Reham Khan

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Reham Khan
ریحام خان
Born Reham Nayyar Khan[1]
(1973-04-03) 3 April 1973 (age 45)[2][3][4][5]
Ajdabiya, Libya
Nationality Pakistani
Education Bachelor Degree in Education
Alma mater Jinnah College for Women
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Ejaz Rehman (m. 1993; div. 2005)[1]
Imran Khan (m. 2015; div. 2015)[6]
Children 3 (all from her first marriage)
Parent(s) Nayyar Ramzan (father)[1]
Relatives Abdul Hakeem Khan (uncle)
Website http://www.rehamkhanofficial.com

Reham Nayyar Khan (Urdu: ریحام نئیر خان ‎; born 3 April 1973) is a Pakistani journalist and film producer.[1][7]

Personal life[edit]

Reham was born to Nayyar Ramzan, a Pakistani .[8] She is ethnically of Pashtun origins[9] from the Lughmani clan, a sub-clan of the Swati tribe.[1] She is fluent in four languages which include English, Urdu, Pashto and her ancestral Hindko, a dialect of Punjabi language.[10] Her family hails from the town of Baffa, lying 15 km west of Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.[11] Her parents moved to Libya in the late 1960s, where Reham was born in Ajdabiya in 1973. She has a brother.[1]

She is the niece of Abdul Hakeem Khan who was a former Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court.[12]

Reham has a Bachelor Degree in Education from Jinnah College for Women, Peshawar[13]

She married her first cousin and British psychiatrist, when she was 19. Following their divorce, Khan began working as a broadcast journalist.[1] She has three children who have lived with her since the divorce.[14][15][16]

On 6 January 2015, Imran Khan confirmed his marriage to Reham which ended on 30 October 2015 in a divorce.[4][6][17][18][19][20]

Career[edit]

Reham started her career in 2006 hosting shows on Legal TV. In 2007, Reham began presenting for Sunshine Radio Hereford and Worcester.[21] In 2008, Khan joined BBC as weather girl.

In 2013, Khan came to Pakistan and joined Pakistani news channel News One. She later joined Aaj TV. In 2014, following a brief stint at PTV, she joined Dawn News presenting the current affairs show In Focus. Following a brief hiatus in early 2015, she resumed her work with a new show on Dawn. The Reham Khan Show, a programme celebrating Pakistani heroes, debuted in May 2015.[22] In December 2015, she started a new talk show by the name of Tabdeeli on Neo TV. Tabdeeli (change) is also a political slogan of Imran Khan, her former husband.[23] Reham left Neo TV in June 2016.

Reham has also produced a Pakistani film Janaan, the romantic comedy set in Swat which premiered on the occasion of Eid ul Adha on 13 September 2016.[24]

Controversy[edit]

Reham Khan was served a legal notice by businessman Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari, cricketer Wasim Akram, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Foreign Media Head Anila Khawaja and Reham's ex-husband, psychiatrist Ijaz-ur-Rehman over alleged excerpts of her upcoming book that have defamed them. These leaks of alleged excerpts in her unreleased book reveal allegations on things ranging from sexual misconduct to the sex lives of her former husband and others in Pakistan.[25] [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Reham Khan: From Hazara to Bani Gala". The Express Tribune. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Imran Khan Marries Reham Khan Despite Opposition by Family". Pakistan Tribune. 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Imran Khan Marries Reham Khan Despite Opposition by Family". Shafaqna. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Has Imran Khan secretly married BBC weather girl? Rumours rife in Pakistan where his family are 'against' the 'wedding' to divorced mother of three". Daily Mail. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Imran Khan 'secretly married BBC weather girl' despite concerns from family and political party about divorced mother". Mirror. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Imran Khan, Reham divorce with mutual consent". Dawn. Pakistan. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Selby, Jenn (16 January 2015). "Reham Khan: Outrage in Pakistan as former BBC presenter who recently married Imran Khan is filmed cooking sausages". The Independent. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  8. ^ https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/17397-residents-in-reham-khans-hometown
  9. ^ "I am Pathan and I fear no one, says Reham on return to Pakistan". The Express Tribune. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Reham Khan got linguistic talent". Samaa TV. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Residents in Reham Khan's hometown". The News International. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Reham Khan's father was great pimp of hera mandi doctor, uncle Hakeem was ex convict and rober , CJ". The News. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  13. ^ CITS UoP. "University of Peshawar". University of Peshawar. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  14. ^ Web Desk (15 July 2015). "The case of Reham Khan's 'fake' journalism degree". The Express Tribune News Network. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Web Desk (14 January 2015). "Exclusive: Reham's ex-husband responds to domestic abuse allegations". The Express Tribune News Network. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Murtaza Ali Shah (15 January 2015). "Reham's ex-husband rejects domestic violence charges". The News International. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Imran Khan has married Reham Khan: Daily Mail". The Nation. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Imran Khan 'secretly married BBC weather girl' despite concerns from family and political party about divorced mother". Mirror. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "I've married BBC girl, says Imran Khan: Cricketer-turned-politician confirms he has wed mother-of three before boarding flight to Pakistan to 'share the good news'". Mirror. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Imran, Reham divorce with mutual consent – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "Reham Khan on Awaztv". 
  22. ^ Reham Khan – BBC South Today. "Reham Khan Profile on BBC South". Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  23. ^ "Reham Khan co-opts PTI's 'tabdeeli' slogan for new show". The Express Tribune. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  24. ^ Sameen Hassan (14 May 2015). "Reham Khan's first production titled 'Janan' to release next year". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  25. ^ https://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/pakistan/imran-khans-ex-wife-reham-khan-served-legal-notice-over-upcoming-book
  26. ^ https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/this-book-is-in-public-interest-not-revenge-imran-khans-ex-wife-reham-khan-1866434

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