Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you may wish to share. Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Sofia Hayat: I love bikram yoga, it de stresses and detoxes me as well as being great for my body. I also train with a personal trainer at The Harbour club in Chelsea. We work with very heavy weights. My body is very strong and toned. I also love to play polo, which is not only a great body toner, but gets out any stress I may have. I also love doing a sport where I am connected to such a magnificent and powerful animal. It’s like me and the horse are untouchable!
Food also plays a big part in my training. I try to avoid simple carbs. I like to eat fresh food, and cook myself. I also make my own kefir, great for over all health and digestion.
My typical day would be:
- Breakfast. Porridge or egg white omelette
- Snack one piece of fruit
- Lunch either a huge fruit platter, or fish with veggies.
- Snack. Handful of nuts
- Dinner. Fish or meat with veggies or quinoa with aduki beans and tuna
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Sofia Hayat: I have regular saunas and steam, as well as exercise, and drink at least two litres of Fiji water a day. The best thing you can do for your skin, is exercise.
- Increases blood flow to the skin!
- I keep my skin routine simple.
- A simple moisturiser and cleanser.
- I never sleep with makeup on!
I use Orbie products on my hair and put olive oil in my hair once a week, I leave it overnight. This nourishes my hair and stops it getting dry. When I’m on a film set, they use so many products, driers and tongs, I need to put back in the moisture and oil.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your experience of working as an actress in “Absolute Power”, with Stephen Fry. You also went on to do roles in Footballers Wives Extra Time, Waterloo Road for the BBC, and starred in films, Cash and Curry and The Unforgettable. Which has been your most memorable experience working in them which you wish to share?
Ms. Sofia Hayat: They are all memorable. My most memorable project though, had to be “the Unforgettable”. It was my first lead role in a big movie, and we were shooting in Mauritius. I fell in love with the country and the role. The script was so beautifully written and the story both beautiful and poignant. It was a love story, with a twist. It took me a year to get the character out of me. I became her, and it was a little dangerous for me to act that way with this character, but I love immersing myself into the character.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How did you feel on being selected as one of the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the world 2013?
Ms. Sofia Hayat: Humbled..I ranked higher than Sofia Vergara and Kim Kardashian! So yes, I was honoured! Both of those women are super hot!