Qandeel Baloch

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Qandeel Baloch
Born
Fouzia Azeem

(1990-03-01)March 1, 1990
DiedJuly 15, 2016(2016-07-15) (aged 26)
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Cause of deathHomicide by asphyxia
Resting placeBasti Thaddi, DGK, Punjab, Pakistan
ResidenceKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Other namesQandeel Baloch
OccupationModel, actress, activist, singer, television personality
Years active2013–16
Spouse(s)
Aashiq Hussain (m. 2008–2010)
Children1
Websitewww.qandeelbaloch.in

Fouzia Azeem (Urdu: فوزیہ عظیم‎; March 1, 1990 – July 15, 2016), better known by the name Qandeel Baloch (Urdu: قندیل بلوچ‎), was a Pakistani model, actress, feminist activist and social media celebrity. Baloch became famous due to her videos discussing her daily routine and many controversial issues.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Baloch first received recognition from the media in 2013, when she auditioned for Pakistan Idol; her audition went viral and she became an Internet celebrity.[2][3] She was one of the top 10 most searched for persons on the internet in Pakistan and both celebrated and criticized for her videos and posts.[4]

Death[change | change source]

On July 15, 2016, Baloch was strangled while she was asleep in her parents' house in Multan.[5][6] Her brother Waseem confessed to the murder saying she was "bringing disrepute" to the "family's honour".[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sarah Raza and Ayesha Rehman (September 9, 2015). "Self proclaimed drama queen: Qandeel Baloch". Samaa TV.
  2. "Hilarious audition of Qandeel Baloch In Pakistan Idol". ABP Live. March 23, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  3. "Desperate for instant fame, Pakistan model Qandeel Baloch, who had recently made headlines with her antics to gain popularity, now has come with another way of grabbing the limelight". Siasat.pk. March 24, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  4. "Qandeel Baloch murder: This video gives an insight into the Pakistani model's life". 2016-07-16. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  5. Gabol, Imran (July 16, 2016). "Qandeel Baloch murdered by brother in Multan: police". Dawn News. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  6. Penzenstadler, Nick (July 16, 2016). "Pakistani model killed after offending conservatives". USA Today. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  7. "Qandeel Baloch's brother arrested, says he killed her for 'honour'". Pakistan Today. July 17, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  8. Karasin, Ekin (July 16, 2016). "Pakistani Instagram star Qandeel Baloch 'strangled in honour killing by her brother for posting raunchy clips and photos'". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  9. Reilly, Katie (July 16, 2016). "Pakistani Model Qandeel Baloch Strangled by Brother in Apparent 'Honor Killing'". Time (magazine). Retrieved July 17, 2016.