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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Nadia Khan

Nadia Khan was born in Pathan family of niazi tribe in Quetta, Pakistan on 22 May 1972 to Aslam Khan and Tahira Khan.She said that she loves Pakistan more than anything. Her father is a retired Army Colonel while her mother is a housewife. She has one brother, and three sisters. She made her television debut through NTM in 1996. Her first cousin, also her sister in-law was working with NTM, which was at that time introducing a lot of young upcoming talents as hosts and announcers. Khan instantly became a household name in Pakistan due to her spontaneous and witty personality..She loved having her familys name in all of pakistan but she was also pretty mad because of the country that she was famous in.[citation needed] She then hosted a show called "Daak Time (Mail Time) with Uncle Sargam which was popular among children PTV.
She rose to fame for her spontaneous yet charming personality. She left the world of entertainment in the year 2000 when she got married at the age of 28, but made a comeback to acting in the year 2005 with an Eid Special Show in which she acted opposite Ijaz Aslam and Sadia Imam. She also appeared in a ARY Digital soap called Koi To Ho in 2003. She later left the show to work as a host on ARY, then left it to work on Geo TV.
Personal life
Nadia Khan with her husband Khawar Iqbal
she married Khawar Iqbal in 2000 and left Pakistan entertainment world, she made a comeback later in 2003. She has a daughter, named Alizah, who is five years old and a new born son named Azaan.
Career
Nadia khan returned as an anchor on ARY Digital's morning show Breakfast with Nadia. The show went on air from Dubai in the year 2003. After leaving ARY Digital for unknown reasons in 2006, she moved to a better entertainment channel Geo TV which had higher viewer ship rate; actress Marina Khan took Nadia's place at ARY Digital starting her own successful morning show which ended in 2008 after a short run. Nadia then hosted Geo TV's morning show called Nadia Khan Show. Her show featured interviews with Pakistani celebrities, artists, performers, religious leaders, athletes and politicians. There were also segments on Islam, health and beauty, among others. Her show was the highest-rated morning show in Pakistan.she is also a very good house wife as well. Presently, she has resigned from geo tv, asking for a break from morning shows, as they were turning monotonous and plans to bring a new show to the country where 'east shall meet the west'
Awards & Acknowledgments
Nadia Khan has been one of the most sought after anchors in Pakistan. Due to her raging success in the field of TV industry, she has achieved numerous awards for her phenomenal work. She has won Masala Awards for Best TV Anchor for two consecutve years, 2008 & 2009. Beating out 5 other nominees, from Zee Tv , Sony Tv , Star Plus and rival morning show host, Shaista Wahidi of ARY Digital. She has also won a best actress award for her hit PTV Drama serial Bandhan {1998}.
She was also dubbed the "Oprah Winfrey" of Pakistan by a major newspaper of the country in the year 2007. She is considered the queen of morning talk shows in Pakistan by critics and fans alike.