An actress, a host, a makeup artist, a successful entrepreneur, a social activist, and a Chairperson is none other than Atiqa Odho.
When we think about all these roles, we think about six different people, and usually, it’s correct, but, in her case, it would be wrong.
Atiqa Odho, a household name in Pakistan, is the one who is playing all these roles in her life. Not only does she manages her professional life well, but she takes all the responsibilities of her personal life very seriously.
Along with her, there are various other Pakistani actresses who have followed their hearts fearlessly, like Salma Hassan and Asma Abbas.
Early Life of Atiqa Odho
Atiqa was born on the 12th of February 1968 into a Sindhi family. Interestingly, Atiqa has royalty in her blood, as her royal grandfather was a Sardar of Jacobabad.
Unfortunately, as of writing this, we do not have any information regarding Atiqa’s parents and whether she has any siblings. The actress likes to keep these details under the wrap.
Her Remarkbale Career
Atiqa Odho has found a lot of success in all aspects of her career. Did you know that Odho began her professional career at the age of 21 years as a makeup artist and hairstylist?
Mainly, the actress did makeup for advertising agencies in Karachi, Pakistan. Interestingly, Anwar Maqsood offered him a role in her play. Therefore, Atiqa’s first acting role came in Anwar Maqsood’s play, Sitara Aur Mehrunissa.
Furthermore, Atiqa got her first movie role in a Pakistani crime-thriller Jo Darr Gaya Wo Marr Gya in the year 1995.
To date, the actress has starred in nine movies. Although her acting in films was generally praised, her primary success came in the Pakistani television world.
Moreover, Aqita Odho has starred in more than 35 TV shows. Atiqa recently starred in the thriller-drama series Hania on ARY TV.
Not to miss that she has also hosted many shows. Her first hosting gig came in the Nestle’s Nido Young stars. That’s not all; she has also hosted Karishma Passion, Let’s Makeup, In The Spotlight With Atiqa Odho, and Aap ki Baat Atiqa Ke Saath.
Atiqa’s unreal talent is not just limited to acting and hosting; Atiqa is also running a successful business. She is the CEO of Odho Cosmetics and Odho Productions.
Atiqa Odho’s Involvement in Social Work
Like many celebrities these days, Atiqa Odho is also involved in a lot of social work. Atiqa first became active in various philanthropic work in the year 2016.
She has been working with the hospital Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. Moreover, Atiqa is involved with the Fatmeed Foundation, which helps people with specialized lifesaving medicare services and diagnostic solutions for people less fortunate.
Also, she volunteers as a social worker in “Humara Mulk, Humaray Log.” Atiqa is also the brand ambassador for a campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer in Pakistan which further signifies how important she is to the country.
Another example of such is her being appointed as the Chairperson of the Actors Collaborative of Pakistan. The sole purpose of her being appointed is to continue the upward trend in the Pakistani Television and Movies scene.
Her Political Career and Liquor Case Controversy
Atiqa joined the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) in the year 2010. Unfortunately, She had to resign from the party due to what is now known as the Liquor Case Controversy.
On the 5th of June 2011, Atiqa was detained by the airport authorities at the now-defunct Benazir Bhutto International Airport for allegedly carrying two liquor bottles within her luggage.
Although the actress was released soon after, the controversy stayed and ruined what could have been a very successful political career. The controversy finally came to an end nine years later when the actress was acquitted by the Rawalpindi Civil Court in August 2020.
Atiqa Odho tied the knot for the very first time at the age of just 15 years old. She gave birth to her first daughter at the age of 16.
Also, the celebrity then gave birth to his second child, a boy, at the age of 19. Unfortunately, the actress and her husband split up six years after their marriage.
Atiqa got married for the second time at the age of 21. She gave life and love a second and married Javed Akhund. With Javed, Atiqa also had a daughter and a son.
She gave birth to her adorable son at the age of 29. Atiqa’s second marriage also, unfortunately, did not last long, and she and her husband split up after a few years.
Atiqa tied the knot for the third time. Atiqa married Samar Ali Khan in the year 2012. Currently, the couple seems to be living a happy, loving married life. It seemed like the third time was a charm for her.
Her Presence on Social Media
Like any other celebrity today, Atiqa is also very active on her social media. She is on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter, but after combing through all her profiles, we can confirm that Atiqa is indeed the most active on her Instagram.
Atiqa has posted more than 2000 posts on her Instagram. She mainly posts content related to her work, but there are some posts that tell us about the love she has for her family.
Atiqa Odho also posts behind-the-scenes content and a lot of throwback pictures and videos as well.
With more than 252000 followers on her Instagram, she likes to share part of her life with her followers.
Aside from the usual social media platforms, Atiqa also has her website. She uses her website to provide announcements regarding her work.
When we hear about a modern woman, we get an image in our mind of a young girl who’s got it all. Well, Atiqa Odho may not be young in age but what she has achieved in her life so far certainly speaks volumes.
Unfortunately, due to the society we live in, one can only imagine the hardships Atiqa would have had to go through to achieve all that she has done. Despite it all, she kept going and never gave up on her dreams.
Atiqa Odho is truly the perfect example of a modern confident woman. We can only tip our hats to her amazing achievements and get some inspiration to get up and chase after our dream.
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