To the locals, she is known simply as the inspirational school teacher Jiya, but whenever evil is afoot, she takes on her alter identity, Burka Avenger. She uses Takht Kabaddi (a secret ancient mystic martial art where books and pens are primarily used as weapons in conjunction with a variety of Advanced acrobatic moves) to defeat the bad guys. As the Burka Avenger, she uses the Burka as a disguise to conceal her true identity like super heroes do. No one knows the truth except for her father, Kabaddi Jan.

Ashu's twin brother and also best friends with Mooli and Golu the goat. Immu is athletic and brave and relies on his instincts to get him and his friends out of tough situations.

The Mayor of Halwapur, Vadero Pajero is the typical corrupt politician seeking to gain power and money for himself. He rules with an iron fist and often partners with Baba Bandook to accomplish his evil plans. He is cunning and crafty and can be quite persuasive when he wants to be.

Cute and goofy, Mooli is best friends with Ashu and Immu and accompanies them in all their adventures. He gets scared easily yet has a knack for getting into trouble. Ashu and Immu often have to rescue him. He lives with Papa Mooli and Mama Mooli on the Mooli farm where they grow the best moolis (radishes) in town. He loves eating moolis and is never without his pet goat Golu who loves eating moolis even more.

Ashu is Immu's twin sister and best friends with Mooli and Golu the goat. She is intelligent, brave and precocious. Like her teacher and idol Miss Jiya, she is very concerned about the future of the girls' school and wants to be a teacher or doctor when she grows up.

If Munna is the brawns for the Baba Bandook enterprise, Khamba is the brains. Khamba is the one who comes up with all the ideas for Baba Bandook's projects but is a coward when it comes to the actual fighting. He is clever and intelligent and deals with all issues pertaining to logistics, engineering and electronics for Baba Bandook's evil plans.

Baba Bandook's favourite sidekick, Tinda is both clever and witty. He loves to gossip and is always ready with the latest town gossip for Baba Bandook. He has a high opinion of himself and is always the first one to volunteer for any of Baba Bandook's evil plans. This is also the reason he is on the receiving end of the most beatings from the Burka Avenger.

Baba Bandook aka Jaali Jadoogar (fake magician) is the main villain of the story. He thirsts for power and wealth and is always planning new ways to spread terror and take over control of Halwapur city. Most of his time is spent in planning the destruction of the Burka Avenger. Baba Bandook and his henchmen are also mercenaries for hire.

The main brawns for Baba Bandook, Munna does exactly as he is told without thinking things over. He once aspired to study and become a better person but circumstances dictated otherwise. He is somewhat slow and moves about in a sluggish manner.

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(Huffington Post) -- “We think Disney could learn a thing or two about what a female protagonist should look like from the fearless Burka Avenger.”

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(The News) -- "Burka Avenger may just be a harbinger of social change such is the breadth and depth of its vision.”

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(Daily Life) -- “Burka Avenger meets the local challenges of a nation that struggles with female education and, subsequently, empowerment.”

Don't mess with the lady in black: Pakistan's 'Burka Avenger'
(NBC News) -- “When the world needs a hero, one steps forward.”

Burka Avenger promotes girl power in Pakistan
(CBC) -- “The Urdu-language show premiered Sunday evening to rave reviews in Pakistan for its colourful animation, pro-education message and cross-generational appeal.” “Many are proudly referring to the character as Pakistan's Wonder Woman.”

Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s new superhero
(Washington Post) --“Pakistan’s new superhero makes the hoop-skirted, Prince Charming-obsessed Disney princesses look downright antiquated. She was not born into royalty. She does not obsess about her beauty. And she definitely does not want or need to be whisked off on some white horse or magic carpet. No, Jiya, or the Burka Avenger, is too busy defending women’s rights and education for all. Now that’s what I call a role model for girls.”

Burka Avenger: Pakistan's cartoon superhero battling for girls' education
(The Guardian) -- “This all sounds a bit worthy to me….. I'm sold!”

What Western Superhero Stories Could Learn From ‘Burka Avenger,’ A Pakistani Superheroine
(Think Progress) -- Burka Avenger, a Pakistani children’s cartoon about a young female teacher named Jiya who turns a burka into a superhero costume, and for whom books and pens are both mental and literal weapons.

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Burka Avenger, produced by Unicorn Black is the first ever animated superhero series made in Pakistan. The protagonist of the show is Jiya, an inspirational school teacher whose alter ego is the super hero Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as weapons is symbolic on many levels. The Burka Avenger fights for Justice, Peace and Education for all.


The Burka Avenger TV series comprises of 13 episodes of 22 minutes each. The main goals of the Burka Avenger TV series are to make people laugh, to entertain and to send out positive social messages. Each episode has a separate moral, which is summed up, at the end of the episode by the Burka Avenger herself. In addition, many of the episodes contain original songs especially composed for the series by well-known Asian superstars.

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