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Known for his portrayal of Majid in hit drama serial ‘Parizaad’, Ahmad Taha Ghani always had an affinity for acting. Though, a businessman by profession, he always knew he wanted to pursue acting as a career. He had always been a part of school plays and theatrical performances since he was in third grade.
While Ghani never received any formal education in the craft, his intrigue with the art landed him in the industry. He debuted on the small screen with drama serial ‘Jaan Hatheli Par’ in 2013, which was then followed by ‘Jo Tu Chahe’, ‘Qurbatein’, ‘Parizaad’ and ‘Ishq-e-Laa’. He also made his big screen debut in 2017 with the movie ‘Yalghaar’.
Moreover, the actor has even dabbled in creating music as he released his song ‘Tu Mil Jaye Tou’ in 2021. Currently, Ghani is starring as Daniyal in drama serial ‘Meesni’. This week, You! talks to the talented actor and musician to get to know a little more about him…
What was your ‘claim to fame’ project?
A project that you hold really close to your heart:
‘Tu Mil Jaye Tou’ - my music video.
What do you love most about your job?
The ability to make other people smile!
Is there a particular role that you want to play?
An action hero.
Do you prefer working in dramas or movies?
If the script is good, either works!
Who is your favourite co-star?
I have been blessed with excellent co-stars throughout my career.
Is music a medium of art that you wanted to dabble in?
What’s your all-time favourite movie?
Your favourite genre in music:
I don’t like labelling music. Each genre has its own beauty.
Your favourite singer:
For me, it is more about sound than the musician themselves.
Your favourite actor:
Sir Moin Akhtar.
Who’s your biggest inspiration?
At this point in life, what song can be your life’s theme song?
‘Violet’ by Connor Price.
Who’s your bestie in the industry?
Among your friends you are known as…
Fun loving and loyal.
Something very few people know about you as a person...
That I am a gym enthusiast.
What’s the biggest misconception about you?
That I am a social person.
One thing you like best about yourself:
My commitment to the gym.
What’s your most valuable possession?
Although not a possession, definitely most valued is my family for me.
Define happiness in three words:
Family, sleep, gym.
You are afraid of…
One thing that always cheers you up:
My niece and nephew.
Your idea of romance:
Doing everyday things together.
What’s your biggest turn off?
People who litter.
You are crazy about…
What do you usually wear in daily life?
Tracksuits or athleisure wear.
Your favourite designers
No one in particular, but I have an affinity for Tom Ford designs for men.
A style icon that you wish you could bring back from the dead?
No one in particular.
Food that you can eat forever:
Biryani with Coke.
Your favourite hangout:
Game night with my close friends.
Your favourite place in the entire world:
If you were stranded on an island, what are two things you’d want with you?
Music and family.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing today, you would be...
I would be a full-time entrepreneur.
What project are you currently working on?
I am working on a few different projects, including three drama serials.
What advice do you have for young artists coming into the field?
Be honest, be kind and stick to the grind.
What’s next on your bucket list?