Ayeza Khan (born Kanza Khan; 15 January 1991[3]) is a Pakistani actress who works in Urdu television. Khan has established herself as one of the leading television actresses and is a recipient of several accolades including three Hum Awards and two Lux Style Awards. Khan has been described among the nation's highest-paid actresses by the media.[4][5]

Ayeza Khan
Born
Kanza Khan

(1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 33)[1]
Occupations
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2009–present
SpouseDanish Taimoor (m. 2014)[2]
Children2

After making her debut with Tum Jo Miley in 2009, Khan garnered recognition through her roles in Pyarey Afzal (2013), Mere Meherbaan (2014), Tum Kon Piya (2016), Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai (2017), Tau Dil Ka Kia Hua (2017), Koi Chand Rakh (2018) and Chupke Chupke (2021). For the last of these, she won Hum Award for Best Actress Popular.[6] Khan further received critical praise her portrayal of Mehwish in Mere Paas Tum Ho (2019) and won the Pakistan International Screen Award for Best TV Actress.[7][8]

In addition to this, Khan has also appeared in many telefilms. She is married to actor Danish Taimoor, with whom she has two children. Khan is the most-followed Pakistani celebrity on Instagram.[9]

Early life

Ayeza Khan was born as Kanza Khan, on 15 January 1991 in Karachi, Sindh.[3][10][11]

Career

Ayeza Khan participated in a contest "Pantene Shine Princess" while studying in school[12] and became the first runner-up. Soon after this, she got offered to work as a model in a telecom advertisement. Then she started focusing on modeling. While in college, she started taking more modeling offers and eventually shifted to showbiz rather than continuing her studies.[12]

She was offered a supporting role in the comedy-drama Tum Jo Miley, in 2009 opposite Fahad Mustafa, Sunita Marshal, and many others. In 2010, she was offered the main lead in the drama serial ‘Pul Sirat’.[13] After doing supporting roles in several television series, she appeared in the leading role in the Geo TV romantic drama, Tootay Huway Per (2011).[14]

Breakthrough and success

In 2014, her performance in the drama serial, Pyaray Afzal, earned her the Best Actress Award at Lux Style Awards. She was offered many roles in Bollywood, which she rejected. She took a break for a while from the industry after her marriage.[14][15][16]

She later appeared after a gap of two years in the tragic romance ,Tum Kon Piya (2016), opposite Imran Abbas. Her serial Koi Chand Rakh included Imran Abbas, Muneeb Butt, and Areeba Habib.[14][15]

Her performance in the 2019–20 romantic drama Meray Paas Tum Ho earned her Pakistan International Screen Award for Best Television Actress.[17][7]

In 2021, she appeared as a happy-go-lucky girl with childish mannerisms in the comedy serial Chupke Chupke, opposite Osman Khalid Butt. Khan received praise for her on-screen chemistry with Butt and won various accolades for her performance including Hum Award for Best Actress and Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress.[18]

In 2023, her performance in Bafar Mehmood's directed Mein as an egoistic lady with bipolar disorder was panned by critics and audiences.[19]

In 2023, now she is currently portraying as Mahnoor in Jaan-e-Jahan opposite Hamza Ali Abbasi in their second project together after Pyaray Afzal.[20]

Personal life

Khan married actor Danish Taimoor in 2014,[21] after an 8-year relationship since 2006, shared by the couple in a morning show Ek Nayee Subha with Farah on A-Plus.[22][16] Taimoor, while talking to Maria Wasti at Croron Mein Khel-Bol TV on 25 March 2020, revealed that he met Ayeza Khan for the first time on social networking site. She gave birth to a daughter in 2015, and a son in 2017.[23][24][25][26]

Other work and media image

Khan has been described in the media, among Pakistan's most popular and highest-paid actresses.[4][5] In 2014, Khan was the country's second most searched person on Google.[27] Khan was placed in Hello Pakistan's HOT100 list, in the "Trailblazers" category in 2020.[28] The actress serves as a brand ambassador for several products such as Himalaya, Dabur, Harpic and Lifebuoy and has done several photoshoots.[29][30] Khan is also the most-followed Pakistani celebrity on Instagram.[31]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tum Jo Miley Shehna TV debut
Sandal Dania
2010 Larkiyan Mohallay Ki Sumera
2011 Tootay Huway Per Ajiya
Maaye Ni Sania
Kaala Jadoo Suman
2012 Mi Raqsam Sadia
Zard Mausam Aiman
Mera Saaein 2 Noor
Maahi Ayega Shaheen
2012–2013 Sasural Ke Rang Anokhay Maya
Aks Zoonaira "Zooni" Javed
Kahi Unkahi Zoya [32]
2013 Adhoori Aurat Maryam
Saari Bhool Hamari Thi Areesha
Ghalti Se Mistake Hogai Batool
2013–2014 Pyarey Afzal Farah Ibrahim
Meri Zindagi Hai Tu Nazo
2014 Do Qadam Door Thay Nayab Iqbal
Mere Meherbaan Haya Baseer
Jab We Wed Nisa
2014–2015 Bikhra Mera Naseeb Hina Alvi
2016 Tum Kon Piya Elma Ali
2016–2017 Shehrnaz Shehrnaz Gul
2017 Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Maheen Aurangzeb
2017–2018 Toh Dil Ka Kia Hua Maya Naamdaar
2018–2019 Koi Chand Rakh Dr. Rabail/ Rabbi G [33]
2019 Yaariyan Zubiya Hamid [34]
2019–2020 Meray Paas Tum Ho Mehwish
Thora Sa Haq Seher Zamin Ahmad [35]
2020–2021 Mehar Posh Mehrunnisa (Mehru)
2021 Chupke Chupke Muniha (Meenu) Ramadan special[36]
Laapata Geeti [37]
2022 Chaudhry and Sons Parisa (Pari Ahmed) Ramadan special[38]
2023 Chand Tara Nain Tara Ramadan special[39]
2023–2024 Mein Mubashira Jaffar [40]
2023–present Jaan-e-Jahan Mahnoor [41]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Nadaaniyan Ayeza Special appearance
Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Kaneez Fatima/Sadaf Episode: "Dekh Kabeera Roya", "Faqat Tumhara Saleem"
2012 Kahani Aik Raat Ki Saadi Episode "Aane Wala Pal"
2013 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Arjumand/Noor Fatima Episode: "Jannat", "Bhaagti Kahan Hai"
Extras: The Mango People Ayesha Episode: "The Common People"
2014 Shareek-e-Hayat Recurring Episode "Saare Mausam Tumse Hee"

Telefilms

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Eid Pe Aao Na Rakhshi
2014 Main Kukkoo Aur Woh Zoya
2016 Teri Meri Love Story Sonia [42]
2017 Kahin Pol Na Khul Jaye Ayeza
2019 Vespa Girl Saba [43]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result Refs
Hum Awards
2015 Mere Meherbaan Best Actress Popular Nominated
Best Actress Jury
2022 Chupke Chupke Best Actress Popular Won [44]
Best Actress Jury Nominated [45]
Best Onscreen Couple with Osman Khalid Butt Won [46]
Best Onscreen Couple Jury with Osman Khalid Butt Won [47]
Lux Style Awards
2015 Pyaray Afzal Best TV Actress Won
2020 Mere Paas Tum Ho Nominated [48]
2021 Mehar Posh Best TV Actress (Viewers' choice) Nominated [49]
2022 Chupke Chupke Best Actress (Viewers' choice) Won [50]
2023 Chaudhry and Sons Best Actress (Viewers' choice) Nominated [51]
Pakistan International Media Awards
2020 Mere Paas Tum Ho Best Television Actress Nominated [52]
Hum Style Awards
2020 Mere Paas Tum Ho Most Stylish TV Actress Nominated [53]
Pakistan International Screen Awards
2020 Meray Paas Tum Ho Best TV Actress Won [54]

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