A plethora of TV dramas to acclaim him and ace performances to remember him by, Sami Khan is a face recurring on our small screens and each time with better flair. He has honed his craft and makes a character his own with utmost finesse. Witness to this are his accolades, including the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for Performance Arts in 2012 and does the actor stop there? Not at all, he makes it back to the big screen where he first started, in Wrong Number 2. We sit down with the ace actor for a quick chat, and what a reflective gentleman he is. Excerpts follow:

Career-defining moment?

Still waiting for that moment.

Happiness is…

Being content with what you have and being around family.

The key to success is…

Patience and holding your ground.

Hardest life lesson…

Sometimes what you wish for becomes a test for you, so let it go and embrace the flow.

Key life lesson…

Be grateful, keep faith and follow your dreams.

What inspires you?

Self-made people.

You, in three words?

Down to earth, honest and hardworking.

Advice to your younger self…

You only die once, but you live every day.

Greatest life achievement?

The day my family said they’re proud of me.

Greatest fear?

Losing my loved ones.

Biggest joy?

My daughter Mahnoor.

Something you still want to learn?

Acting because the day I stop learning, I’ll fade out.