KARACHI: Meeting Maya Khan in person makes one realise that she has two prominent traits — she is very emotional and quite talkative. She admits the former quality was passed down to her from her mother, while she owes the latter to her genes as well as her participation in the debating squad back in her school days.
Maya comes from a family of journalists and lawyers, so the art of chatter pretty much runs in the family. In her years as a talk show host and a VJ, she has never been not scared to take risks. She is now ready to host a morning show, The Maya Khan Show, on Express News and says it will be an “Aam aadmi ka aam show [a regular show for the common man]”.
“I won’t claim to offer something new, something that hasn’t been done before, but it will be a people-focused show,” says Maya. “It will be about whoever is watching it,” She says she is back with this endeavour to prove herself to the world. “Life is about 3 Ds — deliver, deserve and then demand,” she says, adding that she would also love to do bhangra to make it a “full of life” show.
The Maya Khan Show will run on Express News in the morning hour April 1 onwards. Those who miss it can later tune into Express’ entertainment channel at chai time.
Her career began when she was only four years old, as she took up her first television project. Her two years in the industry started with voice-overs for commercials and moved on to hosting a quiz show called Bujhiye in 1994 for PTV when she was only 10 years old.
From RJ to being a VJ, she gradually paved space for herself in the world of entertainment; she also hosted shows for other private channels. “Call it my weakness or my strength, but I just care too much for people — I don’t care how I look, all I care about is how they relate to me and I, to them,” she says, claiming that she is the first morning show host to have ever touched people’s lives by discussing social issues.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2013.
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@Fareeha Sultan: can u give me e.mail adress of maya khan if u know
shame on express tv
Next target of Maya = HERO TV. :P
Morning show or more like a reenactment drama? -_-
disgusting, to say the least.
Wasn't ET one of the papers that created the most hype out of her Date-Raid stunt?
though never believed in my life in April fool concept but while reading this i really wished it to be the one
Though never believed in the concept of ' April fool' but reading this news i really wished it was one .....Good luck Pakistani People....
Do Maya's parents know she's doing this morning show? Has she told anyone at home where she's going?
@ET first fake fish with 4 eyes and now this???
Totally wrong decision.
If so many of you dont like her then she must be good
“Call it my weakness or my strength, but I just care too much for people (in the parks) "
Is this some sort of April fool's joke by Tribune / Express?
Shame of Express News...! They think we are fools. Don't insult our intelligence.
@Irtiza Perfect case of how looks can be soo sooo deceiving.
Shame on Express TV!!!
waste of time
failure on other channels.....now its Express turn
Well that's going to be another show I will be proud of missing.
Interesting how this article doesn't even mention her disgraceful exit from her previous TV job. I think that's a relevant detail of her storied "career", so it should have been brought up.
TV and press are themselves to blame for setting such poor standards on ethics and morality. Their vision is even shallower than those of our politicians etc., Why weep for new dawn??
She looks cool in the pic
It is the same newspaper that carried various news regarding her vigilante show and now you guys are extalling her...moments like these make me believe our media is hypocrite
Isn't she the same dramma queen who fabricated the fake TV show on young boys & girls dating each other in public parks.......Express TV, didn't you find someone better than her.
Wow! What short memories!
Yuckh! Good thing i don't watch morning shows.
Shame on Express TV.
shame on express tv
Its only recently that she was accused of harrasment of couples on live TV, was sacked from the show and ended up apologizing after a huge uproar on social media. Shame on Express TV for insulting our intelligence and assuming we have a short memory.
RIP Express TV
I never thought Express TV was that desperate...................... minus 5 for poor standards.