Muniba Mazari

Quick Facts

Full NameMuniba Mazari Baloch
Born3 March 1987 (age 37)
Place of BirthRahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation(s)Artist, activist, motivational speaker, singer, model
Children1 (adopted)
NicknamesThe Iron Lady of Pakistan
UN RoleNational Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan
Recognition– BBC’s 100 Inspirational Women of 2015
– Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2016
Wheelchair UseDue to injuries sustained in a car crash at age 21
Notable TV AppearanceHost of Hum News’s social show “Main Nahi Hum”
TribeBaloch, belonging to the tribe of Mazari
EducationAttended Army Public School; pursued BFA in her hometown
Significant EventInvolved in a car crash on 27 February 2008, leading to paraplegia
Injuries from CrashBroken bones in arm, rib-cage, shoulder blade, collarbone, spine; lung and liver cuts; paralysis of lower body
RecoveryHospitalized and bedridden for two years, followed by physiotherapy and a transition to wheelchair use
Adopted SonNiele (adopted in 2011)
Career Achievements– First Pakistani model and anchor using a wheelchair
– Known for her motivational speaking and activism

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