A man of many talents, and the voice behind FM91’s morning jam, Khalid Malik, plays a game of chance with us. Find out who he would trade lives with and what he would have chosen as a career if he weren’t an entertainer
Which one out of these is most important in your profession and why? Knowledge, humour, intelligence?
Humour, but by definition not in the conventional sense where we talk about things being funny but from a perspective where one doesn’t take things too seriously. Where one is able to shift perspective. It is only through humour that you are able to see the lighter side of the dark. That’s what humour is for me, making it the most important out of all.
Ever lost your temper on air?
I have never ever lost my temper on air.
What do you enjoy most acting or hosting?
Out of the two I do enjoy acting more.
What was the benchmark of your success?
My benchmark I think is when I receive feedback from my listeners telling me how much of a difference my morning show makes in their day. Even if one person messages saying that they’ve been able to smile, for me that is a huge achievement.
What is the best part of being an RJ?
The best part of being an RJ is being able to meet new people every single day.
One thing you would say to your past self?
Keep doing what you’re doing because there is something very special planned ahead.
Who is the messiest person you know?
Actually I think I am the messiest person I know.
A story you recall from the past?
Many years ago I was playing around a for sale sign that was erected by wooden pillars and there was a nail jutting out and I was playing and I didn’t know, I kept moving back and as I moved back I literally walked into a big nail. That was just so dumb.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
The truth for me isn’t a question to be answered, the truth for me is a moment to moment reality.
If you could trade lives with another person who would it be and why?
Any one of the people who lived during the times of Baba Farid and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. I would love to feel what it was like to be in the company of some of these highly elevated individuals.
What is the closest thing to real magic?
When you are able to see your dreams manifest right before your very eyes, that’s just magic.
If you had a brainwashing machine, who would you use it on and why?
I think I’d brainwash everyone in Pakistan to be more tolerant and more accepting.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I would like to be a bit more detailed about things; I am a very big person so I would like to pay a little more attention to detail.
Who do you trust with your life in their hands?
I trust my family with my life.
If you were guaranteed to be successful in another profession, what would you want to do?
I would like to be a life coach.