Updated Mar 20, 2017 02:23pm

Mahira Khan pays tribute to her teachers at Global Teacher Prize

Mahira Khan was invited to attend the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai on Sunday and the star took that opportunity to share how her teachers inspired her ascent to stardom.

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually by the Varkey Foundation to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. This year, Salima Begum from Pakistan made it to the top 10 finalists. The award went to Maggie MacDonnell from Canada.

At the event, Mahira took to the stage to announce the commencement of a National Teacher Prize and described events from her childhood which led her to become the star she is today.

"A few minutes are just not enough to recount all the memories I have and all the influence that my teachers have had on my life," she said before delving into her story.

"Teachers have the power to make a shy little girl like me believe in her dreams. We walk on red carpets, we get to support the causes close to our hearts. people like us — I talk about sportsmen, actors — we do all kinds of things, in fact, people like you and people around the world celebrate our success. But the ones teachers the very people who shape the next generation, don't often get thanked i would say not enough, You are the stars, the true stars."

But that wasn't the only exciting part of the night. The Raees star was also seen bonding with Ranbir Kapoor. The two entered the event together and were inseparable since.

Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize.
Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize.

Huma Adnan, Founder/Creative Director of Pakistani fashion label FnkAsia, was also present at the event.

Mahira Khan, Huma Adnan and Ranbir Kapoor snapped on the red carpet.
Mahira Khan, Huma Adnan and Ranbir Kapoor snapped on the red carpet.

She presented an Amir Adnan ensemble to the Bollywood star at the event.

Huma Adnan gifted a sherwani to the Bollywood star
Huma Adnan gifted a sherwani to the Bollywood star

Last year, Ali Zafar represented Pakistan at Global Teacher Prize.

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Abdulla Hussain Mar 20, 2017 02:37pm

Ranbir Kapoor now you will face the music when you return back home.

hindu Mar 20, 2017 02:50pm

There is no photo of any teacher? Its only publicity.

sachin Mar 20, 2017 03:41pm

The Varkey Foundation - Sunny Varkey (born in 1957 in Kerala, India) is a non-resident Indian, Dubai-based education entrepreneur and education philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of the global advisory and educational management firm GEMS Education, which is the largest operator of private kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools in the world, with a network of over 130 schools in over a dozen countries.[1][2] He is also the chairman of the umbrella business organisation the Varkey Group, and the founder and trustee of the philanthropic Varkey Foundation.

cookie Mar 20, 2017 05:53pm

they look good together. Well done mahira - great speech!

Fahad Mirza Mar 20, 2017 07:55pm

This sherwani is to much big for Ranbir. Ranbir is very slim. he used to wear double and even triple shirts inside. it would be for long term purpose.

Pune-India Mar 20, 2017 09:55pm

@Abdulla Hussain : We don't have any problem with Indian man with Pakistani Ladies

A Mar 20, 2017 10:24pm

@Fahad Mirza He's getting ready for the role to play Sanjay Dutt in his bopic.

Princess_of_DHUMP Mar 21, 2017 12:21am

The award was for the teachers and picturs are of Mahira, Ranbir and of an unknown fashion designer. Some recognition!

Khwarizmi Mar 21, 2017 03:14am

Ranbir Kapoor looks like a normal guy walking the street of my town, not very "hero look alike". Just because grandfather was a goid actor does not mean his son and grandson is a good actor...menaing it's not only politics which goes down in generations in India.

P Setra Mar 21, 2017 04:49am

@Abdulla Hussain Whaat? India is different than what you think.

VIVAAN SINGH Mar 21, 2017 10:10am

Bollywood should lift ban of pakistani actors

zafar Mar 21, 2017 07:54pm

@sachin Gradually everything in world is going to be influenced by Indians. we will reign high just like we used to before.

FromKashmirwithlove Mar 22, 2017 05:11am

@VIVAAN SINGH no way

Sadaf Mar 22, 2017 10:05am

@PrincessofDHUMP not for you but she is well known in Pakistan and dawn is a Pakistani news paper.