We speak to influencer Jehangir Khan AKA Khan Diaries about his goals, his career as a male influencer and more.
How does it feel being one of the few male influencers in the industry?
It was pretty weird at first, but also game-changing. I always wanted to pave the way for male creators and encourage them to take risks.
How have you seen the social media game change since you started out?
When I started blogging in 2015, there were very few people in the game. Now you pick up a rock and youâ€™d find an influencer underneath.
Who are your favourite Pakistani designers?
Munib Nawazâ€™s outfits are meant for me, they fit like a glove every time. I also love wearing my mothers brand, The Chapa House which is bringing a fusion of organic block printing back into the fashion game.
What do you do on your days off from work?
As a creative person, the mind never rests. I do like to spend quality time with family and friends and Netflix with my dog Odin.
Do you work out?
Yes! The only way I can fight all my demons. I believe itâ€™s the best therapy for everybody.
What are your hobbies?
Traveling, experiencing different cultures, I also love learning languages.
Name three things on your bucket list.
- Do a short film as a lead.
- Be a successful entrepreneur.
- Take mama for Umrah / Hajj (Inâ€™shaâ€™Allah).
What advice would you give to aspiring young people who want to be like you?
People will drag you down even if you join the herd mentality, so be fearless & BE YOU. Donâ€™t be like me or anyone but discover yourself and be the best version of yourself. Also, stay humble!
Whatâ€™s it like seeing yourself on the cover?
Amazing as always!
How did you decide to pursue acting as a career? Did you always want to be an actor?
Becoming a doctor or an architect was something that used to excite me. Theatre production followed by acting legit just happened randomly. A tiny tv appearance and here I am.
Has your perception of acting industry in Pakistan changed over the years?
Not really although there are surprises every now and then.
What are your hobbies outside of acting?
Travelling, reading, watching shows, exploring – Iâ€™m into a lot of things.
What is your beauty routine?
Lots of cleansing, moisturizing and hydration. Face masks every now and then. Also, I like to get hydra facials whenever I get the time.
Do you work out?
I try to keep up with my yoga routine.
How do you handle the fame that comes with being an actor? Does the hate or the pressure ever get to you?
Who doesnâ€™t like fame? No complaints in that department Alhamdulilah. As far as the hate is concerned – Iâ€™m blessed with thick skin I believe. Trolls can be horrible and Iâ€™ve seen people suffer because of them but fortunately I can conveniently skip the hate. Also, who cares about the hate when thereâ€™s so much love in your life?
Whatâ€™s your favourite part about your work?
Acting: I get to play different roles. I love doing character acting.
Production: the creativity and chaos of shoots
Activism: the satisfaction of fighting the good fight.
Who is your favourite designer?
Iâ€™m really liking stuff by YSL these days. Iâ€™m not the kind of person who likes everything by her favs so hard to name the list.
Name three things on your bucket list.
Blessed to be ticking a few recently. Some more are:
- Perform Umrah
- Designing and living in the house of my dreams
- Go to every Michelin star restaurant
Who is your inspiration?
Describe your perfect day off when youâ€™re not working.
Waking up to a lazy coffee hour in bed with my fur baby and the baby I married. Spending the day with my loved ones, maybe squeezing in an hour for yoga or taking a nice walk in the gorgeous Islamabad winter evening, planning for the upcoming vacation, having dinner at my fav Chinese restaurant followed by late night chit chats while munching on fresh peanuts and Kashmiri tea. Last thing would be catching up on an episode of whatever Iâ€™m watching or reading a few chapters of the book Iâ€™m reading then.
What advice would you give to young aspiring actors?
Donâ€™t do everything that comes your way. Be selective. Choose wisely and most importantly never get disheartened. Thereâ€™s always a place for talent!
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