Mahira Kakkar

Mahira Kakkar - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Mahira Kakkar is a well-known actress and model from India. Mahira Kakkar is better known for her role as Asha in the movie ‘Hank and Asha’ for which she earned the Napa Valley Film Festival Awards 2013.

Early Life

Mahira Kakkar came to the world on the 18th of September 1982, in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. As of 2022, her age is 40 years old, and holds Indian nationality. She has her belief in Hinduism and has a birth sign of Sagittarius.

Her name ‘Mahira’ was given by her grandfather, which is derived from the Urdu word Mahir which means ‘talented.’ Coming to her family background, she was raised by her parent in India. She is the daughter of Mira Kakkar (mother), and her father’s name is still a mystery.

Moreover, she has not shared whether she has any siblings or not. Talking about her academic career, she attended Modern High School for Girls, La Martiniere for Girls.

Later, she enrolled at the Jadavpur University in Kolkata where she earned a gold medal in English Literature. From an early age, she was interested in Bolshoi and Kirov ballets as well as learned Bharatanatyam dance and Indian classical music.

At the time of her school days, she was inspired to become a ballet dancer, actor, or rockstar. After finishing her graduation, she went to New York City to get training in acting from The Juilliard School Drama Division.

Professional Career


Before entering in the entertainment industry, Mahira Kakkar polished her acting skills by performing in theatres. She made her television debut in the 2007 television series called ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ by portraying a small role.

Later, she appeared in the television series ‘The Big C’ (2011). That same year, she started in the OCBS crime mystery drama television series ‘Blue Bloods.’ In this series, she played a minor role as Dr. Gupta which was appreciated by audiences and earned her early fame.

Over the course, she has been cast in several television series such as ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘Louie,’ ‘Odd Mom Out,’ ‘Friends From College,’ ‘New Amsterdam,’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

In 2020, she earned her first lead role in the Netflix series ‘A Suitable Boy’ along with Tanya Maniktala and Ishaan Khattar. Similarly, she joined the cast of Jeff Rake’s created mystery sci-fi drama television series ‘Manifest’ as Dr. Aria Gupta and appeared for 11 episodes. She has appeared in the podcast series ‘Uncovidable’ (2020), and ‘Help’ (2022).


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Caption: Mahira Kakkar in the movie, Hank and Asha (Source: IMDb)

She made her movie debut in the 2013 film ‘Hank and Ashaa’ portraying the lead role of Asha. For her performance in the movie, she earned many recognitions including the Napa Valley Film Festival Awards 2013.

In the 2019 movie ‘Bit Me’ she was cast in the movie, starting with Naomi McDougall Jones, Katherine Kahrs, and Aurelio Voltaire. In the movie, she played the supporting role of Lily. Apart from this, she has been featured in short films, ‘Oil and Vinegar’ (2015), and ‘Hechki’ (2014).


At the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2013, she won the Best Actress Award for the role in ‘Hank and Asha.’ Similarly, she was nominated for Best Actress for her role in ‘Hank and Asha’ at the 2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival.

Mahira Kakkar – Net Worth 2023

Working for successful films and television series, she has collected a huge sum of money in her professional career. As of 2022, Mahira Kakkar’s net worth is estimated around at $3 million. However, her salary, income, and earnings are still missing.

Relationship Status

Talking about her personal life, Mahira Kakkar married John Paul. Moreover, her husband is a poet, musician, and programmer by profession. Currently, the couple lives in New York. In addition, her husband John is the author of the book ‘Crown Prince of Rabbits.’

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Caption: Mahira Kakkar with her husband (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, this well-known actress is out of controversy, and gossip and is fully focused on her career and also managed time for her family and husband.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Mahira Kakkar with Laura Kai Chen, and Mia Katigbak (Source: Facebook)

Mahira stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 55 kg. Moreover, she has black eyes with salt/pepper hair color, and her body measurement measures 32-28-34 inches.

Mahira Kakkar – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@mahirakakkar’ there are over 6.7k followers. Likewise, there are 402 followers on her Twitter page ‘@mahirakakkar’ and she is not active on Facebook.