Can you give us a bit of background on how your career evolved?
I started at the young age of 6. I used to watch Bollywood movies with my mum and fell in love with the arts and entertainment. At first I did school talent shows, then I moved on to musical theatre. Eventually from there I started modelling, prints and runway, before landing the role in a feature films.
What's been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
The biggest highlight is definitely my recent movie. It was everything I had dreamed and prayed for. Being able to film a movie and have the movie premiere experience is something that I will cherish for ever. The whole process from flying to the location to film, to going to the premiere to watching it air on TV with my family has been amazing.
If you could say one thing to someone younger who looks up to you, what would you say?
I would tell them to hang in there. It’s a very tough industry and things don’t happen over night or that often. I would let them know that if they continued to stay positive, have faith, work hard and dream big, they’ll be able to make their dreams come true. Stay motivated, stay ambitious and keep chasing your dream.
Using one word how would you describe your art?
Who is the person that inspires you the most and why?
I’m inspired by my little sister, (the one who handmade these incredible collars i’m wearing in these photo’s) She is one of the most hard working and ambitious women I know. Her determination is inspiring. And even though she has a health condition (sickle cell) it doesn’t stop her from chasing her dreams and working hard towards her fashion business.
If you can have the power to share anything with the world, what would that be?
My stories. I love to write, scripts, books, songs. I love writing and I’ve been writing since I was 12 years old. I am currently writing a book, a movie script and some songs for my upcoming EP.
What are your goals for the near future and do you have any exciting project you want to share with us?
My goals for the future are to expand my production company (justinaproductions.com) and tell my stories. I am hoping to release my EP this year and one of the movies from my upcoming projects.