What is real name, background of Qandeel Baloch?

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LAHORE: Controversy Queen Qandeel Baloch, who has been making headlines for her scandalous and controversial statements on TV and for her bold videos on social media, is nowadays in limelight for her meeting with Mufti Abdul Qavi in a secretive hotel room.

Though, the contentious televangelist is renowned with the identity of Qandeel Baloch from Karachi, she is actually completely opposite of what she actually puts up on media.

Qandeel Baloch’s real name is Fouzia Azeem and she hails from one of the most backward areas of Dera Ghazi Khan, called Shah Sadar Din – a far cry from the glitzy city of lights (Karachi) that she says she is from.

Back in 2003-04, when she was still in the eighth grade, she fell in love with a boy and they both decided to elope together. Unfortunately, the day Fouzia fled her home the boy she was in love with ditched her.

This betrayal marked a turning point in the model’s life who then decided to become completely self-reliant in life.

She joined a bus transport company as a hostess and braved the grim challenges of life. Back then, she was reportedly in touch with her family. However, she later decided to move on with her life and joined show business with a new name Qandeel Baloch.

In 2007, she went to South Africa to earn money for herself. She later worked in the Middle East and various European countries before opting to return back to Pakistan to work on her acting skills.

Qandeel now switches between Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad to fuel her rising star. Reportedly, she is now in correspondence with her family and stays with her father when she is in Lahore.

Qandeel has four sibling brothers, one of them is a drug addict, while another one is employed by the Punjab Police. The third one earns his livelihood in Saudi Arabia while the fourth is still of school-going age.

The story originally appeared in Daily Pakistan.

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