} Actress, Model, Sports Anchor and Human Rights spokesperson: Sheena Chohan

Witty, Hysterical, Beautiful, Inspiring with Life lessons packed into every answer, Sheena Chohan’s camera-friendly looks have never escaped filmmakers, who have been wooing her with acting offers over the years. After enduring appearances in several films, the top-rung Model cum Anchor has done full justice to her career choices. 

Sheena has created a niche for herself in the industry. Born with a fighting spirit and charismatic smile, she talks about her struggles, inspirations, life post Beauty Pageant and her upcoming shows and events.

Q. From being a Model, a Beauty Pageant title holder, an Actor to an Anchor, you’ve done it all. Tell us a little about your journey.
I had been doing Theatre since school because I loved acting and started with winning Miss Kolkata, then went in to win a title winner under Miss Universe India, mentored by my favorite Sushmita Sen and after training at Actor Prepares with Anupam Kher’s acting academy, I debuted in the South opposite superstar Mammooty. Straight after that I was picked up to Host BPL, an international cricket league, I became their face for three years. After that I did about seven films as a lead, three with national award-winning directors and currently have a film on Netflix called Ant Story, for which I was nominated best actress at Shanghai and Dubai film festivals. So, I feel the journey has just begun...

Q. What was your defining moment as an Actor/Anchor?
As an actor my most defining moment was working in Ant Story with international filmmaker - Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, a film which is on Netflix and it was a pathbreaking lead Role which I absolutely loved playing! It was quite an experience working with a director like Farooki! 

Q. You are associated with big brands like Sony Bravia, Wella, Make-up Art Cosmetics and Videocon, so what unique quality you look for in a brand before you work with them? 
Passion, Consistency, Leadership, Exposure, Audience knowledge are the things I look for. 

Q. Are you anchoring any event currently?
Yes, I have a big project with Star sports. It’s about to start this month!

Q. You are also the Voice for Human rights South Asia. Would you like to comment on that?
As an ambassador for Human Rights South Asia – I really believe that Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. I want create awareness about Human rights in South Asia , to work with others, build teams of volunteers willing to work with YFHR (Youth for Human Rights) and United for Human Rights programs; get the materials taught in schools and universities, to become a part of the curriculum , mobilize writers, musicians, film makers and actors to come on board and become advocates for change - as part of the United Nations Universal Declaration for Human Rights. Here’s the website for the 30 ad films on  human rights I urge people to watch to know their rights - www.youthforhumanrights.org . Only by knowing our rights and educating others, can we stop our human rights from being violated.

Q. If you weren’t an Actor, a model or an Anchor, what would you have liked to have been?
A Dancer. I love dancing. I got trained in Modern contemporary dance when I was 5 years old. It gives me a lot of joy!

Q. You’ve had quite a career – which career role did you enjoy the most?
I love acting the most. I want to play versatile roles with a positive strong message into society. The ability to be anyone and play roles in a way that uplifts, inspires and enlivens people or bring a smile on their faces, is a joy of creativity I enjoy the most!

Photo credits - Saint Hill , England 


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