Mahira Khan: Redefining Stardom and Trailblazing South Asian Storytelling


WHEN October 27, 2022
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Mahira Khan is one of Pakistan’s leading actors, whose work across television and cinema, in projects such as BolHumsafarVerna, and the Bollywood blockbuster Raees, among several other projects, has garnered both popular appeal and critical acclaim. This conversation with the UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador touches on navigating the complex terrain of pop culture, cinema and television in South Asia, what stardom means in a Pakistani context, her experience of working across the border in the Indian film industry, traversing parenting and professional roles, and what the future of female voices of color, in global storytelling, might hold.
  • Mahira Khan, Pakistani Actress; UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan
In conversation with
  • Saba Khan, Author, "Skyfall" (Bloomsbury, 2020); Instructor of Social Science, NYUAD

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