Hina Khan was born to a Muslim family in Srinagar, J&K, but she moved to Delhi to do her management studies. She was an average at studies as she was more interested in painting and singing than her studies. But, she has a degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA) from CCA School of Management, Gurgaon, Delhi.
She had wanted to be a journalist, but instead became an actress. One day Hina went with her friends for the auditions of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She had not even taken the audition seriously, but very next day she got a call from the production house and there she was playing Akshara.