Get ready for mornings with Maya Khan

Published: March 31, 2013
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Maya Khan comes from a family of journalists and lawyers, so the art of chatter pretty much runs in the genes. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Maya Khan comes from a family of journalists and lawyers, so the art of chatter pretty much runs in the genes. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

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.

Looking back

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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Reader Comments (36)

  • Parvez
    Mar 31, 2013 - 11:34PM

    I never thought Express TV was that desperate…………………. minus 5 for poor standards.

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  • PTI Mardan
    Mar 31, 2013 - 11:49PM

    RIP Express TV

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  • mystreeman
    Apr 1, 2013 - 12:12AM

    Pathetic! Argggggggggggggggh

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  • Hasan Mehmood
    Apr 1, 2013 - 12:13AM

    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.

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  • amir
    Apr 1, 2013 - 12:45AM

    shame on express tv

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  • Asad Shairani
    Apr 1, 2013 - 1:24AM

    Shame on Express TV.

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  • Max
    Apr 1, 2013 - 2:09AM

    Yuckh! Good thing i don’t watch morning shows.

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  • Nadir
    Apr 1, 2013 - 3:28AM

    Wow! What short memories!

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  • Aamir - Toronto
    Apr 1, 2013 - 4:21AM

    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.

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  • GhostRider
    Apr 1, 2013 - 8:34AM

    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

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  • Irtiza
    Apr 1, 2013 - 8:51AM

    She looks cool in the pic

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  • Baby ka Husband
    Apr 1, 2013 - 9:35AM

    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??

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  • GS@Y
    Apr 1, 2013 - 10:09AM

    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.

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  • Umar
    Apr 1, 2013 - 10:17AM

    Well that’s going to be another show I will be proud of missing.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 1, 2013 - 10:27AM

    failure on other channels…..now its Express turn

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  • moeed
    Apr 1, 2013 - 10:43AM

    waste of time

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  • Apr 1, 2013 - 10:59AM

    Pathetic!

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  • Faraz
    Apr 1, 2013 - 11:03AM

    Shame on Express TV!!!

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  • HH
    Apr 1, 2013 - 11:06AM

    @Irtiza
    Perfect case of how looks can be soo sooo deceiving.

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  • Shah
    Apr 1, 2013 - 11:59AM

    Shame of Express News…! They think we are fools. Don’t insult our intelligence.

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  • Baber
    Apr 1, 2013 - 12:13PM

    Disgraceful

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  • Mo Razak
    Apr 1, 2013 - 12:23PM

    Is this some sort of April fool’s joke by Tribune / Express?

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  • TahirF1
    Apr 1, 2013 - 1:04PM

    Oh no! not again!Recommend

  • Ali
    Apr 1, 2013 - 1:43PM

    “Call it my weakness or my strength, but I just care too much for people (in the parks) “

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  • logic europe
    Apr 1, 2013 - 1:57PM

    If so many of you dont like her then she must be good

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  • Hammad
    Apr 1, 2013 - 3:39PM

    Totally wrong decision.

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  • pani ka horse
    Apr 1, 2013 - 4:07PM

    @ET
    first fake fish with 4 eyes and now this???

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  • Amer
    Apr 1, 2013 - 6:16PM

    Do Maya’s parents know she’s doing this morning show? Has she told anyone at home where she’s going?

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  • Fareeha Sultan
    Apr 1, 2013 - 7:56PM

    Though never believed in the concept of ‘ April fool’ but reading this news i really wished it was one …..Good luck Pakistani People….

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  • Fareeha Sultan
    Apr 1, 2013 - 7:57PM

    though never believed in my life in April fool concept but while reading this i really wished it to be the one

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  • Apr 1, 2013 - 9:31PM

    Wasn’t ET one of the papers that created the most hype out of her Date-Raid stunt?

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  • Apr 1, 2013 - 9:59PM

    disgusting, to say the least.

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  • Sighhhh.
    Apr 2, 2013 - 5:41PM

    Morning show or more like a reenactment drama? -_-

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  • 123.
    Apr 2, 2013 - 5:42PM

    Next target of Maya = HERO TV. :P

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  • farina
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:49AM

    shame on express tv

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  • anam
    Apr 25, 2013 - 7:07PM

    @Fareeha Sultan:
    can u give me e.mail adress of maya khan if u know

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