He’s charming, he’s good looking and it’s magic in his hands. This heartthrob actor is his own hero and we’ll be honest, we don’t blame him! Keep reading as the Social Diary finds out more about him.
- Who is Fahad Mirza? Tell us a little about yourself. (your background, education, goals etc.)
My father is an orthopedic surgeon. I went to Convent in my early years and did my MBBS from Dao University. I gave exams for America, England and Australia and I passed all of them then I decided to stay back in Pakistan because you only live once and you should do what you want to do! Also because, America main mujhe surgery nahi mil rahi thi. I wanted to be a surgeon. I completed my practiced from Dao and then went to London to get specialized training in facial injectables like fillers and botox. Then I came back and started my practice.
- You’re a plastic surgeon by profession. How did you enter into the field of entertainment?
It started when I was in Med school. I did my first play then. I had my picture taken and
I kept it with the photographer. They looked at the pictures, unko achi lgin and they called for the play. It just happened like that. I’ve always wanted to be a hero. I remember when I was young, about 16-17 years of age I would go to interflow and get my pictures taken. It didn’t come easy. It’s not that I never made an effort. I was a chubby little kid. I am a very hopeful individual.
- How would you compare your two professions, they’re both very different.
I think they both deserve respect. In surgery you require complete focus and a complete awareness of where your body is and what your hands are doing and what you want to do next. Apka focus is absolute. And when we’re acting, when they say action, that too requires focus k apki ankhain kidhr dekh rhy hain, what your hands are doing and ap kb kya bat kr rhay ho. As a matter of fact, being a good surgeon helped me become a good actor and vice-versa.
- We haven’t seen you on the television screens from quite a while now. Is there any particular reason for that?
I don’t get enough time. I would love to be in dramas. At first when I was training, I wouldn’t get time off. Mujhe chutti ni milti thi. I used to get a three week holiday and I’d have to beg my bosses to give me some time off and that’s probably why I would do one play every three years. And ever since I have started my own practice, ab time ni hay. I don’t even have time to think.
- Are you currently working on some project?
Yes I am. It is actually a drama serial on ARY by the name of “Beti”. It’s about female infanticide and I’m playing the role of a lower middle class family boy. The role is nothing like me but I think such issues should be highlighted.
- Is there any actor- both locally and internationally, who inspires you and whose acting you are particularly fond of?
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Deluise, Ranbir Kapoor after Sanju and Fawad Khan. I would love to work with Fawad Khan.
- How do you manage to look so fit and well maintained, tell our readers about your secret?
Good genes. But eating healthy is important too. I run 5 kilometers every day.
- How do you manage to juggle time between all your pursuits and personal life?
I’m shooting a play right now and since I’m a consultant and my own boss, the regular OPD’s have been postponed. But when I’m on call like right now and there is an emergency then I would have to run back to the hospital and tend to the patient. Rest kuch ni hota, you live once so you gotta do it right.
- A message for your fans through Social Diary Magazine?
Find something that you love doing and do it because when you love doing something, that’s where the magic happens.
- The last person you got a text from?
- Last book you read?
The craft of acting
- All time celebrity crush?
- Favorite TV series of all time?
Game of thrones
- Biggest fear?
- You spend more of your money on?
Pens, watches, eating out, clothes. I spend a lot of money
- Morning or a night person?
- Your favorite city in Pakistan?
- Ideal breakfast?
One word for the following:
- Amna Ilyas
Really cool. Pakistani Tom Ford
- Momal sheikh
- Yasir Nawaz
Funny as hell. Great guy.
- Asad ul Haq
- Ahsan Khan
- Zahid Ahmed