ZARA DURRANI ... From: Born and bred in Pakistan. Lives: Currently, I reside in Vancouver, British Columbia. Work: Producer, host and direct Life & Style with Zara. Lead actress in Maple Heart shot in Mexico, US, Canada and India.
Q: What inspires
you to want to jump for joy
A: I am living my dream life right now and that makes me jump for joy. I am extremely blessed to be able to work as an artist.
Q.What was your experience
like doing the jumping photos?
A: It was one of the most exhilarating photo shoots ever. I felt like a kid again.
Q: What inspires
you in life
A: People and their stories inspire me, the struggles they have overcome.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
A: To express myself as an actor, storyteller, producer, director. I love, love, LOVE acting! To be able to inhabit another character, experience life through someone else's eyes and then share their story with the world, and move the audience is just amazing. I find acting to be extremely healing and cathartic.
Q: What is your driving force
A: To lead a life that inspires and touches other peoples' hearts long after I am gone.
Q: What is your philosophy
A: I believe in LOVE above everything else.
Q: If you could do anything in the world
A: Wow! My dream is to work on feature films that allow me to travel the globe and heal and inspire others' through my work. Once again, I am living my dream right now. (I am writing this from Mexico as I work on a feature film focused on drug abuse and human trafficking).
Q: What work/art/projects are you working on?
A: My baby is my television show Life & Style with Zara which I created, hosted and directed. It is an entertainment show with a spiritual twist. We showcased inspiring and motivating stories of leading Canadian artists and change makers including Bif Naked, Severn Suzuki, Myriam Laroche among many others. You can also find us on twitter for daily inspiration @lifestyle_zara and facebook.com/LifeStylewithZara.
Q: Mini bio, interesting facts about you or something special you want to share.
A: The meaning of Zara: Eastern Brightness. Princess. Light. As magnificent as the dawn.Blooming Flower.
Zara Durrani is a renaissance woman. Born and raised in Pakistan, her family lived throughout southeast Asia before settling down in Vancouver, BC. She not only brought her suitcase but her passion for performing. Zara has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for almost a decade. She has held many titles including actress, model, television host, producer, director and activist. Through her work, she has strived to make a positive difference in the world.
The photos of Zara were taken while the sun set at beautiful 3rd beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Canada.