Seasoned Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik surprised the cricketing community by sharing news of his third marriage, on Saturday. Putting an end to speculations about his divorce from Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza, Malik used X (formerly Twitter) to disclose that he has entered into matrimony with Pakistani actress Sana Javed.
Notably, speculation about Malik’s romantic involvement with Sana had circulated for some time. The former Pakistan captain added fuel to these rumors when he extended birthday wishes to the actress last year, accompanied by a picture of the two. It’s worth noting that Malik and Sania tied the knot in 2010 and celebrated the arrival of their only child, Izhaan, in 2018.
Malik had previously expressed his support for Javed when the actress faced criticism for purportedly displaying rude behavior towards juniors and makeup artists on the set. While the cricketing community is well-acquainted with Malik’s life, let’s delve into the life of Sana, the cricketer’s most recent life partner.
Early life and education
Sana was born on March 25 1993 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Following her education at the Pakistan International School in Jeddah, she relocated to Karachi along with her family. Subsequently, Sana successfully earned her degree from the University of Karachi.
Embarking on her professional journey as a young model, Sana ventured into the world of television commercials. In 2012, she initiated her acting career with the series “Mera Pehla Pyar.” That same year, the Jeddah-born artist made a brief appearance in “Shehr-e-Zaat,” a spiritual romantic drama series in Pakistan.
Rise to fame
Sana gained prominence by portraying an antagonist in the Hum TV romantic drama “Zara Yaad Kar,” opposite Zahid Ahmed and Yumna Zaidi. Her film debut came in 2017 with the socio-comedy film “Mehrunisa V Lub U.”
In that same year, she secured the lead role in “Rangreza.” Following these ventures, Sana earned widespread acclaim and public admiration for her portrayal of the lead character Khaani in the romantic drama series “Khaani.”
In October 2020, Sana entered into matrimony with Umair Jaswal, a singer, actor, and former member of the rock band Qayaas, in a private Nikah ceremony held at her residence in Karachi. Nevertheless, the couple went their separate ways and finalized their divorce in 2023.
Awards and recognition
Sana has garnered numerous accolades and honors throughout her acting journey. In 2019, she earned a nomination for the Lux Style Awards in both the Popular and Critics categories for her outstanding performance in “Khaani.” The following year, Sana clinched the PISA Award for Best Actress (Critics) for her role in “Ruswai.” In the subsequent year, she secured the People’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Nand Role for her contribution to “Ruswai.”
In the age of digital interconnectivity, Sana is actively involved on social media, specifically Instagram. Her account serves as a portal to her personal moments, offering fans insights into both her professional and personal life. Whether sharing heartwarming family photos or snapshots from her acting endeavors, Sana provides a diverse perspective on her life.