On her 34th birthday, let's delve into a few unknown facts about Hina Khan, who had risen to fame with her role as 'Akshara'.
By Pratishtha Ghosh
The actress, who often flaunts her no makeup look, does not need any filter to hide her flaws due to her Kashmiri roots. Hina Khan was born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir but later moved to Delhi.
After moving to Delhi for higher studies, Hina Khan, initially wanted to be a journalist. She never had any plans to pursue her career in the glamour industry.
In 2009, Hina Khan completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the CCA School of Management, Gurgaon, Delhi. Even then acting was not on her mind.
After finishing her MBA, Hina Khan came down to Mumbai to pursue a career in the aviation industry as she enrolled herself for an air hostess course. However, destiny had something else in store.
Without any thought of becoming an actor, Hina once accompanied her friends for the audition of 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'. She got a call from the producer, the next day and the rest is history.
Before playing the lead role on 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', Hina had made quite a few guest appearances in daily soaps like 'Kayamath', 'Chand Chupa Badal Mein' and 'Sapna Babul Ka…Vidaai'.
Call her superstitious or not, Hina Khan carries a 'taaviz' along with her in her wallet. This shows that the glamourous lady also believes in being connected with the divine powers, spiritually.
After ruling the hearts of millions of people for years, Hina Khan was entitled in the list of the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women in the year 2013 and 2014 respectively by Eastern Eye.
In 2014, Hina Khan bagged the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for Best Actress in Popular category for essaying the role of 'Akshara' in 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain'.
Hina Khan is a fan of Mughlai cuisine and her favourite restaurant is Veda in Connaught Place, New Delhi. Her favourite snack is butter-fried bread. She is also a huge fan of 'samosa'.