Qandeel Baloch Biography

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Born on 1 March 1990 (age 25) at Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.
Nationality: Pakistani
Occupation: Social Media Celebrity.
Height : 5 ft 3 in (1.61 m)
Years Active : 2013-2016 Died : 15 July 2016 (aged 26)

Fouzia Azeem (1 March 1990 – 15 July 2016), known by her stage name Qandeel Baloch, was a Pakistani model, actress, social media celebrity and activist. Azeem rose to prominence due to her videos on social networks discussing her daily routine, her rights as a Pakistani woman, and various controversial issues.

Azeem was born on 1 March 1990 in Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab. She hailed from Shah Sadar Din. She came from an underprivileged family, the daughter of Anwar Bibi and Muhammad Azeem who scratched a living from local farming. She had 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Growing up she was interested in her studies as well as acting and singing. Before her rise to fame, her first job was as a bus hostess.


Baloch’s fame was based on her social media posts pictures, videos and comments. These were considered bold and outrageous by the largely conservative Pakistani community. Her most popular videos were those of her with her catchphrase “How em luking?” (How am I looking?) and those of her saying “Maire sar mai pain ho raha hai” (my head hurts) in a funny and catchy tone. Her catchphrases became popular and were humorously adopted by Pakistani youth. They also featured dubbing social media site dubsmash and became widely popular among Indian and Pakistani youth alike. Some international news media compared her to Kim Kardashian; however, local commentators stated that she was more significant than Kardashian, as Baloch “went against the norms of society” and lived life on her own terms. She started to appear on Pakistani talk shows regularly by 2014, either to perform songs or to discuss her rising social media popularity. She also served as digital manager at Neptuner Web Solutions.

On 15 July 2016, Qandeel Baloch was drugged and then asphyxiated by her brother M. Waseem while she was asleep at her parents’ home in Multan. Her death was reported by her father Azeem. It was first reported as a shooting, but an autopsy report confirmed that Baloch was murdered by asphyxiation while she was asleep, on the night of 15–16 July, around 11:15 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. By the time her body was found she had already been dead for between fifteen and thirty-six hours.

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