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Meri Behan Maya
Also known asMaya
Written byHaseena Moin
Directed byAzfar Ali
Theme music composerMehwish Hayat
Opening theme"Tell Me Why" by Mehwish Hayat
Composer(s)Waqar Ali
Country of originPakistan
Original language(s)Urdu
No. of episodes19
Producer(s)Khurram Raza
Running time35 minutes
Original networkGeo TV
Original release17 September 2011 (2011-09-17) – 11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)

Meri Behan Maya was a 2011 Pakistani TV romantic drama serial broadcast by Geo TV.[1] It was first aired on 17 September 2011. The serial was directed by Azfar Ali and the project head was Iqbal Ansari. It was written by Haseena Moin and the cast included Neelam Munir, Annie Jaffrey, Danish Taimoor and Javed Sheikh.[2]

The show was broadcast in India on Zindagi, aired from 12 January 2015, under the title "Maya".


Maya (Jaffrey) and Zarmeena (Munir) are sisters who dearly love each other. Their father Shazeb Khan (Shaikh) loves them dearly. Though their step mother Attiya (Bindiya) dislikes them both specially Maya. She tries to create problems for Maya as she is not the real daughter of Shazeb Khan. Meanwhile, Zarmeena is in love with Faizar (Taimoor) and plans to marry with him. Things takes a worst turn when Attiya conspires with her son Rashid (Zarrar Khan) and kidnaps her. Meanwhile, Maya finds Rashid's conspiracy as he is supplier of girls and sells them to a brothel and when she finds this, she attacks Rashid and runs away. She takes refuge in her friend's house Zeb (Amna Karim). Zeb was also a victim to Rashid's web. She tries to help Maya to face the fear. Meanwhile, Faizar's parents breaks off the engagement with Zarmeena as Faizar's father knows Attiya as a high class prostitute. Angered, Faizar leaves the house after argument with his father. Rashid gets arrested and interrogated by police on orders of Shazeb. Attiya, who bails out Rashid divorces Shazeb and threats him to destroy him. Maya soon gets a job in as Hotel Manager. After knowing that Maya is Shazeb's illegitimate child she hates him and runs away. Shazeb suffers stroke and hospitalized. Soon after recovering he finds Maya is again kidnapped by Rashid who threats Maya to ruin her face by acid. Attiya wants all cases to withdraw from Rashid. Rashid leaves Maya after Shazeb takes case away. Rashid gets killed by police after he tried to kill Maya. Maya returns home safely, reconciles with her sister and Faizar's father stops him to go away. Faizar gets married with Zarmeena and Maya playfully teases Faizar.


Main cast

Other credited cast

  • Shamim Hilaly as Khala
  • Zarrar Khan as Rashid
  • Sanam Khan as Naima
  • Amna Karim as Zeb


The drama was written by the legendary script writer Haseena Moin, thus people had a lot of expectations from it. The drama was very well received by the critics and the audience. The fresh story depicting a positive relation between two sisters was immensely liked. Annie Jaffry won several accolades for her challenging role as Maya and was appreciated by everyone.The drama was shot at scenic locations in Murre. The drama also received good TRPs, the last episode got average TRPs of 4.2, the highest of that month for Geo TV. The drama was also listed in the top 10 drama serials of 2012 by Geo TV. But the make up of Bindya and Neelam Munir was heavily criticized.


Tell Me Why
Soundtrack album by Mehwish Hayat
GenreTheme song
ProducerSP 1

Meri Behan Maya's title song Tell Me Why is sung by Mehwish Hayat, composed by Waqar Ali and lyrics by Muhammad Nasir. The song of this drama serial became immensely popular due to its different lyrics and catchy music. The lines of the song are frequently used during the course of the show.

Track list
1."Tell Me Why"Mehwish Hayat4:32


  1. ^ "Drama serial's information and story". Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "All episodes of serial and cast". Retrieved 12 January 2013.

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