Fariba Sheikhan

Her exotic name with Persian roots seduces and her personality captivates. Fariba is fusion and art. She is an actress and singer. She’s been seen on many TV series like El Secreto de Puente Viejo on TVE and is the vocalist for the group Leila TheNuit.

Today we got to know her a bit more and honestly, she’s worth discovering!

What inspires you in life? Love.

When did you know you wanted to be an actress and singer? I remember that I was wearing a white dress and I started dancing in the neighbourhood bar with my father and I felt myself expand, as if I were swimming through other worlds, and that is what I find in acting and music and it is what I like most, along with love.

Is it easy being a woman in your world? It’s not easy being a woman in any place in this world and in this world there are parameters into which we must fit. I am referring to aesthetic parameters: age, physical ones...

What is your favourite place on the planet? Any place in Iran.

Beach or Pool. Beach. Sea and horizon.

Someone who is or has been iconic for you? Zarathustra.

Your favourite artist? Anna Magnani.

What are your wardrobe must-haves? A black, loose, short top, dark hi-cut jeans, a long flower-print dress and a Manto (a unique and contemporary Iranian garment).

A book. The Physician by Noah Gordon.

A song. Elusive by Scott Matthews.

A film. The Secret Life of Words by Isabel Coixet.

And a TV series? I’m more of the film type.

Something in your bag you can’t live without? Plain vaseline for lips.

And in your fridge? Tomatoes.

An eco-friendly tip for saving the planet? Reusing plastic bags from the supermarket.

An adventure? Sailing the Polynesian seas.

A dream you’d like to make a reality? I dream about being a Bollywood actress. I have a long trip to India pending.

What are you going to do after this interview? Go to the Pico del Loro in La Concha Bay for a good swim. Dive in!

Oh, one more thing I would want to say! Rumi is one of my favourite authors and he has a quote which I love: “Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free”.