Nazish Jahangir- The sunshine girl
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Carving a niche in a short period of time, Nazish Jahangir has proved that she has both talent and tenacity along with a spirit of adventure.
Born and raised in Islamabad, Nazish graduated in fine arts and fashion designing before beginning her acting career.
She started off her acting career with an Anwar Maqsood’s play in 2015. Later, she made her television debut in 2017 with drama serial Bharosa, followed by Gali Mein Chand Nikla and Khatakaar.
Nazish is a perfect example of beauty with brains as she is very keen on selecting what type of roles she has to play.
In a brief encounter with 24NewsHD, the actress talks about her career and success.
You started your career with Anwar Maqsood’s play in 2015, was acting your first love?
Yes, of course, it was and that's the reason that I became an actor. I have always been a diehard fan of theatre.
All my school and college life, I used to participate in theatre shows and would often win prizes as well.
Recently, I was invited to a university's theatre event as a jury member too.
There must have been challenges on the way. Did you ever feel like giving up?
Challenges always make us stronger. Of course, it wasn't easy to reach where I am today with no one behind my back.
No Godfather, no one was there to help me make a place for myself in this industry and yes there were moments of doubt as well but I am a strong-headed girl, so I always knew I'll make it. So giving up was never in my mind.
What are the lessons that you have learnt in these years?
I have learnt a lot in the last few years. One of the things I have learnt is that people are manipulative and sometimes they can do anything for their personal gain. Secondly, not all five fingers are the same so one shouldn’t have blind trust in anyone.
Tell us something about your role in upcoming film ‘Lafangey’?
It's an exciting role because ‘Lafangey’ is a movie about 4-5 male characters so there is just one girl in this movie and that is me. So it's a fun role and I can't wait for all my fans to see me on the big screen.
Do you think the film will be a hit on the box-office?
Yes, I am confident because the genre horror-comedy is being introduced in our industry for the very first time. So, I have high hopes from the movie.
What kind of roles would excite you as an actor?
Any role in which I can relate to a certain extent or find that it has performance margin excites me.
The length of role or whether it's a positive or a grey character, these are all secondary things to me.
Do you feel actors today feel much more pressured to stay relevant online?
Of course, the pressure is there but Alhamdulillah, I have never been a trend follower.
I do things on my own and according to my own belief systems. I believe too much use of social media is harmful to anyone.
Would you like to tell us something about your upcoming projects?
First of all, I am ecstatic with the response that I have received on drama serial ‘Kahin Deep Jalay’.
After ‘Kahin Deep Jalay’, the next project on my plate is ‘Joag’ in which Sonya and Sami are playing the lead roles.
And of course, there is ‘Lafangey’ coming up on Eid-ul-Fitr. So, I’m super-excited.