5 Quick ones with Meira Omar

Afghanistan-born, Swedish-bred, and with dreams of making it in Bollywood–aspiring actress Meira Omar is creating ripples in the Indian movie industry. This interview was first published in Crowd magazine.

"I take a few minutes to meditate through focus on my breathing and finish by thanking the universe for having gotten me this far."

1. Pre-show ritual?

One of the most valuable things I learned while living in India was the importance of meditation. It has helped me with my nerves through all stage shows and shoots. I take a few minutes to meditate through focus on my breathing and finish by thanking the universe for having gotten me this far.

2. Something we don’t know about you?

I speak five languages: Swedish, English, Russian, Farsi and Hindi.

3. What is the best advice you have received?

Never give up on your dreams. Cause little by little, day by day, what is meant for you will find its way.

4. What makes a perfect day?

A perfect day for me contains sunshine, warm weather, all my family in one place and lots and lots of dancing.

5. The house is on fire. What do you grab?

My phone, and my necklace with an evil eye pendant my mom gifted to me.