Rehmat Ajmal

Rehmat Ajmal (born 24 October 1993) is a Pakistani model, textile designer.[1] She is the founder of Rehstore, an online retail store.[2] In 2019, She played a role of Aisha (Mehwish's friend) in Nadeem Baig's Mere Paas Tum Ho.

Rehmat Ajmal
Born (1993-10-24) 24 October 1993 (age 26)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
OccupationActress, model
Years active2018–present

Early life and educationEdit

Ajmal was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, and is the youngest of three sisters[1]. After completing her A' Levels, Rehmat pursued her education from the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, and graduated with a degree in textile designing in 2018[3]. She graduated NCA with a distinction and topped in her department[1].

CareerEdit

Ajmal made her way into modelling after being approached by a teacher during her second-year at NCA[1]. From there, she began getting featured in ad campaigns of different brands[1]. By the time she had reached her final year at college, Ajmal had been doing international campaigns and shoots[1].

Apart from her modelling career, Rehmat is also building her acting portfolio[1]. She has featured as the lead in two of Pakistani musician Ali Sethi's music videos, Dil Lagaayein[4] and Dil ki Khair[5]. She is also starring in an upcoming drama by Nadeem Baig, and is about to act in a theater play due to be showcased by the end of September, 2019[1].

Ajmal has spoken multiple times about her passion for acting, and has expressed interest in doing both commercial and art cinema projects[1].

Ajmal is also the founder of Rehstore, an online clothing and decor brand[2]. She has said the Rehstore project is important to her, as a textile designer[1]. Ajmal has said the brand provides designs for a niche target market[1]. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has appreciated Ajmal's work, and took to social media to praise her hand painted sari designs[2].

ActivismEdit

Ajmal is an outspoken supporter of women's rights and has expressed support of the #MeToo movement[1]. In March 2019, Ajmal supported Pakistani model Eman Suleman's withdrawal of her nomination from the Lux Style Awards, for including an artist accused of sexual harassment[6]. Ajmal took to social media to call upon people from the entertainment industry to support victims of sexual harassment[6].

In July 2019, when YouTuber Ukhano was accused of harassment, Ajmal took to social media to speak against his actions and misuse of fame[7].

Ajmal has also spoken about the stereotypes around modelling and the struggle of pursuing a career that has a stigmas attached to it[8]. Speaking about encountering trolls on social media, Ajmal has raised the importance of 'creating healthy boundaries for yourself[1].' She has also spoken up on the importance of using social media to create awareness around social issues[1].

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2 Tipu Shaj's fan Cameo[9]
2019 Meray Paas Tum Ho Aisha; Danish and Mehwish's friend TV series, aired on ARY Digital[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Discovering Rehmat Ajmal | | Women's Own Magazine". www.womensownpk.com. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Saeed, Mehek. "Under-the-radar brands". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Bits and Pieces on the life of Rehmat Ajmal". Social Diary. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ Ghaffar, Ayesha (23 April 2019). "Exclusive: Ali Sethi decodes his latest track 'Dil Lagaayein'". Something Haute. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Staff, Images (22 July 2019). "Ali Sethi's new song featuring Faiz's poetry will take you down memory lane". Images. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b "A timeline of every celebrity reaction to the LSA nomination controversy". Images. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  7. ^ Sheikh, Mahnoor. "Here's All You Need To Know About Ukhano Controversy". UrduPoint. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. ^ "10 Questions with Nishat Girl Rehmat Ajmal". Pakistani Fashion - Entertainment News by EbuzzToday. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Meet Pakistani cinema's stars of tomorrow". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 2020-04-19.

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