Monday, August 2, 2010

My New Addiction

So before i left for Bali, i received a my first Rebel Camera as a going away present.

I've been in front of the camera more times than i can count. And with time my fascination with peoples faces, eyes, smile ...smotiones grew. I found something so raw, touching, sad yet beautiful about capturing people sans makeup/glam...allowing them to be themselves.

I'm sharing here only a glimpse of the photos i've taken in the last few months.

Monday, July 5, 2010


2010 has been a year of big change, shifting focus, lessons learned, traveling and taking risks.Some projects i've been involved with this year...
Started off really well, with  with the success off Sindoor in Los Angeles Miami and Ireland.

In February, I got a chance to be involved with V-day (a global movement to end violence against women). I performed in a production of  Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues presented by The Living Society, with full proceeds of the show going towards WAVAW (women against violence against women).
My piece was one of the Spotlight Monologues: Memory of Her Face focusing on war crimes against women in Iraq, femicides in Juarez, Mexio and acid attacks in Pakistan. While researching, it really opened my eyes as to what was going on around me in the world, and i vowed to shed more light on these issues.


 You can also find me in the last issue of Asian Woman Magazine.

In March I did a show for Corsa Foundation, Kohinoor Diamond Ball . Funds were raised  for their Youth Scholarship program and to help organizations that are tackling youth related issues such as gang violence, substance abuse in the South Asian community.

I'll leave you with this quote:

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.

Friday, July 2, 2010

So far so good...

It's been a little over a decade since i first moved to Canada. Vancouver, BC to be exact. I was born and bred in Pakistan and was blessed to be able to travel with my family all across South East Asia. It's funny how fast 10 years go by, one moment i'm landing in a new country, uncertain of the future yet filled with hopes and dreams.Next thing you know i'm living this crazy dream life, photoshoots, Hollywood, walking the red carpet.

Canada Day just passed, and i have to say i'm very thankful to be living here, doing what i want and surrounded by some amazing people. In the midst of all the craziness, it's important to be grounded, and specially thankful for what you have now, as many others around the world don't.

This quote sums up how i'm feeling;

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


After a 3 hr yoga session today, i feel i have the energy to start blogging! I had an amazing time over the last weekend  June 25, 26th, filming, hosting and interviewing local celebs and filmmakers alike. I was at VISAFF Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival. I ran into some friends Balinder Johal , Dalj Brar, BK Singh among many others.
Visaff was founded by local actors Agam Darshi and Patricia Isaac, to help "bridge the gap" between South Asian talent and mainstream audiences alongwith breaking stereotypes and expanding views on the South Asian community. Kudos to you ladies for putting on a brilliant event and everyone else who put in their time and effort help make Visaff come to life.

Check out for information on the films that were shown as well as photos from the event.

Day 1 : hair by Dylan Raine makeup Byron Chan outfit: Well Groomed Accessories: Isabella Diamond

Day 2: hair and makeup: Ranjit Heer outfit: Well Groomed Accessories: Isabella Diamond