Mohib Mirza is a Pakistani actor, host and theatre director best known for portraying the main character Ishrat Baji on Aag TV's sitcom Ishrat Baji.
Mirza was born in Karachi, to a Urdu-speaking family. Mirza is the youngest in his family with his parents and an elder sister. His father is a passionate lover of Subcontinental music and Urdu poetry.
Mirza did his primary schooling from St Judes in North Nazimabad Town, Karachi. When he progressed towards secondary school, he enrolled for drama classes as a hobby; it was not until he went on to do his graduation that he realised his passion for acting.
Mirza started off as a theatre actor in 1999. He was doing Bachelors in Commerce and ran out of funds for the next semester which made him and his friends start a theatre company of their own called Dramaybazz. They wrote and directed an Urdu play One way ticket, which ran in PACC for 7 days receiving an overwhelming response. Mirza managed to raise more than thrice the amount of money he needed.
Mirza made his debut on television in Sahira Kazmi's popular PTV drama serial Zebunnisa, about a girl who becomes the victim of domestic violence. Since then Mirza has acted in numerous television serials, telefilms, sitcoms and TV commercials.
He earned international recognition with his film Insha Allah (2009), winning the award in Best Supporting Actor category at the International Filmmaker Film Festival held in Kent, England. Mirza is the first Pakistani actor to be awarded at the festival. He is currently producing a pictorial book titled Silent Cinema, with which he wishes to revive Pakistan's film industry. He stated that the title symbolizes how the Pakistani cinema is silent and that it needs to show its true potential. The film will star Mirza, with Sanam Baloch, Juggan Kazim, and Sunita Marshall.
Mirza is married to famous television actress and model Aamina Sheikh. Their wedding was a three-day event taking place from April 30 to May 2, 2005. Mohib and Aamina met on the sets of a show which Mohib was hosting and Aamina was directing. In an interview given to Jang, Mohib revealed that he had the hardest time convincing Aamina's father and that each meeting with him involved 'extensive grilling'.
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