Tahmena Bokhari is a Pakistani-Canadian beauty pageant titleholder and social worker.
She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and spent several childhood years in Faisalabad, Pakistan. She won Mrs. Pakistan World 2010 in Toronto and became the 3rd Pakistani woman in history to represent married women on an international platform. Currently she holds the title of Mrs. United Nations 2010, which she won in Negril, Jamaica. She became the first Pakistani beauty queen to bring back the title for Pakistan.
She obtained her master’s in social work from the University of Toronto and subsequently traveled abroad, working with orphans, victims of poverty, and natural disaster survivors. For six weeks, she worked in the relief efforts following the October 8, 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, including serving as a translator for foreign doctors.
As a college professor, Bokhari teaches social work at Seneca and George Brown colleges. She has worked as a consultant to governments and organizations, and as a public speaker and writer in the Greater Toronto Area. She focuses on diversity, ending violence against women, health (particularly cancer), and issues involving immigrants and settlement.