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Maya Ali
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Maya Ali at Saif-ul-Muluk in 2016
Born
Maryam Tanveer Ali

27 July 1989 (1989-07-27) (age 32)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Education Queen Mary College (MSc)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present

Maryam Tanveer Ali, known by her stage name Maya Ali (Urdu: مایا علی; born (1989-07-27)27 July 1989) is a Pakistani actress. Ali is known for her roles in both dramas and two films, and is the recipient of one Lux Style Award from four nominations.

Ali began her career as a video jockey, in the year 2012, appearing in several television shows for Samaa and Dunya. She made her debut with a brief role in the telenovela Durr-e-Shehwar, and received praise for playing the titular characters in the television series Aik Nayee Cinderella and Aun Zara (all 2012). After starring as a rebellious wife in the thriller drama Zid (2014), Ali received critical acclaim for her role of Zuleikha in the romantic dramality Mera Naam Yousuf Hai (2015), Faarah Wali Khan in the ensemble family drama Diyar-e-Dil (2015) and a love-driven girl in the tragic romance Mann Mayal (2016). Her performance in last two of these earned her the Lux Style Award nominations for Best Television Actress, winning for the latter. Ali gained recognition when she appeared into films by featuring as the female lead in the 2018 action comedy Teefa in Trouble and the 2019 romantic comedy Parey Hut Love. Both the films rank among the highest-grossing Pakistani films and the latter earned her two nominations at Lux. Currently in 2021, She is a part of Pakistani drama "Pehli Si Muhabbat - ARY Digital" as female lead- Rakshi, casting opposite to male lead- Sheheryar Munawar

Aside from acting, Ali participates in stage shows, and is vocal about how she has faced issues such as mental health and anxiety. She endorses various brands and products, and supports several charities, including the Shaukat Khanum campaign.

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