Sit across from Mansha Pasha and the strongest vibe you catch from her is ‘Boss Lady’. Loud in her opinions and one that makes an excellent conversationalist, Pasha is strong-headed, knowledgeable in her craft and a star on the rise. The Laal Kabootar actress settles in a warm chat with MAG and we get to know her up close and personal. Read on…

Career-defining moment?

I honestly feel like each and every day is a defining moment for my career. You have to think like that! It keeps you humble, motivated and generally open to positive energy.

Happiness is…

Happiness is a day spent in, with a nice cup of doodh pathi and my favourite 90s sitcom on the telly.

The key to success is…

Hope. Never give up hope regardless of the adversity you may face. It is your greatest weapon and the only thing that keeps your sanity intact.

Hardest life lesson...

To put your faith in other people.

Key life lesson…

You may face failures, you will feel down and lost. The key is to use these emotions to help you pick yourself up again and keep your goal in mind.

What inspires you?

The strong women in my life. The Iron Lady that is my mother and the supportive queens that are my sisters.

You, in three words?

Empathetic. Competitive. Adventurous.

Advice to your younger self…

Never give up on your dreams!

Greatest life achievement?

Hasn’t happened as yet.

Greatest fear?

Regret doing something.

Biggest joy?

Traveling and discovering a new city and simultaneously discovering myself.

Something you still want to learn?

There’s so much to learn! Every day I learn something new – whether that’s on set or while traveling. The world is my oyster and I can’t wait for the adventures and learning experiences that are yet to come.