Salim Karim is a Pakistani entrepreneur, who gained attention in 2023 when he tied the knot with the renowned Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. He is the CEO and co-founder of Simpaisa, based in Karachi.
Salim Karim was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in economics at University of Western Ontario, London from 2001 to 2005.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
Salim got married to Pakistani actress Mahira Khan on 1 October 2023 at Pearl Continental Hotel Bhurban in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area of Pakistan. The news about their wedding was revealed by Mahira’s manager Anushay Talha Khan, who took to Instagram and posted a video in which Mahira was seen walking towards Salim, who had tears in his eyes after seeing her.
Salim is Mahira’s second husband. Before him, she was married to Ali Askari, who is a TV actor, director, and producer. They separated in 2015 after eight years of marriage. Together, they have a 13-year-old son named Azlan.
Mahira is known for her role as Khirad Hussain in the romantic drama Humsafar, where she starred alongside Fawad Khan. She has also worked in Bollywood, making her debut in 2017 with the film Raees, co-starring with Shah Rukh Khan. Salim and Mahira held their engagement ceremony in 2019 in Turkey with only close friends and family members present.
Salim was in a relationship with actress Mahira Khan for seven years before getting married in 2023. Salim and Mahira first met in 2017 at an event organized by Tapmad TV, a TV app.
After that, they were often seen together on many other occasions.
In 2019, after they got engaged, there was still no confirmation about their relationship. Their dating was confirmed by Mahira in 2020 on Samina Peerzada’s web show, Rewind with Samina Peerzada where she was invited as a guest. When the host asked if Mahira was in love, she replied saying, ‘Yeah, I think I am in love.’
In 2005, he began his career as an assistant brand manager at GSK, a company based in the United States. He continued working there until 2008. In 2015, he became a team leader at the Italian company ENI. In 2016, he founded Simpaisa which enables users to conduct financial transactions directly using their SIM cards. The company collaborates with merchants in various industries across 15 countries.
- Salim prefers to keep his personal life private, so he does not post on social media regularly.
- He also works as a professional DJ. Some of the popular tracks made by him are TwentyTwo Don’t Trip, In Phrases, Mukkho Jatti, Live at Blue Moon Twenty Two, Nowhere but Here, and Quarantine Mix.