Hina Khan Biography / Family:
Hina Khan, one of the favourite small screen bahus, popularly known as Akshara, was born on 2nd October in the year 1987. She hails from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. She was born to a Muslim, Pashtun family. Hina moved to New Delhi for her education. She did her schooling from CCA School of management, Gurgaon and then pursued Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the well renowned Gargi College, New Delhi in 2009.She always aspired to become a journalist. Hina was also shortlisted to get trained as an air hostess for six months, after being interviewed, but had to give up the opportunity owing to her illness. She suffered from Malaria.
Her mother belongs to Kashmir whereas her father is from Mumbai. She has got three brothers named Zain Khan, Aamir Khan and Vishal Khan (Virat of Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behena Hai, who legally changed his real name to Kushal Tandon before entering the acting industry). Hina is cousin to Sara Khan (Saadhna from Bidaai) and Neha Khan (Gauri from Saajan Kii Gharse Bad Naseeb Aaaja).
Hina Khan Current Show:
The beauty moved on to Mumbai and started off her career with modeling. At present, Hina stays in Mumbai along with her family. She never thought that acting would happen to her but at the same time acting was her burning desire. As she belonged to a non – filmy background, facing the camera was quite a tough task for her initially. She took up a two week acting course from Amardeep Jha before entering into the Indian television industry.
Hina went for an audition for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai with a friend but didn’t take it seriously. The very next day, she got a call that she had been selected for the role of Akshara Maheshwari Singhania. And it was like a dream come true for her!She bagged the lead role in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai, aired on Star Plus. Since she did not hail from a cosmopolitan city and belonged to a conservative Muslim family she had to go through a lot of hurdles in the start of her acting career. However, later she managed to cope with it.
In Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai, Hina portrays the character of a calm, composed and mature girl who is loved and adored by each and every member of her family. Akshara (Hina Khan) always dreamt of getting married to the man of her dreams but her dreams are left shattered when she has to get married to Naitik (played by actor Karan Mehra) owing to family pressure. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai basically embarks the journey of Akshara and Naitik who find love after marriage. Later, Akshara gives birth to a baby boy named Naksh, Duggu, Lalla.
Hina Khan has successful in wooing the audience as Akshara. The sweet chemistry between Naitik – Akshara is highly appreciated by the viewers of the daily soap. The television series has become popular within a very short span of time and all the credit goes to the lead characters of the serial (Naitik and Akshara).
Akshara has become one of the most popular household names. Her family members are proud to see her rising to fame and they love her onscreen character Akshara, smiles the pretty starlet. Hina has gained acknowledgment by stepping into the shoes of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai. The daily TV series has successfully completed four years and is currently the longest running show (till date)on Star Plus.
Hina Khan Special Performances / Reality Shows:
The 25 year old lady made a special appearance in the popular cooking show Chef Pankaj Ka Zaayka along with Chef Pankaj (the winner of Master Chef India season 2) aired on the channel Star Plus in 2011.
She also did guest appearances in some of Star Plus’s well known television series like Kayamath in 2009, Sapna Baabul Ka…Bidaai and Chaand Chupa Baadal Mein, both in the year 2010.
Hina Khan Filmography / Ads:
The Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai girl has tried her hand in Bollywood as well. She signed for a film named Mere Saajan and is currently busy working for her new movie. The movie is slated to release by the end of this year.
She has also featured in various commercials such as Neha Mehendi, Neha Henna, to name a few.
Hina Khan Awards and Nominations:
Hina Khan has received many Awards as well as Nominations for her role as Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai. The list of Awards is given below:
• Star Parivaar Award 2013 for the title of Favourite Patni
• Indian Televison Academy Awards 2012 for Best Actress Popular (female)
• People’s Choice Awards India 2012 for Favourite TV Actress
• Zee Gold Awards 2012 – Most Stylish Actress
• Star Parivaar Award 2012 for Most Stylish Star
• Global Awards for Best Actress In A Lead Role, 2011
• Star Parivaar Award for Best Stylish Sadasya, 2011
• Star Parivaar Award – Best Bhabhi, 2011
• Star Parivaar Award for Hottest Jodi Paired With Karan Mehra, 2011
• BIG Television Awards for Meetha Character (Female), 2011
• Gold Award for Beautiful Skin of the year, 2011
• GR8! Women Award for GR8! Face of The Year, 2011
• Star Parivaar Award for Best Beti, 2010
• Star Parivaar Award for Best Patni, 2010
• Gold Award for Fresh Face of the Year, 2010
• India Ne Bana Di Jodi Award for Best Nanand Bhabhi With Puja Joshi, 2010
• Star Parivaar Awards for Best Yogya Jodi, 2009
• Star Parivaar Award for Best Naya Sadasya (Female), 2009
• New Talent Awards for Best Actress, 2009
• Indian Television Academy Award for Best Popular Actress,2009
• Indian Telly Awards for Best Newcomer (Female), 2009
Hina Khan Love Life:
The 5 feet 5 inch actress claims to be 100% single as she declares that she has not met the perfect guy yet! She says that at present, all she wants to do is to focus on her career. Nothing much is known about her love life, whether she is dating or seeing someone or not.
Hina Khan List of Favourite Things:
The stunning actress has got a knack in jewelry designing and had personally and physically designed some pieces of junk jewelry for her onscreen partner Naitik (Karan Mehra) in one of the episodes of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai, as she reveals inan interview. Apart from jewelry designing, she has got a few favourite things which she shares with her fans.
Favourite dish:Garma garam Chaai with Samosa is a heavenly treat for her on a monsoon evening!
Favourite Colour: sky blue!
Fashion according to her is: all about being comfortable. She can be seen in casual tees paired up with a pair of denims or harems when at home.
Favourite shopping destination: Infinity at Andheri.
Favourite Designer: Neeta Lulla for her traditional collections. She is very brand conscious as well.
Hates: accessorizing herself in spite of having a huge collection as she has to wear heavy jewelry onscreen.
Most expensive buy: a diamond ring worth 80,000 INR (till date).
Colour that fills her wardrobe: pinks & yellows!
Must haves in her wallet: debit card, credit card and of course her Taaviz! She prefers not to carry cash.
Favourite Perfume: Versace pink and Burberry.