Minal Ahsan (Urdu: منال خان, née Khan ; born on 20 November 2000) is a Pakistani influencer and former television actress. She made her acting debut as a child artist in Kaash Main Teri Beti Na Hoti (2011) and since then appeared in television serials including Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah (2014), Sun Yaara (2016), Hum Sab Ajeeb Se Hain (2017), Parchayee (2018), Ki Jaana Main Kaun (2018), Hasad (2019).[2] Jalan (2020) and Ishq Hai (2021).

Minal Khan
Minal Khan during Interview to BBC Urdu
Born (2000-11-20) 20 November 2000 (age 23)[1]
Karachi, Pakistan
Occupation(s)Influencer, former actress,model
Years activeActress 2011-2021 Influencer present
Spouse
Ahsan Mohsin Ikram
(m. 2021)
ChildrenMuhammad Hasan Ikram
RelativesAiman Khan (twin-sister), Muneeb Butt (brother-in-law), (Maaz Khan, Khuzaifa Khan, Hammad Khan)(Brothers)

Personal life

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Khan was born along with her twin sister Aiman Khan on 20 November 2000. She attended Ideal Federal Secondary school in Karachi. Her mother Uzma Mubeen is a housewife. Besides Aiman, she has three brothers. She belongs to the Urdu Speaking family from Karachi. She married her co-actor from drama "Parachayee", Ahsan Mohsin Ikram on 11 June 2021 and both later tied knot on 10 September 2021.[3][4]

On 1 November 2023, Minal Khan gave birth to her son Muhammed Hassan Ikram.[5][6]

Career

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Khan's acting debut was in the Geo TV drama Kaash Main Teri Beti Na Hoti (2011–12). This was followed by a supporting role on the sitcom series Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah (2012) on ARY Digital.[citation needed]

She appeared in the 2013 social drama Mann Ke Moti. She was seen along with Yasra Rizvi, Faysal Qureshi and her sister Aiman Khan. Subsequently, she gained wider recognition for appearing in a supporting role in the 2014 drama Mere Meherbaan, the romantic drama Mol (2015), and comedy-dramas Mithu Aur Aapa (2015), Joru Ka Ghulam (2016) and Hum Sab Ajeeb Se Hain (2016).[citation needed]

Khan's first lead role as a protagonist was in Urdu 1's Beti To Main Bhi Hun (2017), as the simple, studious and reclusive Haya, followed by the lead role in Hum TV's Parchayee as Pari. Khan briefly appeared in one episode of Angeline Malik's directorial anthology series Ustani Jee on Hum TV. She was also seen as a simple housewife in Kabhi Band Kabhi Baja opposite Hammad Farooqui (2018) and as Sualeha in A-Plus TV's Ghamand (2018).[7][8]

Television

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Year Title Role Notes
2011 Kaash Main Teri Beti Na Hoti Bano
2013 Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah Aneesa
2013 Mann Ke Moti Kavish
2013 Adhoori Aurat Zain's daughter
2014 Mere Meherbaan Fariya
2015 Mol Ghazia
2015 Mithu Aur Aapa
2016 Joru Ka Ghulam Suhaina
2016–2017 Hum Sab Ajeeb Se Hain Eisha
2017 Sun Yaara Hina Afaq
2017 Malkin Semi
2017 Beti To Main Bhi Hun Haya
2017 Laut Ke Chalay Aana Khadija
2017 Dil Nawaz Kiran [9]
2017–2018 Parchayee Pari[10]
2018 Ustani Jee Salma Episode 1
2018 Ghamand Umm e Hani
2018 Kabhi Band Kabhi Baja Lubna Episode 2
2018 Ki Jaana Main Kaun Meher
2019 Hassad Naintara [10]
2019 Aey Ishq Sadia web series
2019–2020 Qismat Soha [9]
2020 Jalan Nisha
2020 Nand Rabi [11]
2021 Ishq Hai Isra ARY Digital
2021 Lockdown Zoya Telefilm[12]

Awards and nominations

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Year Award Category Work Result
2022 21st LSA Best Actress Viewer's Choice Ishq Hai Nominated

References

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  1. ^ "Aiman Khan and Minal Khan Celebrate their 18th Birthday". Reviewit. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Ki Jana Mein Kaun highlights story of a griefstricken girl". The Nation. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Inside Minal Khan, Ahsan Mohsin Ikram's dreamy engagement ceremony". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 12 July 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Inside Minal Khan and Ahsan Mohsin Ikram's highly anticipated wedding ceremony". Images by Dawn (newspaper). 11 September 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Minal Khan, Ahsan Mohsin blessed with baby boy". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Ahsan, Minal welcome their first child". The Express Tribune. 1 November 2023. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  7. ^ says, Raza (23 May 2018). "Actress Minal Khan reportedly hospitalized after suffering heatstroke". Business Recorder. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ "TV star Minal Khan, clad in a stunning gold bridal, met with thunderous applause on stage". Daily Times. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b "I have learnt to handle criticism gracefully: Minal Khan". The Nation. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b Zakir, Fatima. "Watch out for the new brigade!". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Minal Khan wants to bring versatility to her work with 'Jalan'". Daily Times. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Emmad Irfani and Minal Khan to share screen space again for a telefilm". MagTheWeekly. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
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