Hina Khan of Yeh Rista Kya Kehlata Hai fame is a beauty who joined the industry accidentally! Yes, it is true! This young and feisty lass wanted to join the media fraternity by becoming a journalist. But fate had something completely different planned for her. After completing her graduation in Masters of Business Administration, or MBA, in the year 2009, she had even applied to join an airhostess training course. However, after being selected for the six month course, Hina was unable to go, as she was suffering from Malaria at the time. Her acting career began very abruptly. She was out with her friends one day and went ahead and gave an audition, without even being serious about it. The very next day, she got a call from the producers and she was shocked to know that she had in fact been shortlisted to be the face of the show, which turned out to be Yeh Rista Kya Kehlata Hai. Without any formal training in acting, Hina had to take lessons from Amardeep Jha, before she performed on the show itself. The show went on to become a phenomenal success among the audience, and Hina Khan became a household name.
In the serial, Yeh Rista Kya Kehlata Hai, Hina plays the role of Akshara and even though she does not have a background in acting, she has fared well enough to gather accolades from critics and the audience alike. The story of this serial revolves around the relationship between husband and wife, where Hina plays the wife. She has a very supportive family, who love her a lot. As is the usual story when it comes to an arranged marriage, the love develops after the couple have been married. She and her on screen husband fall in love after they are married to each other. The show has been on air for four years now. She is at the moment working on a film, Mere Sajaan, which is due to release sometime later this year.
On the personal front, Hina Khan is originally from Srinagar, Kashmir, where she lived with her family. She moved to Delhi in order to pursue higher education and after that to Mumbai. At present, she lives with her family in Mumbai.
This Libran has won over many hearts and a great number of awards too! Here’s looking at a few of her achievements:
- At the Star Parivaar Awards, 2009, she won the Best Yogya Jodi.
- In the same year, she was seen receiving the Best Actress at the New Talents Award
- The Best Naya Sadasya (female) at the Star Parivaar Awards in 2009
- At the Indian TELLY Awards, 1009, she received the Best Newcomer (female)
- The Best Popular Award at the Indian Television Academy Awards, 2009
- At Zee Gold Awards, 2010, she won the Fresh Face of the Year award
- At the Star Parivaar Awards, 2010, she again won the Best Beti award
- In the same year, she also won the Best Patni Award at the Star Parivaar Awards, 2010.
These accolades prove not only that Hina Khan is an actress who has talent, but also that she is someone who can rock the industry. At the beginning of her career, Hina Khan was seen dating Ali Merchant. Fans loved the couple and some were even hoping to see them together in an on screen appearance. However, this did not work out the way they had hoped it would and in the end, the two parted ways. Currently, Hina is dating her Yeh Rista Kya Kehlata Hai director, Neeraj Baliyan and the two seem to be very happy with one another. They have decided to keep their relationship hidden from the public eye. We wish Hina all the very best!