Khatira – Mozhdah Jamalzadah

Khatira the spirited daughter of translator Aman, is played by Mozhdah Jamalzadah. Born in Kabul Afghanistan, the Vancouver-based icon has sparked conversations and inspired women all over the world as a bold, big-hearted example of female leadership. Through her internationally renowned music career and groundbreaking television show The Mozhdah Show, Mozhdah has inspired profound respect and serious controversy in equal measure. She’s the first Afghan artist to produce hit records in English, capturing a global audience and performing on international stages.

In addition to being a talented actor and sucessful music artist, Mozhdah has also released her biography – Voice of Rebellion written by
written by journalist/author Roberta Staley.

Many have tried to silence her, but Mozhdah Jamalzadah remains the most powerful female voice of her generation in Afghanistan, boldly speaking out about women’s rights. Voice of Rebellion charts her incredible journey, including arriving in Canada as a child refugee, setting her father’s protest poem to music (and making it a #1 hit), performing that song for Michelle and Barack Obama, and, finally, being invited to host her own show in Afghanistan. But even as her words resonated with women and families, Mozhdah received angry death threats—some of them serious—and was eventually advised to return to Canada.

Check out one of Mozhdah’s music videos – Oba Derta Rowrom.