An actor's job is to explore. Anyone worth his/her salt hardly ever gets satisfied by playing one character successfully. It's never enough. You have to play another character and preferably someone diametrically different from your last one. And play it so well, that it's sometimes easy to forget that the same actor played both characters. Amar Khan is one such actor. May it be the role of a dayan in Belapur Ki Dayan, or the role of a rich and sophisticated girl in Dil-e-Gumshada or a visually impaired girl in Chashm-e-Num, Khan has shown tremendous range by playing diverse roles. She has enjoyed success in nearly every facet of entertainment, first as an actor, then as a screenwriter and director of numerous movies and TV serials. Khan is an actor and writer who visualises, develops and creates unique stories and concepts. The varied artist joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from her life. Excerpts:

Favourite cartoon character of all time?

Tom and Jerry.

One thing you are exceptionally good at and one thing you are epically bad at?

Good at reading, bad at drawing a straight line.

Favourite book?

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Muhammad Hanif.

The three qualities that got you where you are today?

Patience, focus, and hard work.

Happiness is…


If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Reading minds!

Best and worst purchase you have ever made?

Best would be bags and worst would be some shades.

How would you define your style sense?

Ease over effort.

Career-defining moment?

Belapur ki Dayan's success.

What inspires you?

Fearlessness, honesty and the simplicity of a person.

You, in three words?

Moody, entertaining and overtly sensitive.

Advice to your younger self…

One does not have to be competent always.

Something you still want to learn?

Contemporary lyrical dance.