Shazia Mirza is an English comedian who is famous for her deadpan delivery and sharp one-liners. Her recent shows are like The Kardashians Made Me Do It, which went on to be very popular in 2016.
Apart from her professional life, her personal life has been subjecting of interest of all people as she is one of the popular stand-up comedian, actress, and writer of Pakistani heritage.
Is Shazia Mirza Married Or Leading Single Life?
Shazia parent’s wanted her to get married at the age of 20, but now she is 39 and still unmarried.
She is not a type of a woman who would wear a burka and follow her husband and have children. Even though she is still unmarried, she thinks some Muslim men are hot and went as far as labeling them as hairy and macho.
Shazia Mirza with Another Great Comedian, Late Robbin Williams. (Photo Credit: Birmingham Mail)
When she was being asked by The Guardian magazine about what qualities she seeks in men or a partner. In response, she said she had grown up appreciating James Bond and Simon Cowell and thought that all men must be exciting and intelligent as them. She also added, she did not much experience with men.
Furthermore, she told The Guardian about a particular type of men she fancies on 3 August 2008; she said she always fancy the gay guys because they are wonderful and lovely as compared to all the poor ugly straights.
Shazia Mirza’s Short Biography
The actress was born on 3 October 1979 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England and she is currently 38 years of age. Her parents came to the UK from Pakistan in the 1960s where they settled down in Birmingham, England.
Besides Biochemistry degree she also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a successful woman making her living through her comedy tours and writing.
As per wiki, Shania was also the 2002 Winner of The London Comedy Festival and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year.
Despite being born in a Muslim family in Britain, her parents expected her to settle down with a job and a good husband, but Shazia Mirza chose something unconventional. She became a stand-up comedian and got a huge success in her career.
After studying Biochemistry in her college, Shazia Mirza became a secondary Science teacher. But she wanted to pursue other passions in life like acting and comedy. While studying Shazia also took comedy writing classes in the evening. She had also attended acting classes at Rose Bruford College.
Her stand-up career really started to gain prominence when she cracked a joke at the start of acts soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and said ‘My name is Shazia Mirza - at least, that is what it says on my pilot's license’. She said it about the men who hijacked four passenger planes before deliberately crashing them in 2001.
Besides comedy, Mirza is also a regular contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is a prolific writer and has been a regular columnist for The Guardian since 2008. In the year 2006, she started writing a fortnightly column in the New Statesman magazine, for which she won Columnist of the Year 2008 at the prestigious PPA Awards.
She has also made her appearance on some TV shows including The Jonathan Ross Show, Loose Women and Have I Got News For You.
She had to face an onslaught of negative comments on social media when she made the joke on TV regarding the ISIS terrorists, but many also got her joke and said that they would happily buy a ticket for her show.