Aamina Sheikh on being a global star from Pakistan.
‘Fame is not the essential ingredient of success, being aware of oneself, one’s values and one’s capacity of positive impact, is’
In the crowd of over-the-top Indian soaps, Pakistani counterparts look like the calmer cousin, with a firm grip on the trials and tribulations of real life. And in those shows, Aamina Sheikh has evolved one of the most recognised and bankable faces. A very famous director has once said about her that ‘Aamina could communicate more with a delicately raised eyebrow than most performers could, with a raised voice’. With her expressive eyes and a canvas-like face, she is one of the few actresses who can lift an entire project on her strong shoulders. On the personal front, Aamina is a strong advocate of women empowerment and is lending great support to PAGE, a girls education initiative. She has just returned from Los Angeles after showcasing her much loved film Cake to the jury members of the Academy Awards. She is truly a global star from Pakistan.
PRESENTED BY SAMAR BAWAB. COLLECTED ON HER BEHALF BY SADIQ SALEEM