Her name needs no introduction, for her work is enough to speak for the abilities she possesses. Zhalay has been around in showbiz for many years now. Coming from a family of skilled entertainers, Zhalay has worked relentlessly to keep the legacy alive. She kick-started her career with Radio Pakistan’s popular show Bazm-e-Talba, and her many successful television series like Uraan, Madiha Maliha, Aks, Digest Writer and Rang Laaga among many others, are a testament to her notable career. Zhalay didn’t just limit herself to the small screen, having worked on the big screen with films like Jalaibee and Chalay Thay Saath. The talented starlet joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from her life. Excerpts:

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I want to know more languages; I would love to be a linguist.

What is it that you love most about Pakistan?

The fact that it’s my home.

Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

Everyone and anyone who has the intrinsic love for work, and strives to make their dreams to come true.

If you were offered to live in any corner of the world for the rest of your life, where would you want to go?

San Francisco.

What is your most favourite smartphone app?


What is your dream vacation like?

Anywhere with my family.

Home is...

Where my loved ones are!

How do you define peace?

When people accept people with their differing values, ethnicity, colour, class, creed, gender and religious affiliation.

What makes you ‘you’?

I have boundless energy and a tremendous zest for my work. I am loyal, friendly, professional and extremely loving. At least that is what I honestly believe myself to be.

If given the chance, would you want to sign a project across the border?

Currently no. I think we should make our industry bigger and stronger. Let’s make ourselves self-sufficient and self-reliant.