Maya Ali to receive Pakistani Actress of the Year Award at the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards
Maya Ali has been awarded the Pakistani Actress of the Year Award at this year’s Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA).
DIAFA announced the news via Instagram on Tuesday.
This seems to be the first year this award has been introduced at the show. In 2020, Sajal Aly bagged an award for International Icon and the year before, Mahira Khan was given the International Recognition Award.
Ali made a comeback on our TV screens last year in Pehli Si Mohabbat alongside Sheheryar Munawar. This year she impressed many with her period drama Jo Bichar Gaye with Wahaj Ali. She will next be seen in a drama serial alongside Bilal Ashraf and in film Aasmaan Bolay Ga with Emmad Irfani.
This year’s DIAFAs will be taking place in Dubai on November 4. International celebrities including Michael Morrone of 365 Days, film director Song Yinxi, French singer Gims, Armenian musician Ivetta Mukuchian and others have also been given awards at the event.
The DIAFAs began in 2017 and describe themselves as a “unique and prestigious annual red carpet and awards ceremony that honours distinguished international and Arab personalities, in recognition of their achievements and contributions towards committees and society’s betterment”.