5 Times Mehwish Hayat Proved She is a Force to be Reckoned with

She is not the ordinary girl next door, she is the one who will push through that door.


Starlet Mehwish Hayat was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for her performance in Punjab Nahi Jaungi and making a mark internationally on March 23rd, Pakistan Resolution Day.

A day after she received the coveted Pakistan Civil Awards she shared it with “all the other girls in Pakistan who have a dream.” In a heartfelt Instagram post she recalls her journey to becoming an actor and expresses a surprise in being awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in “such a tender age”. While Mehwish might be surprised, we knew it was a long time coming.

Here are five times Mehwish Hayat got us rooting for her:

  1. When she advocated for violence against women

The Load Wedding star doesn’t shy away from voicing her opinions. This International Women’s Day she collaborated with journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for the campaign Aagahi.


  1. For the strong roles she opts for

From her roles on television to that in movies, Mehwish has only chosen to play characters that portray a strong, independent woman.


  1. When she proved she isn’t only a good actor but a singer too

Many were taken by surprise when Mehwish Hayat was featured in Coke Studio Season 9. However, few knew that the starlet has already been singing OSTs for some Pakistani dramas before that. She sang the OSTs for dramas, such as, Meri Behen Maya and Utho Jago Pakistan.

The turnout of people in her first ever live concert recently held in Lahore only proved that it’s not just us who are a fan of her singing.


  1. When she was invited to the UNGA

Last year, the Dil Lagi actor was invited to the United Nation’s General Assembly in America by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi. Lodhi had organized the Pakistan Film Festival in New York.


  1. When she represented Pakistan at the launch of Filmfare Middle East in Dubai

Mehwish not only represented Pakistan but was also honored with the Pakistan Icon plaque.

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It was a privilege to represent Pakistan at the Filmfare Middle East Launch in Dubai where I was honoured with the Pakistan Icon plaque. I accepted this international award on behalf of all our industry which has made such tremendous leaps in such a short time and our films are comparable with anybody else. It was also an opportunity to share the platform with members of our fraternity from across the border and share my thoughts….“I would love for Indian friends to come visit us in my homeland and see the love people have for them. I think too much emphasis has been put on the role for artistes and films in building bridges between our two nations. No matter what the people may want, the past year’s events have shown that 70 years of history and deep political issues will always get in the way. This is much more than casting actors from across the border in each others films. I long for the day when people in India can freely see my movies in their country, just as Indian films are played in my country.” #MehwishHayat #Filmfareme #Filmfare #Pakistaniiconaward🇵🇰 #dubai🇦🇪

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Mehwish Hayat has proven that if you have your heart set on something, nothing can stop you from achieving it. And as she said in her recent Instagram post, “hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams turn into reality.”