Relatively new to our screens, Zarnish Khan made sure she made a name for herself as soon as she made her way in the industry. So talented is Khan, that it took only one year and a couple of shows and she bagged an award to her name for Best Soap Actress. Khan has cut her own path and believes in being her own person, one that we are looking forward to on the other side of the screen. From being the headstrong, wheelchair-bound Donia from Ishq Zahe Naseeb, playing Ushna from Aik Mohabbat Kaafi Hai, the Punjabi Zainab from Laaj, Zarnish has come a full circle in experimenting with roles which proves her mettle as an actress. The starlet joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from her life. Excerpts:

Who is Zarnish Khan when she isn’t on the screen?

She is a very simple girl – the girl next door. She’s very passionate and family oriented.

What is that one or several qualities which sets you apart from your contemporaries?

That I’m me... something none of the other could ever be.

Where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?

I don’t plan the future so let’s see but I’m sure it will be some place nice for sure.

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

Yaaro Sunlo Zara.

If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be?

Doctor Strange.

Do you have any useless talent?

Whenever I go for shopping, I buy everything, even the things I don’t need. Is that a talent? [laughs]

Best compliment you have ever received?

That as a kid, I used to look like my mom and now, I look like my dad.

If you could be a child for one day, what would you like to do?

Eat all the junk there is in the world without caring about my weight.

An item you like to collect?

I like collecting cute soaps that come in a variety of packaging.

What can turn a day around you?


Something you wish you had more time to do?


If you could meet a person for the first time again, who would it be?

My husband.