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Armeena Rana Khan

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By Nida Mohsin
Tue, 02, 19

Armeena Rana Khan is a Pakistani-Canadian model and actress. Her initial education is from Canada.....

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Armeena Rana Khan is a Pakistani-Canadian model and actress. Her initial education is from Canada, where she had started modelling in high school. Later, she moved to England from where she has completed her Bachelors in business studies. She also undertook acting training in Ealing and Pinewood Studios in UK.

There are also a number of other modelling projects to her credit in Pakistan and abroad including Faysal Bank advertisement campaign in 2010 and Nishat Linen in 2011 and 2012 successively. She rose to fame in Pakistan when she entered the world of dramas. According to Armeena, producer Wajahat Rauf introduced her to the Pakistani showbiz industry properly in 2013. Her popular drama serials includes ‘Happily Married’ (2013); ‘Mohabbat Ab Nahi Ho Gi’ (2014); ‘Karb’(2015) and ‘Daldal’ (2017) .

Armeena Rana Khan happens to be the first Pakistani to walk the Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival after her British Short Film ‘Writhe’ (2013). In 2015, Armeena graced the screen in Pakistani movie ‘Bin Roye’ followed by ‘Janaan’ (2016) and ‘Yalghaar’ (2017).

These days Armeena is busy working on several projects simultaneously. “I have signed one Pakistani television project and one international plus I am working on a personal project too in the UK which will be revealed in due time,” says Armeena. Let’s see what are the likes & dislikes of this beautiful actress...

You! How many dramas / serials / films you have done so far?

I have quite a few projects under my belt. I believe, I have starred in seven serials and five films (some international and some Pakistani). I have also been part of four short British films so far.

You! What is your most memorable film or drama serial to-date?

Most memorable film has to be ‘Janaan’.

You! Is acting your passion, a time pass, or a way of making money?

Money is definitely NOT a factor as I run my own business in Manchester. I have stated time and time again that acting is a labour of love for me. I make a financial loss on most projects in Pakistan as I am based out of the UK. This means pay packages fall short of covering flights, hotel stays and of course the rupee to pound conversion rate swallows up anything that is left.

You! Your favourite international labels:

I am more of a high-street girl. I am not a slave to designer labels; I wear what looks good on me and what I feel comfortable in.

You! What do you usually wear in daily life?

In the winter, I wear slouchy sweaters with tights, I live in fur lined, winter boots as the weather is harsh in Manchester. The objective is to be warm, comfortable and productive. If I am at work then it is smart office wear.

You! What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?

I cannot live without my sunscreen and face oil.

You! One thing you like best about yourself...

My ability to forgive quickly and to ask for forgiveness.

You! Your favourite co-star:

I am a fun loving person so I get along with most people so too many to count.

You! Your most irritating habit:

My impatience, I loathe waiting around.

You! You don’t like people who are...

I cannot stand bullies, misogynists or manipulative people. It is better to be an honest enemy rather than a fake friend.

You! Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?

Audible and Reddit

You! What is your favourite thing in your closet right now?

My PJs & fluffy jumpers.

You! What are your healthy habits?

I try to eat right, drink lots of water, exercise & maintain positive thoughts.

You! Happiness is...

My family, my partner and putting a smile on someone’s face.

You! Your most valuable possession:

My health - nothing is more valuable than this.

You! What’s your favourite restaurant?

I am not a foodie having said that I do love coffee. So, I would say most coffee shops.

Your all time favourite movies:

‘Gattaca’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Amelie’.

You! Are you shopaholic?

I hate shopping. I try and avoid it as much as I can.

You! You are crazy about...

I love hanging out with positive, driven and intelligent people. I also LOVE travelling.

You! Are you a social person or a loner?

I maintain a good balance.

You! How do you like to spend your Sundays?

Planning for the coming week, sleeping and organising.

You! What’s your favourite breakfast food?

A good cup of tea will solve most problems.

You! Your beauty regimen:

Sleeping, water and a good sunscreen.

You! What is your favourite holiday destination?

Anywhere secluded by the beach.

You! Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Honestly, I have stopped planning beyond the three-month mark; it is futile to plan that far ahead.

You! If you had access to a time machine which era would you revisit?

I would love to visit my childhood in the ’90s again and advise myself properly on various aspects of life.

You! Song that always gets you on the dance floor:

Too many to count.

You! What’s the last thing you bought?

Salad and soup.

You! The last film that made you cry?

‘Interstellar’.

You! First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Drink water and thank Allah for yet another day.

You! The most important relationship lesson I have learnt so far...

Respecting boundaries, giving respect and trying not to possess people.

You! You get super uncomfortable when...

When people make sexist jokes or treat hired help with disrespect.

You! The best gift you have ever received?

My dad wrote me a poem once.

You! The best thing that’s been said about you...

That I am a thorough professional and am a kind, caring, humble person.

The biggest misconception about you...

That I am unapproachable or disinterested.

You! If you weren’t doing what you are doing today, you would be...

I am exactly where I am meant to be.