Gorgeous and exuberant - Azekah Daniel

Fri, 02, 20

Success to me is when I am satisfied with my work. I believe I have achieved success when I know my work has made a difference in our society....


Date of birth and star

1st July; Cancer

The best thing about being a teenager was

Feeling free

The worst thing about being a teenager was

The immaturity

I was always listening to

Music and audio books

My favourite actor

Tom Cruise

My favourite singer


My favourite superhero

Superman, especially when Henry Cavill played the role

My favourite movie

I had many favourite movies

My favourite book

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

My closet was full of

T-shirts and jeans

My friends were

I had one best friend throughout my school life and that was Maryan Sardar.

My first crush was

Honestly I don’t even remember.

What hurt me the most was

People doubting my intentions sometimes.

My dream was to become

A doctor

Relations with family were

Pretty good. I have a very loving and supportive family.

My school was

Saint Michael’s Convent School

My favourite and least favourite subjects were

History, Science and Geography were my favourite subjects. I was never good at Maths.

I couldn’t stand

Lies and injustice

My favourite food

Well, I love biryani

My favourite hangout

None actually. I like spending time at home.

My favourite sport was


Things I couldn’t live without

Books and of course my cell phone

What does success mean to you?

Success to me is when I am satisfied with my work. I believe I have achieved success when I know my work has made a difference in our society.

Something you learned early in your career?

Firstly, don’t get caught up in politics. Secondly, it’s better to keep your opinions to yourself if they’re not work-related.

Did you get any formal education for this career?

I did not get any formal education. I learnt a lot by observing actors on set and then the internet was and still is a great help. However, we have institutes like NAPA that provide education and short courses on acting for anyone interested in the career.

Do you believe good looks and connections are the only things that make a star?

Talent makes you a star good; looks are a plus.

How has social media changed things for you?

I think social media has helped made me connect more with my fans and it’s great that I get constructive criticism and appreciation instantly.

The funniest thing or gossip you have heard about yourself

That I’ve moved abroad and left the industry.

How do you deal with self-doubt?

Self-counselling is the best way. Also, praying and meditating help.

Advice for aspiring actors.

Never lose hope. Things may take some time, but eventually you will get there where you want to be. Hard work never goes unnoticed.

- S.G