Mehreen Pirzada is an Indian actress and model, who mainly works in the Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Punjabi entertainment industries. She rose to prominence after playing the role of Honey in the Telugu comedy film F2: Fun and Frustration.
She did her primary schooling at a convent school in Punjab. She then attended Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, where she served as a student council member. Parizada also attended Pathways World School, Aravali, where she pursued internationally recognized programs like the International General Certificate of Secondary Education program and International Baccalaureate (IB). During her school days, she was an active member of the International Rotary Club and also volunteered for the National Cadet Corps (NCC). She also served as the Vice President of her school’s Interact Club. Mehreen was equally good at sports in her school days and used to take part in air pistol competitions. She made it to the pre-nationals twice, but could not take part in it as her high school exam dates clashed with the competition dates. As Mehreen excelled in business studies in her school days, she moved to New York, and enrolled herself at a business school. However, while she was in the second year of her college, Mehreen developed an interest in acting and decided to relocate to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 50 Kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-28-34
Mehreen Pirzada belongs to a Punjabi Sikh family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Gurlal Pirzada, was an agriculturist and realtor. His mother, Paramjit Kaur Pirzada, is a homemaker. She has a younger brother named Gurfateh Pirzada, who is also a model and actor.
Husband & Children
She is unmarried.
Mehreen Pirzada got engaged to Bhavya Bishnoi, son of Adampur, Hisar MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi, and grandson of former Haryana state Chief Minister Bhajan Lal on 12 March 2021 in Jaipur in the presence of their family members and close friends. They were set to tie the knot in the same year. However, they postponed their marriage due to COVID-19 restrictions in India. In July 2021, the couple broke their engagement. Sharing the news with her fans, Mehreen took to Instagram and wrote,
Bhavya Bishnoi and I have decided to break off our engagement and not go ahead with the wedding. It’s a decision that has been taken amicably and in the best interest. With respect in my heart, I would like to say that from now on I have no further association with Bhavya Bishnoi, any of his family members or friends. This is the only statement I will be making regarding this, and I hope that everyone respects my privacy as this is a very private matter. Meanwhile, I will continue to work and am looking forward to giving my best in my future projects and performances.”
Mehreen Pirzada started her career as a child model at the age of 10 when she walked the ramp at a beauty pageant, where she won the title of Kasauli Princess. Later, in 2013, she participated in the beauty pageant Miss South Asia Canada in Toronto and was crowned Miss Personality.
She then associated with the Jemini Face Modeling company and featured in the photoshoots of various popular designers. She has appeared in the TV commercials of various brands like Dove India, Nikon, Pears, and Thumbs Up.
In 2014, she appeared in the music video of the Punjabi song Kalla Chann, sung by Sharry Mann.
Mehreen Pirzada made her acting debut in 2016 with the Telugu-language romantic comedy thriller film Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha. In the film, she played the role of Mahalakshmi. The film was a hit in India as well as in the US.
In the same year, he appeared in the Telugu films Mahanubhavudu (2017), Raja the Great (2017), C/o Surya (2017), and Jawaan (2017).
Some of her other Telugu films include Pantham (2018), F2: Fun and Frustration (2019), Entha Manchivaadavuraa (2020), and Manchi Rojulochaie (2021).
Pirzada made her Hindi film debut in 2017 with the fantasy-comedy film Phillauri in which she played the role of Anu Gill. The film starred Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, and Suraj Sharma in the lead roles.
She made her Tamil film debut in 2017 with the action drama film Nenjil Thunivirundhal in which she played the role of Janani.
The film was also released in the Telugu language. In 2018, she played the role of Swati Mahendran in the Tamil-language political thriller film NOTA. She has also appeared in the Tamil films Pattas (2020) and Spark (2023).
Mehreen Pirzada made her Punjabi film debut in 2019 by playing the role of Kirat in the film DSP Dev.
In the same year, she appeared in the Punjabi film Ardab Mutiyaran in which she played the role of Shruti Chadda Ahuja.
Mehreen Pirzada made her OTT debut with the Disney+Hotstar period crime thriller series Sultan of Delhi (2023) in which she played the role of Sanjana. Directed by Milan Luthria, the series is based on the book Sultan of Delhi: Ascension by Arnab Ray.
Criticized for her role in Sultan of Delhi
In 2023, after the Hindi-language web series Sultan of Delhi streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Mehreen was criticised and trolled on social media for her hardcore intimate scenes in the series. Later, Mehreen took to X (previously, Twitter) to explain that the scene depicting marital rape in the series was misunderstood as an intimate scene by some on social media. NDTV She wrote,
There was a scene in Sultan Of Delhi that depicted a brutal Marital Rape. It pains me to see that a serious issue like Marital Rape has been described by many in the media as a Sex Scene. This trivializes something that is a serious issue that many women the world over are currently dealing with.”
She further added,
It disturbs me that a certain section of the media and people on social media have picked upon this, these people should understand that they have sisters and daughters too and I pray to god they never have to go through such trauma in their own lives as just the thought of such brutality and violence against women is repugnant.”
- Zee Cine Award Telugu for Entertainer of the Year for the film Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (2017)
- 16th Santosham Film Award for Best Actress (Special Jury Award) for the film Mahanubhavudu (2018)
- Zee Telugu Apsara Award for Trendsetter of the Year (2018)
- Actor: Ranbir Kapoor
- Singer: Sharry Mann
- Food: Ragi Mudde
- Beverage: Coffee
- Book: Palace Of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- Mehreen Pirzada loves travelling and doing adventure sports in her leisure time.
- In an interview, Mehreen revealed that she grew up as a tomboy and enjoyed being in the company of boys. She also revealed that she had never worn any skirts until she turned twenty.
- A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, Mehreen has represented India at various international dance festivals.
- She has also represented India at the Young Global Leaders Conference in Washington D.C. and New York City.
- Mehreen is a fitness enthusiast and follows a strict workout regimen. She also does Yoga for her physical and mental peace.
- Pirzada is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Berlin.
- She is often spotted consuming alcohol at various events and parties.
- Mehreen Pirzada follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In an interview, Mehreen revealed that growing up she kept switching her career aspirations. She said that one day she desired to become a pilot, the other day an astronaut or a doctor or an IAS/IPS officer. Until her class 12, she was unsure about the career she wanted to pursue.