Armeena Khan is a model based in Dubai and London from where she shuttles between projects in Europe and South Asia. Her distinctive looks transcend East and West allowing Khan to work in Dubai, Europe, India, North America and Pakistan. Armeena Khan was brought up in Canada, and although her family originate from Pakistan, she is of mixed heritage. Her father's side are Rajput from Indian Rajasthan and her mother’s side are of Iranian descent.
She has featured in lists of the top 10 most beautiful female models in the UK and ‘Top 50 most Sexiest South Asian -Women In The World’ in the famous ‘Sexy List’ for Eastern Eye Newspaper (U.K) alongside other popular celebrities. Her early work involved a wide range of projects extending from music videos and magazine cover shoots to live modeling, as she explored different roles in the industry before deciding on screen acting.
Her first significant screen role came when she was spotted by a Pakistani producer, Sohail Javed and an advertisement agent Khawar Riaz. She featured in a Faysal Bank print and television advertisement campaign, which introduced her to South Asian television screens. This was followed in 2011 by her successful campaign for Nisha linen by Nishat Group produced by Guudu and Shani. This was so successful that Khan was asked to front a larger repeat campaign in 2012. Soon after her commercial success as a model. Armeena soon ventured into serious acting.
She landed her first Bollywood movie ‘It’s too much’ in 2012 opposite Marathi actor Pushkar Jog. This launched her into the stratosphere with huge coverage on all major Indian television channels alongside billboards which covered all major cities in India. In 2013, Armeena stepped into the Pakistani television industry. Her first role was in a lead capacity and based on a best selling novel ‘Shabe-arzoo Ka Alaam’ which aired on ARY Network globally. She also worked on a comedy series called “Happily Married’ which also aired on the same channel in the same year. 2013 witnessed the broadcasting of Khan's first serious acting performances.
Previous to this she undertook mainly commercial modeling work and experimental short films. In May 2013 Khan's British film Writhe was selected for the 2013 Cannes film festival (short film corner). It is a British film directed by Shiraz Ali and shows Khan playing the role of a depraved female serial killer. Following her first Bollywood film release in 2013, It's Too Much, Khan will be seen making a guest appearance in another Bollywood film, Unforgettable, due for release in 2014 in which she will play the role of a Ghazal Singer. Khan has also agreed to feature in the British film - Echoes from Eternity, the latest project by Bafta nominated film maker Aneel Ahmed. It is rumored that this short film is being designed to compete at upcoming film festivals in 2014.
Imminent projects due for release in early 2014 include a major new serial - Bin Roye Ansoo. This is a production by Hum T.V based on the best selling novel. She is being dubbed as the ‘New Sensation of Pakistani Television.’
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