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Mehwish Hayat

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Mehwish Hayat
مہوش حیات
Mehwish Hayat.png
Hayat at a talk show in 2019
Born (1983-01-06) 6 January 1983 (age 37)[1][2]
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Alma materUniversity of Karachi
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
HonoursTamgha-e-Imtiaz (2019)
Musical career
GenresPop music
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
Associated acts

Mehwish Hayat (Urdu: مہوش حیات‎; born 6 January 1983) is a Pakistani film and television actress who is known for her roles in films such as the comedies Actor in Law (2016), Punjab Nahi Jaungi (2017), Load Wedding (2018) and Chhalawa (2019), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Pakistani films.[3][4][5] She is the recipient of Lux Style Award and was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2019.[6][7]

The 2012 blockbuster romantic drama series Meray Qatil Meray Dildar marked a significant turning point in Hayat's career, earning her praise and nomination for Best Actress at the Lux Style Awards. She later won the Lux Style Awards for Best television Actress for her portrayal of a strong headed in Kashif Nisar's acclaim series Kami Reh Gayi (2013).[8] She achieved further success by featuring as the female lead in four of Momina Duraid's romantic dramas—Phir Chand Pe Dastak (2011), Mirat-ul-Uroos (2012), Ishq Mein Teray (2013), Ru Baru (2014) and Anjum Shahzad's highly successful family drama Kabhi Kabhi (2013) and Nadeem Baig's tragic romance Dil Lagi (2016).[9][10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Hayat was born on 6 January 1983 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[13][14][15][2][16] Her mother, Rukhsar Hayat, was a popular television actress during the 1980s,[17] her eldest brother Zeeshan is a singer-composer while her older sister, Afsheen, is a singer as well.[18][19][20][21] Another older brother, Danish Hayat, is an actor and, through him, she's the sister-in-law of Faiza Ashfaq, a model.[22][23][24]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Director Ref(s)
2010 Man Jali Ayesha Wajahat Rauf [12]
2011 Meray Qatil Meray Dildar Maham Asim Ali [12]
2011 Phir Chand Pe Dastak Mariam Saife Hassan [12]
2012 Mirat-ul-Uroos Aima Anjum Shahzad [12]
2012 Bin Tere Saman Angeline Malik [12]
2013 Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain Host Anjum Shahzad [12]
2013 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Zareena Angeline Malik [25]
2013 Kabhi Kabhi Ishaal Anjum Shahzad [12]
2013 Ishq Mein Teray Aiza Faheem Burney [26]
2013 Kami Reh Gaee Kashif Nisar [12]
2014 Ru Baru Sarmad's Mother Saife Hassan [12]
2016 Unsuni Ehraz Ali Mirza [12]
2016 Dil Lagi Anmol Nadeem Beyg [27]
2019 Enaaya Enaaya Wajahat Rauf [28]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes Ref(s)
2009 Insha'Allah Sahar Khurram Mahmood [29]
2014 Na Maloom Afraad Billi Nabeel Qureshi Special appearance in song "Billi" [30]
2015 Dho Dala: The Sin Washer Pari Iram Parveen Bilal Short film [31]
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Marina Nadeem Baig [32]
2016 Actor in Law Meenu Screwala Nabeel Qureshi [33]
2017 Punjab Nahi Jaungi Amal Dastoor Nadeem Baig [34]
2018 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Marina Nadeem Baig Voice cameo [35]
2018 Load Wedding Meerab Nabeel Qureshi [23]
2018 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors Erma (voice) Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Animated film [36]
2019 Chhalawa Zoya Wajahat Rauf [37]
2019 Baaji Gangster Guriya Saqib Malik Special appearance in song "Gangster Guriya" [38]
2020 London Nahi Jaunga TBA Nadeem Baig Filming [39]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref
Lux Style Awards
2013 Mere Qatil Mere Dildar Best TV Actress – Satellite Nominated [45]
Mein Best TV Actress – Terrestrial Nominated [46]
2014 Kami Reh Gaee Best Television Actress – Terrestrial Won [47]
2016 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Best Actress (Film) Nominated [48]
2017 Dil Lagi Best TV Actress Nominated [49]
Actor in Law Best Actress (Film) Nominated
2018 Punjab Nahi Jaungi Nominated [50]
2019 Load Wedding Won [51]
Hum Awards
2013 Mere Qatil Mere Dildar Best Actress (Drama) Nominated [52]
Best Onscreen Couple (Drama) Nominated
Hum Style Awards
2016 Most Stylish Actress (Film) Nominated [53]
Nigar Awards
2017 Actor in Law Best Actress (Film) Nominated [54]
International Pakistan Prestige Awards
2017 Actor in Law Best Actress (Film) Won [55]
2018 Punjab Nahi Jaungi Won [56]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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