Our exclusive list of the ladies rocking their job as mom across entertainment , fashion & politics.
Amina Sheikh, Actress
Pakistani actress and former supermodel, Aamina Sheikh is a diva when it comes to style. Sheikh began her career with fashion modelling and as a brand ambassador for a top beauty brand. From her television debut in 2008 to a slew of TV serials in the years to come, Aamina graduated to cinema with ease in her debut film Seedlings in 2012, a box-office hit. Her performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned her many national and international awards, including the Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress. Sheikh is married to seasoned actor Mohib Mirza since 2005 and she and her lovely baby daughter Meissa were featured on our pages last year.
Mehreen Syed, Actress
Popularly associated with the fashion industry as a supermodel, Mehreen Syed is a woman of many talents. Apart from modelling, Syed is also the CEO of the International Fashion Academy of Pakistan and an actor. Syed began her career as a model early on in life and since has been on the cover of many coveted magazines, has won several awards and been ranked 16th in the Hottest 50 Asian Women in the World and 10th in the World’s Sexiest Asian Women lists. Mehreen has made many public appearances with her daughter Aman, a perfect mother-daughter duo that has our hearts!
Mahira Khan, Actress
Mahira Hafeez Khan is Pakistan’s most wellknown and highest-paid actor who always shines bright when it comes to her personal style. From Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol to working on his latest offering Verna, Mahira is on a regular roll. She became an overnight sensation and emerged as a megastar in the industry. From film favourites like Ho Mann Jahan and Bin Roye she is now known internationally for is her Bollywood debut as the leading role opposite the acting maestro Shahrukh Khan in Raees. Khan is known for her elegant chic when it comes to fashion pulling off a variety of looks every time.
Meesha Shafi, Singer
Actor, model and musician, Meesha Shafi always hits the right notes when it comes to her style on-duty and off. Meesha Shafi’s film debut was a supporting role in the acclaimed director and producer, Mira Nair’s movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist in 2013 followed by Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in India and in Pakistan’s highest grossing films, Waar. She is also the vocal sensation behind the country’s recent favourite song ‘Zalima Coca Cola Pila Dey’ by Coke Studio. Shafi comes from a strong line of industry professionals; her mother Saba Pervez is much admired and is a veteran actor in the industry, her grandfather Hamid Akhtar was a novelist and editor. Meesha is an ultimate style icon in the Pakistan of our time, with her quirky style and the ability to endorse any fashion without fail.
Benazir Bhutto, Politician
The late Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Asian region who served the country as the 11th PM and leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Born to a family with a political legacy, Bhutto was educated at Harvard and Oxford. She was also the first Asian woman to preside over the Oxford Union. Bhutto was the epitome of elegance and prestige and is a known style icon in the political spheres, locally and internationally. Her children, Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Aseefa with the former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari are now taking her work forward.
Hadiqa Kiyani, Singer
Often hailed as the the queen of pop, singer and songwriter, Hadiqa Kiani is a most loved music celebrity in Pakistan. She is the recipient of many local and international accolades and also has performed at the some of the world’s prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and The Kennedy Center. In 2006, Kiani was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the highest standing award for a Pakistani civilian for her contributions to the field of music. Kiani was also appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. Most recently, this young mother of son, Naad-e-Ali, has released her new beautifully visual album ‘Wajd’ which traces the routes of Sufi folk music in Pakistan.