Mariyam Nafees has made quite a name for herself by acting in projects like Diyar-e-Dil, Ishq-e-Benaam, Haya Ke Daaman Main, Munkir and Kuch Na Kaho to name a few. She was seen playing the role of Khajista, a victim of domestic abuse in hit drama serial Yakeen ka Safar, and has a long way to go with respect to her aspirations in the entertainment realm. For the actress, the role of a blind person is what intrigues her mind. “As an actor, I want to feel what else can be done except for crying and laughing, and to play someone who can’t see anything must be challenging.” Mariyam would have been an architect if not an actor, for she has a penchant and aesthetics to set up beautiful homes. The actress is currently seen in drama serial Neem, alongside Mawra Hocane. Mariyam joins MAG for a fun rapid fire. Excerpts:

The biggest perk of being you?
I am spontaneous and crazy.

Best part of the day for you is?
When I am with my family and Coco – my pet dog.

What are you currently listening to?
What Lovers Do by Maroon 5 featuring SZA.

If stuck on an island, you would…
I will try to escape and get back to the civilisation. However, if I have my people on that island then I’m good, but not without them.

Life for you is…
Family, food and friends.

Best memory to-date is…
One would be when I saw Coco and the other was when my mother had tears in her eyes when she saw me on TV for the first time.

Best vacation memory of yours?
All my vacations have been epic, because I enjoy each of it to the fullest, particularly with my people around.

What’s your beauty philosophy?
I drink lots of water, especially with lemon and mint in it.