Muniba Mazari is a stunning and talented Pakistani model, artist, activist & motivational speaker. She was born on 3 March 1987 in Rahim Yar Khan, Southern, Pakistan. The BBC named her one of the 100 Inspirational Women of 2015 and she became the National Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan.
A model, singer, motivational speaker, artist, activist, anchor, and model, Muniba Mazari has gained fame in a variety of areas. Most of her career, however, has been built on painting and motivational speaking. In addition to painting, she found a job running Areeb Azhar’s Facebook page for a monthly salary. She also started work at her son’s school for a startup project called Dheeray Bolo (Speak Slowly), which involved teaching Urdu at various schools.
The managing director of Pakistan Television (PTV) at the time, Mohammad Malick, learnt about her because of her TED talk, and asked her to work at PTV. She also worked for Clown Town in September, 2014, which allowed her to work with children and the elderly.
Muniba was chosen by Pond’s as the Pond’s Miracle Woman. She was also chosen by international hairdressing salon, Toni & Guy, to become the first-ever wheelchair-using model in Asia. Her first campaign for them was called Women of Substance. Muniba was appointed by the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, to be a part of Pakistan’s first ever National Youth Council in June 2019.
Originally from the Mazari tribe of Balochs, Muniba is of Baloch ancestry. Her father is an artist, he taught her basic art. She married a Pakistani Air-force pilot named Khurram Shahzad at 18 years old. When she was 27 February 2008 the couple had a bad car accident on the way to Rahim Yar Khan Punjab) from Quetta Balochistan. Muniba received several injuries.
Most damaging of all was the injury to spine- It left her paraplegic (motor & sensory functions impaired). It left her entire lower body paralyzed. She was moved from local hospitals to the Karachi Agha Khan Hospital.
She was bed ridden for 2 couple of years after the initial treatment. Slowly she made partial recovery with physiotherapy. She uses a wheelchair to move. She now lives in Rawalpindi with her divorced mother. She adopted a son in 2011, her son Nael is adorable.
In 2014, the couple separated, and in 2015, they divorced. Khurram sued her in 2017 for defamation, demanding 10 Million Pakistani Rupees. The court dimissed the case in January 2018.