As the year draws to an end, acclaimed Pakistani actresses Mahira Khan and Sanam Saeed have landed a spot on the Sexiest Asian Woman list by Britain’s weekly newspaper, Eastern Eye. The announcement came earlier today when the UK magazine’s poll revealed the results.
Mahira is number four on the list while last year she was number five. “I am grateful to be part of this list once again. My fans are my strength so thank you to them. I think personally, sexy is what sexy does and I hope to continue to work hard at what I do with as much as passion as I have been from the start,” Hindustan Times quoted her as saying.
Mahira has been the ambassador for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital (SKMH) for seven years and has attended several international fundraisers so far. This year, Mahira walked the Cannes red carpet for the first time. She has also joined hands with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and visited the Afghan refugee families at Al-Asif Square, Karachi.
The editor’s choice included actresses Sanam Saeed at 19th and Madhuri Dixit at the 45th spot on the list. Sanam was honoured for “pushing the creative boundaries in Pakistan and regularly speaking about a wide array of important social issues including women’s empowerment”. She partnered with NOWPDP to celebrate individuals who are differently-abled and Interactive Research Development (IRD) to address mental health issues.
Other leading Pakistani actresses on the list are Armeena Rana Khan at 24, Mehwish Hayat at 40 followed by Iqra Aziz at 46. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone topped the list because of her successful run at the cinema. Priyanka Chopra, who topped the list last year, is at the second position this year.