Has Rabia aka Sajal Aly character in Sinf e Aahan left you craving for more & more? Is Shanaya’s inner strength, yet unquestioning affection for Azlaan resonating with you? Or will Momina’s journey in Alif reside inside your heart forever? If yes, then let’s get to know Sajal Aly aka Shanaya of Ishq e Laa, (amongst other aliases) a bit better!
Sajal Aly has captivated audiences with her portrayal of Shanaya in Ishq e Laa & Rabia of Sinf e Aahan. So, we can’t help but root for her! Be it dramas like Alif & Aangan, web series such as Dhoop ki Deewar, or movies like Khel Khel Mein – she has delivered back to back hits every time. Therefore, we are here to reveal ten fun & fascinating facts about her to keep you in the know about the star that’s trending on our TV screens!
1. Sajal Is A Lahori Girl
Sajal was born in Lahore and is part of a Punjabi family. However, she has spent most of her life in Karachi with her mother and siblings. She started work at an early age to support her family – more power to her!
2. Sajal Is Keen To Complete Her Bachelor’s Degree
Sajal became independent at a very young age, so she did not formally finish her university education due to financial reasons. However, she still wishes to complete her Bachelor’s degree. We can say that she is among the most focused & committed women in the Pakistani entertainment industry – an inspiration for young girls!
3. Sajal Used To Work In Brand Promotions Before Becoming An Actor
Before starting her acting career, Sajal used to do a job related to brand promotions. Moreover, her acting journey wasn’t so easy in the beginning as she faced a lot of challenges due to not having a showbiz background or prior acting experience. But, she worked hard and proved her mettle in the media industry by not giving up so easily and persevering until she had made a name for herself!
4. Sajal Likes To Depict The Characters As They Are
Sajal likes to keep her role as it is written in the script and doesn’t like to glorify it with extra glamour. Her raw character portrayal is what resonates with the audience from start till the end of the story. So, now we know why we always fall in love with all of the characters she plays!
5. Sajal Made Her Bollywood Debut In The Movie ‘Mom’
Sajal has not only enamoured the Pakistani audiences, but she has also captivated the Indian Audience with her phenomenal acting in Bollywood. She made her first Hindi movie debut in the film ‘Mom’, where she played the role of late Sri Devi and Adnan Siddiqui’s daughter. If you are her true fan, then you would know that as Aarya Sabarwal she melted the hearts of millions of people around the globe.
6. Sajal Was Very Close To Her Mother
Sajal was very close to her mother, and she was very fond of her. Her mother was her best friend and the safest place for her in this world and we are sure that the two shared the perfect bond. Sajal’s mom used to be involved in accepting the final scripts that Sajal would select in her early days.
7. Sajal Never Shies Away From Giving Her Sister Some Acting Pointers
In one of her interviews with FUCHSIA Magazine, Saboor Aly told us that Sajal hardly compliments her work because their acting style is completely different. However, she told us that Sajal does give her some pointers on how she can depict some of her roles better and improve her overall acting. We must say Sajal really handles her big sister duties well!
8. Best On Screen Chemistry With Husband Ahad
Sajal shares perfect chemistry with Ahad Raza Mir, both on-screen & off-screen. From Yeh Dil Mera to Dhoop Ki Deewar, Sajal & Ahad have nailed their roles. But what’s more appealing is how she fits in the Mir family and has made her mother-in-law her best friend. Moreover, from her In-law’s social media posts, it seems like she is the ideal daughter-in-law everyone wishes to have.
9. Sajal Likes To Sing
Sajal enjoys singing and listening to music. She told FUCHSIA Magazine that she would love to learn how to sing professionally as well if she ever gets time. Moreover, she has sung the title track of her drama ‘O Rangreza,’ which still remains one of the best OSTs ever made in the Pakistani drama industry.
10. Sajal Loves Her Fans
The multi-talented actor believes that her fans help her be a better person both in plays & in real life. Moreover, she wants to positively influence the audience because her fans look up to her and want to mirror whatever she is doing- therefore, she wants to have a positive impact on their lives. Hence, now we know why almost everyone around the globe is her die-hard fan because apart from beauty and grace, she also has compassion for those around her!