Hira Mani

Hira Salman (née Saleem; born 27 February 1988), known as Hira Mani, is a Pakistani television actress, presenter and former video jockey. She gained critical acclaim for portraying the role of Gaiti in ARY Digital's popular series Do Bol (2019) and Hania in Mere Paas Tum Ho (2019). Hira is portraying a leading role of Kashf in Kashf.

Hira Mani
حرا مانی
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Born
Hira Saleem

(1988-02-27) 27 February 1988 (age 32)[1]
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Other namesHira Salman
EducationBachelor's from University of Karachi
OccupationActress, model, singer, VJ, host
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2008)
[2]
Children2[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Hira married fellow actor Salman Saqib Sheikh (Mani) at the age of 19. Their marriage ceremony took place on 18 April 2008.[4] They frequently work together in most of their projects.[5][2][3] The couple have two sons; Muzammil (born in 2009) and Ibrahim (born in 2014).[6]

CareerEdit

Hira started her career as a video jockey before moving on to hosting. She co-hosted the show Hum 2 Hamara Show on Hum TV with Mani which earned her critical recognition and they both followed it with the Hira Mani Show (2010).[3] Hira made her acting debut along with her husband Mani in ARY Digital's Meri Teri Kahani (2012). The show was inspired by the American series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Both (Mani and Hira) appeared as fictionalized versions of themselves.[7] She then appeared as Heer in Jab We Wed (2013) and as Hareem in Firaaq (2013). In 2015, she portrayed the role of Shagufta in Hum TV's Preet Na Kariyo Koi opposite Ahsan Khan. She received critical praise for portraying an emotionally intense character in the serial.[8] She later appeared as a guest in Mr. Shamim (2016) and Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain 2 (2016).[9][10][11][12][13]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Key
  Denotes serial that has not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Refs
2010–2011 Hum 2 Humara Show Host [3]
2011 Hira Mani Show Host [3]
2012 Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain Host [3]
2013–2014 Meri Teri Kahani Hira Inspired by American series Curb Your Enthusiasm [7]
2014 Jab We Wed Heer
2014 Firaaq Hareem [14]
2015 Chaman Ara Chaman Ara's daughter-in-law Television film [15]
2015–2016 Preet Na Kariyo Koi Shagufta Shehzadi [8]
2016 Shilae Maseen Shilae Television film
2016 Mr Shamim Herself Cameo appearance; Eid special
2016 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain (season 2) Saba Kamran Episode 1; Jhoota Bartan [16]
2017 Sun Yaara Roshanay (Roshni) [8]
2017 Bilqees Urf Bitto Bilqees (Bitto) [3]
2017 Yaqeen Ka Safar Gaiti [17]
2017 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain (season 2) Sana Episode 26; Adhi Ghar Wali [16]
2017–2018 Pagli Gul Rukh [17]
2018 Mera Khuda Jane Roohi [17]
2018 Thays Rubab Also playback singer for title song [17]
2018 Dil Mom Ka Diya Tamkinat [17]
2018 Aangan Tehmina Episode 1–10 [18]
2019 Bandish Sania Junaid [17]
2019 Do Bol Gaiti Ara [19]
2019 Dil Toh Bacha Hai Zulekha (Aini) Television film [20]
2019 Mohabbat Na Kariyo Zara [21]
2019 Mere Paas Tum Ho Miss Hania [22]
2019 Ghalati Zaira Shabbir [23]
2020 Kashf Kashf Bint-e-Imtiaz [24]

Music videoEdit

Year Title Singer Notes
2020 "Ye Watan Tumhara Hai" Various [25]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Work Award Category Result
2018 Yaqeen Ka Safar Hum Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2020 Do Bol Pakistan International Screen Awards Best Television Actress-critic Nominated[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hira Mani throws a birthday party". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "I'm proud to be labelled as 'Mani's wife': Hira Mani". The Express Tribune. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ahmad, Fouzia Nasir (2 September 2018). "If I wasn't multitasking as a mum and wife, I'd consider all actors as cut-throat competition: Hira Mani". DAWN. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Hira and Mani celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary". Daily Times. 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Hira Mani stole Mani from her friend, broke off her own engagement for him". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Hira Mani shares loved-up throwback photo with husband on 12th wedding anniversary". Geo News. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Meri Teri Kahani Ep 01 - 2013". ARY Digital. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Hira Mani: More than just another pretty face". The Express Tribune. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Actress Mansha Pasha..." www.geo.tv. Pakistan: Geo TV. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Juggling roles: Hira Mani on being an actor, a wife and a mother of two - Entertainment". Dunya News. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  11. ^ "If the public doesn't recognise you yet, you're not working hard enough: Hira Mani". Daily Times. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Once I have some Bollywood film, people will accept me: Hira Mani". Daily Times. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  13. ^ says, What To Do If Your Boyfriend Cheats On You (19 October 2018). "Revealing their love story, Hira discloses she cheated on her then-fiancé with Mani". Business Recorder. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  14. ^ "My purpose is to act, no matter what the medium is: Hira". Daily Times. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  15. ^ Sarfaraz, Iqra (12 June 2016). "Atiqa Odho is ready to shine in Chaman Ara this Eid-ul-Fitr". HIP. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  16. ^ a b "PEMRA issues notice to Hum TV drama 'Kitni Girhain Baki Hain' for homosexual content". Dawn. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d e f Desk, Instep. "Actors turned singers". The News International. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Ahsan Khan, Hira Mani will be seen together in upcoming serial 'Aangan'". Daily Times. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  19. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (10 November 2018). "Hira Mani is starring in yet another love triangle drama". DAWN. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  20. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (20 May 2019). "Hira and Mani are romancing on-screen yet again in an upcoming Eid telefilm". DAWN. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Junaid Khan, Hira Mani starrer 'Muhabbat Na Kariyo' to go on air from 11th October". Reviewit.pk. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Hira expected to be part of 'Meray Pass Tum Ho'". Daily Times. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Gulftimes : Affan, Hira taking the leap of their career with new serial". m.gulf-times.com. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  24. ^ "Upcoming TV dramas to look out for". The News International. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  25. ^ Ye Watan Tumhara Hai | Shany ft Pakistani Actors and Actresses #TumSeHaiYehWatan, retrieved 23 May 2020
  26. ^ "Nominations for the first ever Pakistan International Screen Awards are out". Images. 24 December 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2019.

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