Meera (actress) Age, Height, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Muslim Height: 5′ 4″ Age: 45 Years

Real name Irtiza Rubab
Nickname(s) Meera
Profession(s) • Actress
• Model
• TV Presenter
• Director
Famous role Divya Verma, in the film “Nazar” 2005
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 162 cm
in meters– 1.62 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) – Bust: 36 Inches
– Waist: 28 Inches
– Hip: 38 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Bollywood Film: Nazar (2005)

Lollywood Film: Kanta (1995)
TV: Husan Ara Kaun (2010)
Director: Oscar (2016)

Awards, Honours, Achievements • Nigar Award for the film “Khilona” (1999)
• Nigar Award for Best Actress of the Year for the film “Inteha” (1999)
• Pride of Performance Award (2012)

• Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award (2012)
• Best Actress Award at the 3rd Delhi International Film Festival for the film ‘Hotal’ (2014)
• Best Actress Award at the International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA) (2021)

Personal Life
Date of Birth 12 May 1977 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022) 45 Years
Birthplace Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Pakistani
College/University Kinnard College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
Educational Qualification Graduate from Kinnard College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
Religion Islam
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Controversies Filed a case against alleged marriage: A Faisalabad based businessman, Sheikh Attiq-ur-Rehman, has claimed to be Meera’s husband, in response to which Meera filed a case against him. According to Rehman, the couple got married in 2007 in a private ceremony. He also provided the marriage certificate and some photographs to prove his claims, but Meera disprove all the evidences. [1]BBC News Later, Rehman filed an application against Meera’s claims when he came to know about her acceptance of the marriage proposal by Naveed Shehzad, who is a Pakistani-American airline captain. According to Rehman, Meera cannot remarry to anyone without getting legally separated from him, as it is not in accordance to the Islamic laws. [2]The Express Tribune

Lawsuit over having an illegal abortion: A man named Islam, appealed to Pakistani Court to file a case against Meera in 2012 for having an illegal abortion. [3]Deccan Herald

Lawsuit over sharing a controversial video clip on social media: In 2014, FIA (Federation Investigation Agency) filed a case against Meera and her husband Capt. Naveed for uploading a controversial video clip on social media. [4]Dawn

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends According to Meera, she was in relationship with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, but the cricketer denied this. [5]Journalism of Courage She also claimed that she got proposal of marriage from the Bollywood actors, Emraan Hashmi and Ashmit Patel. [6]Geo News
Husband/Spouse Sheikh-ur-Rehman (married in 2007)
Note: Sheikh-ur-Rehman claimed to be Meera’s husband but Meera denied the claims and filed a lawsuit against him. [7]BBC News

Naveed Pervaiz (married in 2013)

Parents Father– Syed Mohammad Sarwar Shah

Mother– Shafqat Rubab

Siblings Shaista Abbasi, Syed Ahsan Abbas, Syeda Hussain, Rubab Aqsa, and Murtaza Ahsan.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meera

  • Meera is a Pakistani actress, model, TV presenter, and humanitarian known for her work in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu films and dramas. She won the Nigar Award twice in her career span. In 2012, she was honoured with the Pride of Performance Award Government of Pakistan. 
  • She was born as Irtiza Rubab, but after entering the showbiz industry she changed her name to Meera.
  • Meera used to participate in plays during her studies which led her to make her career in acting.
  • Meera started working in TV commercials for various brands including Pepsi and Lux in her mid-teens. 
  • She is considered one of the supermodels in Pakistan.
  • After debuting as an actor in the Lollywood film ‘Kanta’ in 1995, she appeared in many other Lollywood films such as ‘Khilona’ (1996), ‘Inteha’ (1999), and ‘Hotal’ (2014).
    Poster of the film ‘Hotal’
  • Apart from working in Lollywood, Meera also tried her hand at Bollywood. After making her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Naraz’ in 2005, she appeared in films like ‘Kasak’ (2005), ‘Paanch Ghantey Mein Paanch Crore’ (2012), and ‘Bhadaas’ (2013). She also did an item song in the film ‘Bumper Draw’ (2015).
    Poster of the film ‘Kasak’
  • Following her TV debut with the show ‘Husan Ara Kaun’ in 2010, Meera appeared in many other TV shows. Her performance in the show ‘Mein Sitara’ (2016) in which she played the role of Naseem Dilruba, and in the show ‘Naagin’ (2017) are among the most notable ones.
    Poster of the show ‘Mein Sitara’
  • Her performance as Shameera in the Pakistani film ‘Baaji’ (2019) gained great acclamation from the audience.
    Meera as Shamshera in the film ‘Baaji’
  • Apart from the showbiz industry, Meera tried her hand at politics also. In 2013, Meera contested for the Lahore constituency NA- 126, against PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) Party; however, she made an announcement to join the same party in 2022. In an interview, she talked about joining the PTI Party and said,
    I am heartbroken with the world of showbiz and have decided to join politics.” [8]Daily Times

  • In 2018, Meera announced to donate PKR 25,000 to Diamer Bhasha Dam Funds on her visit to a school for special children in Karachi. She spent her day with the students who have special needs and shared her experience of meeting special children on Twitter. 

It was wonderful to celebrate the day with special kids today .#karachi
— Meera (@TheMeeraJee) September 10, 2018

  • Besides her acting, Meera is also known for her humanitarian activities. In 2022, she performed at an event in New York for raising funds for the flood affectees in Pakistan. She took to Instagram to ask her fans to help flood affectees.
    Meera’s Instagram post about her performance in New York for the flood victims in Pakistan (2022)
  • Once the land mafias tried to grab Meera’s ancestral property and also kidnapped her mother, Shafqat Rubab. She made an appeal to the Pakistani government for seeking help. In an interview, she talked about it and said,
    I am being threatened by Mian Shahid Mahmood, he is a land-grabber who is trying to illegally take over my family property after agreeing to live there as a tenant. This person kidnapped my mother and now he is doing his best to get hold of my family property.” [9]The Express Tribune
  • She is a big fan of Bollywood star Salman Khan. In an interview, her statement bespeaks her wish to marry Salman Khan. She said that it wouldn’t be possible for her to reject the marriage proposal of Salman Khan if he ever proposed to her.
  • She is also known as the ‘Controversy Queen’ of the Pakistani Showbiz industry.
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↑1, ↑7 BBC News
↑2 The Express Tribune
↑3 Deccan Herald
↑4 Dawn
↑5 Journalism of Courage
↑6 Geo News
↑8 Daily Times
↑9 The Express Tribune

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