Khan launched an eponymous fashion label that employed poor Pakistani women to
embroider western clothes with eastern handiwork to be sold in London and New
York. Profits were donated to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital but the
company was closed in 2001In 2001, she established the Jemima Khan Afghan
Refugee Appeal to provide tents, clothing, food, and healthcare for Afghan
refugees at Jalozai camp in PeshawarKhan became an Ambassador for UNICEF UK in
2001 and went on field trips to Kenya, Romania, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and
Pakistan, where she helped victims of the 2005 earthquake by raising emergency
funds. She has promoted UNICEF's Breastfeeding Manifesto, Growing Up Alone and
End Child Exploitation campaigns in the UK.
Khan is a
supporter of the Soil Association, and children's charities like HOPING
foundation for Palestinian refugee children. She is a patron of the Quilliam
Foundation, recently set up by two reformed members of the extremist
organisation Hizb ut Tahrir. In 2008, Khan received death threats from Islamic
fundamentalists for supporting and speaking at the launch of the Muslim
think-tank which preaches religious tolerance.
Khan set up the Free Pakistan Movement. She, her family and friends,
participated alongside hundreds of protestors in three demonstrations outside
Downing Street to protest the state of emergency in Pakistan, during which her
ex-husband was incarcerated.
she modeled the relaunched Azzaro Couture fragrance and was a guest co-designer
of a Spring 2009 collection for Azzaro, with her fee reportedly donated to
with John Pilger and Ken Loach, Jemima Khan was among the six people in
Westminster Magistrates Court willing to post bail for Julian Assange when he
was arrested in London on 7 December 2010. She has campaigned against the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as for freedom of information, attending
Assange’s extradition hearings and speaking at the Stop the War Coalition's
rally in defence of Wikileaks alongside Tony Benn and Tariq Ali.
Khan runs a
charitable foundation, the Jemima Khan Foundation.
sponsors the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, an explicitly subversive
award given to the journalist that best “exposes Establishment conduct and its
featured in the new television advertising campaign for The Independent
newspaper and reportedly donated her fee to charity.
walk with Imran khan against US drone attacks in pakistan tribal areas.
As voted by
readers of the Daily Telegraph, she won the Rover People's Award for the best
dressed female celebrity at the 2001 British Fashion Awards. Khan was featured
on Vanity Fair's Annual International Best-Dressed List in 2004, 2005 and 2007.
She attended the Women of Achievement Reception at Buckingham Palace, on 11
known to be shy, modest, stylish, and levelheaded, with her ex-husband describing
her as "very shy".
two sons from her marriage with Imran Khan, Sulaiman Isa (born 1996) and Kasim
(born 1999). Because she wants to have the same last name as her children, she
goes by Jemima Khan. On 29 December 2000, Khan and her family were on a British
Airways jet to Kenya that was temporarily knocked off course and dived
thousands of feet, after a mentally ill passenger tried to seize controls in the
cockpit. Her mother later said, "Jemima was frightened of flying even
before the incident; she's petrified [now]".
her two brothers, reportedly inherited around £300 million from her late
father's £1.2 billion fortune (at 1997 currency rates). In 2010 Khan purchased
the country house of Kiddington Hall near Woodstock in Oxfordshire for a
reported £15 million, which is now currently under refurbishment.
Princess of Wales was a close friend of Khan’s, visiting her twice in Lahore,
Pakistan the year that she died Khan holds dual British and