Meera (actress)

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Meera
Pakistani actress Meera's photo shoot.jpg
Born
Irtiza Rubab

(1977-05-12) 12 May 1977 (age 41)[1]
ResidenceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
CitizenshipPakistan
OccupationActress
Years active1995–Present
AwardsPakistan Media Award
Nigar Awards Pride of Performance from Govt. 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, television presenter, model and philanthropist.[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. During 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 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.[7][8] In 2016, she announced her first project as a director, which was titled Oscar.[9] In addition, she played a key character in the television series Naagin.

Career

Bollywood career

Meera did her first movie in India, named Nazar[10] 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[11] 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.[12]

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

Filmography

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
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[13] 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[14] Urdu
2018 Aks[15] Urdu
2018 Wujood Urdu
2018 Shor Sharaba[16] Urdu
2018 Jackpot Urdu
2019 Baaji [17] Urdu
2019 Parey Hut Love Urdu
TBA Oscar[18] Urdu/English

Television

See also

References

  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". Tribune India. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Meera: The actress in a legal row to prove she's unmarried".
  4. ^ Saadia Qamar (11 February 2012). "Meera, I am leaving the Film industry". Tribune Express. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  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 bags 'Best Actress' award for Hotal". HIP. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  8. ^ Desk, Entertainment (8 January 2015). "Meera's film 'Hotal' set for nationwide release in March 2015". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Meera turns director with 'Oscar' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  10. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (20 August 2011). "I'll welcome Meera with open arms: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  11. ^ Shukla, Pankaj. "Meera's charisma & Lucky's musical notes fail". SmasHits.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood's hottest scenes of 2012". The Times of India. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  13. ^ Actress, Meera. "Meera's Film Bhadaas". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Times Of India. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Riding the wave of revival - The Express Tribune". 4 April 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  15. ^ tabloid!, Usman Ghafoor, Special to (11 December 2017). "Meera's look from 'Aks' finally revealed". GulfNews. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  16. ^ "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production - The Express Tribune". 17 August 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  17. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (27 September 2018). "Meera says she's playing the lead role in Saqib Malik's Baaji". Images. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Meera turns director with 'Oscar' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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