Reema Khan

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Reema Khan
ریما خان
Sameena Khan، ثمینہ خان

(1971-10-27) 27 October 1971 (age 52)
  • Actress
  • Producer
  • Host
  • Director
Years active1985 - present
S. Tariq Shahab
(m. 2011)
ChildrenAli Shahab[2]
AwardsPride of Performance by the President of Pakistan (2019)[3]

Reema Khan (Urdu: ریما خان) born Sameena Khan (Urdu: ثمینہ خان),[4] known mononymously as Reema, is a Pakistani television host and former stage dancer, Lollywood film actress, director and producer. Khan was one of the leading film actresses in Pakistan during the 1990s.[5] She has appeared in more than 200 films since making her debut in 1990 and has been recognised by Pakistan film critics for her acting.[6] She received the Pride of Performance Award in 2019 for her contributions to Pakistani cinema.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Reema was born as Sameena Khan[7] in Lahore on 27 October 1971.[8] In 1985, she appeared as a child actress in film Qismat. She was first spotted in 1990 by the Pakistani film director Javed Fazil, who offered her the leading role in his film Bulandi.[8] In 2014 she received America Abroad Media Award in the United States.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Reema Khan married Pakistani-American cardiologist S. Tariq Shahab (Urdu: سرجن طارق شہاب) in November 2011. On 24 March 2015, Khan gave birth to her son, Azlan.[10][2]


As an actress[edit]

As director and producer[edit]

Year Film Language Cast
2005 Koi Tujh Sa Kahan Urdu Moammar Rana, Reema Khan, Nadeem Baig, Veena Malik and Babrak Shah
2011 Love Mein Ghum Urdu Reema Khan, Jia Ali, Ali Saleem, Javed Sheikh, Afzal Khan, Nabeel Khan, Araida and Johnny Lever

Television series[edit]

Year Production Role Notes
2011 Tarang ("Hero Bannay Ki Tarang Sahi Jodi Ki Talaash") Herself ARY Digital
2012 Ye Ghar Aap Ka Hua Herself Geo TV Production[11]
2012 Raati Masha Tola Zeenat Opposite Imran Abbas Aired on PTV Home. Telefilm
2012 Yaad To Ayengey Herself Geo TV Production
2013 Reema ka America Herself A Abroad Media
2018 Croron Mein Khel Herself Gameshow

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award Category Result Title Ref.
1993 Nigar Award Best Actress Won Haathi Mere Saathi [12]
1998 Nigar Award Best Actress Won Nikah [12]
2000 Nigar Award Special Awards Won Mujhe Chand Chahiye [12]
2019 Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan Won Herself [3]
2004 Lux Style Awards Best TV Actress (Satellite) Won Yaad To Ayengye
2005 Lux Style Awards Best Film Won Koi Tujh Sa Kahan [13]
2005 Lux Style Awards Best Film Actress Won Koi Tujh Sa Kahan [13]
2014 AAM Partner Award America Abroad Media Award Won Reema Khan's America [14]
2023 Lux Style Awards The Youngest Lifetime Achievement Award Won Contribution to Media Industry [15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indian cinema has no identity; they're simply copying Hollywood: Reema Khan". The Express Tribune. 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Reema blessed with baby boy". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 March 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Images Staff (24 March 2019). "8 artists including Mehwish Hayat and Babra Sharif receive civil awards on Pakistan Day". Images. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Fact check: 20 famous celebrities and their real names". ARYNEWS. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  5. ^ tabloid!, Usman Ghafoor, Special to (29 January 2018). "Reema Khan poised for a comeback?". GulfNews. Retrieved 31 May 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Reema Khan is Pakistan's Aishwarya Rai". Hindustan Times. 8 June 2009. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2023.
  7. ^ "Fact check: 20 famous celebrities and their real names". ARYNEWS. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b "ریما خان آج 45 ویں سالگرہ منائے گی". Daily Pakistan. 27 October 2016.
  9. ^ "I never kept grudges and prioritised my mental health: Reema Khan". The Express Tribune. 28 October 2023.
  10. ^ "Reema and Dr Tariq Shahab celebrate 8 years together". Samaa TV. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Pride of Pakistan: Reema Khan". Daily Times. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ a b c "Pakistan's "Oscars"; The Nigar Awards". The Hot Spot Film Reviews website. 24 November 2017. Archived from the original on 13 June 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2023.
  13. ^ a b Lux Style Awards: A trip down memory lane The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 26 August 2011, Retrieved 13 August 2023
  14. ^ "Reema wins US award, asks India to allow Pakistani films in cinemas". Dawn News. 20 November 2022.
  15. ^ "And the winners are: Yumna Zaidi becomes LSA's most award winning female actor for TV". The Express Tribune. 8 October 2023.

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