Gorgeous with a beaming smile, extremely talented and passionate towards her craft- meet the happening muse in the world of glam
‘Maham Aamir’. A versatile host turned actress who has made a name for herself in the drama industry with the kind of roles and characters she has brought to life, Maham is absolutely loving her work and she does so with a fiery spark in her. As she continues to win accolades for her projects, she does so while balancing her personal life in amazing ways, which includes spending quality time with her equally popular, actor husband ‘Faizan Sheikh’ and cute as a button daughter. Social Diary spoke to this fascinating personality to know more about her entry into dramas, how it differs from hosting, current projects in the kitty and if movies are in the near future. Read On:
SD: What was that one thing that made you make the leap into the entertainment industry?
Maham: To be honest, I didn’t really think of going into acting early on. I just knew I wanted to be a part of this industry somehow but acting was never the first choice in my mind.
SD: How did the shift from hosting to acting come about?
Maham: Moving from hosting to acting was actually kind of fun.I enjoyed and learned a lot from hosting, I believe half of my confidence came from hosting a live show that too in a different language which I wasn’t fluent in, so yeah, much of how my skills were polished comes from my ability to have done hosting when I did.
SD: Which one do you find more fulfilling and exciting?
Maham: I would have to say acting. I remember once when I was about to do my first theater play, on the day of performance my director said that this becomes addictive and honestly it is. For me, it is like breathing air now.
SD: Do you feel you are making an impact with your acting prowess?
Maham: I am definitely trying to. One major way is the energy I invest in putting my characters to life. I try to make them as believable as I can and I really hope one day it will make an impact, if it hasn’t already.
SD: Does it become overwhelming sometimes for you to be in the public eye?
Maham: It does sometimes,but hey I wanted to be recognized by people. I came into this business knowing it. I wanted my audience to like me and yes, let’s be honest- we all love the attention don’t we? But yes it does get overwhelming when people start judging you for no reason. That is a major price you need to pay for fame.
SD: Do you take advice and tips from your husband when it comes to your career and project choices?
Maham: Ofcourse, I do. He always has the best advice to give!
SD: As an actor, what has been the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Maham: When people meet me and tell me how my certain characters made them happy and made them laugh when they were low or depressed, that just makes all the effort and hard work pay off. It truly is the best thing- to be able to connect with people through the magic we bring on screen!
SD: How do you keep a good balance between your personal and professional life?
Maham: I try to maintain a balance- one always should.
SD: Do you feel there are definite discrimination issues when it comes to the kind of roles and characters women get to portray in our industry?
Maham: Things are changing but unfortunately women are shown as being the damsel in distress. And this is unfortunately what our viewers want and that is what sells. The mindset needs to change and things may get a major nudge for the better.
SD: Are there any new projects you are working on?
Maham: Yes! I’m currently working on 2 projects at the moment and one of them is something I’ve never played before! Super excited for the audience to experience that.
SD: The one thing you wish the entertainment industry would change?
Maham: Start writing better characters for women!
SD: Do you feel you would like to explore the world of movies anytime soon?
Maham: Oh of course! Would love to get into movies someday.
IN A GLANCE
What is your absolute super power?
I’m a mother
A director you want to work with?
There’s a huge list of talented directors I would want to work with
An actor you wish to work with?
Same goes for actors, but if I have to pick one then, Noman Ejaz Sir
The one thing that is a mood killer?
Can’t stand bad smell
Three things you have with you all the time?
My bag, phone & glasses
Your favorite movie?
Hum Apke Hain Kaun
Morning Person or Late Nights Enthusiast
Morning person who sleeps late
Desi Wear or Western
Losing loved ones
I learn, don’t regret
Most Prized Possession
Someone you wish meet
Top 3 things on your bucket list
Travel, buy a house for my mum, and do umrah
The best thing about your work
You get all the attention.
The worst thing about your work
Ahh, you get all the attention
A movie you wish you had been a part of
A Walk to Remember
What people don’t know about you?
I’m double jointed.. (flexible) shh now they know
The craziest rumor you heard about yourself
Previously it was I’ve quit acting because I’m married now it’s I left acting because I have a daughter
Your dream destination