Tell us a little about your new webseries.

My new webseries, called ‘Khoj’, is by Pikchur Tv – A new streaming platform that is has an application where you make an account and watch the series, absolutely free! The director is Areeba Naveed, who I was very lucky to have gotten the chance to work with. In this crime-thriller, I play the role of a police sub-inspector, alongside the esteemed Samiya Mumtaz.

How did you decide to pursue acting/modelling as a career? Did you always want to become an actor?

I joke about how I knew I wanted to be an actress before I was born. It’s true! It’s something I’ve always known and never questioned. Modeling is something that kind of just happens to you if you’re in this industry.

What are your hobbies outside of modelling and acting?

I love hitting the gym and doing pilates and yoga. I enjoy spending time cooking for myself and my loved ones.

What is your beauty routine?

My ‘beauty routine’ isn’t limited to skincare. It involves something for the mind, body and soul – This may sound cheesy but I feel like if you take care of these three things, you feel pretty beautiful. I focus on a clean diet, as much as possible. I work out regularly, and take time out for myself in order to stay connected to myself and recharge my batteries. Haha. Spending time with people who encourage me to grow and learn is also pivotal. For me, this is my beauty routine!

Do you work out?

Yes. My day feels incomplete without some sort of movement.

Acting in Pakistan is still considered very taboo. Did you face problems when you decided to pursue this career?

None, whatsoever. I am incredibly blessed and lucky to have come from a family full of artists, who understand what it means to have a creative drive, along with the inherent need to bring this creativity to fruition.

How do you handle the fame that comes with being an actor? Does the hate or the pressure ever get to you?

Haha. I don’t think I’m there yet! I wouldn’t call it fame. But being in the public eye comes with its own tribulations. I have become more thick-skinned, and I feel it’s extremely important to have a close-knit circle of loved ones. This makes it easier to deal with any negativity your audience may direct towards you. It also allows you to get constructive feedback from people who really know you, so that you can also grow and learn if you are in the wrong. I’m lucky and blessed to have a great circle of loved ones who I can rely on.

What’s your favourite part about your work?

Being allowed to immerse myself into the reality of another human being.

Who is your favourite designer?

I love Rano’s Heirlooms. Always have. Growing up, I’d see Rano Khala’s designs and they always seemed so magical. Forever my favorite.

Name three things on your bucket list.

Acting in a leading role in a Hollywood Production, with a great script and crew. Times three.

Who is your inspiration?

My parents and my brother. Honest, driven and hardworking. So, so talented.

Describe your perfect day off when you’re not working.

Working out, spending time with loved ones, cooking and making coffee.

What advice would you give to young actresses?

Believe in yourself, even if others may not. Work on your craft. Polish it. Take constructive criticism. Don’t get lost in the superficial nature of this industry. Respect your coworkers, and your crew. Do not compromise on your values for momentary gains. What is meant for you will come, even if it takes time. Stay grounded, and don’t forget to take breaks and recharge.

Good Times


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