Mawra Hocane is a Pakistani actress and model who has become one of the biggest stars in Pakistan’s entertainment industry. With her stunning beauty, powerful acting skills, and infectious charm, Mawra has won over audiences across Pakistan and beyond.
In just a few short years, the talented actress has catapulted to fame with leading roles in several hit dramas that have made her a household name. From the role that launched her career in Aasmanon Pay Likha to the fiercely independent Saba in blockbuster drama Sammi, Mawra has proven herself as one of Pakistan’s most bankable actresses.
But how did this young star rise to such meteoric success and popularity? What’s the story behind the actress who seems to have it all – beauty, brains and undeniable talent? Let’s take a look at Mawra Hocane’s journey from her modest beginnings to stardom.
Early Life and Childhood
Mawra Hocane, born September 28, 1992, hails from Karachi, Pakistan. Her father is a retired serviceman for the Pakistan Air Force while her mother is a housewife.
Mawra spent most of her childhood in various parts of Pakistan due to her father’s transfers in the air force, leading to her getting education in schools across Islamabad, Jhang and Karachi. As the only daughter with three brothers, life was not always easy for the star. However, the struggles only made Mawra stronger, more independent, and more focused on achieving her dreams.
From a young age, Mawra was inclined towards creative arts. She participated in school plays, debate competitions and other performing arts activities. Her teachers and family recognized her penchant for acting and supported her artistic leanings. Little did they know the heights she would scale in the coming years!
Table 1: Early Life Facts
- Full Name: Mawra Hocane
- Date of Birth: 28 September 1992
- Place of Birth: Karachi, Pakistan
- Parents: Father (retired Pakistan Air Force officer), Mother (housewife)
- Siblings: 3 elder brothers
- Schooling: Various schools in Islamabad, Jhang, Karachi
- Childhood Passion: Performing arts
Initial foray into showbiz – modeling and TV commercials
After completing her A Levels, Mawra stepped into the entertainment industry as a model in 2010. With her sharp features and graceful poise, she was an instant hit in the modeling circuit.
Mawra modeled for leading brands and products in Pakistan including Sunsilk, Pantene, Servis Shoes, and various lawn brands. She also appeared in TV commercials for products like Ufone, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, and Jazz.
These modeling assignments brought her attention and soon offers started pouring in for TV dramas as well. Mavera received the Best Female Model award at the Pakistan Media Awards 2011, further cementing her status as one of Pakistan’s top models.
Table 2: Mawra’s Work Before Aasmanon Pay Likha
- Modeling (2010 to 2012)
- Brands: Sunsilk, Pantene, Servis Shoes, multiple lawn brands
- TV Commercials: Ufone, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Jazz
- Pakistan Media Awards: Best Female Model (2011)
- TV Drama (Minor roles): Hindi Hai Humjo Tujhse Muhabbat, Nikhar Gaye Gulab Saray
Breakout role in drama serial Aasmanon Pay Likha
The year 2012 proved to be a game changer for Mawra when she landed the lead role of Sila in popular drama Aasmanon Pay Likha opposite Adeel Hussain. Portraying the role of a lively and innocent girl falling in love, Mawra enchanted viewers with her easy charm and brilliant acting.
The drama was a massive success and Mawra received widespread praise for her performance. Both the drama and its title song topped TRP charts and made Mawra Hocane a household name. Her character’s trademark “Sila Eyes” and headband became immensely popular among fans.
Success streak continues: Acclaim for Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si and other dramas (2012-2015)
Riding high on the success of Aasmanon Pay Likha, Mawra continued to score lead roles in several top dramas from 2012 to 2015. She reunited with Adeel Hussain for Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si in 2013 that propelled her fame even further.
Some of her other popular dramas during this phase include:
- Koi Chand Rakh with Adeel Hussain
- Gulon Main Rang with Mohib Mirza
- Nikhar Gaye Gulab Saray
- Mohabbat Ab Nahi Hogi
- Pyaray Afzal with Hamza Ali Abbasi
- Gul-e-Rana with Feroze Khan
- Zindagi Gulzar Hai with Fawad Khan
Mawra had the opportunity to work with top writers like Umera Ahmed and leading actors that helped establish her credibility and acting skills. She continued to garner praise for her portrayals that connected deeply with viewers.
Film Debut – Jawani Phir Nahin Ani
In 2015, Mawra stepped into the world of Pakistani cinema playing the character of Ayesha in blockbuster film Jawani Phir Nahin Ani opposite Humayun Saeed. Even with big names like Hamza Ali Abbasi and Mehwish Hayat in it, Mawra held her own with an impressive performance.
The film became Pakistan’s highest grossing movie at that time giving a big boost to Mawra’s film career. She looked stunning in glamorous avatars for item songs in the film that amped up her star power.
Post JPN, Mawra acted in several other successful Pakistani films:
- Sanam Teri Kasam (2016)
- Azaadi (2018)
- Load Wedding (2018)
Work in India and International Recognition
Mawra’s poise, good looks and excellent acting capabilities soon caught the attention of Bollywood filmmakers. She made her Bollywood debut in 2016 with historical romance drama Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveir Singh and Deepika Padukone.
She played the supporting role of Gul Bai and impressed audiences with her dialogue delivery and screen presence. Though it was a brief role, working with Bhansali and a big banner production gave her good exposure in India.
Mawra later acted in two other Indian films:
- Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai with Karanvir Sharma
- Admiralty with Anuj Saxena
The talented actress also gained popularity across borders, winning the International Pakistan Prestige Award for Best Actress in 2016. She has garnered massive fan following not just in Pakistan but even in India, Bangladesh, Middle East and UK.
Sizzling performance in Sammi
While Mawra was enjoying success on the big screen, her TV drama Sammi in 2017 once again showed her impeccable acting talent. She delivered a stunning performance as the rebellious, independent titular character Sammi – a small town girl who fights oppression and challenges social norms.
With her new cropped hair look, powerful punch dialogues and fiery persona in Sammi, Mawra proved she was not just a delicate romantic heroine but could take on strong, bold characters with ease. Sammi became one of Pakistan’s highest rated dramas and Mawra won rave reviews for portraying the iconic character convincingly.
Personal Life: Marital bliss with Adeel Hussain
After starring together in several dramas, Mawra Hocane and Adeel Hussain developed a close bond on sets. Following years of speculation, the two confirmed being in a relationship in 2016.
The stars got married in a private Nikkah ceremony held in Karachi in December 2016. They have kept a low profile about their married life, balancing their careers and relationship away from the media glare. Adeel and Mawra have shown maturity in prioritizing their marriage and supporting each other’s professional endeavors.
Table 3: Milestones in Maura’s Relationship with Adeel Hussain
- Co-stars in dramas Aasmanon Pay Likha (2012) and other dramas
- Rumored to be in a relationship since 2014
- Announce being in a relationship in 2016
- Private Nikkah ceremony held in December 2016
- Lead low-key married life away from media focus
- Continue to work in dramas and films after marriage
Mawra Hocane Today – Going Strong
Currently, Mawra appears to be taking a well-deserved break from back-to-back filming schedules to focus on married life. She is highly selective about taking up new projects, with her recent drama Aangan being her only work in 2022.
Nonetheless, the actress remains very active on social media, posting stunning photoshoots and engaging with her millions of fans. She shares glimpses into her life, including cherished moments with her husband Adeel Hussain.
With rumors floating about upcoming films, fans eagerly await to see Mawra light up the screens once again. She possesses all the traits to enjoy longevity and success in the entertainment business – stunning looks, diverse acting range, humble personality, and dedicated fan following.
At just 30 years old, Mawra Hocane’s career continues to soar. She has already achieved what takes others a lifetime through her sheer talent and grace. Her journey that started as a model has propelled her to become one of Pakistan’s biggest celebrities and most powerful actress.
Mawra’s story serves as an inspiration for many young girls to fearlessly follow their dreams no matter what odds life presents. There is surely still much more to come from this talented star!
In a relatively short career span so far, Mawra Hocane has shown remarkable growth as an actress and star. Her portrayals continue to win the hearts of viewers in Pakistan and beyond. With a fine balance of glamour and substance, Mawra has become an actress for all – critics and masses, classes and masses alike.
She has tasted success few actresses can achieve today. Yet, the down to earth star remains committed to her work and fans. With age and experience on her down-to-earth expect many more powerful performances from Mawra in the years ahead. For now, her scintillating journey so far serves as an inspiration for aspiring artists everywhere.