Feel Good Friday with Aahana Kumra

Aahana Kumra believes in living a full life. So, when the pretty actress isn’t in front of the camera shooting for shows and movies, she likes to spend time giving her body all the love and nourishment it requires. Positivity and wellness, both inside and outside, are the mantra for Aahana who is a familiar face with popular shows such as Official Chukyagiri and Rangbaaz to her credit. The Lipstick Under My Burkha actress shares her weekend routine with us. 

What are three things you are most grateful for this Friday?

I like the outdoors. My mornings are important for me. I like to work out and spend time in the sun. I love cycling and running. I am grateful that I can enjoy the outdoors. 

What song are you enjoying the week?

I love Sabrina Carpenter’s songs and I’m really enjoying listening to her songs. 

What’s your weekend morning routine?

It’s pretty simple. I sleep early and I wake up early. I like going for a nice long run but currently, I have an inflammation of the knee because of too much workout. I still go to the garden and walk a little bit. Generally, I run a nice 15-20 km on a weekend morning. 

What does weekend self-care look like for you?

I do a lot of homemade remedies. The one thing I absolutely love is putting oil in my hair. I apply mustard oil or cold pressed coconut oil on my hair. I make a natural scrub of masoor dal, rice and milk. I soak it and blend it and put oats and scrub my skin with it. It makes your skin shine. 

What are your must-have beauty products?

I love red lipsticks and nude lipsticks. Also, kohl pencils and maskara. 

What facemask do you absolutely love?

I picked up a lot of face mask sheets when I was in Korea. That’s when I got addicted to them. They are literally magical for my skin. If not those, then I mix besan with yoghurt, milk and turmeric and apply it. This is a great ubtan for Indian skin.   

TV show you are currently enjoying?

I’m watching Schitts Creek. I know it’s a bit late in the day but I am absolutely enjoying it. 

Are you a tea or coffee person?

I am a full-on tea person. However, I have been asked not to drink tea because of my joint pain, so I have moved to coffee. 

What’s your favourite comfort food?

Anything that is home-cooked is my soul food. 

What is the funniest thing you have read about yourself on the internet?

That I am starring in the movie Shamshera. I am not. 

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

Eating a lot of jalebis, gulab jamuns and rasmalai! I love Indian sweets. 

Your favourite quote?

Just keep swimming from Finding Nemo.

What’s your spirit animal?

That would have to be the lion, because they are majestic and lazy.