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Muniba Mazari (Urdu: منیبہ مزاری‎; born 3 March 1987) is a Pakistani artist and activist.

Muniba Mazari
منیبہ مزاری
Born (1987-03-03) 3 March 1987 (age 32)
OccupationArtist, motivational speaker
Khurram Shahzad (m. 2006–2015)

She uses a wheelchair due to injuries sustained in a car accident at the age of 21 which makes her Pakistan's first wheelchair-using model. She is also the National Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan.[2]


Early lifeEdit

Muniba Mazari is of Baloch background.[3] In 2007, Muniba was in a car accident where she sustained multiple injuries including a spinal cord injury which left her paraplegic. Along with philanthropic efforts, she has established her brand known as Muniba's Canvas with the slogan Let Your Walls Wear Colors. Her medium is acrylics on canvas.

She has an adopted son, Nile.[4][5]


Muniba Mazari, who currently serves as the National Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan and has participated as a motivational speaker at various conferences and forums, her first break being TEDx Islamabad. She is one of the two Pakistanis to be named BBCs 100 most inspirational women in 2015, and works as an occasional anchor at PTV, being their first wheelchair-using anchor. Additionally, Muniba is the first wheelchair-using model for the Toni & Guy chain of hairdressing salons in Pakistan, featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016, and head of CSR for Chughtai Labs.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "National UN Women Ambassador Muniba Mazari". Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. ^ Hasan, Rabia; Haq, Farah. "Muniba Mazari, Unbroken". FUCHSIA. Retrieved 24 October 2015. But, you know what?I am a Baloch girl, living in a country with no awareness on disability, a single mother
  4. ^ "Inspiration on a wheelchair". The Frontier 29 June 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Up Close and Artsy with Muniba Mazari". Times of 3 April 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.