Maham Aamir is a Pakistani actress, she started her acting journey as a child star and the rest is history. She made her acting debut with a supporting role in the 2014 ARY Digital television serial Doosri Biwi, and followed it with brief roles in several television serials. She portrays the lead role of Sauleha, a ghost, in the 2018 GEO TV horror serial Saaya. Later Maham appeared in Geo Entertainment popular soap serials like Rishton ki Dor,Rishton ki Dor, Babul ka Angna, Roshni and Ek hi Bhool,
Not only this but she later married Faizan Sheikh who is an actor himself and is the son of renowned actress Parveen Akbar. So, lets have a conversation with Maham about her work and life.
S.D: What prompted you to pursue acting as a career?
I did my first tv appearance when I was 9 months, so I guess it was meant to happen!
S.D: What was your first acting experience?
It was amazing.. still remember my first ever acting shot with Mikaal Zulfiqar, project directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar.
S.D: How do you get into character?
I always read my script, go thru it over and over again to see what I can add to look or act like a certain character I’m suppose to play.
S.D: What’s your favorite part about shooting?
All of it! I enjoy when I’m at work.. but obviously once we are done PACKUP ki awaz Bohat Achi lagti hai
S,D: What was the most challenging role you’ve ever played?
I think playing any character and making it believable is what makes it challenging..
S.D: What’s been your favorite role to play thus far and why?
I have many favs but ummm Mitro – a Punjabi girl and Ruqqaiya – constable that I played should be my two most favs.
S.D: Do you have any funny or interesting stories from auditions?
Whenever I’m asked to audition for anything, I never get the role EVER isse ziyada funny kia hoga.. I always say no to the auditions Kyun k oske bad kam he nahi milta haha..
S.D: Do you think cinema/television portrays reality accurately these days or does it have a negative influence? In what way?
Both of these mediums have there impact on people for sure, and yes a lot what is shown is reality.. a bit of it is dramatized. It’s actually on the audience how they perceive it.
S.D: Do you think an artist has a responsibility to convey a positive message through their work and why or why not?
Of course it is everybody’s responsibility, be it artists or whoever.. in a world full of negativity Atm, positivity is the need of the hour!
S.D: Have you ever said “no” to a project because the content or message wasn’t right? If so, can you tell me about that experience and how you made your decision?
Umm yes, I’ve said no to a few projects where I thought I don’t have any margin to perform and I felt I wasnt suitable for the character, by reading the script I knew it wasn’t for me.
S,D: Who are your favorite actors and actresses and why do they inspire you?
The world is full of superb actors, I can’t take one name.. but whoever I like I try to learn from them..
S.D: What impact do you hope your work will have on the audience – immediate or long-term, personal or collective… or both?
I just hope whatever little work I do, I leave a positive impact on audience, I would love to be remembered in good words!
S.D: What are some things that people might be surprised to learn about acting/the industry that they don’t see on screen?
Patience… it is one thing for sure we all learn. Lol
S.D: Do you have any dream roles you would love to play?
Many!! I thinks there’s a lot to it when it comes to characters.
S.D: How does motherhood changed you?
Motherhood had made me realize that I can do anything in this world.. it is overwhelming it is beautiful and it has made me a better person.
S.D: What does it feel like to live with actors? Do you, your husband and mother in law discuss each other’s work?
It’s like living with any normal person, we do discuss things with each other, but there are many other things to deal with every single day..