Mashal Khan has captivated us with her beautiful looks and quality performance in the Pakistani dramas. She appeared in the sitcom Suno Chanda, which was a massive hit and since then she has created her space in the industry! Social Diary chatted with Mashal about how she got started and her aspirations.
Please tell us about your background and education?
I grew up in Karachi. Went to KGS since I was 3-18. Then attended McGill university where I did my BA in Mathematics.
How did you enter in the entertainment industry?
By mistake. It just happened.
What part of the work do you enjoy the most?
Every day I get to wake up and do what I love. It’s a blessing .
When did you decide to become an actor?
I loved acting since I was 9 years old. But I honestly didn’t even realise when my passion turned into my career.
How has your experience been so far in the industry? What hurdles have you faced?
People discriminate against women, and then being an educated woman for some reason seems to be a hurdle because they think we can’t play more localised characters. So there’s a lot more proving that needs to be done. But that’s okay. Earning a spot feels a lot more special than it being handed to you.
How supportive is your family towards your career and decisions?
My sisters are very supportive. But other than that I’ve had to fight my fair share of battles .
Among all the characters that you have played so far, which one was the most challenging?
Meera from Massi aur Meera.
Which drama of yours do you personally like? And why?
Thora Sa Haq. Hareem was such a special character. I will always have her with me in my heart.
On what factors do you decide to work in a particular drama serial?
Script, director, producer, co actor.
What do you think is the future of the entertainment drama industry?
I think it’s bigger than ever before and it’s just going to continue to grow exponentially.
Please tell us about your upcoming projects.
Massi aur Meera is the project I’ve been working really hard on for the past three months. I’m playing a character in her early 30’s. And myself being 23, it’s been challenging but so so so much fun. Challenging ourselves teaches us a lot.
Do you have any plans on working in the film industry in the coming future?
I have an interesting project I’m working on that I’ll tell you guys about soon enough.
Who is your role model?
How do you create a balance between your work and personal life?
I don’t. It’s all work work work.
What is your mantra in life?
Be kind and kindness will find its way to you, always.
What message would you like to give to your fans through the platform of Social Diary Magazine?
There’s already enough negativity in the world. Don’t add to it.
Dramas or Movies
Depends on which ones you’re comparing.
Chocolates or ice cream
Karachi or Lahore
Morning person or a night owl
A Night owl.
Lazy Sundays or productive Sundays
Short hair or long hair