‘I am proud of myself’ TALENTED: Anoushay Abbasi
TV HOST turned talented actress Anoushay Abbasi has delivered an impressive number of winning performances in diverse drama serials, which have included Pyaray Afzal, Malika-e-Aliya, Mera Saaein 2 and Kaahe Ko Biyahee Bades.
The versatile TV star is very much in demand and is looking forward to taking on more challenges in the future.
Eastern Eye caught up with Anoushay Abbasi to talk all things television.
What first connected you to acting?
My dad was a writer and half of my family works in the entertainment industry, so it’s in our blood and was inevitable. My connection has grown stronger with each project.
How was your first time in front of the camera?
I was four when I performed my first gig and I remember being a bit scared in the beginning, but when I started doing it, I started loving being in front of the camera.
Which of your projects has given you the greatest joy?
I always give my hundred per cent to every project and enjoy my work. I know I am blessed to be doing what I love, so all of my projects have given me the greatest joy.
What has been the most challenging role?
I would say Chanda from (drama serial) Nanhi was the most challenging role.
Tell us about your current project?
My current serial is Ghalti, which is directed by Saba Hameed. I am acting opposite a great cast that includes Affan Waheed, Hira Mani and Saba Hameed. It is another project offering up interesting challenges.
Have you binge-watched anything recently?
Breaking Bad is my current favourite on Netflix. It has great writing, and I can see why it’s popular.
Who is your TV hero?
British actor Riz Ahmed is actually my TV hero. Although he is known for his movies, he has done some really interesting work on television.
What’s your dream role?
Shrek is my favourite character. I like how the movie shows that beauty lies within one’s own self and does it in an universal way. I would love to play a role like that.
What inspires you?
You have to be your own hero, so am inspired by myself. I have struggled a lot and am proud of myself for overcoming the challenges in life.
Why do you love being an actress?
I like connecting with millions of people through my work and embracing the challenges acting throws up on a daily basis.