We all remember watching Navin in the drama that became all the rage – Humsafar – and couldn’t help but hate her character. How could one not? It was such a ferocious and confident performance; years later, the character is still synonymous to the artist. But she doesn’t live in the shadow of that character, or in the safety of a comfort zone. Unapologetically herself and true to her talent, Navin reflects real toughness in her choices, a quality we love about women in the industry. Having started her career as a VJ, Navin Waqar is now a household name. The starlet joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from her life. Excerpts:

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

Show Me How to Live by Audioslave.

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


Best compliment you have ever received?

That I am a warrior and I never give up.

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

Go back to school. The nerd in me misses it terribly!

An item you like to collect?


What can turn the day around for you?

Chilling with my dog. She gives the best hugs.

What do you prefer for your craft: TV or film?

I would love to show my talent on the big screen provided it's a good part and a good script. Till then, I'm happy doing TV as it's what put me on the map.

Your favourite health care regimen?


Tell us an embarrassing story.

I have a tendency to walk into things. I once walked into a glass door in front of a room full of people at someone’s wedding while the Nikkah was going on.

Something you wish you had more time to do?


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

No one in particular.

A skin care/ health product you swear by?

Vitamin E oil.