Happy Birthday Maya Ali: 10 interesting facts about the actress

Here are some interesting facts about the actress you may not know...

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Maya Ali is one of the youngest and most promising actresses of the Pakistani film industry. She is touted to be the future of our film industry and will surely put Pakistan on the map in the coming days.

Here are some interesting facts you should know about the actress:-

1. Maya Ali is 30 years old

There are some actresses who’ve always hidden their age but Maya isn’t one of them. She’s always been forthright about her age and that is 30 years old. Maya was born on July 27, 1989.

2. She’s come a long way

In 2012, Maya Ali was doing a show on SAMAA TV as a VJ. Now, she’s one of Pakistan’s most prolific actresses.

3. Her father was very strict while she was growing up

Maya revealed in an interview with Sameena Pirzada that her father was very strict.

“He was like a Hitler,” she said. “He was very strict and wanted me to get married as soon as I was done with studies. However, I went into acting after my Masters as I wanted to do something for myself,” she added.

4. Maya was a prankster back in the day

Maya Ali loved to prank her friends. According to the actress, she used to make prank calls and ring people’s doorbells and run away.

5. Her real name…

Maya Ali’s real name is Mariyam. Her mother wanted to change her name to Maya after she got sick but her father wouldn’t have it. Hence, she was known as Maya by some and Maryam by others.

6. She was a tomboy…

Maya Ali said that when she was a child, she was a tomboy. She used to play all sorts of outdoor games with basketball being the one she liked the most.

7. When her first show came out, her father was so angry he didn’t even talk to her…

Maya’s father wasn’t too happy about her hosting her very own show for the first time on PTV…

8. Her educational info…

Maya Ali studied at Mary Queen College in Lahore. She did her Masters in Mass Communication as her family was quite insistent on her doing Masters.

9. Drama’s she’s worked in so far…

Durr-e-Shehwar – Drama (2012)
Aik Nayee Cinderella – Drama (2012)
Aun Zara – Drama (2013)
Meri Zindagi Hai Tu – Drama (2012)
Ladoon Mein Pali – Drama (2013)
Shanakht – Drama (2014)
Zid – Drama (2014)
Mera Naam Yousuf Hai – Drama (2015)
Diyar-e-Dil – Drama (2015)
Mann Mayal – Drama (2016)
Sanam – Drama (2016)

10. She spoke volumes of Ali Zafar’s professional behaviour when the sexual harassment claims were made public

“Koi dil ka itna bhi acha na ho… I haven’t seen such a genuine and hard working person like him… What a positive soul with great energy… I have learnt alot of good things in our 1st spell of “Teefa In Trouble but I still have a lot to learn from you,” she wrote in a heartfelt post for Ali Zafar.

The actress was slammed on social media for supporting Zafar when the allegations by Meesha surfaced.