Madeeha Gauhar (born 1956 in Karachi) is a Pakistani actress, playwright and director of social theatre, and women's rights activist. In 1983 she founded Ajoka Theater where social themes are staged in theatres, on the street and in public spaces. With Ajoka she has performed in Asia and Europe. Gauhar was born in 1956 in Karachi. After she obtained a Master of Arts degree in English literature, she moved to England where she obtained another master's degree, in theater sciences at the University of London.