How TV star Shama Sikander fought depression and bounced back
TV actress Shama Sikander (right) is best remembered for her TV show 'Ye Meri Life Hai' (left: a still from the show). All pictures courtesy: Shama Sikander's Instagram account
Shama Sikander battled depression 5 years ago
Shama Sikander was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder
In an interview, Shama Sikander revealed that she had attempted suicide during a low phase in her life
Shama Sikander first realised about her bipolar disorder when her ex-boyfriend Alexx O'Neil drew her attention to it
It was during this low phase in life that Shama Sikander broke up with her then boyfriend Alexx O'Neil
Shama Sikander, however, bounced back strong after the low phase in her life
Shama Sikander went on to act in short film 'Sexaholic' and web series 'Maaya'
In an exclusive Facebook live with mid-day at her home, Shama Sikander spoke about her battle with depression and how she dealt with it
"Love makes me happy. I am a total love person. Love keeps me glowing. Love is my force of life. The moment I start missing love, I start feeling low," Shama Sikander told mid-day
"I love being alone and love being with myself. As I learned everything about life progressed, lots of things changed," Shama Sikander told mid-day
Shama Sikander shared tips on she fought off depression in exclusive interview with mid-day
For Shama Sikander, depression was the worst feeling in the world
Describing depression as a 'mental state where an individual tends to lose hope and feels like killing the self', Shama Sikander made light of the disease in the interview by simply saying 'this too shall pass'
Here's Shama Sikander's advice to fight depression -- concentrate on things that are right, pen down things that bother you, writing is the best exercise, and stop going to parties and give time to yourself
Shama Sikander believes depression can be cured
Shama Sikander told mid-day, "One can have another life in this life itself."
During her interaction with mid-day, Shama Sikander also revealed that she's a fitness freak who loves to binge on healthy meals
Shama Sikander loves smoothies and a glass of smoothie is what she starts her day with
Shama Sikander was born in Rajasthan
When Shama Sikander was 10, her family moved to Mumbai, where she lived with her siblings
Shama Sikander enrolled in the Roshan Taneja School of Acting in Mumbai in 1995
Shama Sikander made her Bollywood debut with a small role in 'Prem Aggan' (1998)
Shama Sikander was also seen in Aamir Khan-starrer 'Mann' (1999)
Shama Sikander was seen in a supporting role in 'Ansh' (2002)
Shama Sikander shot to fame by playing the role of a middle-class girl, Pooja Mehta, in 'Ye Meri Life Hai'
In December 2010, Shama Sikander launched her fashion label Saisha
Shama Sikander's hobbies include playing the violin, photography and painting
Shama Sikander is currently engaged to James Milliron