Mehwish Hayat is a Pakistani actress and singer, who is no stranger, at least to the Pakistanis. Ever since her run on the daily soap, Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Hayat has been making waves in the entertainment industry. She has been a part of several critically acclaimed movies like Actor in Law, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, and Load Wedding. Hayat’s work isn’t only limited to movies. She has had lead roles in television series such as Mirat-ul-Uroos, Ru Baru, Kabhi Kabhi, and Dil Lagi, among many others. Mehwish received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz award, one of the country’s highest honors from the Government of Pakistan, in 2019.
The Pakistani actress has been all over the news recently for all the wrong reasons. She became a victim of online trolling and abuse after her Independence day wish post went viral on Instagram. She gave it back to the trollers with a befitting reply and was joined by an army of supporters who defended her. Hayat is quite popular on the photo-sharing platform, where she’s got over 4.5 million followers. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat.
Mehwish Hayat Biography
January 6, 1988
34 years old
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Actress, Model, Singer
Family and Education
She comes from a family of performers. Her mother, Rukhsaar Hayat, was a former television actress who had acted in several TV shows and films. She has four siblings: older sister, Afsheen Hayat, a singer, older brother, Zeeshan, a singer-composer, and older brother, Danish Hayat, who is an actor. She also has another brother whose details are not known.
Mehwish is a graduate of the prestigious Karachi University.
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Mehwish Hayat Love Life
While there’s a lot of information about Mehwish’s acting career due to her popularity, there’s apparently none concerning her love life. She’s likely single and there are no credible sources to prove that she’s in a relationship or is married.
She is often linked with her co-stars by the media, but nothing has turned out to be true.
5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm
58 kg or 127 lbs
Mehwish has been in showbiz for several years now. She started off with television commercials and print ads. Her major break came in 2009 when she landed the lead role in the televisions series Meray Qatil Meray Dildar. The actress has since become the most prominent face on both small and big screens.
Mehwish Hayat Net Worth
Talking about Mehwish’s net worth, she has been earning a lot of money since she was a little girl. Thanks to her mother, who introduced her to showbiz at an early age. She is one of the commercially successful actresses in the entertainment industry who has several hits to her name. She has been enjoying the spotlight since her run on the hit TV series Meray Qatil Meray Dildar.
All of these successes have made Mehwish a super-rich actress. Though her exact net worth is not known right now, it’s safe to say that she has a pretty hefty net worth by now.
Mehwish Hayat Facts
She made her big-screen debut with the movie Insha’Allah in 2009 where she played the role of Sahar.
Mehwish has won two Lux Style Awards and two International Pakistan Prestige Awards so far.
She earned a spot in the coveted Eastern Eye magazine’s “Sexiest Asian Woman in the World” list in 2010.
She is also an accomplished singer and has recorded several songs for her movies and TV shows.
In 2018, she was awarded the Pakistani cinematic icon award by Filmfare ME launch in Dubai.
Commemorating her achievements in the field of cinema, the Government of Pakistan awarded Mehwish the “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz”, Pakistan’s fourth-highest civilian honor in 2019.
She was previously alleged to have connections with underworld don and gangster Dawood Ibrahim. It was reported that Dawood became interested in her after he saw her in an item song. The report further claimed that he was responsible for her sudden rise in the industry as well as he used his influence to get her the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz award.
In 2019, she was appointed Ambassador for the Rights of the Girl Child by the Ministry of Human Rights in Pakistan.
She enjoys dancing and singing.
She is a member of the official Oscar selection committee in Pakistan as one of the board members of the Pakistan National Council of Arts.