From Toronto to Stardom: Ushna Shah reflects on her acting journey

08:21 PM | 26 Sep, 2023
 From Toronto to Stardom: Ushna Shah reflects on her acting journey
Source: Ushna Shah (Instagram)

Pakistani actress Ushna Shah and the Indian-Canadian singing sensation Rupinder "Rup" Singh Magon came together on a captivating episode of "Out in the Open." In this unique collaboration, they embarked on a culinary odyssey, conjuring the flavours of Dhaniya Chicken Masala while delving into the latest chapters of Shah's remarkable life journey.

As the aromatic spices mingled in the air during their culinary escapade, the conversation ventured deep into her transition from Toronto to Lahore. Shah candidly shared her experiences of leaving Toronto as a promising, aspiring actress, only to return a decade later as a bona fide superstar, celebrated for her contributions to the Pakistani entertainment industry, particularly her memorable moments at the prestigious Hum Style Awards.

 She expressed her profound gratitude for the recognition and acclaim she received, reminiscing about a time not long ago when she was an aspiring artist struggling for recognition in the vast sea of talent.

Shah made her acting debut in 2013 with the Pakistani drama serial "Khudgarz." Her portrayal of Saman, a complex character, earned her critical acclaim and marked her as a promising newcomer in the industry. 

Throughout her career, Ushna Shah has demonstrated remarkable versatility by taking on a wide range of roles in television dramas. Some of her notable dramas include "Aag," "Hum Tehray Gunahgar," "Bashar Momin," "Alif Allah Aur Insaan," "Balaa," and "Bandhay Ek Dour Se."

Her performances in these dramas have garnered her numerous awards and nominations, including Lux Style Awards and Pakistan Media Awards, further solidifying her status as a respected actress in the industry.

She has also ventured into Pakistani cinema, making her film debut with "Teri Meri Love Story" in 2016. 

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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