Mehwish Hayat prefers to keep a low profile, away from the media and paparazzi; but this does not stop her talent from shining and attracting lots of attention. One of Pakistan’s most popular celebrities, Mehwish has carved for herself a stellar career in film, television, modelling and music.
After Eastern Eye magazine voted her the ninth sexiest Asian woman in 2008 and 2009, she has proved to be more than just a sexy model by building a spectacular acting career.
Memorable Movie Performances :
Mehwish has starred in several successful films, most recently in the 2016 comedy drama “Actor In Law”. Other film appearances she has made include Ishq Wala Love, Na Maloom Afraad, and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.
Her acting career also extends to TV, where she has featured in several popular shows that have aired both in India and Pakistan. These include Dil Lagi, Unsuni, Kami Reh Gaee and Kabhi Kabhi. Her TV appearances are made even more special by the fact that she performed some of the memorable soundtracks.
She sang the theme song for Meri Behan Maya, a catchy melody that gained as much popularity as the show itself. This is testament that her singing skills are just as spectacular as her screen performances.
Model and Advertising:
Mehwish has also achieved notable success in her modelling career. She has appeared in numerous ad campaigns; with her smile being the selling point on billboards for products ranging from toothpaste and other household products, to soft drinks and electronics.
She has also worked as a fashion model, most notably with celebrated Pakistani fashion designer Gul Ahmed. Photos of her dressed in Gul Ahmed’s 2015 Winter Collection went viral on social media, justifying her status as a top fashion model.
Life Beyond Work :
Her work has gone beyond the glamour of showbiz and into lending a hand in solving real world problems. She is part of Yeh Hum Naheen, an anti-terrorism campaign that brings together singers who have chosen to use their voice to speak out against acts of terrorism.
This devotion to peace has seen Mehwish joining fellow Pakistani musicians in their endeavour. She uses her celebrity status to speak to the nation on the importance of shunning violence and embracing peace and reconcilation.
Looking into Hollywood :
With the Pakistani film industry experiencing a recent resurgence and films attracting international attention, Mehwish seems a likely candidate to be the next Pakistani star making big waves in Hollywood.
Indeed there have been rumours that she has turned down several offers from Hollywood agents to play minor roles; and that she will only appear in Western films in a role that she considers worthy of her status.