera to be the wife of Attiq-ur-Rehman by validating the marriage certificate and honeymoon pictures.[23][24][25]


Year Film Language
1995 Kanta Urdu
1996 Chief Sahib Urdu
1996 Hawaen Urdu
1996 Baazigar Punjabi
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 Dream Girl 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 Pal Do Pal 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 Urdu
2003 Meri Awaz Suno Urdu
2003 Pyar Hi Pyar Mein Urdu
2004 Salakhain Urdu
2005 Aik Gunah Aur Urdu
2005 Nazar Hindi
2005 Kasak Hindi
2006 Pappu Gujjar Punjabi
2007 Godfather 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
2011 Love Mein Ghum Urdu
2012 Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore Hindi
2013 Ishq Khuda Punjabi
2013 Orbal Pashto
2013 Bhadaas[26] Hindi
2014 Zargia Khwar She Pashto
2015 Devdas Urdu
2015 Bumper Draw Hindi
2015 Dunno Y2... Life Is a Moment Hindi/Norwegian
2016 Salute Urdu
2016 Hotal Urdu
2016 Jab Tak Hain Hum[27] Urdu
2017 Islamic Exorcist[28] English
2017 Sheitaan[29] Hindi
2018 Aks[30] Urdu
2018 Wujood Urdu
2018 Shor Sharaba[31] Urdu
2018 Jackpot Urdu
2019 Baaji[32] Urdu
2019 Parey Hut Love Urdu
TBA Chaa Jaa Re Urdu
TBA Oscar[33] Urdu/English


Year Tiltle Network
2010 Husan Ara Kaun TV One
2011 Bichday Toh Ahsaas Hua A-Plus TV
2016 Mein Sitara TV One
2017 Socha Na Tha Pyaar Karenge Hum TV
2017 Naagin Geo Kahani
2019 Abba PTV Home
2020 Comedy Adda ARY Digital

Awards and recognition

See also


  1. ^ Hassan, Mirza (1 November 2014). "Meera's real date of birth leaked". Retrieved 8 December 2016. ...she was born on 12th of May 1977 in Lahore.
  2. ^ S.D. Sharma (2005). "Meera wants liberal visa regime". The Tribune. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Meera: The actress in a legal row to prove she is not married". BBC News. 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ Saadia Qamar (11 February 2012). "Meera, I am leaving the Film industry". Tribune Express. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Premiere of Pakistani celluloid revenge saga 'Salakhain' held in Mumbai". The Indian. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  6. ^ "No ban on Meera, other actors: PM". Daily Times. Pakistan. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Meera proclaims herself a champion of women's rights". Express Tribune. 4 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Meera to Appear in Drama "Bichray Tau Ehsas Hua"".
  9. ^ "Meera bags 'Best Actress' award for Hotal". HIP. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  10. ^ Desk, Entertainment (8 January 2015). "Meera's film 'Hotal' set for nationwide release in March 2015". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Meera turns director with 'Oscar' – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Mein Sitara: Serial on Lollywood's golden era a dark horse among Pakistani dramas". April 2016.
  13. ^ "Lux Style Awards 2017 nominations revealed".
  14. ^ "Meera stuns in first look of upcoming film 'Baaji'". The Express Tribune. 9 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Meera's 'Baaji' is a box office success". Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Baaji continues to shine at the local box office". Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  17. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  18. ^[user-generated source]
  19. ^ "'Heartbroken' Meera announces to join PTI". Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  20. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (20 August 2011). "I'll welcome Meera with open arms: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  21. ^ Shukla, Pankaj. "Meera's charisma & Lucky's musical notes fail". Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  22. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood's hottest scenes of 2012". The Times of India. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  23. ^ "Meera married to Attiqueur Rehman, judge rules". The Express Tribune. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Meera: The actress in a legal row to prove she's unmarried". BBC News. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  25. ^ "A Lahore court just declared that Meera has been married all along". Dawn. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  26. ^ Actress, Meera. "Meera's Film Bhadaas". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  27. ^ "Riding the wave of revival – The Express Tribune". 4 April 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  28. ^ "Islamic Exorcist Review: A New Perspective on Exorcism Films". Dread Central. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  29. ^ "Raaz-E-Sheitaan - Latest News, Videos, Photos - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  30. ^ tabloid!, Usman Ghafoor, Special to (11 December 2017). "Meera's look from 'Aks' finally revealed". Gulf News. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  31. ^ "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production – The Express Tribune". 17 August 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  32. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (27 September 2018). "Meera says she's playing the lead role in Saqib Malik's Baaji". Images. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  33. ^ "Meera turns director with 'Oscar' – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  34. ^ Investiture Ceremony: 67 to receive national awards today The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 23 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2019

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