Before 2018, Nishat Nawar Salwa was an emerging model, whose life changed after becoming the first runner up of 'Miss World Bangladesh 2018.'
It was a long journey. Recalling those memories, Salwa told The Business Standard, "Participating in that competition was one of my great achievements. I learned so much during our two-month grooming and training, which included sessions on ramp walk, acting, dancing, singing etc.
Eventually, Salwa started to get offers to act in cinemas.
The first movie Salwa signed for was "Shopne Dekha Rajkonna," directed by national film award winning director Mostafizur Rahman Manik.
Small screen actor AK Azad Ador will be seen alongside Salwa in the film. AK Azad is the champion of Handsome the Ultimate Man's second season. The release of the film has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Meanwhile, Salwa is keeping busy and singed up another film before the lockdown. Directed by legendary actor Kobori Sarwar, the film is called, "Ei Tumi Shei Tumi."
Shooting for the film began before the pandemic for a day. On September 23, shooting resumed for the film. Salwa is very excited about the film. The shooting of the film finished within a week.
She said, "I never thought I would be able to work with Kobori ma'am. This is one of the great milestones in both my life and career. I am very grateful to her." Riyad Rayhan is her co-star in the movie.
Meanwhile, from October 1, Salwa got busy with another film, "Birotto," directed by Syed Islam Rana.
Talking about her busy schedule, Salwa said, "I am a little concerned about filming two movies back to back. Jumping from one character to another is very challenging. As a newcomer I am afraid. However, I am getting enormous support from everybody, which gives me hope and confidence."
So far Salwa has appeared on several TVCS and music videos.
"I want to be a successful actor. And that's my goal. In five years, I want to see myself as a happy and successful person."
When she was asked on her take on the film industry, Salwa replied, "I want our film industry to retrieve its glory and be rich like before."
In personal life, Salwa has a sister and her father is a government employee. Salwa passed the SSC and HSC from Viqarunnisa School and College. Currently she is studying in English Literature at BRAC University.
Salwa, who hails from Sylhet, has an ultimate goal which she wants to achieve in the film industry. "Legendary silver screen star Salman Shah was from Sylhet and my hometown is also in Sylhet. People in our locality hope that, one day I will be able to carry the torch of Salman Shah."