GLOSS Issue 3 ( September / October 2017 ) - Page 23

C E LE B R I T Y SHEHERYAR MUNAWAR SIDDIQUI Surpassing Stardom Text By Saneela Jawad S heheryar Munawar Siddiqui has taken the Pakistani entertainment industry by storm ever since his first drama serial Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley aired in 2012. However, unlike most actors that live, breathe, and dream of acting, this man just stumbled upon it. The 29-year-old is a finance and marketing graduate from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration and worked a corporate 9 to 5 job. During that time, he managed acting and modelling assignments on the side but did not plan on entering the industry as a full-time actor. Eventually, he decided to quit the 9 to 5 route and started working towards a career in the media field. His interest has always been behind the camera but when provided with an opportunity to be in the forefront, he took it up as an approach to enter the field and rest, as they say, is history. From TV shows Zindagi Gulzar Hai to Aasmanon Pay Likha and then his film debut in Asim Raza’s Ho Mann Jahaan, this hunk has the entire nation swooning over him. GLOSS got an opportunity to speak to the heartthrob about his career and his rise to fame.