Veena Malik allegedly bared it all for FHM India Edition and then tried to cover it all up. At least that is what the recent reports are noting.

But who is Veena Malik? And why is her posing nude causing so much controversy?

Veena Malik is a Pakistani actress, model and comedienne.

The Times of india has reported that Veena Malik is the Queen of controversies, stating that the actress last got into trouble for not playing miss-goodie-two-shoes on the Indian reality show Bigg Boss IV earlier this year.

The beautiful star has found her way once again into the spotlight because she appeared nude on the cover of the magazine with an ISI tattoo on her arm. However, Veena Malik has denied ever posing nude for FHM and is threatening legal action against the magazine.

But the magazine's editor Kabeer Sharma doesn't seem too worried over the threat of legal action and has insisted that he has a video and an e-mail from Veena Malik to prove the photos are authentic.

While they exchange words though, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rahman Malik, who said he has not seen the pictures of the nude photoshoot, has promised strict action against the actress if, in fact, she did take the pictures.

Here are 11 things you need to know about Veena Malik based on her Wikipedia page and a report from the UK Mirror.

1. Veena Malik is the former ex-girlfriend of cricketer Mohammad Asif. The disgraced cricketer was jailed last month in connection with the Pakistan match-fixing scandal.

2. She was born in Rawalpindi near the capital city of Islamabad.

3. She is the daughter of an Army soldier.

4. She was a basketball player throughout her school years, to include college.

5. She reportedly has a bachelors degree in Sociology, Psychology and Persian.

6. Veena Malik worked as a comedian for several television shows and series before she became an actress. She made her acting debut in 2000. 

7. Back in 2007, when she made an appearance on the red carpet for the Lux Style Awards, she was tagged the most stylish celebrity on the carpet.

8. Veena Malik made it big time in 2010 when she took part in the Indian version of Big Brother called Big Boss 4. She was evicted two weeks before the finals.

9. She is very outspoken and has won a large following from Pakistan's youth and liberals.

10. She was confronted on a talk show by cleric Mufti Abdul Qawi for her immoral behaviour. The actress said Pakistan had greater issues to focus on than her.

11. She worked as a representative at the World Health Organization for more than two years.