Date of birth and star
1st July; Cancer
The best thing about being a teenager was
The worst thing about being a teenager was
I was always listening to
Music and audio books
My favourite actor
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
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.