About This Lady : Sahar

Contributor Photo for Sahar Dika Actress In Chicago Sahar Dika | Actress. Singer. Writer. Certified manicure junkie. Chips and salsa enthusiast. Will dance for film and food. Bed times are for babies. Mine is 10PM.

What’s your weirdest, useless skill?

I can fold my legs up into a pretzel and lift my whole body off the ground with just my arms.

What is your go-to mid-night snack/comfort food?

Anything that involves carbs. I’ve also been known to scarf down mochi ice cream on the reg.

What was your favorite book as a tween?

The Secret Garden

Who is your celebrity crush?

Dicaprio. Forever and always.

What was your best Netflix binge?

Madmen

Who is your femme crush & why?

Lena Dunham is by far my fav. I feel like she is my spirit animal. When GIRLS came out, I binge watched it and it changed me as a person. She is so unapologetic about who she is and I admire and aspire to be that.

Tell us something you’re looking forward to in the next year?

I have a production coming up at an awesome theater in Chicago called Silk Road Rising. It’s a pretty well known and highly respected theater and it’s also my first production in the city.

What is your favorite concert you have ever attended?

Adele after the 21 album at a small theater in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Describe your perfect date?

Going to see a show, movie or concert. Dinner and drinks or coffee and a snack. Basically, anything in which I am experiencing some form of art, food being the before or after factor.

Who is the woman who inspires you most?

My mother. She moved to this country knowing zero English at the age that I am now, 27. She raised three children while working full-time and going to school part-time. She cleaned and cooked and busted her ass and is the calmest person I know. She earned her teaching degree at 36 and is now 62. She is the humblest and most supportive person I will ever know and I only hope to have as much amazingness in one of my pinkies that she has in her whole entire body.

What is your dream job?

Being a working actress. Working and surviving comfortably without having a second job.

When was a time you felt most complete?

Now actually. I feel most complete now that I have fully committed to my dreams and I am single and independent. I feel really complete with just myself for once.

What was the last book you read? What did you think of it?

Amy Poehler ‘Yes Please.’ LOVED IT!

What was the last mind-blowing fact you learned or realized that shifted your worldview?

There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand. Don’t sweat the small stuff.